Frequently Asked Questions about Tacoma Pride Festival (TPF)

Is Tacoma Pride 2024 happening?

Great news! Tacoma Pride will be taking place in 2024! The Rainbow Center has undergone significant growth and changes, and our team is working diligently behind the scenes. We will be providing more communication in the upcoming months. We appreciate your patience during this transition, and we can’t wait to see you at Tacoma Pride!

How do I become a sponsor?

Check out our Sponsorship page or email for more information.

How do I nominate someone for the LGBTQ Community Awards for 2024?

Yes, Look out for the nomination link coming May 1st.

How do I apply for a booth at Tacoma Pride?

To register as a community or organization booth or to be included in our Makers Market on July 8th in downtown Tacoma, please download the vendor application and info sheet here. Please send application and/or questions to

Who organizes TPF?

Tacoma Pride Festival, or TPF for short, is organized and trademarked by Rainbow Center. TPF includes a series of events, some hosted by community partners, around the city throughout the month of July.

When/where is the main Pride event?

The main event occurs on the 2nd Saturday of July in downtown Tacoma on Pac Ave and 8th and Fireman’s Park on A St.

I'm a member of the press. Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact for more information!

Why does TPF take place in July?

We coordinate with other Pride festivals around the South Sound, so people have many options throughout the Pride Season. There are festivals and marches from mid-May to late August. (You can check out the calendar of Pride events in the South Sound by visiting our partners at the GSBA). Historically, our predecessors, Out In The Park, picked July because there would be less chances of rain, and the festival was held at a park. No need to get our heels all muddy!

Finally, although June is recognized as “Pride Month” due to the events that happened at Stonewall Inn in New York City, LGBTQ communities around the world celebrate Pride at different times of the year. For instance, it would be hard to have a good Pride festival in the southern hemisphere in July when it’s the middle of winter for them!

For a full list of Pride events around the world from January to December, check out the International Pride Calendar.