The Tucson Pride Festival weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 29 with a 2023 Tucson Pride Parade running from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in downtown Tucson and Armory Park.

The Pride Festival 2023 is Saturday September 30 from 12pm – 10pm at Reid Park.

Tucson Pride President and Festival Director Jeff Fulgham emphasized that the goal of the events is to have fun while creating a safe space.

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This is the best place for anybody that is part of the LGBT family to come together so they can be themselves a nice safe place, Fulgham shared.

The festival will have food, drinks and a community stage. There are over 90 vendors and seven food trucks planned.

We really encourage everybody to drink a lot of water. So, all of our vendors, we are providing water to them to hand out for free,” Fulgham explained. “And then we have a beer sponsor, a liquor sponsor, we have a lot so everyone can have fun.

Tucson Pride was founded in 1977 and is the longest established LGBTQ+ organization in Arizona.

Its a lot of fun to see everybody smile, have fun and enjoy the local talent that we have to see everyones special skills and all of that part. To enjoy the good food and just all of the people that are going to be here, its going to be a lot of fun.

Tickets for Saturday, Sept. 30ths festival are available online or in-person, with a discount given for non-perishable food donations.