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ST. LOUIS-One of the region’s largest festivals in St. Louis. Louis celebrating the LGBTQ community is back this week.
PrideFest is scheduled this June 25-26 in downtown St. Louis. The nearly year-long celebration has been canceled for the past two years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In previous years, PrideFest activities around St. Louis attracted 300,000 people.
This year’s yard consists of several parks along Market, Chestnut and Pine streets. The grounds will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Guests are encouraged to carpool, use public transportation or plan ahead for parking near the festival.
The Grand Pride Parade, one of the event’s biggest drawing points, is scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. The Floats will head east on Market Street between 10th and 18th streets, and the Gateway Arch will provide a backdrop view. Prior to the parade, traffic was closed between Pine Street and Clark Avenue, in addition to Eighth Street from 18th Street.
Admission to PrideFest and the parade is free, although organizers are encouraging donations to support the efforts of the LGBTQ community. The event will also include a variety of music, food and vendors. Headlining works include artists Deborah Cox, Vassy, Alex Newell and Raye.
For the latest updates and plans for PrideFest, click here.
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