May 30, 2024 - Culture

Your guide to Philadelphia's Pride March and Festival

The Pride march in Philadelphia

Photo: Courtesy of Philly Pride 365/Cody Aldrich Photography

Begin Pride Month with a bash on Sunday at Philly's annual march and festival. This year's theme is "Be You."

Why it matters: The daylong LGBTQ+ celebration is among the largest in the country, drawing thousands of revelers to the Gayborhood.

Driving the news: The march, organized by social justice organization Galaei's Philly Pride 365 program, steps off from 6th and Walnut streets at 10:30am.

  • It'll feature a morning ceremony, music and speeches.
  • No registration is needed to join, but floats and vehicles aren't permitted.

🏳️‍🌈 1 new thing: This year's march will feature the event's largest-ever rainbow Pride flag at 400 feet — up from 200 feet last year.

The festival runs from noon to 7pm, between Walnut and Pine streets, and Quince to Juniper streets.

  • Count on more than 200 attractions, including live performances, food trucks, bars, vendors and artists.

Flashback: This year marks 52 years since the first Gay Pride Parade in Philly — three years after the Stonewall Riots, which are credited with galvanizing the modern gay rights movement.

🌈 What else: The festival will also feature:

What's next: Pride events, parties and programming continue all month at venues throughout the region, which you can find at Visit Philadelphia and the PhillyGayCalendar.

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