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JUNE

Gay Pride Festival

Loud, raucous, and irreverent, this rainbow-hued extravaganza becomes a citywide celebration of LGBT. The last weekend of June includes the outrageous parade, and it can be way, way over the top—so be prepared and reconsider if you want to bring the kids and don’t want to do some explaining. In a city that has long embraced alternative lifestyles, the Gay Pride Festival is a true celebration of equality, love, and expression. It’s open to all—gay, straight, whatever—and visitors are encouraged to dress up, have fun, and join the wild and crazy party.