A Guide to Philly’s Massive Pride March & Festival in June 2024

A Guide to Philly's Massive Pride March & Festival in June 2024

Philly’s big Pride event celebrates love in all its forms.

This year’s program organizers, Galaei, take over Center City Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Pride March and Festival, a day-long celebration bringing festive entertainment and a slew of community resources.

The event begins with the Pride March through Center City, departing from 6th and Walnut streets and featuring music, speeches, a morning ceremony and a record-breaking 400-foot Pride flag.

The march ends at a vibrant festival in Philly’s Midtown Village neighborhood — affectionately known as the Gayborhood — featuring pay-as-you-go food trucks, artists and vendors, live performances and more.

This year’s “Be You” Pride March and Festival event takes place on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The Pride March begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Pride Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m.

2024 Highlights

Marking 52 years since Philadelphia’s first Gay Pride Parade, the 2024 Pride March and Festival celebrates joy, community spaces and how far we’ve come with this year’s theme: “Be You.”


This year, Philly Pride commences with a march departing from 6th and Walnut streets at 10:30 a.m. and ending in the Gayborhood.

An ode to the 1960s Reminder Day demonstrations, the march begins with speeches and a ceremony unfurling this year’s 400-foot-long rainbow flag — the largest in Philadelphia history.

This vehicle-free community march is open to anyone (allies included) and no registration is needed.


Immediately following the march, the Pride Festival kicks off in the Gayborhood — centered around 13th and Locust streets — from noon to 7 p.m. During the festivities, over 200 attractions line the streets including artists, entertainers, food trucks, local bars, community organizations and vendors.

Festival highlights include:

  • local vendors, including food trucks, artists and health organizations
  • live performances on multiple outdoor stages
  • the Youth and Family Zone, serving as a family-friendly environment with age-appropriate programming
  • the Sober Space, offering a dry bar alongside DJs and performances
  • Bailar con Amor, a section celebrating the queer Latino community, Afro-Latino culture, art and expression
  • Kiki Alley, which celebrates the rich culture and history of the Philly ballroom community
  • POP Wellness Zone, offering medical services, community resources and activities, and
  • the Decompression Zone for attendees in need of a comfortable, low-volume and accessible place to celebrate, which includes seating, adult changing rooms, accessible bathrooms, wheelchair charging docks and cooling stations for attendees to relax and hydrate.

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