If you're planning to visit Austin for the annual Pride Parade, on August 14, 2021, there's no shortage of festivities planned. Whether you're here for a day or here for a long weekend, we have you covered with the best Pride events around town, from the parade down Congress Avenue to the best after parties all weekend long. Keep checking back for more official 2021 event information, to be released soon.

Official Pride Events

Austin PRIDE Parade 
Congress Avenue
Join Austinites as they take to the streets to celebrate pride and equality. The annual parade usually begins at the Texas State Capitol, runs down Congress Avenue and concludes in the Warehouse District. Austinites, students, local organizations, visitors, allies, live performers, celebrities, floats and more will create a spectacle unmatched by any other local event. This is the best way to conclude a week of celebrations so head downtown early to get a prime spot for viewing!

Explore our Event Calendar for more happenings and check out our LGBTQ Itinerary for more ways to experience the best of Austin!

Visitor Information

If you're visiting Austin during Pride weekend, plan your stay and experience the best that this welcoming city has to offer. Download our Field Guide to LGBTQ Austin and check out activities, events, restaurants, nightlife spots and more that are waiting to be discovered in Austin

Get to know the parade route in advance so you can plan to get the best view. The parade usually kicks off at the Texas State Capitol, marching down Congress Avenue and culminating at Fourth Street/Bettie Naylor Street (names for longtime Austin LGBT advocate and lobbyist). After the parade, stick around for after parties at nearby bars on Fourth Street and throughout the city. Parking may be limited, so plan an alternate route with CapMetro or discover more transportation options for your weekend of celebrations.

Then, check out the Full Schedule and start planning your Pride weekend! Find nearby hotels, restaurants and more planning resources in the official Austin Visitor Guide.