Pride Guide

Denver Gay Pride - June 18-20, 2010

By: Rick Andreoli
6.12.2010

Words by Jim Guttau (www.guttaupr.com).

One of the largest Pride events in the nation, Denver PrideFest is expecting 275,000 people from Colorado and surrounding states. Celebrating its 35th birthday this year, the event will take place at Denver’s Civic Center Park.

For the most accurate information on Pridefest, visit the website of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado—the beneficiary of the event.

For you out-of-town visitors, discover the best in dining, nightlife, hotels, and more at http://www.denver.org/visitdenver.

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TOP BARS

Tracks 
Hot dance club, super popular.
3500 Walnut St., Denver
303-863-7326

JR’s
Fun local bar, friendly peeps.
777 E. 17th Ave., Denver
303-8310459

Compound
Hot studs, leather and manly men.
145 Broadway, Denver
303-722-7977

BoyzTown
Stand and model bar with hot strippers.

117 Broadway, Denver
303-722-7373

FRIDAY, JUNE 18
Women’s Pride Party
A massive crowd of women will take over Tracks on Friday for this party, themed “Goddess.”

SATURDAY, JUNE 19
DogsInDragWeb
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Family Field Day at Civic Center Park
Festival visitors can enjoy entertainment for kids, adults and pets; browse health and wellness booths, the youth interactive area, retail and commercial booths, and the popular Dogs in Drag contest.

Denver Dyke March
Rally begins at Charlie’s at 3:00 p.m., and the march, starting at 4:00 p.m., heads down Colfax Ave. to Civic Center Park.

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 Don’t miss the hottest nightclub party of Pride at Tracks, which is known for its over-the-top décor and themes. One year, the nightclub trucked in sand and filled up pools for a beach party theme; in 2010, look for a “Fall of Olympus” theme.

SUNDAY
Parade
The Coors Light PrideFest Parade steps off at 9:30 AM (it’s early!) from Cheesman Park and proceeds down Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park.

PrideFest CelebrationClimax
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Civic Center Park
Attendees can peruse nearly 300 booths, 40 food and beverage stands, watch live entertainment on five stages, and much more; Sunday’s entertainment headliner is En Vogue.


 OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

Climax Sundays
4:00 PM
The official Pride after-party is on the rooftop of Vinyl,
inviting everyone 18 and over. Super music, 4 dance floors, tons of fun. Visit their MySpace page.
1082 Broadway, Denver

DENVER PRIDEFEST TIPS

Pride3 •Book your hotel close to Civic Center Park, so you can refuel (and grab a much-needed nap); investigate prices at the nearby Sheraton Denver or visit PrideFest hotels for deals.

•Denver makes it easy to call a taxi; you can call the “7’s” or the “3’s,” connecting you to two of the largest cab companies in the city:

oMetro Transportation: 303-333-3333
oYellow Cab: 303-777-7777

•Cheap date. At high elevation, you’re bound to feel the effects of alcohol quicker. Staying hydrated is the key, especially on a hot summer’s Pride day.

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