From parades to pool parties, let's celebrate Pride together
People of Las Vegas, it’s time to get your pride on! The Las Vegas Pride is out and about, and there are hella celebrations starting this weekend. This year Pride will be back to celebrating in person and it will be held at the festival’s new home in Craig Ranch in North Las Vegas.
Governor Steve Sisolack and First Lady Kathy Sisolack are co-grand marshals along with transgender activist Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez. The trio will be at the parade and opening ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday. Let’s look at some of the bigger events surrounding Pride this year.
LAS VEGAS PRIDE PARADE
Get ready to cruise and be cruised upon during the Las Vegas Pride Parade. Fremont Street closes down for the floats draped in rainbow flags and more hot bodies than one can count. It’s nothing short of a guaranteed good time filled with love, support and more beads than at most Mardi Gras celebrations. The official Las Vegas PRIDE Parade Official After Party is at 10 p.m. at Discopussy, 512 Fremont Street.
When: October 8, 2021
Where: Downtown Las Vegas/Fremont Street
LAS VEGAS PRIDE FESTIVAL
Grab your friends, grab your family, hell, grab a cute stranger and head up to Craig Ranch park. There you will get your dance on to live music. Check out and support those exhibitors with some of your hard earned cash. You can even bring Fido as dogs are welcome, but they have to be leashed.
When: October 9, 2021, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Rd, N. Las Vegas
Tickets: $20 (general admission), $60 (VIP), $15 (ages 6-17). FREE (kids 5 and under. Discounts for military, seniors and ADA. Tickets are available at the gate only.
CLEXACON is the largest festival for LGBTQ+ women, trans and non-binary fans and creators is back. Go and celebrate the best of LGBTQ+ film, TV, books and art. Special events include an afterparty, 2 pool parties, burlesque, trivia and game night.
When: October 7-10
Where: Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd
Tickets: Starting at $60 and can be purchased at www.clexacon.com
Alyssa Edwards brings her honest storytelling back to the U.S. after a critically acclaimed run on London’s West End. From humble beginnings in Mesquite, Texas, to RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars she’s got a lot to talk about. And trust in us, you do not want to miss it.
When: October 7 at 8:00 pm
Where: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV
PRIDE PARTY POOLSIDE & CLOSING PARTY
Join Las Vegas PRIDE at Influence, The POOL at The LINQ, for our Las Vegas PRIDE 2021 Closing Pool Party. Influence is one of Las Vegas’ best party pools. Come experience life-sized games and beer pong, and amazing food and cocktails, guests are able to capture the perfect poolside experience to brag about to everyone back home.
When: October 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Influence – The Pool at The LINQ, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas,
NVDaybeds/Cabanas avail for rent at: https://linq.uvtix.com/event/uv708375117dt211017/pride-pool-party-influence-pool/
There are a ton more events happening including Bingo, an industry night and even an outdoor hike. But, give us a break, our word count is already up there. For all the event details go to https://lasvegaspride.org/calendar/ for a full list of calendar events. Plus, check out their festival guide. And as always, check the website for the latest on health and safety guidelines.
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