Inaugural SoMa Pride Parade and Festival Comes to South Main

One of Little Rock’s most colorful neighborhoods is about to get even more so. 

This Saturday, June 1, the inaugural SoMa Pride parade and festival will take over South Main Street beginning at 10:30 a.m. The day is billed as “Little Rock’s premier LGBTQ+ celebration” and is dedicated to inclusivity, love, community and empowerment, with proceeds benefiting local LGBTQ+ organizations.

Stretching from 12th-17th streets, the festival will feature more than 100 vendors and food trucks, a full lineup of live music and a family zone complete with games, crafts, bounce houses and more activities. There will also be a designated area for grownups with drinks from Stone’s Throw Brewing and Rock Town Distillery, as well as a second stage featuring a DJ and drag performances. 

In perhaps the highlight of the day, the festival will break for the first-ever parade, which will fill South Main Street from 12th-22nd with high-energy marchers, performers and floats, all decked out in their rainbow best. 

SoMa Pride is cohosted by SoMa 501 and Central Arkansas Pride, whose 2024 festival is set for Oct. 19. This weekend’s festivities run from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the parade taking place at noon.

Neighborhood businesses and organizations are also getting in on the fun, so keep an eye out for themed menus, specials and events at your favorite spots.

Visit the SoMa website for more information, and follow SoMa Pride on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.

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