PHOTO/NORTHERN NEVADA PRIDE: The PRIDE Parade in 2019. Last year, in keeping with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was a virtual event on Zoom.

After switching to an online format last year, the Northern Nevada PRIDE parade and festival is back in-person in downtown Reno and at Wingfield Park on Saturday, July 24.

“After a year inside, it’s time to come OUTside, OUTloud, OUT&proud!,” Northern Nevada PRIDE communications director YeVonne Allen wrote in an email announcing this year’s events. The parade and festival are presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and supported by scores of local corporate and individual sponsors.

VIDEO/Northern Nevada PRIDE: Highlights from the 2019 NN PRIDE Parade and Festival at Wingfield Park in Reno.

“It’s a day-long celebration that brings together the LGBTQ community, allies, and businesses to promote diversity, celebrate culture, remember history, and advocate for the future,” Allen wrote. 

The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Reno on Virginia Street, followed by the festival in Wingfield Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. VINCINT is the headline act on the entertainment schedule; Elliott with 2 T’s from RuPaul’s Drag Race also will be performing, along with dozens of local entertainers on the festival bill. 

About Northern Nevada Pride:

  • Northern Nevada Pride Festival and CommUNITY Parade is an event presented by and benefiting the local non-profit organization Our Center, Northern Nevada’s only LGBTQ community center at 1745 South Wells. Ave in Reno.
  • The mission of Northern Nevada Pride is to empower all members of our fun-loving community. We will bring together the LGBTQ Community, Allies, and Businesses to promote diversity, celebrate our culture, remember our history, and advocate for our future.
  • Yelp is hosting the “Out & About Pride Party” from July 12 – 24th with more than 20 locally-owned businesses fundraising for Pride.
  • Pride Skate Night, an event for people of all ages, is scheduled on Tuesday, July 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Roller Kingdom, 515 E. 7th Street in Reno.
  • The Pride After Party is scheduled at THE POOL at Grand Sierra Resort on Sunday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Major 2021 PRIDE sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors’ Authority, Reno Lithia Subaru, Renown Health, and Bently Heritage Estate Distillery.

A complete “Guide to NN PRIDE” is available online.

The 2021 Northern Nevada PRIDE Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno on the Truckee River.

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