For over 30 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment and education events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. In 2014, over 50 corporations, local business, and organizations sponsored the 34th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival in Phoenix.
This year’s 35th Annual 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 33,000 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 2014 were A Great Big World, Michelle Branch and Neon Hitch. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, Health & Wellness Pavilion, KidSpace, YouthZone, Sway Events VIP Experience, an Erotic World and Dance Pavilions. Combined with participation from government officials, services, private corporations and celebrities, the Phoenix Pride Festival continues to raise positive awareness of the metro-Phoenix LGBTQ community.
April 2nd & 3rd, 2016
Steele Indian School Park
- 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. – OUR 2015 FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The 2015 Festival Volunteer Application has closed. Please check back in Late July for our Rainbows Festival Volunteer Application.
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 email@example.com.
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 for $5.00 per car.
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.