Crowds expected for San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, Festival in Hillcrest; Kesha concert Saturday

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 14:02:24-04

An estimated 100,000 people are expected to watch the annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade in Hillcrest Saturday.

Marchers are scheduled to step off along University Avenue at Normal Street at 11 a.m., and turn south along Sixth Avenue to the finish at Laurel Street.

The parade is just one part of a full weekend of Pride activities, which began Friday evening.

At 9:30 a.m., a 5K run is scheduled, beginning and ending at University Avenue and Centre Street.

Also, a two-day music festival will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The featured performer, Kesha, is scheduled to take to the main stage beginning a little before 8 p.m. tonight.

The San Diego Police Department is expected to provide extensive security at the events, but Chief Shelley Zimmerman said no credible threats have been made.