Produced by the well-funded and extremely well-organized Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado, Denver's fabulous PrideFest takes place over two days in mid-June. The dates this year are Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, 2016. About 370,000 participants attended Denver Gay Pride last year, and the numbers are expected to climb this year.
Denver PrideFest takes place on Saturday and Sunday at downtown's centrally situated Civic Center Park, at Colfax Avenue and Broadway, right in the shadow of the gilt-domed Colorado State Capitol building. Admission to the festival is free, and two stages will feature an exciting range of talents. There are several stages dedicated to different music themes, including Latino, Dance World, Country, and the Main Stage.
Rise and shine early on Sunday, June 19, to partake of Denver's Annual CoorsLight Gay Pride Parade, which commences at 9:30 am in verdant Cheesman Park, off E. 8th Avenue at Williams Street. The procession continues west along Colfax Avenue, finishing at the PrideFest in Civic Center Park. Also traditionally held on Saturday, the Denver Dyke March includes several related events taking place earlier in the day.
Denver Gay Resources
Have a look at the Denver Gay Nightlife Guide for ideas on where to party and socialize during Denver Gay Pride.
The Denver Gay-Friendly Hotels and Inn Guide is handy for choosing a place to stay.