Yakima Pride is celebrated everyday, all year long, but in June it gets amped up. This weekend it's being cranked to eleven with the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade taking place at the Naches Parkway (along N. Naches Ave, between E. Yakima Ave & E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Joshua Hastings
June is Pride Month and Yakima Pride wants everyone to know what's up!
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With so many things to do this weekend through out the valley, (besides Father's Day & Juneteenth Celebrations, Union Gap's Old Town Days, & Sort 4 The Cause in Sunnyside, just to name a few) Yakima Pride Festival & Parade is set to rock out with live music and drag performances all day long.

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Yakima Pride Parade

The Yakima Pride Parade looks to kick off at 10am and start at the intersection of W. Yakima Ave & S. 16th Ave. The trek will then head east along Yakima Ave and ending at Naches Ave. at the site of the Festival.

Xander Deccio/Deccio Creative
Xander Deccio/Deccio Creative
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Yakima Pride Festival

The Festival will be held in the Naches Parkway and the center park area. The stage will between The Seasons Performance Hall (101 N Naches Ave) and the Yakima Pride Office. The fun and festivities will be kicking off at 11am and go until 7pm. Music from many bands from all over the northwest will be in attendance, sharing their craft. Including many from the Yakima area. Entertainment isn't just limited to bands, with the festival to feature drag performances by some of the top names in the northwest. For a full list of bands & performers, check out the Discussions Tab on the Yakima Pride Facebook Event.

Xander Deccio/Deccio Creative
Xander Deccio/Deccio Creative
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The community event is open to members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies of all walks of life. Come out and celebrate the love and togetherness with Yakima Pride on Saturday, June 18th. For more information, check out YakimaPride.org or the Yakima Pride Facebook Page.

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The 2021 Yakima Pride Festival & Parade

Take a look at the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade from 2021. After having the event put on hold due to the pandemic, it was great to get back out and let the love and pride shine, even if it was on a rainy day. Check out the pictures taken courtesy of Xander Deccio / Deccio Creative.

Yakima Pride 2021