LOOK: The 2018 Denver PrideFest Parade takes over Colfax

Michelle Archuleta blows bubbles atop a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Michelle Archuleta blows bubbles atop a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Update: Denver PrideFest officials said Tuesday that an estimated 450,000 people attended the festival.

“We had huge crowds all weekend,” said Center CEO Debra Pollock, who continued that she was particularly pleased by large amounts of corporate support on Sunday morning. “It was amazing to see all these corporations making an important statement of support for the LGBT community.”

A little more than 40 percent of the Center’s $2.2 million budget comes from funds raised during PrideFest.

On Sunday, traffic was cleared from Colfax Avenue, glitter and bubbles appeared and music echoed over the wickedest street as the annual PrideFest parade marched to Civic Center Park.

The parade featured 211 registered floats, more than any other year, and thousands of marchers. There were still tons of people waiting to begin the parade in Cheesman Park by the time the front of the line made it to Civic Center.

Here’s a look at some of the people we met today.

Cheer Colorado performs aerials in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Cheer Colorado performs aerials in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Joanne Fabrics rides dressed as a Stephen King character on the Stanley Hotel's float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Joanne Fabrics rides dressed as a Stephen King character on the Stanley Hotel's float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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An enormous flag leads the Denver PrideFest parade down Colfax Avenue, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An enormous flag leads the Denver PrideFest parade down Colfax Avenue, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Eve, 4, skips beneath an enormous flag that leads the Denver PrideFest parade down Colfax Avenue, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Eve, 4, skips beneath an enormous flag that leads the Denver PrideFest parade down Colfax Avenue, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kiara Williams and Rachel Okrey take a selfie during the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kiara Williams and Rachel Okrey take a selfie during the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ron Rickshaw and Gay Onyx Steele ride a pedicab down Colfax during the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ron Rickshaw and Gay Onyx Steele ride a pedicab down Colfax during the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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At-Large City Council Member Robin Kniech marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

City Council Member At-large Robin Kniech marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A float for the Rose Medical Center in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A float for the Rose Medical Center in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Dancers from the El Potrero Night Club ride a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Dancers from the El Potrero Night Club ride a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Janet Waidley smiles atop a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Janet Waidley smiles during the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Mookie, the Denver GOP party dog, rides a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mookie, the Denver GOP party dog, rides a float in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Spectators watch the Denver PrideFest parade from apartments above Colfax, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Spectators watch the Denver PrideFest parade from apartments above Colfax, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Spectators watch as the Denver PrideFest parade processes out of Cheesman Park, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Spectators watch as the Denver PrideFest parade processes out of Cheesman Park, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kent McFadden blows bubbles along the Denver PrideFest parade route, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kent McFadden blows bubbles along the Denver PrideFest parade route, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Colorado's lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate Donna Lynne marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Colorado's lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate Donna Lynne marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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U.S. Representative and gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

U.S. Representative and gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Very tall women march in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Very tall women march in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Micaela Cruce dances in a flowing dress in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Micaela Cruce dances in a flowing dress in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ulises Medrano dances with a flag in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ulises Medrano dances with a flag in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A band plays on a float cruising the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A band plays on a float cruising the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Students from the Logan School for Creative Learning hang out of a bus in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Students from the Logan School for Creative Learning hang out of a bus in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jaelyn, 10, (left to right) and Bree King hurl glitter bombs onto the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jaelyn, 10, (left to right) and Bree King hurl glitter bombs onto the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski  marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski marches in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Thousands of people march in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Thousands of people march in the Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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