A scenic, artsy city with a major university presence, Tucson has always been a welcoming place for the LGBT community to live and visit and has hosted a Pride festival annually since 1977.
Pride in the Desert attracts not only members of the local community but plenty of LGBT folks from Arizona's largest city, Phoenix, as well as relatively nearby Southwestern cities like El Paso and Albuquerque.
Pride in the Desert 2017
The 40th annual Pride in the Desert festival kicks off on Friday, September 29. As it has in years past, the celebration takes place once again at Reid Park, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30.