Every summer, PrideFest
turns downtown St. Louis into an affirmation of progress and a celebration of love. Each iteration is better and brighter than the last: It's a massive street party with a major social conscience. This year's festival takes place 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday (June 26 to 28) at Soldiers' Memorial (Fourteenth and Chestnut streets; www.pridestl.org
). Saturday's entertainment includes the Gateway Men's Chorus and Kim Massie, with Dev headlining the evening. At 3 p.m., meet the winners of the 2015 Pride Royalty Pageant. Throughout the day, enjoy a variety of comedy acts, musical performances, and family-friendly activities including arts and crafts and a bounce house. Do bring the kids -- you're never too young to learn that love is love. Admission to PrideFest is free.
Fri., June 26, 4:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat., June 27, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun., June 28, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., 2015