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LA Pride 2022: Everything you need to know

Check out our LA Pride guide for the best places to eat, drink and party during the LGBTQ+ festival and parade in Hollywood

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano
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After having to take a few years off, LA Pride is back—and it’s leaving behind West Hollywood for Hollywood, where the LGBTQ+ event first began in the 1970s. Meanwhile, WeHo will still be staging its own inclusive festival the week before. Confused? Don’t worry, we’ll break down everything you need to know about LA Pride, the Pride Parade and WeHo Pride, plus our favorite party spots for divas and drag queens alike.

When is LA Pride 2022?

LA Pride returns on Saturday, June 11, 2022 with a concert, LA Pride in the Park, that features sets from Christina Aguilera and Anitta at L.A. State Historic Park.

Meanwhile, the 50th anniversary parade will step off in Hollywood the following day on June 12.

When is the LA Pride Parade?

The LA Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 12 in Hollywood, at the site of the first permitted gay parade in the world (back in 1970). The parade kicks off at 10:30am at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

See all of the details, including street closures, in our full guide to the LA Pride Parade.

Where can I watch the parade?

The parade starts at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, heads west on Hollywood to Highland Avenue, south on Highland to Sunset Boulevard, and then east on Sunset to Ivar Avenue.

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, in a welcome upgrade from its former WeHo location, the parade route sits along two Metro stops, Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine.

So what’s WeHo Pride?

Though Christopher Street West may have moved LA Pride east, West Hollywood will still hold its own celebration on the former site of the event. WeHo Pride will take place June 3 through 5, 2022 in and around West Hollywood Park (647 N San Vicente Blvd).

Just like the city’s previous editions of LA Pride, WeHo Pride will feature a street fair and music fest dubbed OUTLOUD: Raising Voices that includes performances from Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Marina and Years & Years.

Then, on Sunday, June 5 at noon, WeHo Pride will hold a parade that starts at Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent Heights Boulevard, and heads west on Santa Monica to North La Peer Drive (just past the park).

We’re not really sure yet which of the two events will become the Pride event for L.A.—but since they’re held on separate weekends, there’s also no reason for them to necessarily compete.

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