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5:59 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The 2013 St. Louis LGBT PrideFest is downtown this weekend at Soldiers' Memorial.

The festival will be held Saturday, June 29 from 12 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At 11 a.m. Sunday the Pride Parade will begin at Market Street and 8th Street, ending at 18th Street. The theme this year will be "The Past to Awaken the Future."

Admission is free and features a zoned layout for different age groups, with entertainment and two food court zones. For those who do not feel like walking from one end to another, Coffee Cartel is a providing shuttle service around the festival perimeter for $1 per ride.

MAP: PrideFest 2013 printable map

No coolers, tents, weapons, outside alcohol, glass containers, or pets are allowed, but guests are encouraged to bring blankets and folding chairs. Lockers can be rented for $5 to store belongings.

This year's festival will feature an expanded Children's Area with a waterslide, bounce house, craft area, and more.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has partnered with the event and for the first time will have a recruitment booth at the festival.

The cost and availability to park downtown will vary. Guests can take the MetroLink to the Civic Center stop or the MetroBus to the event.

For more information visit PrideFest's website, or download the Pride St. Louis app.


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