WeHo Pride 2024: Everything to know about road closures, parade

WeHo Pride 2024 WeHo Pride Parade

Participants in the West Hollywood Pride Parade march along Santa Monica Boulevard in 2023. Photo: City of West Hollywood/Jon Viscott

It’s time for WeHo Pride.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in West Hollywood to have a gay old time.

Parking

  • Permit parking requirements will not be enforced from 4 p.m.today to 7 a.m. Monday
  • Parking meters will be enforced throughout the weekend
  • Observe the boundaries of West Hollywood when parking; if parking occurs in Los Angeles and/or Beverly Hills, all parking restrictions for those cities must be observed.

Transportation

  • West Hollywood’s free Pride Ride service is available during WeHo Pride Weekend. It includes free transit services, The PickUp and Cityline
  • Pride Ride vehicles (both PickUp and Cityline vehicles marked with route/destination) travel from North La Brea Avenue to North Kings Road along Santa Monica Boulevard.
  • Select Pride Ride vehicles (marked with route/destination) will also run to the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station.
  • For schedule details, visit the transportation section.
  • WeHo Pride goers may also take one of several Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus lines that connect to West Hollywood.

Street closures

  • Santa Monica Boulevard (eastbound) between North Doheny Drive to North La Cienega Boulevard until 7 a.m. Monday
  • Santa Monica Boulevard (westbound) between North La Cienega Boulevard and North Doheny Drive from 6 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday
  • For the WeHo Pride Parade, Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and North Fairfax Avenue (including side streets one block north and one block south of Santa Monica Boulevard) from 5 a.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Sunday for the WeHo Pride Parade.
  • After the parade, Santa Monica Boulevard between North La Cienega Boulevard and North Doheny Drive will remain closed until 7 a.m. Monday
  • North San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard until 10 a.m. Monday
  • North San Vicente Boulevard between Cynthia Street and Santa Monica Boulevard from 6 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday
  • North Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue until 7 a.m. Monday
Outloud music festival 2024

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Facility closures

Friday

Kesha performs for the free concert at Outloud, but the show has reached RSVP capacity.

Saturday

WeHo Pride Street Fair 

A free street fair will be located on Santa Monica Boulevard between Hancock Avenue and La Peer Drive. It is open from noon to 8 p.m. both days and includes live performances, community group booths, vendors, and more.

Women’s Freedom Festival
The Women’s Freedom Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at the Community Stage at La Peer Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. Emerging LGBTQ+ and BIPOC women, nonbinary musicians, comedians, poets, and activists will be featured.

Dyke March
From 6 to 6:30 p.m., the annual motorcycle-led Dyke March and rally will immediately follow the Women’s Freedom Festival at the Community Stage.

Outloud

Janelle Monáe, Noah Cyrus, Keke Palmer, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor will take the stage. Tickets start at $109 plus service fees. 

Sunday

WeHo Pride Parade

Cyndi Lauper will be honored as the first Lifetime Ally Icon at the WeHo Pride Parade. The singer, songwriter, actress and activist’s nonprofit, True Colors United, is dedicated to combating homelessness among LGBTQ+ and youth of color.

The parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards and travel west into the heart of West Hollywood’s Rainbow District.

Outloud

Kylie Minogue, Diplo + Friends, Trixie Mattel and Big Freedia will take the stage. Tickets start at $109 plus service fees are available.

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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