COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

A weekend of fun in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community kicked off in America the Beautiful Park Saturday.

The 23rd annual cosPRIDE-FEST features live music and vendors. Besides being a celebration the festival is meant to connect, support and empower the gay community.

The festival runs until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday will feature at 5K run at 10 a.m. and a parade at 11 a.m.

Cimino Drive will remain open for drop-off purposes except during the run and parade.

On site parking will cost you $10. Organizers also recommend using the downtown parking garages. They are approximately a 15 minute walk from the park.