Over 15,000 people are expected on Sunday, June 17th for The Bronx’s official LGBTQ pride festival, The 1 Bronx Festival, filled with dozens of performances including big name celebrities like Brenda K Starr and Jiggly Caliente of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame.
The day will start with a Pride March starting at 161st Street and Grand Concourse at 10AM marching east across 161st Street before turning south on Third Avenue and merging with the festival.
Produced by the Third Avenue Business Improvement District in partnership with Destination Tomorrow, Boogie Down Pride, Out Bronx, BAAD (Bronx Academy of Art and Dance), Dancing in The Streets, Bronx LGBTQ Caucus, and the Office of the Bronx Borough President with the goal of uniting our borough’s LGBTQ community.
There will be over 150 vendors lining Third Avenue and performances by almost 100 artists to look forward to on that day according to the event organizers.
Last year was the borough’s first 1 Bronx Festival which attracted thousands of Bronxites in a show of unity and solidarity with our borough’s LGBTQ community and this year’s festival looks to expand upon that.
Leading up to the 1 Bronx Festival will be a series of events like film screenings, cocktail reception, and even a Big Gay Bronx Brunch at Charlie’s Bar and Grill.
Make sure to follow the 1 Bronx Festival on Facebook for up-to-minute information on all up coming events.
See you there!