SAN ANTONIO – This year, Pride meets the San Antonio River to “promote the inclusion, encouragement, and support of the city’s LGBTQ+ community to live openly and equitably.”
This year’s Pride Month will see Visit San Antonio’s first-ever Bud Light Pride River Parade on June 18th.
The celebration will bring together community members in the historic La Villita neighborhood, the downtown River Walk area and near the local museum, according to Visit San Antonio.
The day’s celebrations kick off with the celebration at La Villita from 12pm to 5pm, which will feature local artisans and producers, as well as food and entertainment. There will be live entertainment on stage from DJs, bands, impersonators and dancers at the Arneson River Theatre.
The event will culminate with two performances of the parade, each featuring more than 17 colorful barges.
The first showing at 4:00 p.m. will be along the River Walk downtown. An additional presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the River Walk Museum Reach, Visit San Antonio said.
The Bud Light Pride River is expected to be the largest riverside pride parade in the United States, according to Visit San Antonio.
The schedule for the celebrations on June 18 is as follows:
12pm to 5pm – Party at La Villita
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Pride River Parade at River Walk Downtown Reach
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Pride River Parade at River Walk Museum Reach
Marc Anderson, President and CEO of Visit San Antonio, made the following statement to KSAT on June 13:
“As with all River Walk parades, Visit San Antonio is working closely with SAPD to ensure a safe environment for all attendees at the Bud Light Pride River Parade & Celebration this Saturday. We welcome the local community to celebrate this spirit of pride and enjoy themselves, which will take place for the first time on June 18th on the legendary San Antonio River Walk. We are grateful for the warm welcome from the city to this first ever Pride River parade, which sold out all the floats and brought dozens of local organizations to participate in the celebration at La Villita. Visit San Antonio looks forward to a positive and happy Bud Light Pride River Parade for all participants.”
More information about the Pride River Parade can be found here.
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San Antonio hosts the first-ever river parade of Pride Month in mid-June
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