Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2
Pride is back and grander than ever – that’s what the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center hopes for the 31st Tulsa Pride Block Party & Parade, Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2, in the East Village District of downtown Tulsa. Look for several events leading up to the big weekend (including a pool party) before the street party festival (3-11 p.m.) and parade (5 p.m.) Saturday. Vendors with plenty to snacks and mementos will be on hand as the festival stage rocks into the night with all kinds of music. The pride will run from the Brady Arts District to the Blue Dome District to the East Village and end at the Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St. The celebration continues with Picnic in the Park, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Park, Sixth Street and Peoria. Presented by the Tulsa Shock, the afternoon includes bounce houses for the kids, sports and fellowship. Vendors will not be at the park. Ice chests, food, canopies, leashed dogs, games and, of course, families are all welcome. Visit www.okeq.org/tulsapride to see a festival musical line-up, parade routes and other details about the weekend.