More than 500,000 people expected at Columbus Pride Festival and Parade

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The Pride Festival, which attracts more than 500,000 people, is billed as one of the largest in the Midwest.

The festival will continue on Saturday, June 17, at Bicentennial and Genoa Parks Downtown.

The following roads will be closed for the festival:

  • Washington Boulevard between W. Broad Street and W. Main Street
    • from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, through about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, June 18
  • W. Town and W. Rich Streets between Belle Street and Ludlow Street
    • from 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, through about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, June 18
  • E. Main Street between S. Civic Center Drive and Ludlow Street
    • from 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, through about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, June 18
  • S. Civic Center Drive/2nd Street between W. Town Street and Noble Street
    • from 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, through about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, June 18

Pride Parade Saturday Morning, June 17

N. High Street will be closed between W. Goodale Street and E. 5th Avenue for the Pride Parade from about 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Saturday morning, June 17. Law Enforcement Officers will be on hand to let traffic through side streets when possible. W. Goodale Street traffic will be maintained through about 10:30 a.m, then law enforcement officers will let traffic through when possible through about 1 p.m.

Participants and spectators are encouraged to carpool or use COTA. Be alert for extra pedestrian traffic and watch carefully for no parking signs.

For more information about the festival and parade, see; https://columbuspride.org/

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