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Spokane’s annual Pride Parade goes virtual this year

The weekend long event includes submitting your celebratory pride photos and videos as well as a drive-thru Pride kit fundraiser.

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash — Spokane’s annual Pride march is set to go virtual this year with a variety of events happening throughout the weekend.

The Annual Pride Parade and Festival typically draws in thousands of participants to downtown Spokane. Last year, organizers expected about 20,000 people to join the annual celebration.

Participants walk the short parade route dressed in rainbow attire, waving flags and cheering.

This year, event organizers are encouraging participants to submit photos or up to 30 second videos of you and your community expressing your pride.

On Saturday, Oct. 17 experience Spokane's Pride Virtual March live from 7 to 8 p.m. The event will include speakers, grand marshals and music.

Last year’s parade theme was "To Thrive, Not Just Survive". Organizers said it pays homage to those who jump-started the gay rights movement during the Stonewall Inn Uprising.

So far, event organizers have not announced a theme for this year’s virtual event.

On Sunday Oct. 18 a drive-thru Pride fundraiser will continue the weekend long celebration. People are encouraged to decorate their car and to pick up their Pride kit. Pride masks, flags, buttons will also be included.

Additional details as well as pick up locations are yet to be announced.