PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia celebrates 50 years of pride! After a two-year hiatus, Pride celebrations are back and taking place throughout the month. The celebrations will begin with the 2022 PHL Pride March and Festival on Sunday, June 5.
Here’s your guide to the parade route, road closures and more:
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The PHL Pride March begins at 11 a.m. The march will begin at 500 Arch Street, make two stops at historic Pride and Philadelphia landmarks, and end at 12th Street and St. James Place where the PHL Pride Festival will begin at noon.
The PHL Pride Festival is a street festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and will feature community resources, youth and family programs, a low sensory relaxation zone, a sober space and a dry bar and, in accordance with the PHL Pride Collective’s commitment to showcasing Queer, Trans, Indigenous Black and People of Color (QTBIPOC) Traditions and Forms of Expression, Kiki Alley, a celebratory space showcasing the community’s rich culture and history Philadelphia ballrooms. For more information on the PHL Pride Parade and Festival activities, visit www.phlpridecollective.org.
PHL Pride Walk Route
All PHL Pride March attendees will meet at 500 Arch Street beginning at 10 a.m.
The march will begin at 11 a.m., beginning at 500 Arch Street and continuing west on Arch Street to 8th Street, south on 8th Street to Market Street, west on Market Street to at 12th Street, south on 12th Street and ending at St. James Street. The march must end at noon.
PHL Pride Festival
Immediately after the conclusion of the PHL Pride March, begins the PHL Pride Festival. The following streets will be closed from 7 a.m. until approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 5:
- Juniper Street from Walnut Street to Cypress Street
- Cypress Street from Juniper Street to 12th Street
- 13th Street from Walnut Street to Spruce Street
- 12th Street from Walnut Street to Spruce Street
- Quince Street from Walnut Street to Locust Street
- Locust Street from Juniper Street to 12th Street
- Spruce Street from Juniper Street to 12th Street
- Chancellor Street from Juniper Street to 12th Street
- St. James Street from 13th Street to 12th Street
- S. Camac Street from Spruce Street to Walnut Street
- Latimer Street from S. Camac Street 12th Street
- Manning Street from S. Camac Street to 12th Street
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The streets listed above will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Motorists must obey the “Temporary parking ban” signs. Vehicles parked at these locations during business hours will be moved. If you think your car has been moved, call police district of the area where your car was parked.
SEPTA bus routes 12, 23 and 45 will be diverted from their normal routes beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 5 until approximately 9 p.m. Detours will be posted and specific route changes are available on the system status page at www.septa.org.
COVID-19 and Public Safety Information
Participants are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick. Attendees can find more safety tips for Covid-19 events online.
The PHL Pride March and Festival is a “rain or shine” event. Traffic delays may be expected during the event. Motorists are urged to avoid the area by taking alternate routes. Road closures, parking restrictions and PHL Pride march and festival details can be found below.
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Throughout the event, the City will provide law enforcement support, traffic control and emergency medical services for the event and surrounding areas.
Participants should never leave bags or other items unattended. In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or object (backpack, package, container, etc.), immediately notify a police officer or dial 9-1-1. Do not attempt to open, move, cover or touch any suspicious object.
In addition, the public should expect congestion in the area. If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transportation, parking, and child supervision. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather. Garbage removal At the end of the event, garbage collection and street cleaning will be handled and managed by the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department. If you need to report any excess litter in the area after the event, residents can call 3-1-1 or 215-686-8686.