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Denver's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community throws an enormous party every summer with PrideFest in Civic Center Park. The 2019 event takes place June 15–16.

Recognized as one of the top 10 pride events in the country, Denver PrideFest in Civic Center Park is a celebration of community and culture that is welcoming — and fun — to all attendees, regardless of sexual orientation. The free, two-day festival gets bigger every year. 

Kick things off on Saturday with the annual PRIDE 5K at 9:30 a.m., starting from the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol. Celebrate PrideFest Family Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with activities and entertainment for kids and adults alike. Browse health and wellness booths, get creative in the youth interactive area, shop the retail and commercial booths, and recharge at food and beverage stands. Guests will enjoy a full day of programming on three stages: the center stage, Latino stage and dance stage, which features cutting-edge DJs spinning beats.

On Sunday, the annual Coors Light PrideFest Parade makes its way down Colfax Avenue. The parade starts a 9:30 a.m. sharp at Cheesman Park and heads west directly to Civic Center Park, where the fun continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the second day of PrideFest. 

4 SUREFIRE WAYS TO ENJOY DENVER PRIDEFEST

1. Show your pride and get some exercise at the PRIDE 5K, which is open to walkers, runners, kids, adults, gay and straight

2. Bring the whole family. Denver PrideFest has been independently rated as the most family-friendly Pride in the nation, and Saturday is packed full of family activities. Spend some time at the family interactive area, get your faces painted and slurp down some snow cones. 

3. Come early to Sunday's Coors Light PrideFest Parade to get a good spot. This event is a favorite every year, with colorful floats from sponsors, nonprofits, local businesses, organizations and politicians filling the streets.

4. Catch some of the other events happening around town in celebration of PrideFest, such as the Women's Pride Party, presented by Babes Around Denver. 

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