Pride Parade returns to Rochester on Saturday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Pride Festival returned on Saturday, July 15 to celebrate the LBGTQ+ community in the area. The festival at Cobbs Hill Park on Culver Road runs from 1 to 8 p.m. featuring live music, vendors, and food.

Good Question: Why does Rochester celebrate Pride a month later than the rest of the country?

Trillium Health, the area’s leading LBGTQ+ health care provider, is partnering with ESL Federal Credit Union to present the parade and festival. Last year’s Pride Parade was the largest in Rochester’s history.

Pride Parade

The celebration kicked off with the Pride Parade which began at 1 p.m. at the corner of Alexander Street and Park Avenue. It went go down Park Avenue, turned right on Culver Road, and end at Cobbs Hill at the festival. News10NBC marched in the Pride Parade.

Members of News10NBC family walked in the parade this year, along with many other people.

Pride Picnic

On Sunday, the ROC Pride Picnic will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park. It’s hosted by Rainbow Seniors ROC.

There will be food trucks, a piano bar, a DJ, dancing, information tables, a gift raffle, and more. You can get tickets here.