LA Pride Kicks Off Today in West Hollywood!

It looks like we’re in the middle of Gay Pride season and this weekend is LA’s turn to celebrate! Today and tomorrow is LA Pride in West Hollywood with a festival, parade, and all kinds of awesome booths and entertainment.  Above is a map of the celebration grounds for those who are interested. I’ll be in attendance this afternoon taking pictures and promise to report back on all the fun.  You can purchase your tickets online for either a one or two day pass. See below for more info.

Just as a warning, parking will be tight, but the LAist has provided some helpful information on using public transportation here.

From the LA Pride website:

Saturday 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The 2012 LA PRIDE Celebration in the newly renovated West Hollywood Park is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California.  Enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages, headline performances, all new dance venues, numerous exhibitors, food and drink vendors and thousands of members of our vibrant and active community!

Check back soon, for more up to the minute details as they become available.

Festival Admission
Get your tickets HERE!

Regular Admission is $20
$12 for Seniors, Disabled and Veterans
Free for Children under 12 and Active Military

A wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Beverages purchased at CSW Beverage Booths may only be purchased via drink tickets. Drink tickets may be purchased for $1.00 each at a variety of locations within the festival grounds. Over 21 Wristbands are required to consume any alcoholic beverages. You must be 21 years old and possess valid ID in order to purchase, consume or possess any alcoholic beverages.

This is YOUR time to be celebrated, entertained and informed by visiting more than 150 exhibitor tents at the LA PRIDE Festival here for your enjoyment. Take advantage of one of the largest gatherings of local LGBT community groups, social organizations, artisans, activities and specialized businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Area supporting of the PRIDE family.

First Aid
The large RED CROSS on the festival map marks the location of the First Aid Station. Medical teams will also be available at both entrances, as well as throughout the festival lot, and can be identified by their uniforms and medical insignias.

Due to Health Department rules, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the festival site. The ONLY exception is for certified assisting animals. This rule applies to all pets – exotic as well as domestic.

West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies, private security and volunteer “safety” monitors will be in abundance and constantly roving the festival site. In the event a problem should arise, please ask for assistance.

Special Services
ASL Interpreters will be available for the deaf and hearing-impaired near the Main Stage of the festival site. Interpreters can be requested for all areas of the festival with staged performances.

ADA Accessibility
Christopher Street West is dedicated to ensuring full access to all individuals, regardless of disability. Individuals requiring assistance should visit the INFORMATION BOOTH during the event. Additionally, interpreting services will be available at all stages, entrances, and information booth.

Information Booth
The INFORMATION BOOTH will be located just inside the festival entrance on San Vicente Blvd. just south of Santa Monica Blvd.