PrideFest hits STL streets this weekend

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The LGBT community will be out in droves this weekend in downtown St. Louis for Pridefest.

The festival will be held at Soldier's Memorial Saturday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, the parade will be held at 11 a.m. and make its way around downtown.

This year's festival theme is "Diversity, History, Unity," which will focus on 35 years of Pride in St. Louis, 45 years since Stonewall and also the 250th birthday celebration for the City of St. Louis.

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There will also be a great deal of entertainment on hand, such as Betty Who, Eric Himan Band, The Takedown and Kim Massie.

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More than 125,000 came out for the event last year, and several more are expected due to the marriage of four same-sex couples in the City of St. Louis Wednesday night, which is against the state law.

Attorney General Chris Koster said he will fight to stop same-sex marriages in St. Louis.

For more information on the festival, check out the Pride St. Louis website.


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