Greater City Providence

40th Annual Rhode Island Pridefest – June 18, 2016


2012 Illuminated Night Parade

This Saturday, Rhode Island Pride celebrates the 40th Annual Rhode Island Gay Pride Festival and Parade.


Pridefest starts Saturday, June 18th, at noon on South Water Street along the waterfront.

Illuminated Night Parade

The Illuminated Night Parade starts at 8pm traveling along Dorrance, Washington, and Empire Streets downtown.

A full schedule of Pride events can be found here.

Facebook event page

Pride Guide


In light of last weekend’s tragic events in Orlando, Rhode Island Pride has repsonded to the community’s concerns over security, read their statement here.


Rhode Island Pride is expensive to produce, if all donations help. This year they are running a $40 for 40 Years fundraising initiative.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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