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Thousands expected to attend L.A. Pride parade and festival Sunday

L.A. Pride Celebration

Thousands of people are expected to attend the L.A. Pride parade and festival on Sunday in West Hollywood.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights boulevards. It will travel west on Santa Monica, ending at Robertson Boulevard.

According to the city of West Hollywood, the following streets have been closed for the festivities:

—San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, until 10 a.m. Monday.

—Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive, until 5 p.m. Sunday.

—Streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and La Peer Drive, until 5 p.m. Sunday.

—Crescent Heights Boulevard between Romaine Street and Fountain Avenue, until 5 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the street closures, the West Hollywood Library will be closed until 11 a.m. Monday. West Hollywood Park will remain closed until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

City officials warn of heavy traffic, congestion and lack of parking Sunday. The city will not enforce permit parking until 7 a.m. Monday. Metered parking will not be enforced Sunday.

The 1.9-square-mile city borders Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, which have their own parking restrictions that must be observed, officials said.

The city will offer a free shuttle bus, called the Pride Ride, throughout the weekend.

Festival information, including shuttle bus stops and schedules, is available online.

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