Parade & Festival

Pride Center of the Capital Region

 2015 Schedule | Parade Route | The Festival

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Capital Pride 2015 – Parade & Festival

Saturday June 13, 2015

Capital Pride is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

2014 Winners of Best Overall Parade Entry, Oh Bar

 2015 Schedule

The  Pride Week festivities  kick-off on Sunday May 31st with our extremely popular annual Kick-Off BBQ -and this year is going to be bigger than ever with a few surprises to celebrate the Pride Center’s 45th Anniversary!  The celebration carries on with  events throughout  Pride Week, culminating with the Capital PRIDE Parade and Festival. The Capital PRIDE Parade steps off from Washington Park at 12p Noon on Saturday June 13, 2015 with some of the best viewing spots on Lark Street. The Capital PRIDE Festival opens in Washington Park at 12 noon on the same day.

2015 Registration Packets are available to download and complete (here) or can be send to you directly (request one by sending a message to  sminchin [at] capitalpridecenter [dot] org.  If you are interested in being a part of the 2015 Capital PRIDE festival bookmark this page and follow Capital PRIDE on Facebook.

If you have questions about registering for the Parade and Festival, please call Steven Minchin at 518.462.6138.

At each of the Capital Pride events, we raise funds by raffling off gift certificate and items to supporters, it’s a great opportunity for your business to be highlighted for your support. If you would like to donate a gift certificate or an item to Pride, please complete the attached form and submit to the Pride Center today! If you have questions, please contact Steven Minchin at 518.462.6138.

Capital Pride is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

Waterworks Pub celebrates on their way to being named 2014’s best float

Capital PRIDE is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

2014’s Best Walking Group, The Albany All-Stars Roller Derby League strut their stuff (image: Dawn Sylvester)

 Parade Route

Led by our very special Grand Marshal for 2015, Calpernia Addams, the Capital PRIDE Parade steps off at noon in Washington Park, at the intersection of Robin and State Streets. From there we will march down State Street, over Lark Street, up Madison Avenue and back into the park at the intersection of Madison and New Scotland Avenues.

The Capital PRIDE Festival will begin immediately following the parade so plan to stay with us for the entire afternoon. There will be fabulous entertainment on the festival stage and activities for the entire family!

Capital Pride is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

The annual Youth March is a Capital PRIDE parade highlight

 

Captial PRIDE is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

Melissa Etheridge surprises the crowd at Capital PRIDE 2014

The Festival

Don’t miss one of the biggest celebrations in the Capital Region!  Join tens of thousands from around the region and beyond as we show off our pride in Albany’s Washington Park. In 2014 we celebrated with 30,000 attendees. It was our biggest festival ever! With tons of great vendors, all types of food and drink, and fun-filled family zone, fire eaters, spinners, face painters, mini-golf, as well as entertainment by Andy Bell of Erasure, Katy Tiz, The Accents and Calpernia Addams,  the 2015 Capital PRIDE Festival will be a great family-friendly celebration of the LGBTQ community and our allies!  There’s always lots to do and see at the Largest PRIDE in upstate New York!

Capital Pride is produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

America’s Got Talent stars The Glamazons rock the crowd at Capital PRIDE 2014 (image courtesy of the Times Union)


 

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