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Santa Fe Gay Pride 2014 - Pride at the Railyard Park 2014

Celebrating Pride in the hip Railyard District

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Museum Hill, home to some of Santa Fe's top cultural institutions, is well worth checking out when visiting this high-desert community in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo mountains.

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Santa Fe Gay Pride takes place in the attractively designed Railyard Park, part of a hip downtown district teeming with galleries, restaurants, and shops

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The Railyard District branch of gay-friendly Second Street Brewery is especially popular during Santa Fe Pride

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Although Santa Fe isn't a large city (the population is about 65,000), New Mexico's capital does have a large and lively gay community, and it throws quite a Gay Pride celebration in late June (on June 28 in 2014, but there are a number of related events throughout the city during the days before and after the weekend). Note that Albuquerque Gay Pride takes place earlier than usual this year, on May 31.

A look back at last year's Pride celebration:

The Santa Fe Pride Parade and Festival takes place at the city's beautifully redesigned Railyard District Park, just south of SITE Santa Fe museum, and consists of a festival with arts, crafts, retail, and GLBT organization booths - there's also live entertainment. The festival runs from 1 pm on, on Saturday

Prior to the festival on Saturday, the Santa Fe Gay Pride Parade starts at noon and runs from the New Mexico State Capitol west along Paseo de Peralta, before culminating at festival grounds in the Railyard District at 1 pm.

Other related Santa Fe Pride events take place around that time, including parties and gatherings in the area. Check the official Santa Fe HRA calendar for details on all of these events.

Santa Fe Gay Pride kicks off just a few days before the opening of the famed Santa Fe 2014 Opera season.

Of course, additionally, numerous bars (here's a list of gay-friendly nightclubs and bars in Santa Fe) as well as gay-popular restaurants, and shops in Santa Fe have special events and parties throughout Pride Week. Be sure to check out our article on great gay-friendly hotels and inns in Santa Fe. Visit the the helpful NM Gay Pride Guide, GoGayNewMexico.com for more on gay-friendly businesses throughout the region. Check with the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau's excellent GLBT travel page, for more ideas about planning a visit here.

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