Saturday, June 17, 2023
March Step Off @ 10:30 AM at Broad St. & High St.
Watch the June 18th, 2022 march here:
(the procession will travel north on High St. toward Goodale Park)
June 28, 1969 marked the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters which stretched over six days. While the Stonewall Inn and Uprising became well known due to the media coverage and the subsequent annual Pride traditions, it was simply the fulcrum upon which years of LGBTQ+ activism shifted.
The first Pride march in Columbus, Ohio was held in June 1981. Only 200 people were in attendance, and some even wore bags over their heads to conceal their identities. This year, we celebrate 41 years of PRIDE in Columbus.
When we last gathered in-person, in 2019, we were joined by over 13,000 marchers, representing a vast array of non-profits, activists, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, and political candidates! An estimated 750,000 people attended Pride when last we gathered in-person.
As of June 15, 2022 we have roughly 17,000 marchers registered to uplift and march in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community here in Central Ohio!
Help us celebrate and recognize our 41st PRIDE by joining us–OUR COMMUNITY MUST BE SEEN!
MARCH PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON! – LEARN MORE HERE.
No contingent? Just want to march with your friends or family and show your support? Join the Community Marchers! Community March registration will be open soon!
Road Closure Information
- Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Street closure will being at 6PM and impact areas around Goodale Park — see image below for details.
- Friday, June 16, 2023 – Street closure will being at 7AM and mostly impact areas around Goodale Park — see image below for details.
- Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Street closure will begin at 7AM and impact areas around Goodale Park, the Short North, and Downtown.
- N. High Street will be closed from Buttles Ave. south to Rich St. – 8AM to 3 PM — see March Path image above
- Areas around Goodale Park and the Short North closed on the 17th will remain closed as noted — see image below for details