Gay Pride Suggestions

In addition to the StreetBlast and Pride Festival, check out what’s on tap the week before:
Friday, March 26. 7 pm. Dress to Impress. Fashion Show and Art Auction.
Fabulous gift certificates from Dillard’s. Bar Natasha, 1911 Main St. KCMO
Thursday, June 1, 7 pm. Interfaith Service with the Heartland Men’s Chorus.
Be part of the community sharing a very special and spiritual event for all faiths. Spirit of Hope Metropolitan Church, 3801 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri.
This year there will also be a display of The Names Project Memorial Quilt at the Hyatt.
Parking at Liberty Memorial is extremely limited. For best options check out the new Maxx Bus Service (see Ray Jemison’s story on this page). Parking on the loop outside of the Festival is prohibited for all but handicapped parking. There are parking lots at Liberty Memorial, but the parking spaces are also very limited.
Best Place to Park
Use the area adjacent the Hallmark Center, directly across Main Street from the Festival and Liberty Memorial. Look for parking volunteers that will direct you to the best lot for parking.
Available on Site and you may also bring a picnic lunch into the Festival grounds.
Not allowed. Available for purchase. Alcohol requires proof of I.D. and the purchase of a liquor wrist-band.
Allowed at the Festival June 3 & 4. Pet owners are asked to be responsible for pet hygiene and pets must be kept on a leash in accordance with Kansas City’s leash laws.
The Pride Card
Purchase of this card allows free wrist bands for alcohol at StreetBlast and many, many more discounts available through merchants who support Kansas City Gay Pride. Discounts are available through December, 2006. Cards are regularly $25 and may be purchased from the following sources: Out There. LGCC-KC, Tootsies and individual directors of Pride. Check out all the discounts and merchants that support the Pride Card at Cards may also be purchased at the Pride Festival.

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