For 41 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment and education and outreach events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ+ community. In 2021, over 300 corporations, local business, and organizations supported the 40th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival in Phoenix.
This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community. The Phoenix Pride Festival attracts over 55,000 attendees during the two-day celebration offering unique opportunities for marketing and exposure for businesses and organizations interested in creating relationships within the LGBTQ+ community.
The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 7 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities, and community resources. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, Main, and Community Stages, KidSpace, VIP Experience, Erotic World, Dance Pavilion, and the Fiesta Caliente Latin Stage presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and produced by Club Papi. Combined with participation from government officials, services, private corporations, and celebrities, the Phoenix Pride Festival continues to raise positive awareness of the Phoenix metropolitan LGBTQ+ community.
October 21-22, 2023
Steele Indian School Park
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
- Any weapon, or item that could be used as a weapon, excluding umbrellas
- Any chemicals, poisons, and/or hazardous materials
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Any glass bottles
- Any food and drink, with the exception of one UNOPENED bottle of water, any size. EMPTY reusable bottles are permitted.
- Pets or animals, other than service assistant animals, or a vendor “Rescue Organization” that has a booth at the Festival. See “Pet” section below for definition of service dogs.
- Any drugs, other than prescription or consumer products in their original containers. You may not smoke cannabis in a public place even with a medical marijuana card per state law.
- Skateboards or roller blades
- Any tasers
- Any explosive devices
- Any incendiary devices
- Any Hydration Backpacks or Packs
- No coolers
- Any other items that security determines will or could have an adverse effect on the event
WE HAVE A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY FOR FIGHTING AND FOR UNAUTHORIZED SOLICITORS. VIOLATORS WILL BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE FESTIVAL.
COVID related measures:
- Phoenix Pride will be following CDC guideline recommendations.
- Complimentary PPE will be available for all festival goers, exhibitors, volunteers, staff, artists. ( face masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer).
- Vaccinations are highly encouraged for all attendees. Complimentary Rapid COVID testing and vaccine administration available on site.
- Regular scheduled surface disinfecting by janitorial service.
- Exhibitor booths and seating areas will be spaced out appropriately to allow for as much social distancing as possible.
- Children under 12 and active military receive free admission.
- Children 13-17, seniors 55+ and former military receive discounted admission at the ticket gate.
- Adults 18 and over have multiple different ticket packages available.
Credit Cards are accepted for onsite admission and beverage sales. ATMs will also be available for your convenience.
If the admission price is economically taxing, FREE ADMISSION to the Festival may be arranged by becoming a PRIDE VOLUNTEER and volunteering a minimum of 4 hours.
Thank you for the overwhelming support! Our positions are full for the 2022 phxPRIDE Festival and Parade. Please check back soon for other opportunities in the community.
With feedback from the community, we have created an area for those who require a quiet space to “disconnect” away from the hustle & bustle of the festival. With Waymo’s sponsorship, we will have soft lights, soft sounds, soft areas to sit, water, a hand-washing station, and volunteers to assist you. This area will be available Saturday and Sunday, from 12 noon-9 pm.
You can find this quiet zone near the lake, fenced off from the rest of the festival grounds. Look for the “neurodiversity infinity symbol.”
We are also expanding our offerings for our “mature” community members who need a space to get out of the sun and cool off. If this is you, join us lakeside for a cool towel, sit in the air conditioning, grab a bottle of water, and spend some time RECHARGING your body and mind! Hours will be 12:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
You can locate both areas when you enter the festival & grab a Pocket Guide or stop by the Information Booth.
An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available during all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage, the Community Stage, and the Bistro Stage. Please see our Information Booth (with the interpreter symbol) near the Main Entrance for more information once you arrive. On the parade route, an interpreter will be next to the announcer’s stage at 3rd St. and Osborne.
We will have mobility shuttles available, making regular loops throughout the hours of the festival, to & from the parking lots, and assisting community members from the parade route to the main entrance.
For additional information or questions, please email:
Due to Park Regulations and as a consideration for our visitors. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the grounds (with the exception of SERVICE ANIMALS* which MUST be harnessed). This rule applies to ALL pets.
Lost & Found
Lost items can be picked up at the PRIDE INFORMATION booth located near the main entrances. After the event, you can contact Phoenix Pride at .
Parking, Lightrail and Taxi
Parking is available in nearby neighborhoods and parking structures. The largest Parking Structure is located on the Southeast corner of Central Ave & Indian School Rd with 1,400 parking spaces available.
As parking is limited, we recommend that you either take the Lightrail or a ride sharing service. There is a Lightrail station at Central Ave & Indian School Rd that drops you off 3 blocks from the Parade & Festival.
Ride-sharing transportation is preferred and will have a dedicated pickup and drop-off area.