Back to All Events

Akron Pride Festival Equality March

  • Summit County Library 807 West Market Street Akron, OH, 44303 United States (map)

Equality March to Akron Pride Festival
A March of Equality for ALL!
Step off is at 10 a.m.

The third annual March for Equality is a celebration of our lives and our community. Join us, once again, as we march to show that Akron as a whole, supports equality for ALL people. The 1.5-mile march will begin in Highland Square on W. Market St. at N. Highland at 10 am and proceeds to Hardesty Park (1615 W. Market Street), the site of the Akron Pride Festival.

History: The first LGBT Pride was held on the first anniversary of the historic Stonewall Uprising in NYC. It was an unpermitted, explicitly political protest of anti-LGBT policies and attitudes. Nationwide, the march has since become an annual civil rights demonstration of individuality, spirit, and most importantly – pride. Over the years of continued oppression however, the purpose has continued to expand, honoring those we have lost to illness, violence, and neglect. Our commitment at Akron Pride Festival is to recognize our Pride event as a March until complete and full equality has been achieved for ALL people.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact

This event is free to ALL!