Denver PrideFest 2013 will be held June 15th and 16th at Civic Center Park!
Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 6pm
The CoorsLight PrideFest parade steps off from Cheesman park at 9.30am and proceeds down Colfax into Civic Center Park.
Important new safety and park regulations
As Denver PrideFest grows (now the 3rd largest festival and seventh largest parade in the nation!), we are subject to increasing regulations and restrictions to obtain our liquor permit for the park.
These new mandates include the addition of fencing and the directive from the City and County of Denver to increase alcohol regulation enforcement at our perimeter. Just like any other alcohol-serving establishment, we are not allowed to have individuals bringing in or taking out alcoholic beverages. We are also becoming more security conscious. With these two goals in mind, please note the following important changes:
The festival will have established entry and exit gates this year at all intersections into Civic Center, near the library to the south, and the Denver Post building to the north.
No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted; any and all coolers, bags, etc will be checked, and no beverages except factory SEALED bottles will be permitted. There are water fountains available inside the park and empty water containers will be allowed.
No beverages purchased in the park will be allowed to leave the park.
No weapons of any type will be allowed into the park; all guests entering the festival will be subject to search.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to make our Denver PrideFest the safest and most celebratory in the country.
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About Denver PrideFest
Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), Denver PrideFest is now the fourth largest pride festival, and seventh largest pride parade in the United States.
Denver PrideFest takes place annually in June in downtown Civic Center Park. PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Country Stage with line-dancing lessons, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Main Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days.
The festival also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. We provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there's also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area.
PrideFest also provides a $25 million dollar economic impact to the City of Denver annually, as reported in a 2009 survey conducted by Birchill Enterprises.
The mission of Denver PrideFest is to create a fun, safe and empowering space to celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of the LGBT and allied community in Colorado.