2012 NWA Pride Parade set for Saturday, June 30

Parade participants carry a giant Pride Flag along Dickson Street during the 2010 NWA Pride Parade.

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UPDATE: Here are some photos from the 2012 NWA Pride Parade.

The 2012 Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade is set for this Saturday, June 30 at the corner of Meadow Street and Church Avenue in downtown Fayetteville.

Staging of the parade will begin at 8 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Color Outside the Lines,” a celebration of the LGBT community in a ‘red’ state. The parade will honor Linda Wilson and Art Beeghly, two NWA Pride organizers both who died in 2011.

As in years past, nearly 30 people will help carry a 60-foot by 20-foot Pride Flag during the march.

Following the parade on Saturday, the All Out June Pride Festival will begin at 11 a.m. at Powerhouse Seafood. Festivities will include live music and vendors.

For more information, visit nwapride.org or alloutjune.com.