As of 2012, Phoenix Pride is the proud owner and producer of the “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair”, the annual Rainbows Festival. The annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The event is located in historic Heritage Square Park in Downtown Phoenix. Each year, the Rainbows Festival draws a crowd of over 20,000 friends, families and allies. Rainbows Festival is the 2nd largest LGBTQ event in the state of Arizona, only 2nd to the Phoenix Pride Festival.
The annual Rainbows Festival is a free event open to the public. We host nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors throughout the two-day event.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014
Heritage Square Park
10:00am – 6:00pm
2014 Rainbows Festival Host Hotels will be announced in August!
Lost & Found
Lost items can be picked up at the Phoenix Pride Customer Service/Information booth located near the corner of 7th Street and Monroe. After the event, you can contact Phoenix Pride at 602-277-7433 to inquire about any lost and found items.
An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available at the main stage and there will be roaming interpreters throughout the festival. Please check with the Information Booth at 6th Street and Monroe for ASL assistance.
WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FIGHTING AND ILLEGAL DRUGS!
While pets are allowed at Rainbows Festival, pets must be on a leash at all times. Be advised that the Rainbows Festival site is very small and gets very crowded. It may be difficult for pets to maneuver through the crowd. We strongly recommend you consider these conditions when deciding whether to bring your pet. Owners are REQUIRED to pick up after their pets. Any violation of this policy will result in the pet and owner being asked to leave the festival. Please bring your own bags to pick up after your pet. We ask that you also take into consideration the Temperature during the weekend. If the ground burns your feet, please assume it is burning your pet’s feet too! We want your pets protected!
Parking & Lightrail
Parking meters are free on the weekend and available around the entire festival. There are many nearby paid parking garages. Three of the largest and closest garages are listed below.
- The Heritage Square Garage located at 123 North 5th St (5th St & Monroe) is $12.00 per day and is attached to the festival.
- The Phoenix Convention Center East Garage is located at 601 East Washington St (6th St & Washington) is $12.00 per day and has access to the festival via an over-street bridge to the Arizona Science Center & Heritage Square Park.
- The Jefferson Street Garage is located at 333 East Jefferson St (3rd St & Jefferson) is $5.00 per day.
The Phoenix Metro Light Rail stops nearby at 7th Street & Washington/Jefferson near the Arizona Science Center.