LA Pride: Here’s what you need to know about street closures, parking, public transportation

LA Pride will take place Saturday and Sunday at West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Photo credit: City of West Hollywood/Joshua Barash.

WEST HOLLYWOOD — West Hollywood will be even gayer this weekend for the LA Pride.

No parade this time; it’s been replaced with the Resist March on Sunday.

Here’s everything you need to know.

FESTIVAL

The LA Pride Festival will take place noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday at West Hollywood Park and the Pacific Design Center on San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

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General admission advance tickets, available online or at the gate, are $25 each day or $35 for a weekend pass. Tickets for active military personnel and veterans, seniors and people with disabilities are $15.

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RESIST MARCH

The Resist March could be the largest LGBTQ march in Los Angeles history. It will begin at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. Marchers will turn south onto La Brea Avenue, then head west on Sunset Boulevard before turning south onto Fairfax Avenue. From there, they will turn west on Santa Monica Boulevard and march into West Hollywood to reach the final destination at the LA Pride festival.

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FESTIVAL RULES

The following items are not allowed inside the festival

  • Roller-skates or rollerblades, skateboards and hoverboards
  • Bikes or scooters
  • Outside beverage or food items
  • Carts, tents, and chairs of any kind
  • Coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Sharpies, markers, paint pens
  • Selfie sticks
  • Beach balls and inflatables
  • Weapons of any kind, including toy guns or water guns
  • Pets,  except service dogs
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Professional photography equipment
  • Video equipment
  • Instruments
  • Unauthorized or unlicensed vendors
  • Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling or giveaways

STREET, FACILITY CLOSURES

  • San Vicente Boulevard will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 7 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Monday
  • West Hollywood Park will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. June 14
  • West Hollywood Library will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. on Monday
  • West Hollywood Pool is closed and will re-open June 19

PARKING

The City of West Hollywood will not enforce permit parking for LA Pride weekend from 4 p.m. Friday to noon Monday. But, all metered parking will be enforced.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • During Pride weekend, West Hollywood’s free shuttle to Hollywood and Highland, CityLineX, and West Hollywood’s free weekend ride along Santa Monica Boulevard, The PickUp, will become Pride Ride.
  • The service will operate Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.; service to and from Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue will end at 9 p.m.
  • On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; service to and from Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Aveneu will end at 1 a.m.
  • On Sunday, beginning at 7 a.m., CityLineX vehicles will depart regularly to take residents to Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue for the Resist March. Following the march, Pride Ride will have eastbound service.
  • For more information, please visit www.wehopickup.com or www.weho.org/cityline.
  • Pride-goers may also take one of several Metro bus lines that connect to West Hollywood. A complete guide to bus lines and service hours is on their website. Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for pride weekend at www.metro.net/service/advisories.

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Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.