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LA PRIDE Festival 2013
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Everything you need to know about the L.A. Pride Parade and WeHo Pride Parade

Including when it starts, where to watch and road closures for both L.A. Pride and WeHo Pride.

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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Looking forward to L.A. Pride? Well now you have two blockbuster events to look forward to, with a pair of parades and festivals in both West Hollywood and Hollywood.

Here’s the deal: The L.A. Pride Parade, the long-running LGBTQ+ event produced by Christopher Street West that traces its history back to the 1970s, moved east into Hollywood starting in 2022 (and even farther east with a ticketed festival at L.A. State Historic Park).

Meanwhile, back at the event’s familiar location from the past few decades, West Hollywood now stages its own inclusive festival, WeHo Pride, complete with a parade and a ticketed festival at West Hollywood Park.

Each one takes over a separate weekend in June, so you thankfully won’t have to choose one over the other. With that bit of intro info out of the way, here’s everything else you need to know about this year’s L.A. Pride Parade, as well as the WeHo Pride Parade.

RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to L.A. Pride and WeHo Pride

L.A. Pride Parade

When is the L.A. Pride Parade?

The L.A. Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 9 in Hollywood, at the site of the first permitted gay parade in the world (back in 1970). For 2024, the grand marshals include actor George Takei, wrestler Cassandro, El Exótico and Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Kristin Crowley.

When does it start?

The parade kicks off at 11am on Highland Avenue at Sunset Boulevard.

Following the parade, you’ll find live entertainment, local vendors and food and drinks along Hollywood Boulevard at the mid-day Parade Block Party.

Where can I watch the parade?

The parade steps off at Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue and heads north on Highland before turning east onto Hollywood Boulevard. From there, it follows Hollywood until it turns south onto Cahuenga Boulevard, before wrapping up back at Sunset.

You’ll be able to watch from the sidewalk, and expect just about every restaurant and bar with a patio to host special seatings on the morning of the parade. Also, the parade route sits along two Metro stops, Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine.

What street closures will be in place?

Details aren’t available quite yet, but expect all of the streets above to be closed by early Sunday morning.

WeHo Pride Parade

When is the WeHo Pride Parade?

The WeHo Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 2 (the day after the Dyke March and Women’s Freedom Festival). Cyndi Lauper tops this year’s list of honorees.

When does it start?

This year’s parade kicks off at noon at Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent Heights Boulevard.

Where can I watch the parade?

The parade runs along Santa Monica Boulevard, starting at North Crescent Heights Boulevard and then heading west to North San Vicente Boulevard, right near West Hollywood Park.

What street closures will be in place?

You can expect shutdowns on Robertson and San Vicente Boulevards all weekend, as well as on Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday. Here’s the full list of street closures:

– N San Vicente Blvd from Melrose Ave to Santa Monica Blvd (Thu, May 30 at 7pm through Mon, June 3 at 10am)
– Santa Monica Blvd (Eastbound) from N La Cienega Blvd to N Doheny Drive (Fri, May 31 at noon through Mon, June 3 at 7am)
– N Robertson Blvd from Santa Monica Blvd to Melrose Ave (Fri, May 31 at noon through Mon, June 3 at 7am)
– Santa Monica Blvd (Westbound) from N La Cienega Blvd to N Doheny Drive (Sat, June 1 at 6am through Mon, June 3 at 7am)
– N San Vicente Blvd from Santa Monica Blvd to Cynthia Street (Sat, June 1 at 6am through Mon, June 3 at 7am)
– Santa Monica Blvd from N Fairfax Ave to N Doheny Drive, including side streets one block north and one block south of Santa Monica Blvd (Sun, June 2 at 5am through Sun, June 2 at 5pm); Santa Monica Blvd from N La Cienega Blvd to N Doheny Drive will remain closed though Mon, June 3 at 7am

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