In case you missed it last year, LA Pride is back—but it’s left behind West Hollywood for Hollywood, where the LGBTQ+ event first began in the 1970s. Meanwhile, WeHo still stages 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—and even more major Pride Month events—plus our favorite party spots for divas and drag queens alike.
When is LA Pride 2023?
LA Pride returns on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2023 with a concert, LA Pride in the Park, that features sets from Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion at L.A. State Historic Park.
The following day, the LA Pride Parade will step off in Hollywood on Sunday, June 11.
What’s the full lineup for LA Pride in the Park?
Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion headline, with additional sets from Fletcher, King Princess, Symone, Gigi Goode, Dorian Electra, G Flip, the Scarlet Opera, Violet Chachki, Gottmik, Sasha Colby and more.
When is the LA Pride Parade?
The LA Pride Parade starts at 11am on Sunday, June 11 in Hollywood, at the site of the first permitted gay parade in the world (back in 1970). The parade, which will spotlight Margaret Cho as this year’s grand marshal, is staged along Hollywood Boulevard, Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard.
Following the parade, you’ll find live entertainment, local vendors and food and drinks along Hollywood Boulevard at the LA Pride Village (noon–8pm).
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 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, in a welcome upgrade from its former WeHo location, the parade route sits along two Metro stops, Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine.
What’s WeHo Pride?
Though Christopher Street West may have moved LA Pride east, West Hollywood still holds its own celebration on the former site of the event. WeHo Pride will take place June 2 through 4, 2023 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 an all-weekend music fest dubbed OUTLOUD that includes performances from Grace Jones, Carly Rae Jepsen, Orville Peck, Passion Pit, Santigold and Princess Nokia. That follows a free night of music on Friday from Idina Menzel, Jessie Ware, Shangela and Tinashe.
The weekend’s musical lineup coincides with the free WeHo Pride Street Fair along Santa Monica Boulevard, between Hancock and La Per, on Saturday and Sunday (noon–10pm).
Then, on Sunday, June 4, 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); honorees include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Laith Ashley, Niecy Nash-Betts and Jessica Betts, and Melissa McCarthy. That follows the Women’s Freedom Festival (noon–6pm) and Dyke March (6–6:30pm) on Saturday, June 3.
Between LA Pride and WeHo Pride, if you’re wondering which is the Pride event for L.A.—well since they’re held on separate weekends, there’s no reason for to necessarily pit one against the other.