An event to commemorate the past and celebrate the future, Spokane’s Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival draws over 6,000 people in support of LGBTQA rights. The event features floats, live music, dance performances, a beer garden, Teen Zone and a Family Area.
Pride Parades take place around the world to pay tribute to the heroes who fought back against the police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969. The growing movement is a testament to Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote, which reads, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This June marks OutSpokane's 25th year celebrating Pride in Spokane. Join thousands of attendees for a day to celebrate where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed. Please come and enjoy the day of festivities and Pride with us. Everyone is welcome.
The Pride Parade starts downtown at noon with the Rainbow Festival immediately following. The Rainbow Festival will be at Riverfront Park Gondola Meadows (by the Bloomsday statues). Entertainment, Resource and Business Fair, Family Area (including a climbing wall from Wild Walls and petting zoo from Second Chance Ranch), Teen Zone by Odyssey Youth Movement, and the nYne Pride Bar featuring beer, wine and spirits await you. Bring your entire family for a day of fun.
To participate in the parade, please visit OutSpokane.org to register and get more information on staging and times.
Immediately following the parade, the Rainbow Festival will take place at Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park.
This year will feature an art show curated by JJ Rocco called Pride's Palette. 40 artists will have Pride related exhibits for sale with 30% of proceeds being donated to OutSpokane. Pride's Palette will be near the northwest section of the Rainbow Festival under the Gondola rides, near the nYne Pride Bar. This year, the celebration will be going into the night with an all ages dance party hosted by DJ Jewels. The nYne Pride Bar will stay open late and for the first time in our history, at approximately 10pm, there will be a fireworks display to commemorate Spokane's 25 years of Pride!