19 million people will be seeing how Boise does Pride. Expect a lot of attention to our city as we celebrate diversity and acceptance. It's now officially Pride Week and you'll start to see it around town.

Boise Pridefest has grown to become nationally recognized as one of the best small town prides in America. We're even eeking past the "small town" part of the category. The week-long celebration supports diversity and positive interaction between our LGBT friends and our allies.

Just last week, we welcomed one of the biggest conferences to the Boise Centre. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists brought 1,400 people to Boise when they were originally scheduled to be in North Carolina. The move was due to North Carolina's controversial bathroom law. The fact that Boise was the place to meet says a lot about our capitol city.  (Just because I was curious: an Epidemiologist is a health professional who investigates patters and causes of disease and injury in humans)

After just four years of Boise Pridefest, the city is being given love. In honor, Google is sending a crew from Mic Media to cover every aspect of our Pride to share with their 19 million readers. We are the only city west of the Mississippi being recognized. I mean, WHAT?

 

photo: Kekeluv

 

BOISE PRIDEFEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

TUESDAY (6/13): Pride Bingo at The Balcony hosted by Boise's Blonde Bombshell Minerva Jayne. The event is free. 8:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (6/14): Movie Night with Boise Men's & Women's Chorus at The Flicks. The movie: Kinky Boots. Tickets are $10 at The Flicks. Show is at 6:45 p.m.

THURSDAY (6/15): Boise Voice Extravaganza at Humpin' Hannah's. Registration is at 7:30 p.m. with an 8:00 p.m. showtime. Rules and details HERE.

FRIDAY (6/16): Pride Festival from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 - 10:20 p.m. - Capitol Lighting with the Boise Men's & Women's Choruses
  • 11:00 p.m. - Official Pride Kickoff Party at the Lucky Dog. Event starts at 11:00 p.m. Performances by Erika Gaga, Denimm Cane and Annie Depressant.

SATURDAY (6/17): Rest up because today is a long day!

  • 10:30 a.m. - Rally on the Capitol steps hosted by Cruise & Box
  • 11:15 a.m. - Pride parade starting at State and 5th. The entire route HERE.
  • 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. - Pride Festival at Capitol Park
  • 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Pride Street Party on 8th and Idaho featuring DJ Complex

SUNDAY (6/18): Pride Pool Party at the Holiday in Express on Parkcenter at 11:30 a.m.