The striking, dramatic skyline of downtown Seattle frames the shoreline of Elliot Bay in the beautiful Puget Sound region of Washington State. This bustling urban metropolis of over 2.7 million people has a relaxed, west coast, gay friendly attitude and is home to a thriving, visible gay community.
Estimated to have the second largest LGBT population per capita in the USA, the focal center of LGBT life in Seattle is known as the Capitol Hill district overlooking the downtown core. Capitol Hill has a charming residential area and is home to an eclectic mix of trendy shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and dance clubs.
Celebrating 42 Years of Pride, the theme for the Seattle Pride Parade in 2016 is "The Future of Pride". Official Seattle Out and Proud events kick off with the Volunteer Park Pride Festival on June 11, followed by the Pride Pin Launch on June 20, and the Seattle Pride Parade on June 24.
The Seattle Area Support Group, Dennis Coleman of the Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus, and El Centro de la Raza were chosen as Grand Marshals, with the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle as the Special Grand Marshal. Route is from the corner of Union St. and 4th, along 4th Avenue to the Seattle Center.
The eighth annual Seattle Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally, the largest Pride Street Festival in the Northwest, also takes place the same weekend, with a community festival celebrating diversity and community pride, on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, 2016 on Broadway.
DATE: Sunday June 26, 2016, from 11am
Celebrating 42 Years of Pride. The Seattle Area Support Group, Dennis Coleman of the Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus, and El Centro de la Raza are Chosen as Grand Marshals, with the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle as the Special Grand Marshal. Route is from the corner of Union St. and 4th, along 4th Avenue to the Seattle Center. http://www.seattlepride.org/
Seattle Pride Photos: CLICK HERE
Bars and Pubs
A Seattle icon for over 30 years, R Place offers three floors to enjoy your favorite cocktail, world class drag performances, Seattle's top DJ's Dancing, Karaoke weekly events, go go boys, videos and more! Something new and exciting every night of the week.
619 East Pine Street, Seattle. 1.206.322.8828 www.rplaceseattle.com
Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau offers Visitor Centers and Concierge Services, as well as a comprehensive website with a dedicated LGBT Travel section. 206.461.5840 www.visitseattle.org/lgbt
AMTRAK - Twice a day train service between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington. Convenient schedule allows you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and be well rested when you arrive at your destination.
AMTRAK Seattle King Street Station, 303 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104
AMTRAK Vancouver Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2X7
Reservation: 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com