Pride returned to Cedar Springs with the Pride in Dallas parade in September After nearly two years of cancellations, delays and pandemic pivots, DFW’s favorite events returned in 2022 After a January lockdown that saw bars close again and face masks go back on due to the rapid spread of COVID’s omicron variant, events started really returning by June.
Then the mPox scare shut down a few events later in the summer. Pride Planning for Dallas Pride usually runs throughout the year.
After several fits and starts, planning got under way full steam ahead by March. Applications to participate in the Miller Lite Music Festival and the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade came in slowly at first, but as the deadline approached and people realized Pride would actually happen this year, both events sold out.
Pride director Jaron Turnbow said he was pleased with the number of new entries in the events after two years of virtual events and a scaled-down show.