Produced by the well-funded and extremely well-organized Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado, Denver's fabulous PrideFest takes place over two days in mid-June. The dates this year are Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, 2014. Nearly 350,000 participants attended Denver Gay Pride last year, and the numbers are expected to climb this year.
A look back at last year's Pride celebration:
Denver PrideFest takes place on Saturday, from 11 am until 7 pm, and on Sunday, from 10 am until 6 pm. The setting is downtown's centrally situated Civic Center Park, at Colfax Avenue and Broadway, right in the shadow of the gilt-domed Colorado State Capitol building. Admission to the festival is free, and two stages will feature an exciting range of talents, including headliners Taylor Dayne, Martha Wash, Mike Munich, Cazwell, plus and many others - there are several stages dedicated to different music themes, including Latino, Dance World, Country, and the Main Stage.
Rise and shine early on Sunday, to partake of Denver's Annual CoorsLight Gay Pride Parade, which commences at 9:30 am in verdant Cheesman Park, off E. 8th Avenue at Williams Street. The procession continues west along Colfax Avenue, finishing at the PrideFest in Civic Center Park.
Additionally, plenty of gay-popular restaurants, hotels and inns, and shops throughout Denver will be extra busy during this busy time, and catering heavily to LGBT visitors. Here's a look at some of Denver's top gay bars. Check local gay papers, such as OutFront Colorado, and also check out the GLBT travel page at the Denver CVB's Website.