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Pershing Square Will Host Downtown L.A.'s Pride Fest

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Downtown Los Angeles will get its own Pride Festival next weekend. On August 7, Pershing Square will host the DTLA Proud Festival. According to the event’s website, the fest "will showcase the best that downtown has to offer through 40 community booths (10 local restaurants, 15 local retail shops and 15 LGBT community groups), a main stage programed by the burgeoning and established LGBT nightlife, and grounded by a pop-up water park for all to enjoy."


In addition to the events at Pershing Square, there will also be performances, DJs and parties occurring at nearby gay bars New Jalisco, Precinct, Redline, Bar Mattachine, as well as the historic Globe Theater. Performers Cazwell, Jackie Beat, Hi Fashion, Big Dipper, Pandora Boxx, The Gay Gays and several others will appear on the fest's main stage. The Boulet Brothers, who you will definitely recognize if you've ever been to a Dragula event, will act as Master of Ceremonies. There will not be a parade.

Tickets are $10 which, as WEHOville points out, is considerably cheaper than West Hollywood's Pride Festival.

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DTLA Proud Festival is on Sunday, August 7 from noon to 10 p.m. at Pershing Square, located at 532 S. Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $10.