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Photos from the 2018 Boston Pride Parade and Festival

Donned in colorful attire and waving giant rainbow flags, marchers celebrated Boston Pride's "Rainbow Resistance" theme.

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

Hundreds of rainbow-clad marchers assembled in Copley Square Saturday morning, hoisting banners and waving brightly colored flags as they prepared for the 48th annual Boston Pride Parade and Festival. This year’s theme was “Rainbow Resistance,” a call to action to protect oppressed minorities of the LGBTQ community and beyond, as well as a reminder to don recognizably multi-colored attire.

The parade featured guests of every age, race, gender, and sexual orientation, from motorcyclists, to drag queens, to dads and daughters. Parade floats blasted pop music, Darth Vader and Deadpool marched proudly in costume, and onlookers cheered as they clambered up buildings and fences to get a better view.

The parade meandered from Copley Square all the way to City Hall Plaza, and culminated in a festival and concert headlined by Martha Wash of “It’s Raining Men” fame, as well as hip hop musician Big Freedia. Dressed in colorful flower crowns and rainbow capes, festival attendees munched on fried dough and Italian ice while they enjoyed booths full of giveaways, signed petitions, and considered rainbow merchandise.

Below, check out photos from the 48th Boston Pride Parade & Festival.

mayor marty walsh at boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori

boston pride parade

Photo by Simone Migliori