DTLA Proud: Everything you need to know, road closures, festival rules

Performers at last year’s DTLA Proud festival were colorful and fabulous. This year’s event will take place Saturday and Sunday at Pershing Square Park. Photo: DTLA Proud Festival

LOS ANGELES — Downtown Los Angeles will say it loud and proud this weekend at the DTLA Proud Festival, which celebrates the area and its growing LGBTQ community.

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  • DTLA Proud will take place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. at Pershing Square Park.
  • The festival entrance is at Fifth and Hill streets.
  • Tickets are $10 each day.

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  • No weapons ( including permitted weapons) knives, chains pepper spray/mace, flares, fireworks
  • No food, beverages, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers, drugs, illegal substances
  • No pamphlets, product samples
  • No skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets, chairs, (soft, low-back beach chairs allowed), beach balls
  • No laptops or tablets, 2-way radios, laser pointers, flashlights
  • No permanent markers, spray paint
  • No noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles
  • No photo, audio or video equipment
  • No suitcases, luggage
  • No signs, flags, banners, posters


Hill Street between Fifth and Sixth streets will close from 6 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday.


If you will be driving, here’s a link for special rates and parking information


Taking the Metro Redline? For directions from your location, LA Metro’s trip planner can help.

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Phillip Zonkel

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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ students.

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