Ride to Pride
At Amtrak we believe that diversity isn’t limited to respect for our customers, but extends to social responsibility within the communities we serve. That is why Amtrak is a proud annual sponsor of national pride events such as Capital Pride in Washington, DC and New York Pride. Ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with us? We’ve made planning easy with this list of must-attend events happening throughout the country:
Boston Pride Week
With an over 45 year history of pride celebrations, Boston Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the nation. Boston Pride Week 2016 runs from June 2 – 12. #WickedProud Routes: Acela, Northeast Regional, Downeaster and the Lake Shore Limited
A nine-day festival in the Nation’s Capital, Capital Pride, is the fourth largest Pride event in the country. The citywide celebrations include a parade down historic 17th Street, a festival near the mall and even more memory making events across the city. This year’s Pride runs from June 1 -12. Routes: Acela, Northeast Regional, Keystone and 12 others!
New York Pride
Known as one of the world’s best Pride celebrations, New York Pride, kicks off on June 19 and culminates on June 26 with a march down fifth avenue. If you plan to make the trip to the City that Never Sleeps, play it smart, nap on the ride there. Routes: Acela, Northeast Regional, Keystone and 11 others!
Chicago Pride Month
Featuring more than 100 events, Chicago celebrates Pride for the entire month of June. Can’t make the entire month? Be sure to attend the Chicago Annual Pride Parade which is scheduled every year for the last Sunday in the month of June. Routes: Michigan Services, Cardinal/Hoosier State and nine others!
Seattle Pride Month
Celebrating the Future of Pride, Seattle Pride is commemorating its 42nd year of Pride with events planned throughout the month of June including a Pride Picnic, Pride Brunch, Pride Comedy Series and culminating with the annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. Routes: Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight and Empire Builder
LA Pride Music Festival and Parade
Now in it’s 46th year, #LAPRIDE Music Festival and Parade is Southern California’s biggest LGBTQ celebration, which runs June 10 through 12 at West Hollywood Park. This year’s festival features four stages and a star studded line-up expected to attract more then 400,000 attendees. Routes: Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner and three others!