See the Austin roads closed for Pride

Due to the epidemic, Austin Pride Festival and Parade took a two-year break. They will resume on Saturday.

The Austin Pride procession starts at the Capitol at 8 p.m. and marches along Congress Avenue until the formal celebrations end at 11 p.m. on the bridge

LGBTQ people and their allies line Congress Avenue downtown each year to see marchers and floats pass by (pandemics aside).

 (And if you're old enough, you can continue the celebration by going to the LGBTQ pubs in the Warehouse District later.)

In order to create room for the parade, the following highways will be closed this weekend

11th Street, 4th Street, Cesar Chavez, Congress Avenue, including the bridge, and San Jacinto Boulevard will all be completely closed

According to the city's transportation department website, all roadways except Fourth and Colorado will reopen no later than midnight.

North and South I-35, Trinity, Lavaca, Guadalupe, and Lamar are alternative parade routes, as are east and west 15th Street,

When was the first Pride Parade in Austin, and why is it held in August?

As Michael Barnes of the American-Statesman documented in 2015, the 25th anniversary of the city's official festivities

"The first publicly marketed meeting of Austin homosexuals gathered only 25 brave souls to the University Y on Guadalupe Street,

Barnes wrote in April 1970, the year following the rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.