Tempe, Arizona Prepares For Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade

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April 12-13 Marks The 12th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade Taking Place Just Minutes From Tempe's Popular Mill Avenue District

The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau (http://www.LGBTinTempe.com) has announced its participation in the Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade. The annual event begins on Saturday, April 12, and continues through Sunday, April 13 from noon to 9 p.m. both days. After the parade on Saturday at 11 a.m., the Steele Indian School Park will host numerous exhibitors and vendors, providing diverse shopping and informational experiences for attendees.

There will also be a variety of activities and entertainment featuring multiple stages, outdoor dance floors, karaoke booths and international fare. Headlining the Festival Stage on Saturday evening are Ultra Naté and Exposé, and on Sunday, Kat DeLuna and Sheena Easton.

While the event is now held in Phoenix, Tempe hosted Phoenix Pride from 1991-1997. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB) continues to participate as an exhibitor at Phoenix Pride by promoting Tempe as an LGBT friendly destination. The Tempe CVB booth will provide information on Tempe attractions, shopping and dining.

After the festival activities conclude, Phoenix Pride participants are known to head over to Tempe's most popular areas, Mill Avenue and Tempe Marketplace. Attractions include several local breweries, various restaurants, live music and dancing at local hotspots.

Over the past five years the Tempe CVB has made a significant effort to support the LGBT community. A member of The Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the Tempe CVB proudly supports Equality Arizona and Body Positive, a Phoenix-based non-profit dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Tempe CVB provides diversity training for Tempe hotels and supports the TAG Approved® accommodations programs.

For more information about Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade please visit http://www.phoenixpride.org. For more information about the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau, call 1-800-283-6734 or visit http://www.LGBTinTempe.com.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.

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