Everything to know about Spokane Pride

SPOKANE, Wash. — The 30th annual Pride Parade will return to downtown Spokane on Saturday.

The parade will be followed by the Pride Festival and will feature tons of family-friendly activities for all.

Here’s everything you need to know if you plan on attending.

What is Pride? 

June is Pride Month, a recognized time for the world’s LGBTQIA2S+ communities to come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves.

Original organizers selected June to acknowledge these communities as a way to pay tribute to the Stonewall uprising in June 1969. Stonewall helped spark what is now the modern gay rights movement.

READ: It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to know

Spokane Pride is an organization committed to developing Pride experiences that are welcoming, engaging and accessible for all people, of all identities and experiences. The organization serves as an inclusive network and empowers visible diversity for Spokane’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and citizens with identities beyond the binaries. Spokane Pride is the force behind the annual Pride Parade and Festival held annually.

Schedule of Events

12 p.m. – The parade kick-off begins on the corner of Spokane Falls Blvd and Stevens.

It will continue to Stevens and Riverside, then Riverside and Post, Post and Main, and Main and Howard before ending at Howard and Spokane Falls Blvd.

Attendees are invited to join in on the parade after the last entry and walk into Riverfront Park for the Pride Festival.

Pride Parade Route

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – The Pride Festival will be held in Riverfront Park. It will feature vendor booths and activities.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – All ages programming

Other Pride Events

Learn more at SpokanePride.org.