Saturday, June 15: Rhode Island PrideFest Festival: Live Your Truth
Noon- 7 p.m. | South Water St.
This year’s PrideFest is bigger and better than ever. There are more entertainers, more participants and more activities than we’ve ever had in the history of this event! Come out and #LiveYourTruth (Rhode Island style!) with over 200 vendors in the business marketplace, social resource organizations, food trucks, local, regional and national entertainment all day long, Hasbro Kid’s Zone, arts, and the Beer Wine and Spirits Garden. Enter the Festival either at Memorial Blvd & South Water St (North Entrance) or on Wickenden St (South Entrance), and be sure to post lots of pictures using #LiveYourTruth.
Visit www.prideri.org/entertainment for the full line up including Alaska, Adore Delano, Monique Heart, and Jasmine Masters from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Saturday, June 15: Illuminated Night Parade
8 pm | Downtown Providence | Route and Details at prideri.org/parade
One of the annual highlights of Rhode Island Pride’s PrideFest celebration is the LGBTQIA+ Pride Illuminated Night Parade, New England’s only night parade! With a dazzling display of brightly lit-up floats, performing artists, marching groups, businesses, and tens of thousands of spectators, this incredible Pride Parade regularly makes national “top ten” lists and can’t be missed! For the best place to watch the Parade, we recommend the Main Reviewing Area, which is on Weybosset Street near the Providence Performing Arts Center. Please note that there is a new ADA/accessibility viewing area at the corner of Weybosset St and Empire St. The energy in the City is electric, and we send an open invitation to everyone to participate in the weekend events that transform the City of Providence into a vibrant and visibly LGBTQIA+-supportive City.
RI Pride Guide – Digital Version to share link online