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PrideFest And Illuminated Parade

PrideFest 2011This is a two-parter so pay attention. First, South Water Street will be closed to traffic today from noon to 8pm for PrideFest 2011. Entertainment includes Motown singer Thelma Houston, Kid Akimbo, Sister Funk, Pamela Means and more.

Part Two: The evening culminates in the now famous Illuminated Night Parade — everybody dance now — which starts at Empire and Weybosset Streets. (Then you go north and bang a right onto Washington, walk a few blocks then bang another right on Dorrance, then hang a louie down to the Turk’s Head, where everybody goes “Holla!” and tells you where the party goes from there.) That parade is a lot of fun to watch.

PrideFest, South Water Street and Downtown, Saturday, June 18, more info and maps at RI Pride