Phoenix Pride Parade

The Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade is the largest LGBTQ event in Arizona spanning two days with the “festival” and the “parade.” Last year, more than 37,000 people visited the festival over the course of the two days. The theme for this year is “United We Stand, Equality for All.”

Several churches in the Southwest Conference will participate in Phoenix Pride. If we've missed yours here, please send your information to Wende at and we will add it!

First Church UCC Pride Worship Service - 8:30 to 9:00 am in Pilgrim Hall 

Individuals planning on participating in parade are welcome to park in the First Church or Arizona School for the Arts parking lot. Bring a good, wide-brimmed hat, walking shoes and some sunscreen. Water will be provided from the back of Susan's pickup truck.

Have fun, be proud, stay safe! Any questions, contact Mike ( or
Susan (


Desert Palm will be walking in the parade; anyone interested in carpooling from the church is encouraged to gather between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. as they will leave promptly at 9 a.m.


Church of the Palms UCC's LGBTQ Equity sub-group of its Social Justice Team is registered to be in the 2018 Phoenix Pride Parade with 30+ Church of the Palms members signed up! The LGBT Club of Sun City and The Church of the Palms will be lined up together at the parade. Community partnership in action. At least two carpool vehicles will help ferry folks back and forth. 

Scottsdale UCC will have Miatas, the SCUCC banner, 2 pole ribbon twirlers, ribbon twirlers, walkers, bicycle riders, wagons, skates, wheelbarrows. They are meeting at First Church UCC at 8 a.m.