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Denver's LGBTQ community throws an enormous party every summer with PrideFest in Civic Center Park, June 15–16. Enjoy world-class entertainers like Lady Bunny, Peppermint, Denver's own Yvie Oddly and superstar Todrick Hall.

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, inclusive 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 with the whole family at the Family Area, 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 World, 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. Run, walk, roll or sashay during the PRIDE5K, which is open to all!

2. Bring the whole family. Denver PrideFest has been independently rated as the most family-friendly Pride in the nation, and both days are packed full of family activities. Spend some time in the Family Area, get your faces painted, play musical chairs and enjoy story time.

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 and powerful displays of pride. 

4. Catch some of the other events happening around town in celebration of PrideFest, such as the The Pride Show with a special performance of Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall

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