Final day of Denver's PrideFest kicked off with gay pride parade Sunday morning

DENVER - The final day of Denver's PrideFest kicked off Sunday with a gay pride parade.

The CoorsLight PrideFest parade started at 9:30 a.m. at Cheesman Park and headed down Colfax Avenue toward Civic Center Park.

PrideFest activities include the Smirnoff DanceWorld, a Country Stage with line-dancing and exhibitions, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Center Stage with live entertainment.

This year's festivities also included the first Big Gay 5K and a Dogs in Drag contest.

The festival hosts 325,000 guests annually and also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more, according to the PrideFest website.

There’s also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area. Organizers say the mission of Denver PrideFest is to create a fun, safe and empowering space to celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of the LGBT and allied community in Colorado.

The celebration continues Monday with Gay Day at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Presale tickets are available for the discounted prince of $31.99 if you enter the promo code PRIDE.