Pride Events

Pride in LA: Mariah Carey, Megan Thee Stallion, Margaret Cho; June 8 Universal After Hours Party; Parades!

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West Hollywood and Los Angeles host Pride events this month that will include festivals, parades and performances, including appearances by Mariah Carey, Megan Thee Stallion, Margaret Cho, a special Pride after-hours event at Universal Studios and more.

WeHo Pride June 2-4
WeHo Pride is underway this weekend, June 2-4, with a free street festival along Santa Monica Boulevard from Hancock Avenue to La Peer Drive, from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. The Pride parade steps off at noon on Sunday. To watch the livestream starting 1 p.m. this Sunday click here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Laith Ashley, Niecy Nash-Betts and Jessica Betts, and Melissa McCarthy are this year’s WeHo Pride Parade Icons, honored for being allies and trailblazers for supporting the LGBTQ community and social justice issues to the forefront.

Margaret Cho, grand marshal

LA PRIDE June 9-11
The following weekend, Megan Thee Stallion (June 9) and Mariah Carey (June 10) headline the Pride in the Park festival, with Margaret Cho as the Icon Grand Marshal of the 2023 the LA Pride Parade on Sunday, June 11.

“I’m thrilled and incredibly honored to be the Icon Grand Marshal,” said Cho, a comedian and five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee. “I have been attending Pride celebrations since 1978 and this time around the need to celebrate as well as unite is more urgent than it has ever been. Our love is greater than their hate.”

The LA Pride Parade 2023 will air live, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on KABC/ABC7 on Sunday, June 11. The milelong parade route begins at Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue, heads east onto Hollywood Boulevard, then south onto Cahuenga Boulevard, ending at Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards.

Following the parade on Sunday, June 11, LA Pride Village is open from noon to 8:00 p.m. just steps from the official parade route. Vendors, activities, stage performances from Pride notables such as Mariachi Arcoiris, the Gay Freedom Band LA, Secret Circus, Dance Church, and AAPI drag party Send Noodz.

Universal Studios June 8
Pride is Universal, the after-hours theme park experience on June 8, is open to guests of all ages from 4 p.m., with exclusive extended park hours from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission $124 plus $8.47 service fee (limit 10 tickets per purchase).

Pride is Universal will feature live DJs, Universal character meet-and-greets, photo ops, musical guests, drag performers and more.

A VIP-Universal Express ticket option includes earlier access to the park at 2 p.m., Universal Express access to the park’s attractions, premium viewing areas at the main stage and exclusive access to the LA Pride VIP Lounge.

Click for Pride Is Universal ticket information.

LA! Pride In The Park Featuring Mariah Carey; Megan Thee Stallion
LA Pride In The Park, June 9 and 10, takes place at LA State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. Megan Thee Stallion headlines June 9 (9:30 p.m. approximate). The festival hours are 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. On Saturday, June 10, Mariah Carey headlines, festivities run 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Other performers include Fletcher, King Princess, Symone, Gigi Goode, Dorian Electra, G Flip,The Scarlet Opera, Violet Chachki, Gottmik, Sasha Colby, and more!

Ride to Pride!
Skip traffic, street closures, and overpriced parking – Go Metro!

Connect to the L.A. Metro B (Red) Line and exit Hollywood/Highland or Hollywood/Vine Station. No matter where you are coming from, Metro has many Park & Ride lots servicing the county – parking is just $3.00 per day, payable onsite.


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