This October, celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in one of the world’s most gay-friendly destinations – Las Vegas! Take a look at the upcoming Las Vegas pride events.
The Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade returns to downtown Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 7. With all the showmanship and glitter one would expect from a Las Vegas extravaganza, the parade begins at 8pm at West Charleston Blvd. and heads north along 4th Street to Ogden Avenue. Arrive early to get a good viewing spot because more than 30,000 spectators show up for the party annually! The parade’s main stage is at Bridger Avenue, just two blocks south of Fremont Street, starting with a Parade Pre-Show at 7pm. The annual PRIDE Night Parade is judged by a panel of experts reviewing each entry for flair, glamour, creativity, and general over-the-top appeal.
Before the parade, gear up for a night of partying on Fremont St. with a bite to eat at any of the numerous downtown restaurants including Greens & Proteins or Sin City Seafood at the Promenade at Juhl, downtown Las Vegas’ iconic loft-style condominium community on Bonneville Ave. or at one of the Arts District’s popular eateries and craft breweries. And after the Parade, stop by Classic Jewel for a nightcap at this classic cocktail lounge with a touch of Vegas glamour in a fun and relaxed environment.
LGBTQ+ families, couples, and singles along with their friends and straight allies all come together for an entire day of fabulous fun in celebration of diversity at the Las Vegas Pride Festival on Oct. 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas.
More than 20,000 visitors attend the annual festival for a joyful day of music and entertainment plus a food court and drink stations.
The Las Vegas Pride Festival hosts several different stages featuring a variety of acts, from headliners on the main stage to local artists on the Rainbow and Amphitheater stage. There’s also a Family Activity Zone filled with fun activities for parents and children 12 and under. Check out this list of entertainers and activities.
LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration of the history of the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, and the importance of civil rights movements in progressing gay rights. LGBTQ+ History Month was first observed in 1994. The month-long commemoration is celebrated in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Hungary, Brazil, and the city of Berlin.
For more information on LGBTQ+ History Month and 2022 LGBTQ+ Icons visit Celebrate the Achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Icons.