The big Philly Pride weekend has arrived, celebrating its 29th year with a kick-off event starting today at 5 p.m., and it’s being touted as the “biggest and best yet.”
Here’s a short, but helpful breakdown of everything you need to know about Philly Pride, whether you want to celebrate with the hundreds of others or want to know how to get around the city’s planned street closures all weekend.
Street closures, parking limits
Friday, June 16: Philly Pride Day Kick Off Block Party
- From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the following streets will be closed for the event’s block party in the Gayborhood: 200 S. 12th Street from Walnut to Locust streets; 200 S. 13th Street from Walnut to Locust streets; 1100-1200 Locust Street from 13th to 11th streets. (There will be no parking starting at 12 a.m.)
During the block party you’ll be able to buy wristbands for Sunday’s festival at Penn’s Landing for $10. Otherwise, they’ll be for sale for $15 the day of the festival.
Sunday, June 18: Philly Pride Run and Philadelphia Pride Parade
- The biggest day of the weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. with a 1.5-mile run down the parade route, starting at Camac and Locust streets and ending at Penn’s Landing, where the Pride Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m.
- The Philadelphia Pride Parade runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at 13th and Locust streets. During the parade, vehicles will be redirected from the route, so expect some delays.
How to get to Philly Pride
All of the events start in the Gayborhood, so to get there your best bet is to take SEPTA, walk, or ride a bike. If you’re taking public transportation, SEPTA recommends taking the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust; the Market-Frankford Line or trolley to 13th Street, or taking the bus routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 42 or 45.
- Philly Pride [Official]