Warming weather, June “gloom”, and Pride can only mean that Summer is basically here, and you’re bound to be looking for some fun to get into over the weekend. Here’s the best opportunity to get the most out of your weekend: Celebrate at LA Pride Village! Complete with food, partying, music, and plenty of people, it’s the hottest destination for weekend activities in LA. And what makes it even better is that it’s FREE!
The all-day street festival will take place at a new location this year, between Vine Street and Gower Street — just steps away from the official LA Pride Parade Route — on June 11.
Hosted by The Hollywood Partnership and LA Pride, it’s the perfect complement to the LA Pride Parade. Festivities include:
- 90 local vendor booths
- Two entertainment stages featuring 14 performances
- An expanded bar garden
- 11 Food trucks
- 1 LGBTQ+ Cinema Film Festival by NewFilmmakers LA @ The Montalbán Theatre
- More comfortable crowd space for dancing and celebrating Pride on Hollywood Boulevard
If you’re the type to wonder who will be in attendance before you commit, you can expect a few familiar faces, like:
- (9 AM Welcome Note @ Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.)
- Kathleen Rawson, The Hollywood Partnership President & CEO
- (2 PM Elected Officials Welcome Crowds @ Celebration Stage – Gower St. and Hollywood Blvd.)
- Ben Allen, California State Senator 24th District
- Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator 26th District
- Lindsey Horvath, LA County Board Supervisor
- Hugo Soto-Martinez, LA City Councilmember
- Rick Chavez Zbur, California State Assembly 51st District
- Local leaders, special guests, community members and anyone who wants to celebrate Pride
In addition, from 3:00 PM-10:30 PM, NewFilmmakers LA will Present LGBTQ+ Cinema with The Montalbán @ 2023 LA PRIDE. This special event at Hollywood’s famed Montalbán Theatre features LGBTQ+ films spotlighting emerging filmmakers telling stories from across the spectrum of queer identities by artists from diverse backgrounds, including a strong representation of BIPOC storytellers. The event also hosts a full bar with reception space for mingling throughout the day, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers from each program.
- Tickets by Donation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newfilmmakers-la-presents-lgbtq-cinema-with-the-montalban-2023-la-pride-tickets-644036980947
- Location: The Montalbán Theatre – 1615 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90028
The Second Annual LA Pride Village takes place on Sunday, June 11, from 9 AM to 8 PM.
The LA Pride Parade was the first permitted Gay Pride parade in the world, and its return home to Hollywood in 2022 after more than four decades prompted new traditions in the Hollywood Entertainment District. On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Hollywood Blvd. will again be the place to be to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles. Experience the vibrant and inspirational LA Pride Parade, followed by a day of music, dancing, and togetherness at LA Pride Village. All festivities are free and open to the public.
About The Hollywood Partnership
The Hollywood Partnership is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 established to manage the Hollywood Entertainment District Property Based-Business Improvement District (HED BID). In 2018, the HED BID was renewed for a period of ten years and its geographic area stretches along the world-famous Walk of Fame and spans historic Hollywood Boulevard, from the La Brea Avenue Gateway on the west, through the iconic Sunset Boulevard, to the Hollywood 101 Freeway on the east. Many of Hollywood’s famous landmarks are located in the HED – the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world and birthplace of the movie industry. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodpartnership.com.
About The Hollywood Community Trust
An affiliate of The Hollywood Partnership (THP), the Hollywood Partnership Community Trust (HPCT) is a non-profit organization that secures additional funding for projects and programs designed to strengthen and benefit the Hollywood neighborhood. The HPCT enhances the public experience in Hollywood by augmenting THP’s valuable place management work through donor contributions, grants, sponsorships, service contracts and enterprise programs. Since its inception in 2022, HPCT has raised more than $1.5 Million from public and private partners to reinvest in clean and safe programs, beautification projects, economic development efforts and community events in the HED.
About Christopher Street West (CSW) / LA Pride
Christopher Street West Association (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade celebration & Pride in the Park (the largest Pride music event in the country), they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit lapride.org for more information and follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
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