Pride Festival, Parade Highlight Weekend LGBTQ Equality Events

In previous years, Gainesville Pride hosted a parade in addition to the festival. This year, the parade will not occur. (Erin Cho/WUFT News)
The weekend-long Gainesville Pride Days 2018 celebrated LGBTQ equality and love for all with the annual parade and festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. The parade began at noon on 7th Street and West University Ave and ended at Bo Diddley Plaza downtown where supporters were welcomed with bright, traditional rainbow colors. Following the hour-long parade, the festival welcomed participants and visitors until 9 p.m. with food stations, small business displays and other events. The annual Pride Festival and Parade was co-sponsored by The City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs. (Photos by Erin Cho/ WUFT News)


Caitlin and Emlyn Arner model their festival outfits during Saturday’s Pride Festival and Parade.


Bobby Keen and Andy Riess sell jars of honey and salsa at the annual Gainesville Pride Festival and Parade on Saturday.


Adriane Isenberg and Elizabeth Husband sell “Y’all means All” t-shirts at one of the many small businesses that were in support of the Pride Festival and Parade.

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