With more than 200 contingents and exhibitors, multiple stages and attendance of more than 65,000 people, the festival (1-7 p.m.) has something for everyone. Exhibits like the Houston Dynamo Kids' Zone, the Walgreens Health & Wellness Pavilion, the Houston LGBT History Exhibit in cooperation with Rice University and a whole cast of music performers including Pride Superstar contestants — past and present — complement the event.
Most exhibitors and food vendors only accept cash, and ATMs are available on-site until 7 p.m. or at local businesses.
The parade (8 p.m.), held along Westheimer Road between Dunlavy and Montrose Boulevard, features more than 100 organizations and businesses celebrating the Houston LGBT community. The pre-show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Westheimer and Waugh.
Grandstand seating (includes private restrooms, complimentary food, cocktails and water) and general bleacher seats (includes private restrooms; non-alcoholic beverages and water for sale) are available as well.