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Pre-Pride Parade Kick-Off Party

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Join us at Kobalt for your Pre Pride Party and gathering spot! Park here for free and walk to the parade route only blocks away. Parade emcees Kat Carlson and Clayton McKee will be kicking off their Sunday fun day with us and so should you. Open at 8am Parade Day!

Pride Skate 2017

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Happy 37 Years of Phoenix Pride! Time to get your skate on! Last year this event had over 300 attendees–Let’s break that record!

ALL AGES! Admission is ONLY $10 including 3 hours of roller skating including skate rental and wrist guards. Dress in your best rainbow attire & show your Pride! (PRIZE FOR THE BEST COSTUME!)

Net proceeds benefitting the PHOENIX PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

Gay Skate Arizona presents…PRIDE SKATE NIGHT! We are so excited to invite the LGBT community along with our friends and family to this awesome skating party!! Invite everyone you know please!

Bring $ for food, drinks, and games. The snack-bar is open for the sale of pizza, hot dogs, candy, chips, ice cream, various soft-drinks and bottled water.

Phoenix Pride Festival: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Melrose 7th Avenue Street Fair 2017

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7th Avenue Merchant’s Association
SAMA c/o Tan International
734 W. Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013



Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair is an award winning street fair has become one of the most anticipated events of the year! This year will be no different, join us for a day of celebrating local art, businesses & music!

  • Over 200 booths of local artists, indie crafts, amazing products
  • Local food vendors, food trucks
  • Hensley Craft Beer & Mexican Moonshine Margaritas in the new garden – Melrose Patio
  • Main Stage featuring live music!
  • Kids’ area showcasing rides, crafts
  • Over 200 classic, antique and vintage cars and trucks in the Chester’s Classic Car Show
  • Fun for you, fun for the kids! Enjoy!


Saturday, March 4, 2017  11am-5pm


7th Avenue (Melrose District)
(Indian School North to Campbell)


Phoenix Men’s Chorus (small group) 11a-11:15a

Samba 11:15a-11:45a

Announcements/Welcome by emcee 11:45a-noon

Darkness Dear Boy Noon-1:30p

Phoenix Men’s Chorus (whole group) 1:30p-2p

Heatwave Line Dance 2p-2:30p

Pearl Ridge 2:30p-3:30p

Car Show Awards 3:30p-4p

Pearl Ridge 4p-5p



PARKING | Free parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Or, take the light rail to Melrose Station and then pick up a pedi-cab from there!  PLUS you can also take a fare-based pedi-cab.  Just look for the “peddlers” wearing the bright green M7 Street Fair shirts!


In 1999, a group of 7th Avenue Merchants decided to join together to improve their neighborhood. Challenged with crime and blight, the Melrose District was struggling to stay alive. Given the mission to facilitate safety, community, revitalization and beautification, its pioneering business owners, through the help of the City of Phoenix’s Fight Back Program, partnered with the School of Architecture at Arizona State University to develop a master plan to revitalize the Melrose Curve. Relying solely on funds generated by grants and the support of the surrounding neighborhoods, the Melrose District had slowly begun to rebuild itself. In 2001 these business owners officially banded together to form the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, also known as SAMA.


Since its incorporation, SAMA has been noted worldwide and is a highly respected organization within the City of Phoenix, providing leadership and guidance to other associations looking to improve their neighborhoods. It serves as a model to City Leadership for the direction and focus that the citizens of Phoenix desire. Its model is community involvement and cooperation to make our city a better place to live.


Through the work that SAMA has done, the Melrose District, which encompasses 7th Avenue from Camelback Road south to Indian School Road, has become a shining star in the Metro Phoenix area. From our lighted canopies with art panels that feature Local Artists, to our annual M7 Street Fair that helps to show off the district as a safe place to live, work, shop and play.