2019 LA PRIDE OPENING CEREMONY
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM PST
West Hollywood Park
(San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica and Melrose)
Kick off LA Pride Weekend in West Hollywood at the FREE Opening Ceremony presented by Johnson & Johnson
Want to get LA Pride Weekend in West Hollywood started early? Then head on over to West Hollywood Park for a FREE night of entertainment, programming, and festivities presented by our proud partners at Johnson & Johnson before the LA Pride Festival opens its doors the next day. This free evening will include:
- An official welcome by leaders and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community
- A Vogue Ball & Drag Show
- An exclusive screening of Verizon Media’s 5B, the remarkable story of courage and compassion by the nurses and caregivers of SF General’s Ward 5B, at 8 PM at the Plaza Stage. Watch the trailer here: 5BFilm.com*
- A must-see performance by Todrick Hall
- And…a special 60-minute concert beginning at 10:30 PM by the one and only, Paula Abdul – powered by Caesars Entertainment!
For those of you looking for a VIP Opening Ceremony experience, VIP Backstage Experience tickets for Friday night-only backstage access to the Park Stage are now available, too. Get your tickets now!
Don’t miss this amazing — and FREE — way to kick off what’s set to be the best weekend of the year. Happy Pride!
*This is the Los Angeles celebrity premiere event of Verizon Media’s 5B — the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses, and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses, and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.