L.A. Pride festival tickets went on sale today at an advanced sale price of $30 for the June 10 and 11 events.
The tickets, which can be purchased online, are $20 for only the Saturday festival and $20 for only the Sunday festival. All online purchases come with a $3 fee.
The City of West Hollywood is working to facilitate the annual Dyke March on Friday night.
An announcement of the ticket sales from Christopher Street West, which produces the event, said prices will go up in late April when CSW officially announces its talent lineup.
This year’s Pride events will be affected by two things: A radical reduction in size of West Hollywood Park, where the festival is staged each year, and the replacement of the Sunday Pride parade by the Resist protest march.
The park is undergoing to redevelopment over the next few years that will leave some of its space unavailable to CSW. The city is attempting to negotiate with the nearby Pacific Design Center to use its plaza, which was used by Pride last year, and with the Metropolitan Transit Authority to use part of its property on Santa Monica Boulevard near San Vicente.
Perhaps the biggest change is replacing the Pride parade with the Resist march, which is being billed as a human rights march embracing more than just LGBT issues. The march, whose creator is Brian Pendleton, will start on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland and proceed down La Brea Avenue before turning onto Santa Monica Boulevard and entering West Hollywood. It is being held in conjunction with the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C. More information about it is available at resistmarch.org.