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Guide to LA Pride 2019: Everything to know about festival, parade, street closures

LA Pride Parade Festival

A person watching the LA Pride Parade on June 10, 2018, waves a California flag with the added Pride colors. Photo: Jon Viscott/City of West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — West Hollywood will be more gay this week because it’s time for Pride.

This weekend is the 49th annual LA Pride, and it will be three days of fun and festivities, including two major free events, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Here’s everything you need to know to have a fabulous weekend.

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Dyke March

The annual Dyke March will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. It will start at Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial at Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive.

LA Pride tickets

  • General admission advance tickets are available online for $30 plus $4.75 in service fees. Weekend passes and VIP tickets also are available. Tickets at the gate are $30.
  • Tickets for active military personnel and veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities are $15 and available only at the box office.

Ticket box office

The box office will be located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue.The location is not a festival entrance.

Box Office hours

  • 5 p.m. – 11:30p.m. Friday
  • 11 a.m. – midnight Saturday
  • Noon – 10 p.m. Sunday

Friday

Pride on the Boulevard

  • Pride on the Boulevard is a free, block party on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Pride on the Boulevard will feature vendors, non-profit groups, beer gardens, music performances and artists displaying their work.

LA Pride Festival

  • The Pride Festival will be located in West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
  • It will be free Friday and open from 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • Friday’s highlight will be an outdoor concert by former “American Idol” judge and pop singer Paula Abdul. She will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday

Sunday

LA Pride Parade

LA Pride Festival

  • The Festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m.
  • Ashanti, Amara La Negra, and Years & Years will headline the Plaza and Park stages.

Festival rules

The following items are not allowed inside the festival:

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  • Roller-skates/blades, skateboards and hoverboards
  • Bikes/scooters
  • Outside beverage, food
  • Carts, tents, and chairs
  • Coolers
  • Glass and steel containers (only clear, empty water bottles)
  • Sharpies, markers, paint pens
  • Sticks, including selfie sticks
  • Beach balls and inflatables
  • Weapons, including toy guns or water guns
  • Pets, only service dogs
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Professional photography equipment
  • Video equipment
  • Instruments
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
  • No unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways

Facility closures

  • West Hollywood Park and the dog parks are closed until  6 p.m. June 12.
  • West Hollywood Library will be closed from Friday to 11 a.m. Monday
  • West Hollywood Pool is closed until June 17

Street closures

West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station (@whdlasd) will live-Tweet street re-openings.

Thursday

San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Monday

Friday

Santa Monica Boulevard eastbound between Hancock Avenue and Robertson Boulevard will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday

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Saturday

  • Santa Monica Boulevard westbound between Hancock Avenue and Robertson Boulevard will be closed from 9 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday
  • Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday

Sunday

  • Santa Monica Boulevard in both directions from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

Parking

  • West Hollywood will suspend enforcement of permit parking for Pride weekend from 4 p.m. Friday to noon Monday
  • All metered parking in West Hollywood will be enforced Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • West Hollywood is adjacent to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Please be aware of parking restrictions in those cities.

Public parking for a fee will be available at the following locations Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

The  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has several bus lines that connect to West Hollywood, including 4/704, 10, 30/330, 105/705, 212/312, 217, and 218.

Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for Pride Weekend here.

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About the author

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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