Alaska Pride Festival and Parade on June 9th

Are you ready?

It’s only 2 days until the Pride Festival and Parade!

The Parade kicks off at 11am from the intersection of K Street and 9th Avenue. Be sure to line up early to get a good spot. The parade will be packed with great floats and fantastic marching contingents – from Dykes on Bikes to Anchorage Front Runners to the Youth Float to the Last Frontier Drag Kings to the Arctic Foxes Women’s Rugby Club to PFLAG – and that’s only the beginning of the list! Check out the rest here on our website.

Our Grand Marshal for the parade will be the one and only Trevor Storrs, who has supported our community through his work with the Four A’s, One Anchorage, the Anchorage Coalition on Homelessness, and the board of directors for Identity Inc. Check out his bio here and be sure not to miss him in the parade. We will also be graced again with the fabulous presence of Daphne Do All La Chores as our announcer for the parade. How lucky are we?

Don’t forget – the parade has a brand new route this year. You can check it out on our website here. Be sure to check out our safety tips as well so we can have a fun, enjoyable, and safe parade. And a big thank you to our fantastic judges this year – Diane Mead, Sara Gavit, and Mike Dingman! They have the enviable job of choosing the best parade contingents.

Then the Festival kicks off at noon and runs until 5pm in our brand new and roomier location on the Rose Block of the Delaney Park Strip, which is between L Street and P Street. We have two great emcees this year – Kevin Holtz and Darcy Kniefel – and you can check out there bios here. The Festival has more free entertainment than you could possibly hope for. The lineup this year includes performances from OutSkirtz Banned, The Last Frontier Drag Kings, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, Underground Dance Company, Spenard JazzFest, and much more! Check out the full lineup here.

The Teen Tent and Kiddie Carnival will be back this year again, so there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. There will also be food from New Orleans Cajun Cooking, Zorba’s Gyros, Humpy’s, and Ginger. And there will be vendor booths ranging from artists to health organizations to non-profits. Check out the full list of vendors here.

Finally, another thank you to all our sponsors for making the Pride Festival and Parade possible – KFAT 92.9, the Four A’s, Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line, Mad Myrna’s, the Imperial Court of All Alaska, D’zine Alaska, the Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Great Land Infusion Pharmacy, the Raven, the Anchorage Daily News, the Anchorage Press, Castle Megastore, ACLU, Anchorage Central Labor Council, Pride Foundation, One Anchorage, Copper Whale Inn, and Credit Union 1. We could never do it without their generous support.

What are you looking forward to most? A particular performer, a certain float, the teen tent? Let us know what you love most about the Alaska Pride Festival and Parade. We’ll see you on June 9th!

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