The top LGBT pride events in Denver are fantastic and the community opens these events to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. With Denver being one of the top 10 in the country in celebrating events, more than 250,000 people attend such activities every year! This year, they hope to top that number   as they prepare for a crowd of 275,000 – 300,000, and it could easily be accomplished with the activities that are planned. These are the top LGBT pride events going in Denver.
Lisa Lampanelli (Credit

Lisa Lampanelli (Credit

Official Denver PrideFest Comedy Event
Paramount Theatre
1621 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0106

Date: June 20, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Join in the fun as the Paramount Theatre and the LGBT welcome comedian, Lisa Lampanelli. Lisa has been referred to as the Lovable Queen of Mean who is known for her racy style of comedy. This is a great way to end the first night of PrideFest as you sit back, relax and laugh until it hurts. Tickets start at $39.75 and are available at or directly at the Paramount Theatre box office.

Big Gay PrideFest Denver 5k (Credit

Big Gay PrideFest Denver 5k (Credit

Big Gay PrideFest Denver 5k
Civic Center Park
E. Broadway and Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202

Date: June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m.

This is one of the biggest events of the weekend and will start at 10 a.m. at Civic Center Park. The race course goes along 14th Avenue and turns into Cheesman Park on Franklin Street. After taking a loop, you will head back down 14th Avenue to join in the PrideFest activities. There will of course be awards for costumes and race time. This will be an official timed race with results posted after the race.

Coors Light PrideFest Parade (Credit John DiTirro)

Coors Light PrideFest Parade (Credit John DiTirro)

Coors Light PrideFest Parade
Cheesman Park
Franklin St. & 8th St.
Denver, CO 80206

Date: June 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Get ready to show the world your colors and costumes. The Coors Light PrideFest Parade will kick off at the Cheesman Park in Denver and will travel down Colfax Avenue towards Civic Center Park. This is one of the most fun parades, as well as most colorful. The costumes and attitude add immense character to this fun-filled parade. Last year, the total number of floats was 142, this year they are looking at around 160. Come down early and get your spot in line, as you will not want to miss being part of the largest event for the LGBT community that Denver offers.

Related: PrideFest Crowd Sees Progress, Acknowledges Challenges

Marvin Matthews (Credit

Marvin Matthews (Credit

Marvin Matthews Pre-Pridefest Concert
Metropolitan Community Church Of The Rockies
980 Clarkson St.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 860-1819

Date: June 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Join world renowned singer Marvin Matthews as he performs at the Metropolitan Community Church Of The Rockies Friday, June 12 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.. Marvin’s music includes a great variety of soul, hip-hop, jazz and gospel, and he has sung with Debbie Boone, Andrae Crouch and Deniece Williams. Marvin Matthews has toured the world and performed in a variety of different countries and events. Joining Marvin is another great artist in Derrick Lee. Tickets purchased in advance are only $15, and if purchased the night of the show they are $20.

Mya (Credit

Mya (Credit

Hip Hop And R&B Artist Mya
Civic Center Park Greek Amphitheater
1560 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 861-4633

Date: June 21, 2015

Grammy Award winning artist Mya will be gracing the stage at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park for an amazing concert on Sunday, June 21. Mya has sold more than 8 million singles worldwide and is a strong supporter of the LGBT community. Aside from music, this fantastic lady is an accomplished actress appearing on the television show NCIS, along with many other shows, as well as entertaining us in Season 9 of “Dancing With The Stars”. Join the hundreds of fans who will be dancing, singing and having a great time while being entertained by this beautiful lady.

Related: Denver’s Gay Pride Parade Kicks Off

John DiTirro has been a professional photographer and photojournalist in Denver since 1984 and is a fixture in the event world in Colorado. John has captured the exciting look and feel of every concert and the fast moving action of every sporting event. His work can be found on