DTLA PROUD Festival 2022 is Kicking Off this Weekend in New Home

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DTLA PROUD Festival 2022 is kicking off today in a new home. The Downtown Los Angeles celebrating all things LGBTQIA+ community has moved to at Grand Park this year. The event will take place, Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2022, at 200 N Grand Avenue after a historic 5 years at neighboring park, Pershing Square.

The weekend festivities will transform the entire space at Grand Park and will span from the Music Center on Grand Ave to Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St. This Queer epicenter will represent, include and celebrate all those that make up the LGBTQIA+ community here in Downtown!

For the first time, the DTLA PROUD Festival will be free for all ages to attend. Blocks 1 through 3 of Grand Park will feature curated programming; with special intention and effort on segments of the community that often go underrepresented. We are introducing a new shared space for parents and queer families and will also feature programming for all people of color, trans, non-binary and femme communities. The weekend programming will be segmented throughout the park and attendees are encouraged to explore!

“We are HERE, we are QUEER, and we aren’t Going Anywhere” is this year’s theme.
Our mission remains the same: to create safe spaces and experiences to celebrate queer love and representation. With your help and participation, we are excited to announce that the proceeds raised by this festival have enabled us to evolve from a festival to a physical Community Center!
We are so excited to announce DTLA PROUD’s COMMUNITY CENTER space – A.R.T. (Accessibility, Representation, Thrive) will be opening in late Fall 2022. This new space will all allow us to be active 365 days a year and to be a resource and outlet for the LGBTQIA DTLA Community. We will be announcing on Saturday, August 27 at the PROUD Community Stage.
DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL 2022 weekend programing is as follows:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022

Block 1 – Splash Zone (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)
This will feature ticketing, our sponsored media team, resident community DJ’s and community and non-profit booths alike. A curated safe place for kids and parents to cool off from the summer heat.

Block 2 – Mainstage Lawn (12pm – 10pm)
The Mainstage Lawn will introduce the festival with all-age programming designed to get the festival kicked off and started! Activities include:
  • Proud Generation, 12pm – 4pm
    • Consisting of youth programming, lawn games and a Banjee Ball youth voguing Ball.
  • Them Fatale Presents: You’re Welcome, 4pm – 7pm
    • A nightlife sampler of your favorite parties in Partnership with Divorce and Gayasstrology.
  • Proud Community Stage, 7pm – 10pm
    • This stage will showcase and promote local queer performers and talent.
Block 3 – The Queer Mercado (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)
A collective of curated queer vendors, artists, and artisans showcasing their merchandise, goods and crafts.
Block 4 – The PROUD Oasis (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)
Day Party for 21+ only. In Partnership with SummerTramp, Precinct, Redline, New Jalisco, Bar Franca, Akbar and 10DTLA.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022

Block 1 – Splash Zone (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)

This will feature ticketing, our sponsored media team, resident community DJ’s and community and non-profit booths alike. A curated safe place for kids and parents to cool off from the summer heat.
Block 2 – Mainstage Lawn (12pm – 10pm)
The Mainstage Lawn will introduce the festival with all-age programming designed to get the festival kicked off and started! Activities include:
  • Proud Family Day, 12pm – 4pm
    • The programming will include Drag Queen story time, lawn games, finger painting, balloon animals, picnic sing-a-long and a half-time performance from Cheer LA.
  • Transcendance, 4pm – 7pm
    • Three hours of Trans and Non-binary excellence! Including the Trans Picnic with amazing performances!
  • Proud Community Stage, 7pm – 10pm
    • This stage will showcase and promote local queer performers & talent.
Block 3 – The Queer Mercado (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)
A collective of curated queer vendors, artists, and artisans showcasing their merchandise, goods and crafts.
Block 4 – The PROUD Oasis (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)
Day Party for 21+ only. In Partnership with SummerTramp, Precinct, Redline, New Jalisco, Bar Franca, Akbar and 10DTLA.
Block 4 (Ticketed Area)
The Proud Oasis Day Party will be ticketed and reserved for those attendees 21 years and over. Anchored by everyone’s favorite pop-up waterpark dance party,
SUMMERTRAMP, we remain committed to featuring a diverse array of stage performances, DJs, local bars, community booths.

About DTLA PROUD:

MISSION: We are committed to celebrating everyone’s story, spreading optimism, growing our community and expanding our definition of diversity. By the community. For the community.
WHAT IS DTLA PROUD? DTLA Proud is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strengthens and empowers the local LGBTQ+ & ally community in Downtown Los Angeles through visibility, volunteerism, partnerships and events. Founded by a grassroots group of residents, business owners, community leaders and nightlife promoters, we were born from the idea that together we could create an all-inclusive community that represents the diverse LGBTQ+ population that lives, works and plays in the thriving heart of the city of Los Angeles. For more information, visit, https://www.dtlaproud.org/
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