Originally slated for April, the 40th anniversary Phoenix Pride events will be postponed to November, according to Local News

Yesterday Phoenix Pride announced rescheduled dates for the 40th Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade. The festival is now scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, and the parade is postponed to Saturday, November 6th.

The festival stays in Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, and the festival times will remain unchanged on both Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m. on Third St. and Thomas Rd. And heads north up Third St. to Indian School Rd.

The festival was previously scheduled for April 10-11 and is being postponed due to ongoing public health and safety concerns in the current environment.

According to the organizers, existing festival ticket holders will receive an email message from the Phoenix Pride ticket partner, See Tickets, to the email address associated with their order in the coming days, detailing the guidelines and procedures for ticket conversion for the new Data are explained. Tickets for the newly scheduled dates are now available at phoenixpride.org.

“The Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade is more than just a weekend event,” said the President of the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors. Lands Smithsaid. “For many in the LGBTQ + community, Pride is the only time of the year when they can be themselves and express their identity and culture openly and confidently. The lack of that moment over the past year has been keenly felt by many in our community and even as we prepare for an amazing celebration in November, I want to remind all members of our LGBTQ + community and our allies that you are not alone and We are all still connected as a community.

“If you need resources, help, or just a friendly touch, please reach out to a Phoenix Pride employee or board member. We will do our best to connect you with anything you need at this difficult moment.”

For more information on the 40th annual Phoenix Pride Festival and the parade, visit phoenixpride.org online.

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