General Festival Information


The Pride Center of the Capital Region/City of Albany reserves the right to change the location, dates, hours, or to terminate entirely the operation of the scheduled event, at any time and without prior notice.

The Pride Center will make every reasonable attempt to provide advance notice to vendors of any changes or cancellations.


Weapons of any kind, umbrellas larger than a golf umbrella, pets off-leash, explosives of any kind, a less-than festive demeanor. 


We love pets, but use common sense before you bring your dog to the party. If it's an extremely hot day, it might be better to leave your pooch inside in the AC. If you dog doesn't do well in large crowds, or doesn't enjoy loud music and loud people, then maybe they should skip the shindigs. If other dogs and screaming children get under your dogs skin, please do not bring them. If you do bring your dog to the festival they must be on a leash AT ALL TIMES. If you leave you dog in a hot car, I will find you and seriously ruin your day.


Check the weather – we are hoping that you will need sunscreen, but  you may also want to have an umbrella (remember nothing larger than a golf umbrella). Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and re-apply sunscreen often. The festival area in Washington Park is surrounded by lots of trees that can be used to get out of the sun. 


Parking in Washington Park will be restricted in the area immediately surrounding the Festival area, roads on the Western end (by Lake Ave.) and Southern End (by Madison Ave.) will be open in addition to public parking at the following pay lots surrounding Washington Park:

  • A large Lot on Hamilton and Dove St.

  • A small Lot on the West Side of Lark St. between Jay St. and Hudson Ave.

  • Albany Medical Center's Parking Garage (approximately 1/4 mile away)

  • Lot on Central Ave. and Washington between Henry Johnson and Lexington St.

  • Visit for more options.


There are 22 porta-potties located in and around Washington Park. Public urination is seriously frowned upon. Please avoid doing this at all cost.


The festival will have over 20 different food vendors and food trucks that will be selling everything from vegetarian items and grilled food to pizza and burgers.  These booths will also have soft drinks and water available for purchase. 

The Beer Garden Area near the stage is restricted to those 21 & over. Everyone that wishes to enter the Beer Garden will be carded each and every time they enter the area. We encourage everyone to please drink responsibly.