DTLA PROUD Festival 2022 kicks off this weekend in a new home

DTLA PROUD Festival 2022 starts today in a new house. Downtown Los Angeles celebrating everything the LGBTQIA+ community has moved to Grand Park this year. The event will take place, Saturday and Sunday August 27-28, 2022at 200 N Grand Avenue after 5 historic years in the nearby park, Pershing Square.

The weekend festivities will transform the entire space of Grand Park and 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 who make up the LGBTQIA+ community here downtown!

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

“We are HERE, we are QUEER and we are not going anywhere” is this year’s theme.

Our mission remains the same: to create safe spaces and experiences to celebrate queer love and representation. Thanks to your help and participation, we are thrilled to announce that the proceeds raised by this festival have allowed us to grow from a festival to a physical community center!

We are excited to announce that the DTLA PROUD COMMUNITY CENTER – ART (Accessibility, Representation, Prosper) space will open in late fall 2022. This new space will allow us all to be active 365 days a year and to to be a resource and an outlet for the LGBTQIA DTLA community. We will announce on Saturday August 27 at the PROUD Community Stage.

The DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL 2022 weekend schedule is as follows:

SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2022

Block 1 – Splash Zone (All day, 12pm – 10pm)
This will include the box office, our sponsored media team, resident community DJs, and community and non-profit booths. A safe place for children and parents to cool off from the summer heat.

Block 2 – Main Stage Lawn (12pm – 10pm)
The Mainstage Lawn will present the festival with an all-ages lineup designed to kick off and kick off the festival! Activities include:

  • Proud generation, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Consisting of youth shows, lawn games and a youth voguing ball Banjee Ball.
  • Them Fatale Presents: You’re Welcome, 4-7pm
    • A sampling of the nightlife of your favorite parties in partnership with Divorce and Gayastrology.
  • Proud Community Stage, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • This stage will showcase and promote local queer artists and talent.

Block 3 – The Queer Mercado (All day, 12pm – 10pm)
A collective of organized queer vendors, artists and artisans showcasing their wares, possessions 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 include the box office, our sponsored media team, resident community DJs, and community and non-profit booths. A safe place for children and parents to cool off from the summer heat.

Block 2 – Main Stage Lawn (12pm – 10pm)
The Mainstage Lawn will present the festival with an all-ages lineup designed to kick off and kick off the festival! Activities include:

  • Proud Family Day, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Programming will include Drag Queen story time, lawn games, finger painting, balloon animals, a sing-along picnic and a Cheer LA halftime performance.
  • Transcendence, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Three hours of Trans and Non-binary excellence! Including the Trans Picnic with amazing performance!
  • Proud Community Stage, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • This stage will showcase and promote local queer artists and talent.

Block 3 – The Queer Mercado (All day, 12pm – 10pm)
A collective of organized queer vendors, artists and artisans showcasing their wares, possessions 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 (paid area)
The Proud Oasis Day Party will be chargeable and reserved for participants aged 21 and over. Anchored by everyone’s favorite pop-up dance party,
SUMMER TRAVELwe remain committed to providing a wide range of stage performances, DJs, local bars and community stalls.

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) nonprofit organization that empowers and empowers the local LGBTQ+ and allied community in Downtown Los Angeles through visibility, volunteerism, partnerships and events. Founded by a local group of residents, business owners, community leaders and nightlife promoters, we were born from the idea that together we could create an 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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