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Las Vegas Pride weekend party guide

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First held in 1997, the Pride parade became a nighttime event in 2001 with Mayor Oscar Goodman serving as its grand marshal.
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Gay Days Las Vegas Sinful Friday Pool Party at Luxor Perfect that tan one last time before heading Downtown for the Night Parade. Gay Days has DJs Ricoche and Pete Magma on the tables, so splash dance until sunset at the Strip-side oasis. September 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $20, $10 locals, locals free until noon, non-locals $10 until noon.

Las Vegas Pride Night Parade Pre-Party at MEET Located right next to the Night Parade’s main stage, MEET puts on a pre-parade celebration with drink specials and food available. September 6, 5-8 p.m.

Gay Days Las Vegas Glow Pop Pool Party at Rumor Who says that splash dancing has to stop at sunset, anyways? With DJs Nancy Starr and Chi Chi La Rue, you can burn the party candle at both ends at the off-Strip resort. September 6, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., $20, $10 locals, locals free until 10 p.m., non-locals $10 until noon.

Las Vegas Pride Night Parade Expect awe-inspiring floats, swag being handed out left and right and lots and lots of drag queens. Did we mention Bleona, the “Madonna of Albania” is serving as the celebrity grand marshal? Beginning at Charleston, the parade promenades down Fourth Street and ends at Ogden. September 6, 8 p.m. (pre-show 7 p.m.)

Shedonism’s SIN After Parade Party at MEET One of the lesbian-specific Shedonism events, the afterparty features a performance by Derrick Barry as Britney Spears, appearances by The Real L Word cast and beats by local DJ Lisa Pittman. September 6, 9 p.m., $15 advance, $25 at the door.

Las Vegas Pride Post Parade Party at Q Central Commercial Center’s LGBT bars (Badlands Saloon, Spotlight Lounge and Club Metro) put on the official Pride parade afterparty Friday night, where $10 scores you a liquor bust (10 p.m.-2 a.m.) for all three bars. September 6, 10 p.m.

Gay Days Las Vegas Pool Party at Luxor The Clark County Government Center doesn’t have a party pool, so cool down at Luxor after you hit Saturday’s Pride Festival. September 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $20, $10 locals, locals free until noon, non-locals $10 until noon.

Shedonism’s Eden Pool Party at the Palms Another Shedonism event, this Saturday splash bash is hosted by Kiyomi Valentine. September 7, noon-5 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at the door.

Las Vegas Pride Festival at Clark County Government Center The annual fest returns to the CCGC Amphitheater with parade celebrity grand marshal Bleona headlining the multifaceted event. Additional entertainment includes pop/rock outfit Kari K & The Stonewall Riots and female illusion performances by Divas Las Vegas cast members. The festival is complete with exhibitors and vendors, a Family Activity Zone, food court and bars manned by local LGBT bartenders. September 7, noon-10 p.m., $15, $10 youth (6-17), children 5 and under free.

Gay Days Las Vegas GLAM Party at Tropicana Pre-party at the official Gay Days Las Vegas Club Party at the Trop. September 7, 6-10 p.m., free.

The Official Gay Days Las Vegas Club Party at Hard Rock Café (Strip) Gay Days’ final nighttime event features DJ J. Diesel in the booth. September 7, doors at 9:30 p.m., $5 advance, $10 at the door.

Shedonism’s Envy Party at Vanity Another Shedonism event, this nightclub event is hosted by The Real L Word cast and features a performance of “Same Love” by vocalist Mary Lambert and beats by DJs Lisa Pittman and Vice. September 7, doors at 10 p.m., $15 advance, $25 at the door.

Las Vegas Pride After Festival Party at Share SNAPI celebrates its 30th annual Pride Festival with an afterparty at the off-Strip gay club. September 7, doors at 10 p.m., free.

Gay Days Las Vegas Hollywood Invades Vegas Pool Party at Rumor DJ Woody Woodbeck is from Tinseltown, but Orlando-based beatmeister Edil Hernandez will also be supplying sound. September 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $20, $10 locals, locals free until noon, non-locals $10 until noon.

Gay Days Las Vegas Yappy Hour at Rumor Even man’s best friend can celebrate Pride this year. Bring your furry friends to Rumor’s courtyard Sunday for some fetch and free treats. Pet vendors, grooming and contests complete this doggie happy hour. September 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free admission with a dog.

Shedonism’s Vice Pool Party at the Palms Shedonism’s last pool party is hosted by the cast of The Real L Word and features a performance by Rokelle. September 8, noon-8 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at the door.

Temptation Sundays at Luxor The weekly LGBT bash doubles as SNAPI’s closing pool party and is hosted by J. Son. September 8, 1 p.m., $20, $10 locals.

Las Vegas Pride Men’s T-Dance at the Blue Moon The gay men’s resort puts on yet another Pride pool party—did we mention clothing is optional at Blue Moon? September 8, 1-7 p.m., $20.

Shedonism’s Salvation Sunday at Ghostbar The party’s name lets you know this is the last chance to get that phone number you’ve been trying to get all Pride weekend long. Palms resident DJ Alie Layus supplies the soundtrack for Shedonism’s closing party. September 8, 9 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at the door.

Freedom Sunday at Marquee The Strip’s latest LGBT party joins in on the Pride fun, serving as the official Pride closing party. In the booth: Resident DJ Nick Ayler. September 8, doors at 10 p.m., $20, $10 locals, locals free until midnight.

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