Las Vegas PRIDE is an annual event that brings the city together to honor our past and celebrate our future. The LGBTQ community and its many allies will come together on October 11 and 12 to celebrate all over the city and you don’t want to miss it. There will be shows, parades, family-friendly fun, and much more. And of course, everyone is welcome!
Let’s look at what Las Vegas PRIDE is and what to expect during this once-in-a-lifetime weekend.
What is Las Vegas PRIDE?
Las Vegas PRIDE is the city’s premiere LGBTQ celebration. The two-day celebration features lively events, food trucks, more than 100 vendors, entertainers, and live performances and some special guest appearances from major names in the community (we see you, RuPaul). Plus, many events during the PRIDE celebrations are family-friendly, including the PRIDE Festival Kid Zone, PRIDE Family Bingo, and the Las Vegas PRIDE Pets Festival (because everyone loves some four-legged furry friends).
This year, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the official host of the 2019 Las Vegas PRIDE Weekend. As if downtown Las Vegas wasn’t already vibrant enough, we’re bringing all the rainbows, glitter, live entertainment, and inclusion as we can to the weekend.
The Las Vegas PRIDE Agenda
The 2019 Las Vegas PRIDE Weekend agenda is chock-full of fun events for everyone. Here are some notable moments you don’t want to miss:
Friday, October 11
- The weekend will kick off with the Las Vegas PRIDE Parade Pre-Show on Friday, October 11 at 6:30pm at the Parade Grandstand (4th and Bridger). The Pre-Show will feature some of the most glamorous, glittering faces in the drag world and will set the weekend off with a bang.
- After the Pre-Show, make sure to join the parade at 8pm. Bring your pride spirit as you celebrate throughout downtown Las Vegas with music, floats, costumes, and more.
- If you want to check out other PRIDE events besides the parade, there will also be Bears Roam the Ranch, Stars-n-Stilettos, and The Kings of PRIDE that night as well.
- Lastly PRIDE After Dark will be starting at 10pm and going until 1:00am.
Get your Friday tickets here!
Saturday, October 12
Get your Saturday tickets here! Or, if you want to be part of the action both days, secure your two-day pass.
In addition to those showstopping events, here are some other entertainment options throughout the weekend:
- A vast selection of on-site food trucks offering appetizing bites
- Pop-up drag shows with some of the country’s top performers
- Over 100 vendors with a myriad of PRIDE merchandise
- A “Family Fun Zone” offering entertainment for all ages
- An adorable pet parade for a chance to show off furry friends
- Enticing “After Dark” celebrations for guests 18 and over
How to Celebrate Las Vegas PRIDE
PRIDE is a lot of fun, but it’s even better when you know how to stay safe, avoid the crowds, and understand the weekend’s logistics. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of PRIDE 2019:
- Appropriate attire is required! While costumes are encouraged, make sure that they comply with the Obscenity Statutes of the State of Nevada and Clark County. This includes covering private areas (just be a responsible adult.)
- You can’t bring coolers, food, or beverages of any kind into the festival grounds. You can bring blankets to sit on.
- Although PRIDE has family-friendly events, some entertainment might be inappropriate for children. Evening entertainment is for grown ups and the family areas are for the little ones, too.
- Make sure to account for traffic and crowds around downtown Las Vegas. We expect quite the crowds.
- Book your stay early. The D Las Vegas is proud to be a Las Vegas LGBT-Friendly Accommodation and welcomes everyone celebrating PRIDE.
- Make sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.
- Take some time to explore the area outside of the PRIDE events. The Fremont Street Experience is a must-see with its bright lights, live music, and thrilling attractions.
This year, PRIDE is going to be bigger, better, and more glamorous than ever. Join us at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to be part of the epic action.