Austin Pride set for Sept. 22

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 1:55pm

Austin Pride takes place Sept. 22 with a run, festival and night parade.

It marks the second year for Austin Pride in September after it was moved from June.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with the 5K Rainbow Run through the 4th Street Warehouse District and across Lady Bird Lake.

The race begins at Riverside Drive at South 1st Street.

Proceeds benefit AIDS Services of Austin, OutYouth, Transgender Education Network of Texas and Equality Texas.

The Austin Pride Festival begins at 11 a.m. in Fiesta Gardens, a park along Lady Bird Lake just east of I-35.

Tickets are $15 in advance on the Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation website, AustinPride.org.

Carnival games, carnival performers, main stage entertainment, a second stage of DJs, a pet parade, a children’s area, food and more than 100 booths featuring local businesses and nonprofit organizations will be open until 6 p.m.

The Pride Parade down Congress Avenue begins at 8 p.m.

Lineup is at the Capitol and the parade ends in the 4th Street Warehouse District near a number of Austin’s bars.

— David Taffet

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