PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/23/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 042324-2
Subject:
City Announces Grand Marshals for 2024 Long Beach Pride Parade
Shares parking impacts and street closures for parade route vicinity
Contact:
Tasha Day
562.570.5333
Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov
Manager
Office of Special Events and Filming




Photo of Pride flag waving in the breeze on Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced today the grand marshals for the 41st annual Long Beach Pride Parade, taking place Sunday, May 19, 2024. This year’s parade, with the theme Rhythm and Rainbows, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Led by the grand marshals, Long Beach Pride Parade will feature over 130 participating organizations, business and stakeholder groups showcasing a variety of vibrant and engaging floats and displays. The parade will commence at Ocean Boulevard and Lindero Avenue then travel along iconic stretches of Ocean Boulevard to Alamitos Avenue in Downtown.

The City proudly presents the following 2024 grand marshals:

  • Parade Grand Marshal – Past Board Members of Long Beach Pride: (as a group) Alexis Garcia, Brian Bonner, Elisa McConnehea, Eric Valdez, Fred Echevarria, Freddy Herrera, Jacqueline Casey, Jannay Lima, Kathleen Pitts, Kelly Harvey, Lee Parkhurst, Manny Lemos, Ric Bragg, Robert Reedy, Sonia Ponce, Tina Probasco, Vanessa Romain
  • Celebrity Grand Marshal – Saucy Santana
  • Pride Progress Grand Marshal – Donzaleigh Abernathy
  • Media Grand Marshal – Annabelle Sedano, NBC4 and Enrique Chiabra, Telemundo 52
  • Marilyn Barlow Grand Marshal – Irene “DJ Irene” Guiterrez
  • Robert Crow Grand Marshal – Robert Cano
  • Judith Doyle Grand Marshal – Dykes on Bikes
  • Bryan "Whitey” Littlefield Community Bridge Building Grand Marshal – Evan Braude
  • “Morris Knight” Political Grand Marshal – Stuart Milk (Harvey Milk Foundation)
  • Dr. Robert Garcia Youth Grand Marshal – Kelly Melvin

Long Beach residents and visitors within the vicinity of the parade route are advised of the below parking impacts and street closures for Sunday, May 19. All parking impacts and street closures will be lifted by 2 p.m.

There will be no parking from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on:

  • Ocean Boulevard from Redondo to Atlantic Avenues.
  • Immediate side streets on the north and south sides of Ocean Boulevard from Redondo to Atlantic Avenues.

The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic during designated times from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Ocean Boulevard between Redondo and Lindero, including side streets on the north and south side of Ocean Boulevard.
  • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Shoreline Drive between Ocean Boulevard and Shoreline Village Drive.
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Ocean Boulevard between Lindero and Atlantic, including all side streets on the north and south side of Ocean Boulevard.
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Alamitos Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Broadway.

More information about the 2024 Long Beach Pride Parade is available at longbeach.gov/prideparade.

Earlier this year, the City announced it will serve as the official host and funder for the 2024 Long Beach Pride Parade while Long Beach Pride, the nonprofit that traditionally produces the parade, restructures its organization. This year’s parade will coincide with the Long Beach Pride Festival, taking place Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 along the Downtown waterfront. The festival is a separate event organized by the Long Beach Pride organization. More information about the festival will be available at longbeachpride.com/festival.

Media inquiries may be directed to Tasha Day, Manager, Office of Special Events and Filming, 562.570.5333, Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov.