LOS ANGELES TOURISM INVITES VISITORS AND LOCALS TO CELEBRATE LA PRIDE WITH EXCITING PARADES, CONCERTS AND MORE THROUGHOUT JUNE 2023
LOS ANGELES TOURISM INVITES VISITORS AND LOCALS TO CELEBRATE LA PRIDE WITH EXCITING PARADES, CONCERTS AND MORE THROUGHOUT JUNE 2023
LA Pride Line-Up Unveiled Featuring Lively Events Celebrating LGBTQ+ Community in the Heart of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (May 11, 2023) – In a city that fully embraces its vibrant culture and diverse community, LA Pride is the second largest Pride celebration in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Kicking off this June, Los Angeles Tourism invites visitors to partake in a dynamic array of special events to celebrate and empower the LGBTQ+ community both in Los Angeles and around the globe, with a curated list of events and resources available at DiscoverLosAngeles.com/GayLA.
“LA Pride serves as a symbol of unity, inclusivity and equity, and it’s so exciting to see how much the celebration has grown and evolved over the years,” said Adam Burke, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “We invite those near and far to join us in recognizing the resilience and spirit of the LGBTQ+ community that has helped shape Los Angeles into the dynamic city it is today, not just during LA Pride but year-round.”
At the center of Pride Week celebrations, the iconic LA Pride Parade – which originally debuted in 1970 as the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights – will be bigger and better than ever with soon-to-be-announced performances and more exciting surprises. The celebratory procession down Hollywood Boulevard will culminate in Pride Village, a free street fair adjacent to the parade route featuring food, activities, and live performances. Pride festivities will also include the two-day Pride in the Park festival headlined by global superstars and GRAMMY Award-winning queens Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey; LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, OUTLOUD @ WeHo Pride, the flagship music festival and concert experience of WeHo Pride Weekend; Pride is Universal at Universal Studios, including the recently opened Super Nintendo World and much more.
Los Angeles continues to be one of the nation’s most popular and welcoming LGBTQ+ destinations. The city received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Municipal Equality Index, which rates cities based on how inclusive laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work there, evaluating factors including non-discrimination laws, law enforcement and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality.
Visitors coming to Los Angeles to celebrate Pride from June 9-11 can “Stay and Slay” with a collection of hotel offers specially curated by Los Angeles Tourism to welcome revelers from around the world. Travelers can book a Hollywood hotel, such as the new Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, Kimpton Everly Hollywood or Thompson Hollywood, and enjoy special rates, amenities, charitable contributions, complimentary drinks and more from the participating hotels. Event highlights and hotel offers are listed out below, and for more information about how to celebrate Pride in Los Angeles, visit DiscoverLosAngeles.com/GayLA.
OUTLOUD @ WeHo Pride – June 2-4, 2023
Kicking off Pride Season, OUTLOUD @ WeHo Pride is the flagship music festival and concert experience of WeHo Pride Weekend, returning to West Hollywood Park with a star-studded, high-energy line-up celebrating and advocating for queer voices in music. Musical artists include Carly Rae Jepsen, Passion Pit, Grace Jones, Idina Menzel, Orville Peck, Santigold and more. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
WeHo Pride Parade – June 4, 2023
Get festive as the WeHo Pride Parade rolls down Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, June 4! The WeHo Pride Parade is an imaginative and colorful annual tradition that embraces LGBTQ+ representation, inclusion, and progress. Full of music, dancing, colorful floats, festive marching contingents, and creative flair, the Parade celebrates LGBTQ+ people and our contributions to community and culture. The Parade is a lively, energetic experience with good cheer and great vibes, and a whole lot of rainbows! Whether you participate in the Parade or join in the fun as a spectator, there’s something for everyone at the WeHo Pride Parade. Find more information here.
Pride is Universal – June 8, 2023
This LA Pride fan favorite is back and better than ever with Super Nintendo World. The after-hours theme park experience is open to guests of all ages and includes park entry as early as 4:00pm, then exclusive extended park hours from 9:00pm -1:00am. As always, Pride is Universal will feature live DJs, Universal character meet-and-greets, photo ops, and more, with musical guests, drag performers and surprises to be announced. Back by popular demand, the VIP – Universal Express ticket option includes earlier access to the park at 2:00pm, Universal Express access to the park’s attractions, premium viewing areas at the main stage and exclusive access to the LA Pride VIP Lounge. Purchase tickets here.
LA Pride in the Park – June 9-10, 2023
The largest Pride music event in the country, LA Pride in the Park will expand this year to a two-day extravaganza, taking place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10. Global superstars and GRAMMY Award-winning queens Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey are headlining Friday and Saturday, respectively. The festival will also feature an array of local vendors and LGBTQ+ exhibitors; a large sober space, sponsor giveaways, Erotic City for the leather community, and the new Trans Galleria, highlighting the art and creativity of the LA trans community.
Purchase single-day and weekend passes here. VIP tickets include expedited entry, front-of-stage viewing area, VIP lounge, private bars and restrooms, and elevated food offerings.
53rd Annual LA Pride Parade – June 11, 2023
In 2022, the LA Pride Parade returned to Hollywood for the first time since 1978, and over 145,000 spectators cheered on the iconic LGBTQ+ procession down Hollywood Blvd. This year, there will be even more fun and Pride, with extra performances, music, and surprises during this free event. Grand Marshal announcements will be coming soon. Adjacent to the Parade route will be Pride Village, a free street fair featuring food, activities, live performances and more. Those who can’t attend in person can watch the parade live on ABC7. Find more information here.
LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium – June 16, 2023
The Dodgers have again teamed up with their long-time community nonprofit partner LA Pride to host their annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, against rival San Francisco Giants, on Friday, June 16 at 7:00pm. This special event ticket package includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive Dodgers LGBTQ+ jersey. The game will be followed by a spectacular drone show. Purchase tickets here.
Street Food Cinema: “The Birdcage” at The Autry – June 17, 2023
Featuring a wide range of films, gourmet food trucks and live music, Street Food Cinema presents Saturday night screenings at outdoor locations from The Autry Museum to Los Angeles State Historic Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and Verdugo Park in Glendale. On June 17, SFC will present a special Pride screening of The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest (1996) at The Autry.
Advance tickets are $22 for General Admission and $27 for the Reserved Section. Food trucks include Angelenos Woodfire Pizza, Baby's Badass Burger, Daddy Ji, Flamin Hot Chicken, Lupita's Tacos and Nibble Night. Doors at 5:30pm, band at 7pm and movie at 8:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
LGBTQ Night @ Cinespia, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery: “Velvet Goldmine” – June 17, 2023
Cinespia brings movie magic to life with dazzling screenings of classic films under the stars at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery. On June 17, Cinespia will present a special screening of “Velvet Goldmine” for LGBTQ Night. More details to come.
STAY AND SLAY
Travelers can book a Hollywood hotel with the best available rates from June 9-11, and enjoy welcome amenities, discounts, complimentary inclusions and more at the following hotels curated by Los Angeles Tourism for revelers:
Tucked among the scenic Hollywood Hills, Dream Hollywood boasts 178 playfully sophisticated guest rooms with subtle nods to the mid-century modern aesthetic iconic to LA. Featuring accommodations with unparalleled views, Tao, Beauty & Essex, and The Highlight Room, one of the LA's swankiest rooftop pools. Book the best available rate here.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
Exuding the energy of old Hollywood and walking distance to Sunset Blvd, the new Godfrey Hotel features one of the largest rooftops in Los Angeles, four on-site bars, various indoor-outdoor event spaces and About Last Knife, an energetic, chef-driven gastropub-meets-steakhouse. Use code: LAPRDE to receive 15% off the best available rate, welcome amenity and two complimentary drinks at ALK here.
Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood
Contemporary accommodations meet quintessential Hollywood glamour at Hollywood Hotel. From a sparkling pool to the Route 66 Bistro Bar & Lounge, the historic Hollywood Hotel reflects classic movie star style in every sense. Use code: LAPRDE to receive a complimentary bottle of wine with your stay here.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
The Hollywood Roosevelt is a complete lifestyle destination, fusing entertainment, art, culture, design and music all around the property while providing a glimpse at its storied past. Use code: PRIDE to view the hotel’s best available rate here.
Kimpton Everly Hollywood
Kimpton Everly Hollywood is a breath of fresh air in the midst of one of the world’s most storied neighborhoods. The sophisticated Hollywood Hills-infused residential vibe invites lingering and intimate interaction in the café, living room and skyline pool area. Book the hotel’s best available rate here.
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel rises 20 floors above the famed intersection of Hollywood and Highland. Spectacular views of the iconic Hollywood sign and Los Angeles cityscape set the stage for 628 rooms including 113 spacious suites, as well as the rooftop pool. Use code: PRIDE to receive two complimentary cocktails at H2 Kitchen & Bar and complimentary parking for one car here.
Mama Shelter is a boutique hotel in the heart of Hollywood, offering a unique atmosphere with two restaurants, an enormous bar and private rooftop with a near 360-degrees view from the Hollywood Sign to Downtown skyline. Use code: LAPRDE to receive 20% off your stay and two complimentary drinks at MAMA, as well as 30% off adult gifts here.
Nestled below the Hollywood Hills, the Sheraton Universal Hotel is just steps away from Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk. Unwind at the poolside lounge or be dazzled with a 270-degree view of Hollywood from the 20-foot windows of the rooftop Starview Room. Book the hotel’s best available rate here.
Thompson Hollywood is a luxurious new hotel that brings elevated service, and laidback California cool to the heart of Hollywood. The hotel features 190 sophisticated guest rooms and 16 suites, a rooftop pool with sweeping views of Los Angeles, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The world-class culinary and nightlife destinations include the rooftop lounge Bar Lis, chef Lincoln Carson’s French-inspired Mes Amis, and The Terrace, which pairs European fare with Californian views. Use code: STAYPROUD to book the best available rate and receive a welcome amenity and bottle of wine, plus a 10% donation to Hollywood LGBT Center here.
Get comfy in a California way, at Tommie Hollywood. There's a stylish rooftop pool, fitness center, and a terrace bar in the heart of Los Angeles. This 4-star hotel includes the latest restaurant by award winning chef, Wes Avila, Ka'teen. Use code: STAYPROUD to book the best available rate and receive a welcome amenity and bottle of wine, plus a 10% donation to Hollywood LGBT Center here.
W Hollywood Hotel & Residences
Welcome to the new Hollywood. W Hollywood brings together the magnetic spirit of the Golden Era, infused with epic innovation, elegance and excitement. Welcome backstage, where W guests are insiders in the vivacity of the spotlight. Book the hotel’s best available rate and receive two complimentary drinks here.
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