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Events and Festivals in USA

Whether it’s a local party or a massive national festival, nothing’s more frustrating than missing out on major events on your travels. To make sure you’re at the most exciting events in USA check out the HostelBookers roundup of what’s happening when. We’ve got the lot covered!

New York City Gay Pride

 The Rainbow Pride Flag

New York City Gay Pride - USA

When: 20 June 2009 - 28 June 2009

Over 750,000 people attend the New York Pride each year, which consists of four highly popular events held over a one-week period in June.

The first major event is the Gay Pride Rally, which involves campaigners and organizers making short speeches before a march processes through the city streets. When official matters are over with, PrideFest and assorted dance events allow participants to really let their hair down.

The Heritage of Pride organization was the first to use the rainbow flag to represent gay rights on the east coast of America and has led the way in equality campaigns ever since.