Since 1974, every summer Seattle’s LGBT community honour the city’s first Gay Pride Week. Back in 1969, Stonewall was the first event in the region empowering the gay community to came out of its collective closet.
There are many events during the Gay Pride Seattle, but the main highlights are Pride Parade and PrideFest, which take place on the last Sunday in June. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and it goes along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle for a few hours. The joyful procession features floats, music bands, and hundreds of participants in vivid costumes.
The parade is followed by the festival which lasts until 8 p.m. this event takes place at Seattle Center. About 50,000 people attend the festival with 100 performers on five stages and hundreds of vendors.