What You Need To Know About Phoenix Pride Festival 2019

This weekend, Phoenix will host the 39th annual Phoenix Pride Festival. Attendance is expected to draw 40,000 people for the celebration of love and community that will be complete with a parade, music, food, art.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Progress: Past, Present and Future” as 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

The festival will kick off Saturday, April 6 at Steele Indian School Park, with several stages and many great vendors and activities for the entire family.

The Phoenix Pride Festival starts at noon and will run until 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The parade is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The parade grand marshal will be Monica Helms, a U.S. Navy veteran and the creator of the Transgender Pride Flag.

Tickets for Phoenix Pride Festival start at $25 and are still available. They can be purchased at PhoenixPride.org or on-site both Saturday and Sunday. Single-day general admission tickets are $25 and two-day general admission tickets cost $40.

Take note that single-day express entry tickets can only be purchased online while single-day VIP tickets are sold out online and will only be available on-site the day of.Discounted tickets are available to military personnel, seniors and children.

These tickets will only be offered on-site on Saturday and Sunday:

Seniors 55+ (with valid ID): $15.00
Youth 13-17: $15.00
Children Under12: FREE
Active Duty Military (with valid ID): FREE
Former Military (with valid ID): $15.00

Parking For Phoenix Pride

Parking will be available in nearby neighborhoods and parking structures. The largest parking structure available is located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Light rail or Uber is strongly recommended for Phoenix Pride the entire weekend. There is a light rail station conveniently located at Central Avenue and Indian School Road, just across the street from the event location.

Uber will have a dedicated Uber pickup and drop-off area near the park’s entrance.

Pets, Outside Food and Weapons

Pets are not allowed, so leave the pups at home. Service dogs are permitted and must be harnessed.

No outside food or alcohol is allowed into the event. A wide variety of food vendors will be open for food and beverages for purchase. Unopened water bottles are permitted. In addition, empty reusable bottles are allowed but no Camelbaks or other hydration packs will be allowed in. Other items not allowed into the festival are any weapons, glass bottles, coolers, skateboards or roller blades.

Phoenix Pride Festival Music Lineup

The festival will feature seven entertainment areas this. There will also be a dance pavilion pumping top 40 music all day, a community stage for local speakers and a kid’s stage.

Saturday Main Stage lineup

12:45 p.m. Proclamation: mayor Kate Gallego
1 p.m. Pride Royalty (Miss and Mister and JR)
2 p.m. Kenneth Nielson
2:30 p.m. Late Nite Snax
3:30 p.m. Kristofer & Krew
4:30 p.m. Echo V
5:15 p.m. Ada Vox
6 p.m. Amara La Negra
7 p.m. Kim Petras
8 p.m. JoJo

Saturday Latin Stage lineup

2 p.m. DJ Tatiana
2:40 p.m. Mari
3 p.m. Ambar
3:15 p.m. DJ Tatiana
4 p.m. Marger
4:20 p.m. DJ Tatiana
5 p.m. Dulce
6:30 p.m. Robin S
6:50 p.m. DJ Tatiana
7:30 p.m. Connie Pena

Saturday Dance Pavilion lineup

11:30 a.m. DJ JD
2 p.m. DJ Darviz
4 p.m. Heartbreak and DJ Alex D
6:30 p.m. DJ Image

Saturday Community Stage lineup 

1 p.m. Afeelya Bunz and friends
3 p.m. Tucson Pride Hour
4 p.m. The Rebirth of Stars
5 p.m. Ditas Throwback Hour
6 p.m. 4 Some Revue

Sunday Main Stage lineup

12:30 p.m. Pride Royalty
1: 30 p.m. Ruby Reynolds Latino Hour
2:30 p.m. The Cotton Club
3:30 p.m. Pride Dance Company
4:30 p.m. Hym
5 p.m. Barbara Seville Phoenix Phollies
6: 30 p.m. Nina West
7 p.m. Dumblonde
8:15 p.m. Taylor Dane

Sunday Latin Stage lineup

2 p.m. DJ Tatiana
3 p.m. Ambar
3:25 p.m. Marger
3:45 p.m. DJ Tatiana
4:30 p.m. Selena Tribute
5:30 p.m. DJ Tatiana
6:30 p.m. Amara La Negra
7 p.m. DJ Tatiana

Sunday Dance Pavilion lineup

11:30 a.m. Musa Mind
2 p.m. KNINE
4 p.m. DJ Javin
6:30 p.m. DJ Frietz

Sunday Community Stage lineup 

11:30 a.m. Welcome Pride Royalty and DJ Men’s Chorus

1 p.m. History Panel Discussion
1:30 p.m. Pride Contestants
3 p.m. New Kings on the Block
4 p.m. Stacy’s Follies
5 p.m. Miss Gay Latina Hour
6 p.m. Elements

Phoenix Pride Parade

The Phoenix Pride Parade is free. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday and the route will travel north up Third Street from Thomas Road to Indian School Road. Organizers are expecting 10,000 spectators and 5,000 parade participants.
Bring some chairs and set up along the west and east sides of Third Street.

For more information visit – https://phoenixpride.org