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Capital Pride Parade & Festival 2019

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Don’t miss one of the biggest celebrations in the Capital Region and the largest PRIDE in Upstate New York!

The Capital PRIDE Parade steps off at noon in Washington Park, at the intersection of Robin and State Streets. From there we will march down State Street, over Lark Street, up Madison Avenue and back into the park at the intersection of Madison and New Scotland Avenues.

The Capital PRIDE Festival will begin at noon in Washington Park, so plan to stay with us for the entire afternoon. There will be fabulous entertainment on the festival stage and activities for the entire family! This year's headliner is Mýa, an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, actress, activist, and philanthropist.

With high energy, top notch entertainment, hundreds of vendors - including some of the area’s best food trucks, crafters, shops and merchants, as well as community groups - a family zone, and some exciting surprises for 2019, the Capital PRIDE Festival is one of the region’s biggest and most highly anticipated events! 

Other amazing Pride Week events include:

  • Pride Week Kick-Off Block Party
    • Friday, May 31 from 4-8PM at Albany City Parking Lot #2 (next to Waterworks)
  • Alternative Prom
    • Friday, June 7 from 7-11PM at the Schenectady YMCA
  • GLSEN Gala
    • Thursday, June 13 at 5:30PM at Albany's Washington Park Lakehouse
  • Pride 5K Rainbow Run
    • Saturday, June 8 at 9AM at Jennings Landing

For the full schedule of events, visit

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