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Happy Birthday Pride!

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Pride is turning the big 4-0 — and we’re here to help prime your celebration! We kick off our print parade by chatting with the Capital Pride Alliance’s Executive Director Ryan Bos and President Bernie Delia about the past, present and future of the event. Then it’s off to the mainstage for interviews with headliners En Vogue and Wilson Phillips, as well as a complete schedule of the festival’s Capitol Concert Stage entertainment. Next up: a fond look back at 13 Pride Guide Covers, followed by a photo flashback from the festival’s 25th Anniversary in 2000. We wind things up with maps of the parade and festival.

But the celebration doesn’t end with the magazine or here at MetroWeekly.com. We’re going social in a massive way. Follow Metro Weekly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and routinely check the hashtag #MWPride this Sunday, June 14, for some very special surprises, presented in the fun, engaging way you’ve come to expect from Metro Weekly.

Parade Info

2015 Pride Parade Map

2015 Pride Parade Map

Kick off is promptly at 4:30pm. The parade is expected to last 3 hours with the last contingent passing 14th and R at 7:30pm. Music and entertainment begins at the announcement stand and review stand at 3:30pm.

Please stay out of the street and clear of parade contingents as they proceed along the route. Jumping on and off floats and throwing items is expressly prohibited.

Award Categories

  • Best Incorporation of Theme: Flashback
  • Best Decorated Float
  • Best Marching Contingent
  • Best Visiting Contingent
  • Most Outrageous
  • Best New Contingent
  • Best Nonprofit Contingent
  • Best Small Group Contingent
  • Best Public Service Contingent
  • Judges Award

More information, history, events and parties here.


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Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.

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