Austin Pride Parade, Festival, and 5K Run

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Austin Pride Parade and Festival
September 22, 2012
Austin Pride 5K (Rainbow Run): 9::00 am (Downtown)
Parade: 8:00 pm (Downtown)
Festival: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Fiesta Gardens)

The Austin Pride Festival has moved from its traditional June setting to September. Highlights include a 5K run and Pride Parade downtown in the morning, followed by the official festival held at Fiesta Gardens during the afternoon.

If you're a runner (or walker), be sure to check out the Austin Pride Run 5K, which bills itself as "the most accepting and most fun 5K in Texas." According to the website: "We welcome straight, gay, lesbian, questioning, transgenders; anyone who wants to experience Austin's unique vibe and have fun in the sun."

The Austin Pride Festival is a fun event for those who, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, want to come out (so to speak) and either celebrate their pride or show their support.

And that the event is in Austin is especially meaningful since Austin was gay-friendly and supportive long before it became commonplace to be so.

2012 Austin Pride Festival Entertainment

From the Austin Pride website:

Peaches joins Austin PRIDE's BIGGEST entertainment line up ever, with Special Guest Hosts Manila Luzon and Sahara Davenport, Wigstock founder Lady Bunny, 80's singing sensations Stacey Q and Shannon, 90's dance-pop duo La Bouche, Drag Racers Chad Michaels and Willam, bounce artist Nicky da B, Chloe, DJ Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland, Mouthfeel, Ginger Snaps, Ruby Lamb, Sabra johnSin, Miss Gay Austin Kara Foxx-Paris, DJ Danny Cardiel, Kelly Kline, and many, many more!

Map - Austin Pride Festival

Map - Fiesta Gardens - Austin, Texas
2101 Jesse E. Segovia ST
Austin, Texas 78702

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