Have a question? See below!
Pride Parade FAQs:
Parking will be tight - we recommend ride-sharing or parking on side streets. Street parking in the city is free on the weekends. The East End garage is only a few blocks away. There will be physically accessible parking at the Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave.) as well as additional parking at Trillium Health (259 Monroe Ave.)
Yes! We're expecting it to be warm on Saturday, so please stay hydrated!
The parade will start at 1:00 PM at the intersection of Alexander Street and Park Avenue. It will go down Park Avenue, turn right on Culver Road, and end at Cobbs Hill.
Yes, however, you can't bring alcohol. Please remember that we'll have lots of local vendors, too.
Pride Festival FAQs:
The festival will take place at Cobbs Hill Park from 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Parking for the general public will be available at the Water Authority (475 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610). Accessible parking is available near the front of the Lake Riley Lodge on Norris Drive. There will be a parking attendant there.
There will be 2 RTS buses providing a shuttle between 259 Monroe Avenue and the crosswalk by the Lake Riley Lodge on Norris Drive. The shuttle will run constantly from 3:00 - 9:00 PM. The shuttle is accessible and can accommodate a wheelchair.
Yes! Click here to buy tickets in advance. Tickets at the gate are cash-only. There will be an ATM on site. Kids under 12 are free!
No outside food or beverages will be permitted at the ROC Pride Fest. However, we will have free bottled water available, along with many vendors offering drinks!
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the Festival.
Sorry, backpacks are not allowed at the Festival.
We understand that safety is on the minds of everyone lately, especially in our current climate and in recent events here locally and in other communities across the country. Therefore, we have reached out to the Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to understand the safety measures that they are taking at the two largest Pride events – the Parade and the Festival.
At the Parade, the Rochester Police Department will have a presence at each cross street along Park Avenue between Alexander and Culver. At the Festival, RPD will be present outside the entrance. There will also be private security at both events. Also, just like all large events across our county, the Monroe County Crime Analysis Team will continue to monitor any chatter about the events planned for our community, and will adjust their safety plans if needed.
For those who are choosing to participate in any or all of these events, we urge you to stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings, and call 911 or tell a Pride volunteer in a pink t-shirt if you see something suspicious.
We look forward to celebrating our community with Pride!
The ROC Pride Collective is a community-based coalition dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in the Greater Rochester area! The group was formed in July 2021 in response to the community’s desire to see the Pride Parade return after a two-year absence. The Pride Collective includes volunteers from the LGBTQ+ community and representatives from nonprofits. Anyone can join!
Money raised by the ROC Pride Collective supports Pride events throughout Rochester, and 10% of the proceeds are donated to support Rochester Black Pride.
As more cases of Monkeypox appear in New York State and across the country, the virus continues to disproportionately impact men who have sex with men. While there is no reason to panic, we do encourage taking proactive steps to help prevent the spread of Monkeypox in our area – before, during, and after Pride.
To help reduce possible spread, remember to stay home and call your doctor if you are not feeling well, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently, use condoms, and shower after sex.
The risk to most people remains low, but knowledge empowers us all and keeps us healthy! To learn more, click here.
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