Motor City Pride Celebrates 43 Years Of Community

DETROIT – The Motor City Pride Festival and Parade celebrates its 43rd anniversary Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014. Held at Detroit’s beautiful Hart Plaza, the annual event attracts thousands of attendees to the live music, DJs, vendors and food. The festival is the largest LGBT celebration in Michigan.

The festival is poised to attract more attendees this year because of the stellar music line-up. Featured headliners include Andy Bell (of Erasure), Alex Newell, and musical performer and Tunde Olaniran, one of Michigan’s fastest rising musicians. The rest of the line-up features some of the state’s best DJs, bands and performers.

The move to Hart Plaza four years ago allowed the two-day event to expand and offer more programming. Five performance areas, an expanded family area, a larger parade and food and retail vendors provide attendees with activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. Daily admission is $5.00 for those 21 and over, no charge for those under 21.

Since it began as a pride march 42 years ago, the festival has evolved into a culturally significant affair. This year’s celebration of community is especially important in raising awareness about LGBTQ issues and providing a safe space for members of the community.

The Parade is scheduled for 11:00 AM Sunday, June 8, 2014. Please visit for map, music lineup and additional information.

Equality Michigan press release