Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade Details

2017 Pittsburgh Pride parade. Photo by G Michael Beigay.

The 2023 Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade will be held on Saturday, June 3 celebrating 50 years of Pittsburgh Pride.

Lineup will begin at 10:00 AM along Liberty Avenue between 11th Street and 16th Street. There are no assigned spaces, just assigned Zones.  Participants are asked to please pay attention to what zone they are assigned and proceed to the assigned area.  Participants will be placed in order by volunteers upon arrival. 

All vehicles participating in the parade must enter the lineup from Penn Avenue at 16th Street in the Strip District and proceed slowly to their designated zone. No vehicles besides motorcycles and other support vehicles may line up closer to Downtown than the PWSA driveways on Liberty Avenue. All vehicles must be in the lineup by 11:00 AM, no exceptions.

The 2023 Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade is divided into 4 zones.

The March

Zone 1, Liberty Avenue from 11th Street to 12th Street

All individuals are welcome to march in the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade in support of LGBTQ+ rights. No registration is required. Come march together as a united community. Zone 1 also includes the motorcycles, the giant Pride flag, the grand marshal’s vehicles, the banner, over 100 Progress Pride flags, and any group from Zone 2 that would like to march united with the community. Group banners are allowed to be carried in this section.

Zone 2, Liberty Avenue from 12th Street to the PWSA driveways (13th Street)

LGBTQ+ Groups and organizations without vehicles. Zone 2 is led by the Pittsburgh Pride Colorgaurd. The colorgaurd and their support vehicle will lineup and practice on 12th Street at Liberty Avenue. Any LGBTQ+ groups or organizations without a vehicle in Zone 2 are welcome to move up to Zone 1.

The Parade

Zone 3, Liberty Avenue from PWSA driveways (13th Street) to 14th Street

LGBTQ+ Groups and organizations with vehicles.

Zone 4, Liberty Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street

All small businesses and corporations. No small business or corporation may move forward into an earlier Zone.

The Stage

The review stage will be located on Liberty Avenue near the intersection with Grant Street. Speakers will begin at 11:30 AM. The parade will step off at 12:00 PM sharp.

Information booth

The information booth will be located on Liberty Ave at 11th Street in front of the Greyhound station.

The Route

From 11th Street at Liberty Avenue, the parade will proceed down Liberty Ave towards 7th Street, turn right on 7th Street and continue across the Andy Warhol Bridge, continue on Sandusky Street, turn left on to South Commons and proceed to Allegheny Commons Park West for the Pittsburgh Pride Festival.

Where to watch the Parade?

The best viewing locations for the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade will be along Liberty Avenue, Fort Duquesne Blvd at the Andy Warhol Bridge, and along the Andy Warhol Bridge. Community partners have organized some special festivities along the route.

Pride Festival Opening Ceremony

After the parade arrives at the Pittsburgh Pride Festival in Allegheny Commons Park West an opening ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM.

Jim Sheppard is a resident of Downtown Pittsburgh. Jim served as a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission which investigates instances of discrimination in the City of Pittsburgh and recommends necessary protections in our City Code to provide all people in Pittsburgh with equal opportunities. He has worked for Pittsburgh City Council, the Pittsburgh Mayor, and the Allegheny County Controller. For five years he was the President of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (He / Him / His)