– Editor’s note:
This is the 28th year of the festival which first attracted 400 people and grown to over 15,000 this year. The event brings together folks from Thurston County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and their supporters this weekend, culminating with the Parade and Sunday Festival with the 2018 theme, “Live. Love. Be.”
From Capital City Pride:
Pride is back this June in 2018!
* Interfaith Pride Service at Temple Beth Hatfiloh: June 7th @ 7pm
* Speakeasy Block Party at Adams and 4th: June 9th @ 3pm
* Pride BINGO at the Olympia Senior Center: June 9th @ 6pm
* Pre-Parade: June 10th: 11am-12pm
* Pride Parade: June 10th: 12pm-1pm
* Pride Festival At Heritage Park: June 10th: 1pm-6pm
Read more of this region celebrating our diversity!
– “What is Pride?”
“Since 1991, Capital City Pride has hosted the annual Pride festival in Washington State’s capital which draws nearly 15,000 people for a parade and festival in downtown Olympia. Pride serves as the annual watershed event for the LGBTQ and allied communities, offering entertainment, a vibrant array of food, craft and community booths, a family fun area and the ever-popular Pride Parade. Perhaps more important than the all the rainbows, music and festivities, Pride is a weekend long gathering of friends and family, bringing us all together to celebrate our fabulous community.”
“The Olympia-based Pride was the first small town festival to emerge beyond the relative safety of the big city of Seattle and plant roots in a little community, population 36,000 in 1991. It’s no mistake that Capital City Pride was fostered in the liberal City of Olympia.”