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Rhode Island’s PrideFest Celebration & Illuminated Night Parade
June 18, 2022
Join the Potter League and over 250 nonprofit organizations, businesses, and food vendors to celebrate PrideFest, one of Rhode Island’s biggest festivals followed by New England’s only Illuminated Night Parade.
Rhode Island PrideFest: Together Again! from 12noon-7pm
After a two-year pause due to the Covid pandemic, RI PrideFest is back and better than ever in the new Providence Innovation District Park on the other side of the Pedestrian Bridge. This spectacular event will feature over 200 vendors in the business marketplace, social resource organizations, food trucks, local, regional and national entertainment all day long, Hasbro Kid’s Zone, arts, and the Beer Wine & Spirits Garden. Enter the Festival either at the Dyer Street entrance or the Pedestrian Bridge.
RI Pride Illuminated Night Parade @8pm
One of the annual highlights of Rhode Island Pride’s PrideFest celebration is the LGBTQIA+ Pride Illuminated Night Parade, New England’s only night parade! With a dazzling display of brightly lit-up floats, performing artists, marching groups, businesses, and tens of thousands of spectators, this incredible Pride Parade regularly makes national “top ten” lists and can’t be missed! For the best place to watch the Parade, we recommend the Main Reviewing Area, which is on Weybosset Street near the Providence Performing Arts Center. The energy in the City is electric, and we send an open invitation to everyone to participate in the weekend events that transform the City of Providence into a vibrant and visibly LGBTQIA+-supportive City.