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Austin Pride Parade 2017 is Saturday, and here’s a map of where the main event will be

Parade street closures and fun stuff ahead

A smiling woman with light brown skin and straight dark hair wearing rainbow balloons,  holding a banner, and throwing a peace sign.
The Pride parade is coming, at last.
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LGBTQIA celebrants who were looking forward to Austin’s traditional August bash know, of course, that Hurricane Harvey put the kibosh on those plans.

This year’s parade was rescheduled for Saturday and, as The Austin Chronicle’s “Gay Place” column informs us, some out-of-towners, as well as some a number of local would-be celebrants already had other plans for the date.

Moreover, the parade, which had to be scheduled on the only day the city had available, will be separate from the Pride celebration—a festival with musical acts, dance parties, and other performers and events (that will take place Oct. 21).

Not to worry, though; the parade will go on, and no doubt go on spectacularly, and there are plenty of folks who can’t wait to take their Pride to the Austin streets.

The parade is scheduled to run 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will have three emcee stages for post-parade partying. The parade is free, but VIP passes for special seating can be purchased from Austin Pride.

Below is a description of the parade route and street closures for the event, followed by a map, courtesy of The Downtown Austin Alliance.

SAN JACINTO BOULEVARD

Between East 15th Street and East 11th Street

This closure will go into effect at 1:00 p.m.

EAST 11TH STREET

Between Brazos Street and Colorado Street

This closure will go into effect at 5:00 p.m.

CONGRESS AVENUE

(Partial Closure)

Between 11th Street and 4th Street

Cross streets will remain open until the parade begins at 8:00 p.m.

EAST 11TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Brazos Street and Trinity Street

Eastbound lanes will remain open.

WEST 11TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Lavaca Street and Colorado Street

Westbound lanes will remain open.

COLORADO ST

Between 11th St and 11th St

Westbound lanes will remain open.

EAST 4TH STREET

Between Brazos St and Congress Ave

Eastbound lanes remain open.

4TH STREET

Between Congress Ave and San Antonio St

APD will control intersections and allow cross traffic as conditions permit.

5TH STREET, 6TH STREET, 7TH STREET, 8TH STREET, 9TH STREET, 10TH STREET

Between Brazos Street and Colorado Street

5th Street and 6th Street will remain open until the parade begins at 8:00 pm. Local traffic will be allowed to access destinations within the closure areas.

12TH STREET, 13TH STREET, 14TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Trinity Street and San Jacinto Boulevard

These closures will go into effect at 1:00 pm.

Local traffic will be allowed to access destinations within the closure area.

COLORADO STREET

Between West 6th Street and West 4th Street

This closure will go into effect at 7:00 pm. Local traffic will be allowed to access destinations within the closure area.

Gay Place: Austin’s Pride celebration is happening this Saturday! [AAS]