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Phoenix Pride Festival 2023: Everything you need to know about the parade, event

The festival is October 21 and 22, with the parade happening on that Sunday
Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 28, 2023

PHOENIX — It's time to celebrate pride, love, and "Unite Against Hate!"

Phoenix Pride is set to hold its annual parade and two-day festival in central Phoenix on October 21-22.

This year's Grand Marshals represent organizations working to serve the Greater Phoenix LGBTQ+ community across the Valley, according to Phoenix Pride officials.

This year's Grand Marshals are:

The 2023 Phoenix Pride Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, from noon until 9 p.m. on both days, at Steele Indian School Park [300 E Indian School Rd].


The Pride parade will take place Sunday, October 22, beginning at 10 a.m. It starts at Thomas Road and 3rd Street in downtown Phoenix and travels northbound up 3rd Street to Indian School Road. Festival organizers expect more than 10,000 people to show up.


There will be seven stages of entertainment throughout Steele Indian School Park. There will also be a number of local food vendors, community exhibitors, a health and wellness pavilion, a kids' space and other activities. Admission starts at $34 for one day. See full ticket pricing below.


There is something for everyone at the festival! A list of entertainers was announced along with two big headliners: Latin superstar Paulina Rubio and R&B hitmaker and Grammy Award winner Ashanti. There will be two stages where the performances will be held: the Circle K Main Stage and the Fiesta Caliente Latin stage produced by Club Papi!

Saturday performance line-up:

Paulina Rubio
Zee Machine
Jessica Wild of RuPaul's Drag Race

Sunday performance line-up:

Niki Haris
Donna De Lory
Mariana Seoane
Naysha Lopez of RuPaul's Drag Race


Various types of tickets, listed below, are available for purchase.

  • 1-Day GA (no express entry) is $34.00.
  • 1-Day GA (includes express entry) is $40.00.
  • 2-Day GA (includes express entry) is $55.15.
  • 1-Day VIP is $108.00.
  • 2-Day VIP is $161.00.

VIP Experience includes:

  • 2 complimentary drinks per day and a food buffet each day (held from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Lakeside VIP Experience with air-conditioned venue
  • VIP Main Stage front of the stage access with private two-level bar
  • Executive bathrooms
  • Exclusive VIP Entertainment: Jessica Wild, Naysha Lopez
  • Official 21+ After Party at the Walter Studios discounted access for only $10 (reg. $45)

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


  • Credit cards are accepted on-site for admissions and beverage sales at all bars.
  • ATMs are also available throughout the park.
  • Accessibility shuttles are routinely available throughout the day from the park parking lots.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Any weapon, or item that could be used as a weapon, excluding umbrellas
  • Any chemicals, poisons, and/or hazardous materials
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Any glass bottles
  • Any food and drink, with the exception of one UNOPENED bottle of water, any size.  EMPTY reusable bottles are permitted.
  • Pets or animals, other than service assistant animals, or a vendor “Rescue Organization” that has a booth at the Festival. See the organization's site for more details.
  • Any drugs, other than prescription or consumer products in their original containers. You may not smoke cannabis in a public place even with a medical marijuana card per state law.
  • Skateboards or rollerblades
  • Any tasers
  • Any explosive devices
  • Any incendiary devices
  • Any hydration backpacks or packs
  • No coolers
  • Any other items that security determines will or could have an adverse effect on the event