Pride USA! Pride Events From Alabama, To Washington, & Beyond

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Pride month!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Pride Month! Click here for NYC Pride events (including Long Island, Yonkers, and NJ). This year’s celebration will look a little different due to the pandemic, but we’re still spending the month loving on and celebrating our fabulous community. Most Pride themes this year throughout the country reflect our community’s strength, diversity, resilience, and LOVE.

Looking for an epic Pride event near you? We’ve put together a list of Pride celebrations taking place throughout the country. Get out your rainbow gear, sprinkle on some glitter, and let’s have some fun celebrating our incredible LGBTQ+ community!

ALABAMA

Central Alabama Pride Fest (In Person) – June 12, 12-7 p.m.

Alabamans get your Pride on at this year’s “Together We Rise” Pride Fest! With food, friends, drag shows, music, live entertainment and family fun, there’s something for every queer and ally at this year’s event. This year’s event gives everyone a safe, inclusive place where you can express who you are and appreciate the beauty that is our community.

Learn more on Central Alabama Pride’s website.

ALASKA

Juneteenth & Homer Pride (In Person) – June 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Anchorage Pride presents: Juneteenth & Homer Pride, a joint liberation celebration! This year, they are combining their two celebrations of important milestones for Black and LGBTQ+ liberations. All are welcome.

Pride Block Party (In Person) – June 26, 2- 10 p.m.

Join Queer Happenings Alaska for the 3rd annual Pride Block Party! This fun-filled community event will be held at The Writer’s Block with live DJs, entertainment, music, food and drinks! Family-friendly (under 18 welcome!).

ARIZONA

Phoenix Pride Unity Mural (In Person) – All June 2021

Phoenix Pride is partnering with Scottsdale Fashion Square for Pride Month! Throughout the entire month of June, people will have the opportunity to see the UNITY Mural created at the 2019 Phoenix Pride Festival! The UNITY Mural was the concept of Dawn Bowman Design, manager of the Phoenix Pride Festival Arts Expo. The handprints were carefully applied by festival attendees who literally left a handprint at the festival, and is a testament to how our hand prints, though different in shape and size, are all still similar. We are ONE!

ARKANSAS

Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Pride 17th Annual Pride Parade (In Person) – June 26, 12 p.m.

The 17th Annual NWA Pride Parade will step off on Saturday, June 26th, at noon. The Parade will honor AIDS activist Ruth Coker Burks, and Washington County Justice of the Peace Evelyn Rios Stafford, the first openly trans person elected to office in Arkansas. Register a group or find out more information here.

CONNECTICUT

West Hartford Pride Festival and DragFest (In Person) – June 26, 1- 5 p.m.

Join West Hartford Pride for a day-long event on Isham Street in Blue Back Square on Saturday, June 26. Experience a great lineup of events celebrating diversity and unity!

Pride Month at the Foxwoods Drive-In (In Person)  – June 4 – 6

Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket is celebrating Pride Month at the drive-in movie theater. Watch a double feature of “RENT” and “The Birdcage” on June 5th, and “Love, Simon” on June 6th.

CALIFORNIA

Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park San Francisco (In Person) – June 11-12, 6:30 p.m.

Every year, millions gather in San Francisco to celebrate our community at one of the country’s largest Pride celebrations. This year’s theme “All in This Together” takes places throughout the month of June with small, limited-capacity events so everyone can gather safely while still enjoying the camaraderie and solidarity with other LGBTQ+ folks and our allies.

We’ll miss the parade and expo this year, but there’s still lots of exciting events taking place throughout the month of June, including Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park. Featuring the films “In the Heights” and “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” these ticketed, socially-distances events take place on June 11th and 12th.

Learn more about the events taking place all month long on SF Pride’s website.

LA Pride (In Person) – June 11-12

WLA Pride’s 2021 theme “Thrive with Pride ” is a nod not only to our health and wellness as we make it to the other side of the pandemic, but to highlight the social justice endeavors within the LGBTQ+ community, particularly from our most marginalized community members. There’s no parade this year, but there are other fun events, including the annual Pride Night at Dodger’s Stadium on June 5th. The 7:10 p.m. game against the Texas Rangers promises special drinks in the pavilion bars, surprise guests during pregame ceremonies, and fireworks set to a special mix by DJ Bowie Jane! Not a baseball fan, or want to celebrate Pride safely from home? Tune into ABC 7 Los Angeles on June 12th at 9 p.m., featuring the best of LA’s LGBTQ+ community. The hour-long program promises celebrity shout-outs, trans profiles, spotlights on this year’s Pride honorees, and a special performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

Get your tickets to the game and learn more on LA Pride’s website.

COLORADO

Denver Pride (In Person & Virtual) – June 26-27

Denver Pride’s festivities are a combination of in-person and virtual activities, all that provide a safe way to enjoy Pride. This year’s events include a virtual marketplace (sounds so cool!), an in-person and virtual 5K race, a virtual parade, and “Pride Hubs” — events taking place at different organizations throughout the city that allow limited in-person attendance for mini festivals, dances, and gatherings. Take a look at the various events and Pride Hubs taking place at Denver Pride’s website.

FLORIDA

St Pete Pride Fest: We Are Family (In Person) – June 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a gathering of LGBTQ+ families and allies on the beautiful downtown St. Petersburg waterfront at the St. Pete Pier and in North and South Straub Parks; and enjoy one of USA Today‘s Best New Attractions – The St Pete Pier! Family focused vendors, entertainment, food and beverages will be available in the parks. On The Pier you will find an epic playground, splash park, a wide variety of dining options, and more! Enjoy this first-of-its-kind Pride event as we celebrate the family culture of St. Pete and beyond. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Sarasota Pride Pet Parade (In Person) – June 26, 10 a.m.
Your pet wants to celebrate PRIDE month with us too! Join the Pet Parade fun at Bayfront Park Sunday June 13th and strut around the bay with our best friends. Parade your best pooch or feline friend ensembles around Bayfront Park.

PULSE Vigil (In Person) – June 12, 8:30 p.m.

Project PRIDE SRQ in partnership with Sabal Palm Bank will be honoring PULSE Nightclub victims with candlelight vigil and virtual line dedication at the PrideWalk located in downtown Sarasota.

Key West Pride Presents: Rainbow Roast – Everybody Gets Porked! (In Person) – June 6, 6- 10 p.m.

Traditional Hawaiin Luau with non-traditional entertainment. Roast suckling pig, lomi lomi salmon, ahi tuna poke, seafood ceviche, braised short rib with teriyaki glaze, caprese salad, and so much more. The World Famous Aquanettes will be performing throughout the night. DJ Mira. Tickets are $100 and include tip for all you can eat and drink beer and wine. LGTBQ+ Hawaiian apparel encouraged!

HAWAII

Kauai Pride Parade (In Person) – June 5, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

For 2021, Kauai Pride looks forward to sharing their family friendly event with their Kaua’i ohana–an in-person, loud-and-proud drive-through experience with music and live art.

9th Annual Hawaii Island Pride Drive-Thru (In Person) – June 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rise & Pride! is the 2021 theme of Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride and they’re hosting a drive through pride event at the Hawaii County Government Center in Hilo on Saturday, June 26. Pick up goody bags from local community groups and businesses, see fabulous drag queens and order delicious food from local vendors, all from the comfort of your vehicle.

Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride wants to see your Pride spirit so decorate your vehicle or masks to be entered to win fun prizes! You can also pick up your amazing 2021 Pride t-shirt designed by the supremely talented Adare. For more information, click here.

ILLINOIS

Pride in the Park Chicago (In Person) – June 26-27

The Chicago Pride Parade might be delayed until October, but Chicago Pride in the Park is coming back this year! The event made its debut in 2019 and had to take a pause last year, but is coming back bigger than ever! With headliners Chaka Khan & Tiesto, this year’s event will have you loving life and being gay. All-day live entertainment, food, friends, family and fun are all on the menu for this year’s event in Butler Field.

KANSAS

North Central Kansas Pride: PrideFest: All-Stars! 2021 (In Person) – June 18 – June 20

Celebration of Junteenth and PRIDE! Tickets are free and good all weekend.

Join NC Kansas Pride for 3 days of Celebration for Junteenth and PRIDE with special guests, live entertainment, drag performances and much more. There will be vendors as well as exclusive food vendor, 100 Acre Woods.

KENTUCKY

Indy Pride Festival 2021 (Virtual) – June 12, 12 – 8 p.m.

Pride 2021 Virtual Festival presented by Salesforce. This year’s event includes a full line-up of entertainment with new interactive participants including LGBTQ-supporting community organizations, new resources, shopping with LGBTQ-owned and LGBTQ-embracing businesses in the vendor villages and more.

Louisville Robley Rex VA 6th Annual Pride Fest (In Person) – June 25, 1 – 3 p.m.

Robley Rex VA 6th Annual Pride Fest celebrates our LGBTQ+ community and builds connections among veterans, their families, staff, and the larger community.

This year’s Pride fest will feature DJ J Lynn, light refreshments, opportunity to participate in a drumming circle, door prizes, health resource information, VA swag, and panel speakers to share educational information and personal stories. Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on demand for veterans, spouses (legal or otherwise), widows, and informal caregivers.

*Physical distancing and masking are enforced for your protection.

LOUISIANA

New Orleans Pride 2021 (In Person) – June 10 – June 13

This year’s New Orleans Pride celebration takes place June 10-13. Parties, family events and more are among the lineup of weekend-long events to check out. For more on NOLA Pride events throughout the month of June, click here

MARYLAND

Baltimore Pride (In Person & Virtual) – June 13-21

Baltimore Pride has both in-person and virtual events to enjoy throughout the month of June. No matter your taste or favorite way to have fun, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy! Baltimore Pride is hosting a fashion show, movie night, elder celebration, and is working on organizing a “meet & greet” on Saturday, June 18th. The year’s Baltimore Pride parade is virtual, so you can join from bed with your lover or sip cocktails on your porch while enjoying the show on Sunday, June 19th from 1-4 p.m..

MINNESOTA

Twin Cities, Minnesota Pride Grand Marshal MASKqueerade Party (In Person) – June 17, 7-9 p.m.

Bling up your mask and join the party for a new Grand Marshal event loaded with music, comedians, a drag show and fun! This event is a fundraiser for Twin Cities Pride, and there’s a silent auction so you can win all kinds of cool things. The event takes place in two locations to keep everyone safe, and will be streamed online so you can view from home.

Get more details and your tickets on the Twin Cities’ Pride website.

NEW YORK STATE

NYC PRIDE: Click here for all NYC Pride events (including Long Island, Yonkers, and NJ).

Buffalo Pride (Virtual) – June 5-6

Throughout the month of June, the Buffalo Pride events will be held virtually. But just because we can’t get together in person doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Buffalo Pride’s “Home Sweet Pride” ‘event’ invites you to decorate your homes, businesses and even sidewalks in colorful Pride decorations to remind the community that Pride is here, whether there’s an in-person party or not! Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #buffaloprideweek, and be sure to take @buffaloprideweek in your posts, too! Check out their website for a complete list of events.

Schenectady Pride (In Person) – June 5, 3-6 p.m.

Join your family, friends, and allies at Gateway Plaza for a day filled with live music, entertainment, and pride! Dance lovers can shake their booties while DJ RVMBA drops some Latin & modern music! Love a good drag performance? Attend the Legends of Drag “Drag Spectacular” show! Learn more on Schenectady Pride’s Facebook page.

Rockland Pride 80s New Wave Dance Party (In Person) – June 5, 6-9 p.m. 

Ready for a blast from the past? Break out your mom jeans, leg warmers, spandex and leotards and head out to Hotel Nyack for a night of 80s new wave music, dance and celebration! Show off your sexy dance moves to 80s new wave songs — everything from Erasure to Depeche Mode. Masks are required to attend. No cover. Cash bar and food available on site. Learn more here.

Rockland Pride Promenade (In Person) – June 6

This free outdoor, family-friendly event promises a day full of strolling, shopping, flirting, and food. The streets of Nyack will be closed for the big event so you can walk around the city safely and check out all the sights and queer hotties! Masks are required except when seated and eating.

Haddon Township’s Pride Weekend (In Person) – June 10-12

Haddon Township is launching its first Pride Parade this year, which kicks off a weekend of live Pride events, including the SOHA Pride Fest street festival (Saturday June 12 at 11 a.m.) and Pool Party (at Crystal Lake Pool, Saturday June 12 at 5 p.m.). Live events will be in accordance with Covid safety and health protocols.

Capital Pride: 2021 Alive @ 5 Virtual Broadcast (Virtual) – June 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Virtual Alive at 5 online at Albany Events on YouTube and the Pride Center of the Capital region YouTube. Join the online party for the Virtual Pride Alive at 5. Do a watch party at home. Have a few beverages and dance to some music by local artists. Streaming on several platforms.

Capital Pride: Pride Night Miniature Golf and Ice Cream (In Person) – June 10, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pride Night Miniature Golf and Ice Cream at Mr. Bill’s Mill Creek, near the Hannaford Plaza on Rowland St, Ballston Spa. $5 per person to play golf. Refreshments available to purchase. Family friendly event!

Brews & Views: A LGBTQ+ Movie Night (In Person) – June 11, 8-11 p.m.

Love movies and beer? Then this is the event for you! Watch the queer hit-classic “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the grass while enjoying some brews at Lucky Hare Brewing Company! Tickets are only $5, and you get a free pint for the price of admission! Goodie bags and snacks will be on sale. Blankets will be spaced out to practice safe social distancing. Tickets are limited, so get yours online before they sell out!

2021 5K Rainbow Run/Walk (In Person) – June 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Capital Pride’s Annual Pride Rainbow 5K. (3.1 miles) Run-Walk is a fun, family-friendly event with runners of all levels on the sanctioned Corning Preserve Course. Not a runner? Come and start your walk after the main group of runners take off from the starting line. We ask that you please stay right for those runners. Wear your funniest and/or best Rainbow Pride gear. Awards will be available for the best gear and best use of “Rainbow.” All proceeds benefit the Pride Center of the Capital Region and our local programs and services. Registration is online, or on Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m. Onsite registration at 8:30 a.m.

The Annual Black And Latino Gay Pride (In Person) – June 12, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Annual Black and Latino Gay Pride, by In Our Own Voices. At the Jericho Drive-In, 12 to 5 p.m. featuring London Jae Precise, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, Sian, and more! This is a limited capacity event.  Please visit the IOOV Facebook page for more info.

Capital Pride Block Party (In Person) – June 13, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy the inaugural Capital Pride Block Party. Visit the Central Avenue 70’s block on June 13 from 1 pm to 5 pm to enjoy music, dancing, food, and drinks. Waterworks and Rocks will be serving your favorite cocktails. Walk onto the street in the block party area to enjoy dancing, music, and drag performances. Central Ave food establishments will be available for food and snacks. Stop by the shops to help support the nearby establishments hit so hard during the pandemic. Giveaways and prizes for the best Pride gear and spirit. This is a 21+ event. If you are under 21 there will be a section in parking lot#2 assigned for under 21. You cannot walk between the underage and 21+ areas. Stop by the Pride Center table for a raffle prize opportunity.

Pride Day At The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market (In Person) – June 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come visit the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market on Pride day. Wear and show off your Pride colors, stop by the Pride center table and receive a prize and an opportunity for our raffle.  Great local food and goods, music, and entertainment. Visit the Downtown Troy businesses, many of whom are proud members of the LGBTQ community or ally businesses.  Let Downtown Troy come alive in Pride colors on June 19.

Paw Pride Pride Month Extravaganza Eleganza (In Person) June 19, 2 – 3 p.m.

Celebrate a season of love and unity with your fur babies at PawPaws Doghouse in Nyack at the Pavion Apartments on 77 S Franklin Street in Nyack. Dress up your pups for a costume competition with your chance to win prizes like free stays at Papaw’s Dog House Dog Camp, toys, treats and snacks. There is a $20 entrance fee all proceeds donated to Rockland County Pride. For any inquiries, call 845.595.8282 or email contact@papawsdoghouse.com

Pride Center Business Mixer (In Person) – June 24, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pride Center Business Mixer at the Troy Beer Garden, the first Business Alliance Business Mixer of 2021, post-pandemic. Join LGBTQ business leaders and other working professionals for an evening of socializing and cocktails at Troy’s newest hot spot, the Troy Beer garden. Thank you to our Sponsor Craig LeClaire of Falvey Real Estate group. Suggested Donation $20.

Tea Dance & Brunch with DJ John Martin at Hotel Nyack (In Person) June 27, 12 – 2 p.m.

Say farewell to Pride Month in style with a tea dance and $35 pre-fix brunch menu which includes bottomless mimosas, bellinis and Pride punch. No cover. Cash bar. For more inquiries click here.

Niagara Falls Pride Illumination & Old Falls Street (In Person) – June 28, 9-11 p.m.

Niagara Falls is home to a thoroughfare called Rainbow Bridge so it comes as no surprise that this region is gay-friendly and ready to celebrate Pride month. Take a walk through Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls to see the sights and hang with fellow queers. The street will be decked out in rainbows in a show of support of our community. Don’t forget to get your selfie-face ready and stop by the “Let’s Fall in Love” mural at the Niagara Pride selfie station! From 9-11 p.m., experience the beauty of Niagara Falls as the city lights them up in a Pride rainbow as a tribute to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

NORTH CAROLINA

Pride Durham Presents: Virtual Pride Parade & Show (Virtual) – June 6

Tune into Facebook Live for Pride Durham’s Virtual Pride Show including the “Virtual Parade” participants, drag performers and musicians. Hosted by power duo Violet Seductions and Miss J! Welcome to the annual Pride Sunday festivities! Catch Durham’s favorite drag and music alongside their parade presentation Sunday June 6th starting at 1 p.m.!

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City Pride Alliance Parade (In Person) – June 26, 10 a.m.

Want to be a part of history? Join your fellow queers & allies at Oklahoma City’s FIRST downtown festival and Pride parade! The weekend is packed with various events, including a festival all weekend with vendors, food, and live entertainment. The weekend kicks off with a Pride parade on the 26th, and organizers hope the event “will symbolize a move toward community restorative justice, healing, progress and a celebration of perseverance.”

PENNSYLVANIA 

Pride On The Mountain 2021 (In Person) – June 4-6

Rainbow Mountain Resort has offered the LGBTQ+ a Poconos escape since 1981. This year, they kick off Pride month with Pride on the Mountain, featuring poolside performances by Calamity Chang & Friends and the D’Dior Family and music by DJ Brad Scott. Guests are required to follow social distancing and health protocols, including wearing masks in public spaces and when interacting with staff.

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March (In Person) – June 5, 11 a.m. 

This year’s Pride event in Pittsburgh promises to be their most inclusive event yet! With virtual and in-person events taking place throughout the weekend of June 5th and 6th, there’s something for everyone. The Revolution March (Parade) kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, where everyone can march together as a community. Bring your banners, signs, music and flags and walk through the city (or enjoy the show on the sidelines), before joining up with your pals at Allegheny Commons Park West for the mini-festival where you can enjoy music, food trucks, performances, and booths.
Learn more at Pittsburgh Pride’s website.

TEXAS

Dallas, TX Pride (In Person) – June 4-5, 2021 

There’s no parade or festival this year, but that doesn’t mean Dallas isn’t getting their Pride on! This year Dallas Pride presents two fabulous nights of variety shows. Friday night’s show will feature musical entertainment, so get your dancing shoes on! Saturday evening’s variety show is hosted by entertainer Marsha Dimes, featuring local entertainment, including Kennedy Davenport, The Fly Queens, The Sisters-in-Action, the Rose Room cast, Sister Helen Holy, and Anton Shaw.

These events will also be streamed online for those who are more comfortable watching from home.

Check out Dallas Pride’s website for more info. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours soon!

WASHINGTON D.C.

D.C. Pride (Virtual & In Person) – June 12, 3-6 p.m.

This year’s Capital Pride theme is #StillWe, which reflects the unwavering strength and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community. While there are many events taking place virtually and in-person in the Capitol, the highlight of this year’s Pride celebrations will undoubtedly be the Colorful Pride Mobile Parade, featuring the colorful Pridemobile trolley. The trolley will travel around DC, passing through the city’s most vibrant areas and iconic landmarks, like the Capitol building.

Visit DC Pride’s website to learn about the various events taking place online and in-person throughout Pride Month.

WASHINGTON

Seattle Pride (Virtual) – June 26-27

Home of one of the oldest Pride celebrations in the U.S.A., Seattle has been coloring the streets rainbow since 1974. This year’s events are all virtual to keep everyone safe and healthy, but that’s no reason to not have some fun! This year’s two-day Pride event promises a diverse array of speakers, performers, activities, and activism, all reflecting this year’s theme “Resilience.” This year’s headliner is the Queen of Bounce music, Big Freedia, who will be joined on the virtual stage by other musical performers, including Mary Lambert (the gorgeous voice behind Macklemore’s “Same Love” tune).
Register for the virtual events free on Seattle Pride’s website.

 


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