For over 30 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment and education and outreach events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. In 2015, over 300 corporations, local business, and organizations supported the 35th 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 while educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community. The Phoenix Pride Festival attracts over 35,000 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 5 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities and community resources. Headliners for 2015 were Ana Bárbara, Wilson Philips, & Betty Who. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, a variety of food vendors, KidSpace, VIP Experience, Erotic World, and Dance Pavilion. 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.
April 2nd & 3rd, 2016
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
- Skateboards or roller blades
- Any drugs, other than prescription or consumer products in their original containers
- Any tasers
- Any explosive devises
- Any incendiary devices
- Any Camelbaks/Hydration Packs
- No coolers
- Any other items that security determines will or could have an adverse effect on the event
- Children under 12 receive Free Admission.
- Children 13-17 receive Discounted Admission.
- Adults 18 and over have multiple different ticket packages available.
Credit Card are accepted for onsite admission and beverage ticket 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.
The 2016 Phoenix Pride Festival Volunteer Application is now closed.
An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available at the Bud Light Main Stage during all performances and there will be roaming interpreters available around the festival. Please see our Information Booth near the Main Entrance for more information once you arrive.
On the parade route there will be an interpreter next to the announcer stage at 3rd St. and Clarendon.
No Pets Allowed!
Due to Park Regulations and as a consideration for our visitors. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the grounds (with the exception of SERVICE DOGS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR FIGHTING AND FOR UNAUTHORIZED SOLICITORS. VIOLATORS WILL BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE FESTIVAL.
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 taxi. There is a Lightrail station at Central Ave & Indian School Rd that drops you off 3 blocks from the Parade & Festival.