Seattle PrideFest  
Largest Free Pride Festival in America
Sunday June 26, 2016 at Seattle Center

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PrideFest 2015
September 30 - Mad Hatter Fundraising Dinner!

Every year we do a fundraising dinner to ensure we can keep PrideFest FREE FOR ALL. Wear a hat, have fun, raise money. Simple! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! INFO and TICKETS

June 18 - Cleve Jones and Screening of MILK

The PrideFest Film Festival is back. Mostly free films (best of Three Dollar Bill Cinema from the last year), but ending in a very special event: A screening of MILK with activist Cleve Jones, who was the feature of the recent ABC miniseries "When We Rise". Tickets and VIP meet-and-greet passes available today! INFO and TICKETS

First Artists Announced for PrideFest!
Lots of greats here this year: Mary Lambert, DJ Sammy Jo, Joey Arias, Deven Green, Dai Burger, Ultra Nate, and more. CHECK OUT OUR ARTISTS

National Pride March Seattle - June 11

There is a national march in DC. Seattle is doing one the same day, along with marches all throughout the country. Join us to march, speak out, and rally for LGBTQ rights, dignity, safety, and progress! RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Vendor and Sponsor Sales Have Begun
Do you want your company or non-profit represented at PrideFest in 2017? Now is the time to act! VENDOR AND SPONSOR INFO


This year, we raised enough money to put on our biggest PrideFest to date, kept it free, and raised over $20,000 for community non-profits and the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. With your help, in 2017, we hope to raise twice as much!

Our fundraising gala is coming November 5

Our 2nd annual fundraising gala is coming November 5 to the Russian Community Center. Dinner, CoCo Peru, auction, and advocacy. We hope to see you there! GET TICKETS NOW


Thanks to you, 2016 was our biggest PrideFest to date, with over 200,000 people attending our Pride events throughout June (the bulk, of course, at PrideFest at Seattle Center). We raised over $5000 for Orlando victims. We were the presenting sponsor for Trans* Pride, with a cash contribution over $5000 to support this essential community event. And we continue to keep Pride free for all. Can't wait for 2017!

Happy Pride! (plan ahead)

Happy Pride, Seattle! Lots of great events coming in the weeks to come. Clean Sweep is next Sunday June 5 - register to be part of our great Pride kickoff! Capitol Hill Art Walk, Queer Edition is June 9. The following week is our 2nd Annual TWIST of Pride Film Festival. Follow the links to the right for all or for a FULL SCHEDULE OF PRIDE EVENTS SEE OUR ONLINE PRIDE GUIDE

TWIST of Pride Film Festival: Tickets Available Now

Our second annual Pride Film Festival, now called TWIST of Pride (after the new name of our partner organization's new name for their big fall film festival), is ready for its close-up! Some "best-of" from the last year, a few premieres, and a 20th Anniversary Screening of Crocodile Tears. Get your tickets! GET MORE INFO

More artist announcements!

In addition to great new artists like Big Freedia and Candice Cayne, we're also bringing in several of our favorites for our 10th annual PrideFest, including Kristine W, Cazwell, She (from God Des and She), and Princess Superstar. Do you want to perform at PrideFest? You can apply today! GET MORE INFO

Big Freedia and Candis Cayne at PrideFest!

Our annual artist rollout has begun! The first two artists are Bounce Queen Big Freedia and Trans activist and performer Candis Cayne (from I Am Cait). Do you want to perform at PrideFest? You can apply today! GET MORE INFO

A Big Red Dress Thank-You!

This year PrideFest took over the Seattle Red Dress Party and it was a huge hit! Over $20,000 raised for PrideFest and local HIV/AIDS charities. BECOME A RED DRESS FAN

PrideFest Presents Seattle Red Dress Party

One of Seattle's favorite charity events is back! And now PrideFest is in the driver's seat. Tickets are available today. If you've always wanted to go to the Red Dress Party, now is your chance! GET MORE INFO

Be a PrideFest Sponsor or Vendor!

2016 planning is underway! Find out why our sponsors and vendors come back year after year. BE A PRIDEFEST SPONSOR or BE A PRIDEFEST VENDOR

Mad Hatter Fundraising Gala Saturday 10/24

Since PrideFest is now a 501c3 non-profit, we need to raise funds to keep PRIDE FREE FOR ALL! Monies raised will also go to help subsidize local non-profits at PrideFest 2016 and support projects like #iamcapitolhill. Thanks for your support! MORE INFO

Queer Art Walk this Thursday!

It's our first annual Queer Art Walk this Thursday, with 11 venues and over 30 artists. We created a handy map for you to keep track of them all. Hope you can join us! GET A MAP AND JOIN US

Online Pride Guide & Full Film Fest Schedule released!

We've created an online Pride Guide this year that will feature the big events of June, all the films and ticket links for the PrideFest Film Festival, and in a couple of weeks, the full schedules for PrideFest Capitol Hill & PrideFest Seattle Center. Enjoy! SEE OUR PRIDE GUIDE

Second Round of Artists Announced!

Amanda Lepore, Mama Tits and Mimosas with Mama, and a whole host of local and national talent. Check out all the exciting acts we have coming to Seattle this year! GET MORE INFO

First Round of Artists Announced!

Shangela, Fly Moon Royalty, Big Dipper, Blow Pony ... just to name a few. There's more in this announcement, and a lot more artists to announce later. We wanted to give you a little taste of Pride for this year! GET MORE INFO

Tickets available to our Mad Hatter Gala!

Cherdonna, Mama Tits, Robbie Turner, Kitten & Lou, Kindra Meyer, Wendy Ashford ... all on the same stage? Yes, dinner and a show, for PrideFest's first fundraising gala. Join us in the fun! $115 GA/$165 VIP. GET EVENT INFO

Apply for Gold's Gym Fit4Pride Today!

Every year we do a 6-8 week Fit4Pride challenge. People who are selected will get personal training, gym membership, and guidance for the full challenge. Do you want to get fit for Pride this year? APPLY NOW

Announcing: Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines

They've supported us for years, but this is the first time they've stepped up as Presenting Sponsor. They help us get our artists to PrideFest from around the country, and have helped us go global with our Make Love Legal tour of the world. Thanks to Delta for all their support. SEE ALL SPONSORS

Vendor Sales - still booths available!

At the pace we're selling booth spaces (both for sponsors and vendors), we'll sell out early. Get yours today and join us for the Northwest's biggest LGBT celebration, and one of the largest Pride Festivals in the country! GET MORE INFO

We're turning into a 501c3 non-profit!

After many years running more or less like a non-profit, we're making it official. Our 501c3 application is in with the IRS and we expect to get our confirmation letter any time now. This will help us serve the community better, with more transparency, and for the long term. Stay tuned for more info!

Vendor Sales continue, our best year ever!

At the pace we're selling booth spaces (both for sponsors and vendors), will likely be sold out by April or May. Get yours today - still a bit to save if you sign up and pay before March 15. GET MORE INFO

We WON for Best Local Event!

For the second year in a row, Seattle PrideFest has won for Best Local Event in Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington, beating out giants like Seafair and the Washington State Fair. We couldn't do it without you! GET MORE INFO

Vendor Sales for 2015 Have Begun!

We sell out earlier and earlier each year, so we're opening up sales earlier this year for your convenience. Join us and see why our vendors return year after year! GET MORE INFO

Check out our artist lineup!

What do a national rising singer-songwriter, legendary drag queens, an out Country star, a C89.5 dance hit diva, a party boy, vogueing crew, and national, regional, and local bands have in common? They'll all be at PrideFest! GET MORE INFO

PrideFest Kickoff Party at the W

Get out your best 70s clothes and be ready to have some fun. We're bringing together a little 70s, a Cher and Cyndi Lauper drag competition, and tons of fun to our kickoff party at the W! GET MORE INFO

Closing Concert with Steve Grand and Chely Wright!

At the very end of PrideFest on 6/29, we're providing a soft landing for the weekend. We're doing a ticketed concert with rising star Steve Grand and Country Music Star Chely Wright. Both are out, and so are tickets for the show! GET MORE INFO

PrideFest Capitol Hill!

On Saturday 6/28 come out to Cal Anderson for family day, and later keep an eye out for our big street festival on 11th north of Pine, right next to the park. Featuring food trucks, DJs, drag queens, beer garden, and tons of fun! GET MORE INFO

One week left for vendor discounts!

We've grown from an event for a few thousand to one for over 100,000 people, and our vendors and sponsors have grown with us. Join us for this year's Pride and find out why our vendors come back year after year! BOOK NOW

Tickets to our 10th & final Pride Party available!

Our Party, X, with DJ Brian Gorr and DJ Bret Law, at Neumos on Saturday June 28, 2014. GET INFO

Vendor sales begin for 2014!

We've grown from an event for a few thousand to one for over 100,000 people, and our vendors and sponsors have grown with us. Join us for this year's Pride and find out why our vendors come back year after year! BOOK NOW

Full Festival Schedule Announced

Over 100 performers from the Northwest and around the country will be at PrideFest. Check out your favorites from one of our five stages and see when you can catch them! GET THE SCHEDULE

Gay Day of Service a Big Success

Thanks to the 250+ people who came out to clean the streets of Capitol Hill. We love our community!

Volunteer for our June 1 Gay Day of Service!

Want to work with others to clean Capitol Hill? Join our Clean Sweep/Gay Day of Service on June 1! GET MORE INFO

First round of artists announced!

So much good stuff! Mary Lambert who sang on Same Love with Macklemore, God Des and She, Princess Superstar, Double Duchess, and more. READ ABOUT OUR INITIAL LINEUP

Sign up to be a vendor!

Over 100,000 attendees - one of the best opportunities for vendors and sponsors in Seattle! Sign up before April 15 for discounts. GET MORE INFO

Want to be an artist at PrideFest?

We book many artists through Sonicbids every year (last year it was 7). Want to perform at PrideFest? APPLY TODAY

From "I Do" to "We Do"

Our festival director Egan Orion recently went to Haiti to build houses. Find out what this has to do with Pride and marriage equality. READ THE ARTICLE

2013 Booths Now Available!

Last year we sold out early. We'll do it again this year. You want a place at PrideFest 2013? You'll want to book early. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Thank You Seattle!

Seattle PrideFest was a huge success! Attendance edged up to 105-110K, we were sold out on our vendors, and we had great talent on 3 stages from all over the Northwest and the U.S. To top it all off, we raised $10,000 for Washington United for Marriage! PrideFest 2013 will take place on June 30, 2013. We look forward to seeing you then!

First Group of Artists Announced!

Headlining PrideFest 2012 we have a few artists to announce: Cazwell, Debby Holiday, DJ Phil B, Peppermint, and Vockah Redu. Check out their information on our ARTISTS PAGE

Booths Still Available for Vendors!

Do you want to be a vendor at PrideFest 2012? Over 100K visitors give you a prime opportunity to sell your goods or talk about your services. GET MORE INFO

Apply for Fit4Pride Today!

Do you want to get fit for Pride? Seattle PrideFest is teaming up with Gold’s Gym for a second year of Fit4Pride. TEN lucky people will get a chance to work with a trainer, define goals, and work with others to achieve their fitness goals in the month before Pride. APPLY TODAY

Tickets to RED Parties NOW AVAILABLE

Men, women, locals, out-of-towners, our two RED parties have something to offer for all of you. Our Men’s Party at Neumos features DJ Phil B and DJ Brian Gorr. Our Women’s Party at Baltic Room features DJ Tina T! MORE INFO

Now Accepting Artist Submissions for PrideFest 2012!

Last year, submissions from Sonicbids accounted for nearly 10 of our artists at PrideFest. Do you have what it takes? Submit to be considered! Deadline to submit is May 1: VIEW SONICBIDS PAGE FOR PRIDEFEST

Booth Rentals Now Available for PrideFest 2012!

Get your booth rentals now with early bird pricing, our lowest prices in years. In 2011, we saw over 100,000 people at PrideFest. Join us as a vendor for PrideFest 2012 to kickstart your business. SEE PRICING AND BOOKING INFORMATION

A Record Year for PrideFest, an Epic Year for Seattle

Thank you Seattle! Because of you, and all our supporters who traveled from places around the Northwest, US, and world, PrideFest 2011 had its biggest year ever! We expanded to three stages plus a family and kid’s area, complete with a Ferris Wheel! Over 100,000 people poured into the Seattle Center for the festivities on a warm, sunny Seattle day. Thanks to all our sponsors and vendors for making it possible, and to all of you for making it amazing. LIVE PROUD!

PrideFEAST is here! Dine out for LGBT Health & Wellness

PRIDEFEAST IS TONIGHT!! Just eat out at one of our participating restaurants to raise money for LGBT health & wellness: Julia’s, Tidbit Bistro, Via Tribunali, Barrio, or Tin Table. Up to 20% of your bill goes to support Gay City and Seattle Counseling Services. You need to eat! Why not do it for good? TELL YOUR FRIENDS! LET’S PACK SOME RESTAURANTS!

PrideFest’s 2011 Tobacco Policy: Q&A

With the recent news coverage (Seattle Times, AM1090, SGN) of our 2011 tobacco policy for vendors, we wanted to clarify what the policy is and what it isn’t. With our partner, Gay City, we’ve made a commitment to our community’s health and wellness.   FIND OUT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

PrideFest Has a Family & Kid’s Space, Thanks to Target

Seattle PrideFest is proud to announce Target as a major sponsor of our 2011 festival. They will be providing a space for kids of all ages with popsicles, a photo booth, and the crowning jewel of the family area, a ferris wheel! Thanks to Target for this great addition to PrideFest, and for your support of our community.

Team Gina, Ethel Merman, Spinderella All to Play PrideFest

Lots of new artists to announce for PrideFest! CHECK OUT OUR ARTIST PAGE for all the new acts, and check back frequently to see who we’re adding. Highlights including the reunion of Team Gina, Ethel Merman singing rock songs, and Spinderella from Salt ‘n Pepa spinning the DJ stage. And of course Crystal Bowersox, Thelma Houston, and BETTY for our Concert For Equality. A big year!

Take the 30-Day Challenge to Be Fit4Pride!

Want to get in shape for Pride? PrideFest and Gold’s Gym are teaming up for Fit4Pride, a 30-day challenge for 10 lucky people who get gym membership, personal training, and help getting a little closer to your fitness goals by the start of summer. Apply by midnight next Tuesday to be considered! MORE INFO

PrideFest Benefit Concert: June 25 Featuring Crystal Bowersox

On Saturday, June 25, PrideFest will expand its offerings to include a benefit concert at the Mural Amphitheatre starring Crystal Bowersox. More artists TBA soon. On sale to the general public 5/20, but you can get a pre-sale offer now. 100% of net proceeds go to Equal Rights Washington. GET TICKETS AND INFO

4th Annual PrideFEAST coming June 23, 2011

In its 4th year, PrideFEAST is a dining benefit to raise money for LGBT health & wellness non-profits, Gay City and Seattle Counseling Services. Up to 20% of your bill goes to our beneficiaries for essential services to our community. Restaurants announced on by Memorial Day Weekend. More info at:

PrideFest 2011 Beneficiary: Equal Rights Washington

One Degree Events is proud to announce our 2011 PrideFest Beneficiary: EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON. ERW has been a key part of progressing LGBTQ rights in the state of Washington, and we want to help in the next fight. They do amazing work, and we want to support that in 2011! Working with the Pride Project, One Degree Events will ensure we raise thousands of dollars for this great organization during Pride this year.

Tickets and Passes Now on Sale to Pride’s Hottest Parties

RED with DJ Brian Gorr at Neumos and RED with Spinderella at Baltic Room has something for the boys, something for the girls, and even something from everybody else in between. Tickets for the parties and VIP Passes for the whole weekend now on sale! GET MORE INFO

Vendors and Exhibitors: Discounted Booth Rentals Before April 15

Want to be a vendor or exhibitor at the largest LGBT gathering in the Northwest? Last year we had 70,000 people show up for PrideFest, and this year it’s likely to be even bigger. That’s a lot of people to tell about your product or service. Save money if you sign up before April 15. SIGN UP TODAY

Two RED Hot Parties for Pride Saturday: Spinderella and DJ Brian Gorr

One Degree Events is in its 7th year of doing its yearly Saturday night RED party for Pride, but this year we’re adding a women’s party (also RED). The men’s party at Neumos will be headlined by Seattle’s own DJ Brian Gorr, and the women’s party at Baltic Room will star Spinderella (of Salt ‘n Pepa). Tickets and Passes go on sale this Friday! EVENT PAGE

Verizon Wireless a Premier Sponsor of Seattle PrideFest 2011

Seattle PrideFest is thrilled to announce our latest sponsor, Verizon Wireless. They are a premier sponsor of the festival and our other Pride events. While this is their fourth year supporting PrideFest, it’s their first time as a major sponsor of the event. Thank you, Verizon! We couldn’t do it without you! Go to the Verizon Wireless website

Spinderella to Spin Seattle PrideFest

THIS JUST IN: Spinderella (of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa) will be spinning the DJ stage at PrideFest! More details to come, but all we can say is: bring your dancin’ shoes. She’s a huge talent in the DJ world, and we’re proud to feature her at PrideFest this year.

AIDS Quilt to Be Shown at PrideFest

We are commemorating 30 years since the start of the AIDS crisis in the United States at PrideFest this year by displaying the Quilt. If you have a panel you’d like to see, you can make a request by sending an e-mail to with the name of your loved one or block number. Since panels are put into big blocks (with requests coming from all over), we can’t accommodate all requests but will do our best.

PrideFest Headliner: Artist Kim English!

We are thrilled to announce that Kim English, with EIGHT #1 dance singles, starting with Unspeakable Joy in 1999, will be one of our headliners at PrideFest 2011. She is high energy and inspirational, and we are thrilled to have her as one of our headliners this year.    MORE INFO

New Event: Pride Bingo!

PrideFest is bringing Bingo back! Friday, June 24 at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, join us for an event than puts the “fun” back in “fundraising”! Mark your calendars – we’ll announce tickets and more information as they become available. MORE INFO

Armistead Maupin to Speak at PrideFest 2011

PrideFest is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for 2011, author of the bestselling series Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. He will be talking about the two themes of the festival this year: looking back at the AIDS Crisis and looking forward to securing marriage rights for all. We are honored to welcome Armistead Maupin to PrideFest this year. MORE ARTIST INFO

Want to be a vendor of PrideFest 2011?

We’re open for business! Each year we sell out but we keep on expanding to accommodate more great vendors and to keep the price low so all who want can participate. 70,000+ attendees and now expanded to 3 stages for 2011. FIND OUT MORE

PrideFest 2011 site launched!

We’ve finally launched our 2011 site! Over the months to come, the PrideFest site will be the place for you to find out information about artists coming to PrideFest at the Seattle Center, to sponsor the event, or rent a booth. We’re proud of our new site and hope it’s useful for you in the coming months.

Thank You Seattle!

Pride 2010 was amazing! We had record numbers at PrideFest, topping 70,000 attendees at the Seattle Center. We honored our LGBT veterans, raised money for Lambda Legal, danced in the fountain, and listened to the incomparable Kimberley Locke. Thank you all for supporting the festival. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings back in 2007, and you better believe for our 5th year in 2011 we’re bringing it big time! So one last time, Happy Pride everybody.

Final Artists Announced for PrideFest 2010

Our headliner for PrideFest 2010 is Kimberley, an American Idol Alum who has made her own success in the real world. Singer-Songwriter Julie Goldman brings her guitar and cutting wit to the main stage at PrideFest. From Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Le Faux resident Shannel will make a splash at PrideFest, bringing the glitz and glamour (and skimpy outfits) of Vegas to Seattle. SEE FULL SCHEDULE

Booths are Selling Out!

Want a booth at the Northwest’s largest LGBT gathering and the biggest free Pride Festival in the country? PrideFest is your place! But be quick. We expanded the number of booths available for this year but they’re selling out. We’d love to have you at PrideFest. MORE INFO ON RENTING BOOTHS

PrideFest Headliner Announced!

We are proud to officially announce that Kimberley Locke (originally of American Idol fame) is going to be our headliner at PrideFest this year! Kimberley is a tireless advocate for LGBTQ people and she’s one hell of an entertainer. We are proud to have her as a key part of our 2010 festival. See our other artists

Booth Rentals: Lowest Prices End When January Ends

Want an extra 5% off on the lowest costs of booth rentals for 2010?  Order by the end of the month!  The earlier you book, the closer you get to the front of the line for booth selection (after sponsors).  Book your booth today!

First Performer Announced – Julie Goldman!

Seattle PrideFest is thrilled to announce the first performer in our 2010 lineup – musician and comic Julie Goldman. I saw Julie on an R Family Vacation’s cruise last summer and responded immediately to her comic abilities and great use of music and voice. Find out more about Julie and our other artists.

Early Bird Savings on Booths and Sponsorship until end of month!

We have kept prices the same or have lowered them from previous years to make things more affordable in these tough times. But be sure to book by end of month for full savings!

PrideFest 2010 Site Launched

Ah, finally we get started back in. The largest LGBTQ gathering the Pacific Northwest needs a site that worthy of the community it represents. We worked hard to create an image and theme this year. We’re also announcing ALL SHADES OF BEAUTIFUL – celebrating the Pride Flag and Stories from the local community. Get more information on Theme. Enjoy the new site, and please sign up for our newsletter, Twitter, or Facebook to get updates as they happen!