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Pride Night, First Friday take over downtown Las Vegas

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Estimates placed about 45,000 people downtown Friday evening for Pride Night and First Friday. Pride Night is the annual celebration for the LGBT community in Las Vegas, a tradition that began back in 1983.

The night began with a parade along Fourth Street, kicked off by comedians Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho and Joan Rivers.

"I've worked in Vegas all these years so I'm thrilled to be part of it," Collins said.

"Every day of our lives is a mini gay pride fest," Griffin added.

The event wasn't limited to those in the LGBT community, hundreds of children could be seen along the parade route.

First Friday is a gathering of the valley's arts community, which takes place on the first Friday of every month.

Both events happening on the same night made for one of downtown's busiest nights all year.

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