Indy Pride Festival and Parade in Downtown Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and with Pride Month comes the Indy Pride Festival and Parade!

This year’s events will take place in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, June 11 beginning with the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and continues until noon. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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“The Indy Pride Parade is an exciting and visible symbol of Indiana’s LGBTQ+ community. Each year, hundreds participate and thousands line the streets of downtown for what has become Indiana’s largest parade of any cause or celebration,” Indy Pride said on its website.

This year, the number of parade attendees will be limited to “manage growth and focus on quality of experience and safety,” Indy Pride said. The delay period registration spent.

Judges will award a total of 16 prizes to entrants, including the Monument Award for Best Overall Entry, Best Tank, and Best Decorated Vehicle. The awards will be presented from the main stage during the Indy Pride festival.

The parade begins on Massachusetts Avenue – where it intersects with College Avenue – and ends on Delaware Street. Click here to see the map of the parade route.

For more details on the Indy Pride Parade, Click here.

Indian Pride Festival

The Indy Pride festival is back after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year hiatus from the in-person festival. It will offer entertainment, food and drink – including adult drinks – and more sellers.

The festival will take place at Military Park, located between New York, Blackford and West Street. The main gate will be on New York Street.

General admission tickets are $7 if purchased in advance and $10 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are $70 if purchased in advance and $90 on the day of the event. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information on tickets.

Indy Pride partners with Gate Ten Events and Parking to offer a parking pass and shuttle service. Click here for more information.

For more details on the Indy Pride festival, Click here.

David H. Henry