LA PRIDE FESTIVAL FAQ’S

Who’s performing this year? What day? What time?

The 2018 LA Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th. We will start announcing Festival performers in early March.

Where does the LA Pride Festival take place?

The LA Pride Festival takes place in West Hollywood Park, on San Vicente Boulevard (between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue), and in the Pacific Design Center Plaza.

The main entrance to the Festival (aka, the “North Gate”) is located at San Vicente . and Santa Monica Boulevards.  There is a smaller, second entrance (aka, the “South Gate”) located at San Vicente Boulevard and Melrose Avenue.

What are the Festival hours?

  • Saturday, June 19th: 12pm – 1am
  • Sunday, June 10th: 11am – 11pm

Will there be community programming at the Festival?

The LA Pride experience is focused on creating a diverse array of events and programming that all of LA’s LGBTQ+ community and our allies can enjoy. This year, in addition to the annual LA Pride Parade and Festival, we will host a series of events all week long (“Pride Week”). The details of all these events are still being sorted out. Please check back on our Events page soon.

Is there a Latin Music Stage this year?

Yes, the “Plaza Stage,” located in the Pacific Design Center Plaza, will be host to our Latin music program. Full line-up and schedule to be announced soon.

Is there a Hip-Hop Music Stage this year?

Yes, the “Boulevard Stage,” located on San Vicente Boulevard next to the West Hollywood Library, will be host to our Hip-Hop music program. Full line-up and schedule to be announced soon.

Will Erotic City take place this year?

Yes, Erotic City will make its return to the 2018 LA Pride Festival. More details coming soon.

How much are tickets to the Festival?

Tickets for the 2018 LA Pride Festival has not yet gone on sale. More information will be available soon. We do recommend, however, purchasing tickets in advance and having your tickets delivered to your home as lines at the Box Office and Will Call can be long.

We also offer discounted ADA, Military (active/veteran), and Senior tickets all weekend long at the Festival Box Office.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets will be available for purchase online (coming soon!) or at the Festival Box Office all weekend long. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the Box Office.

Can I buy my ticket the day of the event?

Single or multi-day tickets can be purchased at the LA Pride Festival, subject to availability and capacity.

I ordered my tickets online, but have a few questions.

Our ticketing provider, SeeTickets, can help you with any ticketing related questions. Go to https://support.seetickets.us/hc/en-us.

What is an RFID wristband?

The LA Pride Festival has joined the likes of other festivals around the country by using RFID wristband technology in place of paper or digital tickets. The wristband has encrypted technology that gets scanned whenever entering Festival grounds. As a part of this system, all Festival attendees must wear a wristband on their wrist – and leave it attached – for the days you’ve purchased to attend the Festival. Wristbands that have been removed over the course of the weekend – and consequently destroyed as a result of that action – will no longer be accepted as valid entry into the Festival, thus requiring you to purchase a new ticket.

When will I get my wristband?

If you purchased your tickets online and elected to have them shipped to your home, you will receive your wristband no later than June 4, 2018.

For international tickets and tickets purchased for Will Call pick-up, your wristband will be at the “North Gate” entrance. Please be make sure to have a photo ID and the credit card you used to purchase your tickets on you for Will Call pick-up.

What if I have not received my wristband?

After purchasing your tickets online, you will receive an order confirmation from SeeTickets on behalf of LA Pride. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to SeeTickets for help: https://support.seetickets.us/hc/en-us.

I got my wristband! Now what?

Treat your wristband like cash. Each wristband is good for entrance by one person only and is non-transferable. Once you have put on your wristband, DO NOT REMOVE it or attempt to loosen it! Improperly applied wristbands will delay your entrance to the Festival and destroyed wristbands (from attempted removal) will be considered invalid. We will not accept damaged or tampered wristbands. If your wristband is removed by Music Festival security for any reason it WILL NOT be replaced. Thank you in advance for helping us keep the security lines moving smoothly!

I lost my wristband. What do I do?

Wristbands will not be replaced if lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

Can I upgrade my wristband?

Yes, you will be able to upgrade your wristband. More details coming soon.

I didn’t buy my ticket at lapride.org. Is that okay?

If you want 100% confidence in your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets at lapride.org.

LA Pride does not condone the re-sale of LA Pride Festival tickets through Craigslist, eBay, StubHub or any other ticket outlet other than through our official ticket vendor, SeeTickets.

Often times people will try to sell their wristbands to others if they cannot attend a certain day. Unfortunately, the removing of a wristband automatically invalidates it. Our security will assure that every wristband is properly worn, not damaged or tampered with in any way.

If you are caught with a re-used wristband, you will not be allowed entry.

Will there be parking? What’s the best way to get to and from the LA Pride Festival?

We do not provide not provide parking. We highly recommend taking public transportation as both traffic and parking in West Hollywood during LA Pride weekend are more difficult than usual. More specific details around transportation will be shared as LA Pride weekend approaches.

Is the LA Pride Festival an all-ages event?

Yes, the LA Pride Festival is an all-ages event. Bring the kids! However, *you must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages on Festival grounds and 18+ to enter certain exhibitions.

*Proper identification and a 21+ wristband is required

Is there a dress code?

We want you to express your individuality and represent what Pride means to you! However, because this is an all-ages event, we must draw the line at full nudity.

Will there be food?

The Festival will have a wide selection of delicious food and beverage options to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Cash or credit?

Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office with a credit card or cash. All bars and food vendors inside the Festival accept both forms of payment as well.

I gotta stay connected. Will there be WiFi?

The LA Pride Festival will have free WiFi available.

What if it rains?

The LA Pride Festival will go on, rain or shine.

Are containers allowed in the LA Pride Festival?

We do not allow outside food or beverage containers into Festival grounds.

What about pets?

Due to the number of people at the LA Pride Festival, we can only accommodate service animals. We love pets just as much as you do, but we love your pet’s safety more.

What is NOT allowed inside the LA Pride Festival?

  • Roller-skates/blades, skateboards and hoverboards
  • Bikes/scooters
  • Outside beverage/food items
  • Carts, tents, and chairs of any kind
  • Coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Sharpies, markers, paint pens
  • Sticks (including selfie sticks)
  • Beach balls and inflatables
  • Weapons of any kind (this includes toy guns or water guns)
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Professional photography equipment
  • Video equipment
  • Instruments
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
  • No unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.

*Bag checks will be required upon entering Festival grounds. Prohibited items will be confiscated by security and destroyed immediately.

Who is the Grand Marshal this year?

We have not yet announced this year’s LA Pride Parade Grand Marshal. Please check back for more updates soon.

How does LA Pride pick its Grand Marshal?

The Christopher Street West (CSW) Board of Directors selects the Grand Marshal(s) based on a number of factors, including their accomplishments and service to the LGBTQ+ community.

LA Pride Festival & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

How can I get into and around the Festival?

All entrances and exits to Festival will be ADA-accessible. There will be accessible pathways throughout the venue as well.

Will there be American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted performances?

ASL interpreted performances will be available at the “Park Stage” only.

I have more ADA-related questions. What do I do?

For additional ADA or ASL information, please visit the Information Booth inside the Festival or email ada@lapride.org.