Organized by OKC Pride, a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership to meet the needs of the LGBT community through awareness, health, and educational services, the annual OKC Pride Week event takes place in June, festivities that include a block party, parade, live entertainment, food, exhibitor booths and more. Oklahoma City's first Gay Pride parade was held in 1987, and a few years later, the OKC Pride Network was formed, promoting awareness of LGBT Oklahomans.
OKC Pride is the largest annual LGBT Pride Parade/Festival in Oklahoma with an attendance of over 70,000.
2017 Date & Times:
The 2017 OKC Pride Weekend takes place June 23-25. The block party is Friday at 8 p.m. at the "The Strip" on NW 39th, just west of Pennsylvania Avenue and south of Interstate 44.
See below for dates/times on other specific OKC Pride Weekend events.
The OKC Pride Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at NW 39th and Pennsylvania Avenue. It features live musical entertainment from local and regional acts, local artists, multiple food and beverage concessions, exhibitor booths and other activities.
Entry is absolutely free. Interested vendors can submit a registration online. Festival vendor fee is $300.
OKC Pride Parade:
The celebration continues with the annual OKC Pride Parade, held on Sunday, June 25 at the "The Strip." The parade begins at 6 p.m. and moves from Classen Boulevard down NW 39th Street.
2017's parade theme is "OKC Pride, 30 years of resistance," and the Grand Marshal is to be announced. To enter a float, simply register online. Cash prizes and trophies are awarded to the top three entries
Participation & Support:
If you would like to get involved with OKC Pride, contact organizers through the Facebook page.
Also, you can donate online.