Some basic questions answered about Dallas Pride 2022.
If you don't see the answer to your question in the FAQ's below, you can contact us here.
ABOUT THE EVENTS
Dallas Pride 2022 will feature the Dallas Pride Music Festival on Saturday, June 4th and The Corona Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, June 5th.
Centennial and Vendors | 11am-7pm
Teen Pride and Family Pride | 11am-6pm
Esplanade Festival & Concerts | 11am-9pm
Parade steps off at 2:00 pm.
Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early.
Food trucks and vendors will be on-site.
Yes. The Corona Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade returns bigger and better this year to Fair Park on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The parade is FREE to attend.
There will be a Festival, Teen Pride and Family Pride Zone on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Fair Park in the Centennial and Automobile Buildings and on the Esplanade. We will have our Parade on Sunday, June 5, 2022 with the parade route starting at the Coliseum Building, winding around from of Hall of State past the Esplanade and ending up back at the Coliseum. Basically, the route will circle around the Cotton Bowl.
Yes, all ages can attend. Children 12 and under are free at the Festival. Paid admission tickets are required for ages 12 and up. The parade is free for all to attend. Children are always welcome, but we leave it up to the parents for discretion on children attending. Both the Pride Festival and Parade are a little more risquè than other events. We encourage parents to take this into consideration. The Festival will have a Teen Zone and a Family Pride Zone where age-friendly events are offered.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Cash and credit will be accepted, and contactless payment will be available. No outside food or beverage will be allowed into the event. $1 bottled water will be available throughout the park. All bags subject to random search.
Dallas Pride will update COVID-19 protocols as we get closer to the events.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed in on a short leash. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog. Don't have a furry friend to accompany you? Animal adoption agencies will be on hand for you to find that forever companion.
PLEASE NOTE: The forecast for Sunday will be very hot. Be sure to have water and shade available for your dog.
On Sunday Parade day, there are 2 dedicated areas for tents. One, on the southwest side of the Coliseum in Cotton Bowl Plaza. The other area (new for 2022) is located on Nimitz Avenue on the northwest side of the Coliseum along the parade route. Visit our Transportation | Maps | Parking information page here for more information. Tent areas are noted in light green on the map.
Coolers are not allowed. In order for us to have alcohol at the parade, we need to have a master concessionaire with at TABC license and of course, alcohol cannot be brought in. Since we cannot inspect thousands of coolers for alcohol, we have to make the decision of "coolers are not allowed." There will be many stands offering water at $1 per bottle.
Coolers are allowed for parade entries since they must arrive early for staging. They must follow all rules set forth and are subject to inspection.
Yes, on Sunday for the parade viewing. The ADA and ASL area is located at the end of the Esplanade along Grand Avenue. Visit our Transportation | Maps | Parking information page here for more information.
For the Festival day on Saturday, there will be several picnic tables for use around the festival grounds and some limited seating available near the Centennial Stage. On Sunday, Parade Day, the picnic tables will be in various locations along the route. You can also bring a pop-up tent and take advantage of our designated tent areas.
On Sunday, parade staging takes place in the parking lots behind the Coliseum in Lots 12 A, B & C (between the Coliseum and Fitzhugh Street entry gates). Visit our Transportation | Maps | Parking information page here for more information.
Yes, DART will be running its normal schedule. Take the Green Line to the Main Entrance at Fair Park on Parry Ave., or to the MLK Station at MLK Blvd. and walk 1 block East. Plan your trip on the DART Schedule Planner here. Visit our Transportation | Maps | Parking information page here for more information.
Dallas Pride 2022 loves our volunteers. We had such a great response to our Volunteer Sign-up that all volunteer opportunities have been filled.
Yes. We will vendors on Saturday, June 5th at the Dallas Pride Music Festival. 2022 VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
DALLAS PRIDE AT FAIR PARK
Several factors led to the decision to move both the Festival and Parade to Fair Park. Our home for many years, Cedar Springs Road, was scheduled for re-construction. Parade permits would not be available during this construction period. Changes in the permitting process and requirements for large scale events from the Office of Special Events also lead to the decision.
Fair Park offers room to grow, more parking and accessibility. New alcohol policies and upcoming enforcement on public streets also led to the decision.
Read more about the decision in depth on our History page here. Navigate down to "Dallas Pride at Fair Park".