With the recent ending of June, Pride month has come to a close, but the Pacific Northwest’s Pridefest
celebrations continue into July with The City of Tacoma’s Pride Festival. If you missed the Seattle Pride celebrations then you’ll want to take a trip to south to Tacoma. The Tacoma Pride Festival, “honors the LGBTQA community by fostering pride in who we are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the South Puget Sound Region by curating cultural events, establishing partnerships, and hosting Tacoma Pride, formerly Out in The Park, an Outdoor Festival.” This year’s festival is presented by the Rainbow Center and a City of Tacoma 2018 Green Event. Partnering with local businesses like The Mix, The Grand Cinema, Urban Grace Church, Black Kettle Bites & Brews, and the City of Tacoma will make this year’s prides one to be sure not to miss.
Tacoma Pride 2018 is being held on July 14th from 12pm-6pm on Pacific Avenue and South 9th Street.
The street will be packed with food and drink vendors, resource booths, musical performances, and beer
gardens of course. This year’s mainstage lineup consists of Sisters, Mirrorgloss, and The Little Donuts.
These performers will offer nothing but entertainment and a fun inclusive afternoon. Bring the whole
family to take part in Tacoma Pride’s Kid Zone and events for all ages—ASL interpreted as well!
But of course one day isn’t long enough to fit in all of the pride, so Tacoma has made a week of it.
Kicking off July 13 th with the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Broadway St, a Lea Delaria comedy show, a
Pride Film Series, and much more throughout the week, your pride side will be satisfied. Be sure to
check out the event poster below.
Get pride ready with your very own Destiny of Pride t-shirts from Tacoma’s very own Rainbow Center!
Get yours here.
For more information on Tacoma Pride Week, click here.