Denver PrideFest breaks attendance record, raises $1M+

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 14:15:22-04

DENVER — More than half a million people are estimated to have attended Denver PrideFest, setting a new attendance record.

Organizers estimated more than 535,000 people attended the two-day festival, which was the first fully in-person pride event since before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

An estimated 125,000 people attended the Coors Light Denver Pride Parade, and 12,000 people marched in 250 contingents in the parade.

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Denver PrideFest already draws big crowds as the third largest pride festival in the nation.

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The two-day festival raised more than $1 million. The money goes to support programs offered by the event’s organizer, The Center on Colfax. The organization is the largest LGBTQ+ center in the Rocky Mountain Region, serving more than 50,000 people annually with programs for LGBTQ+ youth, seniors, Colorado’s transgender community, and training and legal programs.