Pride Guide: Things to understand for this weekend’s celebration

Pride Guide: Things to understand for this weekend's celebration
Pride Guide: Things to understand for this weekend's celebration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– The Stonewall Columbus Pride March as well as Festival returns this weekend after 2 years of terminated and also online parties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s style is “People’s Pride,” with an emphasis on honoring the original Stonewall uprising in 1969 in New York by motivating individuals to march over drifts. The city’s very first Pride march took place in 1981 with just 200 people. Today, the Stonewall Columbus Pride invites greater than 700,000 visitors.

The Pride festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Goodale Park and runs up until 10 p.m., featuring food, more than 200 vendors, nonprofit organizations, area resources as well as live home entertainment throughout two stages with a DJ and dance pad. Friday’s entertainers consist of Shaun Booker, Diamond Elyse and also The Fabulous Johnson Brothers.

The party proceeds 10 a.m. Saturday with Stonewall’s Pride March at Broad as well as High Streets, relocating north above Street to Buttles Avenue and touchdown at Goodale Park. Visitors can book a costs seeing area with “Pride above” at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Local Cantina or Parlay Sporting Club and Kitchen. Purchase tickets here.

The festival returns to Saturday after the parade at 11 a.m. up until 8 p.m. Saturday’s artists include Trey Pearson, Evelyn “Champagne” King as well as Party Favors.

There will certainly also be a committed “Wellness Area” at the festival, with the Columbus Department of Public Health, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and also Equitas Health. Guests will locate COVID-19 screening, quick HIV testing as well as various other resources.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will be giving daily solution for those participating in Pride. COTA’s hrs of procedures are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., with final run each night at 10 p.m. Fare is $2 per grownup, $1 per youngster under 12, and also youngsters under 5 trip at on the house.

On Saturday early morning, stops will certainly not be serviced along the parade’s path throughout the occasion. Several lines will certainly be rerouted starting at 8:30 a.m. and also proceeding via the end of the march. View the affected lines as well as other details right here.

In the past, Stonewall Columbus has chosen a grand marshal to lead the march. Stonewall has actually moved to recognizing a “Patron of Pride” and also “Leaders of Pride,” individuals who uplift the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

Stonewall has chosen Carmen Carrera as the 2022 Patron of Pride. Stonewall recognizes The Trans Visibility Project as the 2022 Leaders of Pride.

In preparation of the march and event, there are a number of street closures to be conscious of. There will be locals just gain access to start 7 a.m. Friday for the following:

  • Dennison Avenue at Goodale Boulevard to Buttles Avenue
  • Collins Avenue at Dennison Avenue to Hunter Avenue
  • Poplar Avenue at Dennison Avenue to Hunter Avenue
  • Hunter opportunity at Goodale Boulevard to Buttles Avenue
  • Highland Avenue at Buttles Avenue to Collins

For the Saturday march, Rich as well as High roads will certainly be closed to Buttles Avenue.

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