This year’s annual Pride festival is set for Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Reid Park. This year’s Parade is set to begin at 11am and will lead into Reid Park where the parade has historically opened the Annual Festival.
This year’s theme, “”Rise Up” will heavily emphasize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and subsequent five decades of progress for the LGBTQ community. A theme which will look to our past for inspiration to continue the movement towards true and enduring equality.
The annual festival in Tucson began 42 years ago and consisted of a picnic in Himmel Park with 6 courageous members of our community in attendance. Since then, the festival has grown to over 4000 attendees and features over 100 community resources and vendors, a diverse range of local entertainment, cultural groups and performers, with Debby Holiday returning to the Demeester Outdoor Performance Center stage! Joining her on Main Stage are Esera Tuaolo from The Voice, and Brody Ray from America’s Got Talent, while DJ Shorty, DJ Tea, and DJ Remix rock the house in the High Energy Dance Tent. In addition, both stages will feature a diverse menu of local entertainment throughout the day.