TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oklahomans for Equality will host the 12th Annual Tulsa Pride Festival 2011 this weekend with entertainment, vendors and the Tulsa Pride Parade. Events kick off with a Friday evening dinner and continue through noon Sunday.
Parents, Families Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Tulsa Chapter will hold a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E 4th St. Tickets are $10. Then it's Pride Night with Tulsa Shock at the BOK Center beginning at 7 p.m.
The Pride Street Festival starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and runs through noon Sunday. The highlight is the Pride Parade at 6 p.m.
The parade route begins in the Brady District at the intersection of Brady and Cheyenne, turns south on Elgin and continues east on 4th street to wind up at the Equality Center.
There will be a shuttle service, starting at 4:30 p.m., to take people from the Equality Center to the Pride Parade set up point at Brady and Cheyenne. The shuttle will continue to run back and forth until 7 p.m.
Entertainment includes the Council Oak Mens Chorale, Parker Simon, Rebecca Ungerman, and Eric Himan. Performances go from 12:15 p.m. through the 9:55 p.m. headliners, Stars Go Dim.
There will also be over 50 vendors, plenty of food and drink booths, and a Kids Zone with a water park.