2015 Pride Round-Up

With the 2015 Phoenix Pride festival and parade behind us, and National LGBT Pride Month right around there corner, there’s no reason to not celebrate Pride.

Whether you’re road-tripping or jet-setting in the coming months, there’s always a Pride celebration near by. Here’s a listing of some (not all) of the 2015 Pride festivals and parades around the country:

June 3-14 | Capital Pride | Washington | capitalpride.org

For 40 Years, Capital Pride has brought a safe space to thecapital pride people of the District of Columbia. The event offers a look into the national capital’s LGBT history, an interfaith service, a women’s spoken word concert, culinary events, a marathon, a Heroes Gala, the Mr. & Miss Capital Pride competition and more.


June 4-6 | West Virginia Pride | Charleston, W. Va. | pridewv.org

WV prideThe 19th annual West Virginia Pride will kick off June 4 with a Glamp Out and Pride Bingo. Other weekend festivities include the 4th Annual Charity Drag Race, meet-and-greets, a big gay dog show, the Pride parade and festival and more.


June 4-7 | Utah Pride Festival | Salt Lake City |
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This year’s Utah Pride, the biggest LGBT festival in the state, will include a festival zone, vendors, a parade a 5K run, entertainment by Dev, Exelle and more.


June 5-7 | Kansas City Pridefest | Kansas City, Mo. |
gaypridekc.org

Wkc-pride-2015ith the theme, “Love is the Cure, the 2015 Kansas City Pridefest brings entertainment, the Kansas City Gay Pride Royalty Court, an interfaith service, exhibitors and community members for a weekend of celebrating. According to the website, “Gay Pride Kansas City is a mix of volunteers and board members who represent a wide cross section of the Kansas City LGBTQIA community.”


June 5-13 | Circle City IN Pride | Circle City, Ind. |
circlecityinpride.orgCircle city

Circle City IN Pride is Indiana’s largest Pride festival and celebration of LGBT history. The event will also feature performances from drag star Bianca Del Rio.


June 5-14 | Boston Pride | Boston |
bostonpride.org

boston prideGrammy-award winner Estelle will headline the 2015 Boston Pride festival, Kevin Yee, Billy Gilman, Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys, Mary Lambert, Nhojj, and Jack Romanov will also perform. Bostonians have promoted this year’s Pride week, which will include a block party, a pageant, parade and more, with the hashtag #WickedProud.


June 6 | Sacramento Pride | Sacramento |
sacramentopride.org

Known as California’s Capital Pride, the Sacramento Pride includes the annual parade and festival, which will feature performances by Belinda Carlisle, Cazwell and more.


June 6-7 | Motor City Pride | Detroit |
motorcitypride.orgMotor City Pride

For more than 40 years, Motor City Pride, the largest LGBT event in Michigan, will feature five stages of local and national entertainment, an annual parade and festival.


June 6-7 | Tulsa Pride | Tulsa, Okla. |
okeq.org/tulsa-pride.html
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This year, Tulsa celebrates its 33rd anniversary of Pride with a parade, celebration, gala and picnic in the park.


June 6-14 | Pittsburgh Pride | Pittsburgh |
pittsburghpride.org

For 2015, Pittsburgh Pride will include the Stride for Pride 5k run/1 mile walk, the Big Gay Picnic, Pride in the Street, a Pride March and Pridefest. Join the celebration on social media by using #allyouneedislove.


June 7 | East Central Minnesota Pride | Pine City, Minn. | eastcentralminnesotapride.com
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Billed as Minnesota’s “Small-Town Gay Pride,” East Central Minnesota Pride celebrates it’s 11th anniversary in 2015. The collection of small towns between the state’s two-largest metropolitan areas – the Twin Cities and Duluth – reports a growing LGBT community.


June 7 | Jersey Pride | Asbury Park, New Jersey |
jerseypride.org

Each year, Jersey Pride includes hundreds of vendors, a parade with dozens of floats and a rally – and the 24th annual celebration will be no exception.


June 8-13 | Brooklyn Pride | Brooklyn, NY |
brooklynpride.org

BK PrideThe 19th annual Brooklyn Pride parade and festival will feature performances by 20 local and national entertainers, a 5k Pride run, kid space, flag raising and reception.


June 12-13 | Kalamazoo Pride |
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Entertainment for the eighth annual event includes Bianca del Rio, all-girl band Catfight, local DJs and electronic/R&B artist Tunde Olaniran. The event will also feature the “Miss or Mister Kalamazoo Pride 2015” local drag competition.


June 12-14 | LA Pride | Los Angeles |
lapride.org

LA PRIDEIn its 45th year, the “TLGB” Pride celebration in West Hollywood will include a parade, a Latino Carnival, an all-new VIP Experience, a Art & Culture Pavilion and performances by Tamar Braxton, Ke$ha, Fifth Harmony and Ana Barbara. Additional performers to be announced. Join the conversation using #LAPride45.

June 13 | Albuquerque Pride | Albuquerque | abqpride.com

Albuquerque Pride is the ninth most attended event in New Mexico, according to New Mexico Business Weekly. For 2015, the festivities will include a candle light vigil, an art show featuring local artists, Pride parade and Pridefest.


June 13 | Capital PRIDE 2015 | Albany, NY |
capitalpridecenter.org

ICapital Pride 2015n celebration of its 45th anniversary, the 2015 Capital PRIDE festival will include the talents of Andy Bell of Erasure, Katy Tiz, The Accents, Jaye McBride and Calpernia Addams.


June 14 | Philly Pride | Philadelphia |
phillypride.orgphilly

This year’s theme for the Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival will be the 50th anniversary of the picketing of Independence Hall in 1965. Additionally, the annual reminders block party will take place July 5 in the City of Brotherly Love.


June 15-21 | OKC Pride Week | Oklahoma City |
okcpride.org

OOKCklahoma City celebrates Pride week with a concert, block party, arts festival and parade on the final day. This year’s entertainment will include performances by En Vogue, The Village People and more.


June 19-21 | Columbus Pride | Columbus, Ohio |
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For 2015, the theme of the Columbus Pride festival and parade is “Be the Change • Stonewall 2015.” Entertainment for this year’s festival will include Jess Gallo from Season 8 of NBC’s “The Voice,” Billy Gilman, Mojoflo, Rain & Valentino, local favorite Sam Tolson and more.


June 20 | CNY Pride | Syracuse, NY |
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The Syracuse, NY Pride Festival, Central New York’s LGBT festival, is hosted by CNY Pride. With “Celebrating The Colors of Our Past, Creating the Pride of Our Future” as this year’s theme, the festivities will take place at the Inner Harbor and will include vendors, entertainment and a half-mile parade through the scenic park near Onondaga Lake.


June 20 | Rhode Island PrideFest 2015 | Province, Rhode Island |
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Rhode Island’s largest Pride event includes a Pridefest and an illuminated light parade. Entertainment will include performances by “American Idol” contestant Crystal Bowersox, Pearl & the Beard, Shannel from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Mimi Gonzalez, Sir Ari Gold, Pamela Means, Derek Capobianco, Heather Rose in Clover, Shryne, and more.


June 20-21 | Chicago Pride | Chicago |
chicagopride.com

As one of the largest Pride parades in the country, Chicago draws crowds of more than 700,000 gathering to watch as the parade takes place over a four-mile route. The event has been an annual tradition for over 45 years; stay tuned for events and headliners as the 46th annual celebration draws nearer.


June 23-28 | New York City Pride | New York City | nycpride.org

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 4.15.33 PM“Yesterday’s Struggle is Tomorrow’s Heritage” is the theme of this year’s New York City Pride. The week of events include a family night, an exclusive event for women, a Pride Rally, the fifth anniversary of the VIP Rooftop Party, a burlesque masquerade, Pridefest, an annual street fair of vendors and entertainers; and more.


June 26-27 | Nashville PRIDE | Nashville, Tenn. | nashvillepride.org

NashvilleSince 1988, Nashville PRIDE has grown from its activism-centered roots and drawn larger crowds every year. This year’s festival concert will feature performances by Mya, Cazwell, St. Lucia, The Veronicas, Chad Michaels and more.

June 26-27 | Augusta Pride | Augusta, Ga. | prideaugusta.org

Augusta pride 01Augusta Pride kicks off on June 26 with Beats on Board, the largest outdoor dance party in the city. Then, on June 27, the celebration continues with the annual Pride parade, followed by the all-day Pride festival.


June 26-28 | Harlem Pride | Harlem, New York | harlempride.org

While this celebration of LGBT Pride is just getting started, thisharlem year marks the fifth annual Harlem Pride, the event has gained significant attention in the area. Harlem Pride kicks off at Pier 83, near the Hudson River, with up-close views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

 

June 26-28 | PrideFest St. Louis | St. Louis | pridestl.org

For 2015, Pridefest St. Louis will take place at the Soldiers’ Memorial in downtown St. Louis. Stay tuned for headliners and event details.


June 27 | 2015 Pride in the Pines | Flagstaff, Ariz. |
flagstaffpride.org

For 2015, Flagstaff will celebrate Pride in the Pines with the talents of Kristine W., Neon Hitch, Manila Luzon and hostess Aimee V. Justice. Stay tuned to echomag.com for details.


June 27 | St. Pete Pride | St. Petersburg, Fla. |
stpetepride.com

St. Pete Pride festivities will include a concert, streetfest, parade (which kicks off at sunset) and more.


June 27-28 | San Francisco Pride | San Francisco |
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According to the website, “San Francisco Pride has been said to be ‘one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.'” With more than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride celebration and parade combine to create “the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.” The event theme for the 44th annual San Francisco Pride celebration and parade is “Equality Without Exception.”


June 28 | Seattle Pride | Seattle |
seattlepride.orgSeattle-PrideFest

As part of the 41st annual Pride festivities, Seattle Pride will include a parade picnic, brunch and comedy series. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


July 17-18 | San Diego LGBT Pride | San Diego |
sdpride.org

Each year, the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, one of the biggest in the U.S., attracts more than 100,000 spectators from all over the world, and runs through 1.1 miles of San Diego. The weekend itinerary will also include a rally, a music festival, a block party and more.


July 24-25 | Fort Wayne Pride | Fort Wayne, Ind. |
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Fort Wayne Pride includes a KidSpace for the entire family, performances by local and national talents, workshops on equality and LGBT history, a drag show and the fourth annual Pride March (Saturday).


July 25-Aug. 1 | Charleston Pride 2015 | Charleston, S.C. | charlestonpride.com

CharlstonUnder the theme “A Cause To Celebrate,” Charleston Pride Festival Week will include eight days filled with festivities. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


July 25-26 | Baltimore Pride | Baltimore |
baltimorepride.org

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Baltimore Pride has developed from its small rallying roots into Maryland’s largest LGBT event, with crowds of more than 30,000 attendees annually, according to the Baltimore Pride website. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


Aug. 1 | Deleware Pride Festival | Dover, Del. | delawarepride.org/wordpress
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Delaware Pride Festival is run entirely by volunteers, and is undergoing a brand change with a contest for Pride-goers to design next year’s logo. Check back for details and the 2015 festivities draw nearer.


Aug. 1 | Chesapeake Pride | Edgewater, Md. |
chesapeakepridefestival.org

According to the event’s website, the mission of Chesapeake Pride is “to foster an understanding of the LGBTI Community in the general population by raising awareness through education and an annual Festival to ultimately achieve unity and harmony.”


Aug. 8 | Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival | Eugene, Ore. |
eugenepride.org

The Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival has been an annual tradition since 1992. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


Aug 9. | OutReach Pride Parade | Madison, Wis. | lgbtoutreach.org

OutReach LGBT Community Center has announced that the 2015 Pride Parade will take place along State Street, followed by a march to the Capitol Square and a rally on the Capitol steps. For more information, follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/events/907720102592408.


Aug. 15 | Reno Gay Pride | Reno, Nev. |
renogaypride.com

The 19th annual Reno Gay Pride celebration will take place Aug. 15 in Wingfield Park. Check back for details and the 2015 festivities draw nearer.


Sept. 12 | Virginia Pride | Richmond, Va. |
vapride.org

Pridefest 2015 will be held in Richmond, Va., on Brown’s Island. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


Sept. 12-14 | 2015 Savannah Pride Festival | Savannah, Ga. |
savannahpride.com

The 2015 Savannah Pride Festival takes place in Forsyth Park. for more information about this year’s event, go to savannahpride.com.


Sept. 18-19 | Las Vegas PRIDE |
lasvegaspride.org

Las Vegas celebrates its LGBT community with several events including an annual Night Parade and Festival.


Sept. 20-21 | Dallas Pride |
dallaspride.org

Dallas has celebrated its LGBT community since 1972. Dallas Pride traditions include the Alex Ross Texas Freedom Parade and the Festival in the Park.


Sept. 26 | NC Pride 15 | Raleigh, N.C. |
ncpride.org/pride

North Carolina’s 31st annual LGBT festival, NC Pride 15, is celebrated in multiple North Carolina cities, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel and Carrboro.


Oct. 1-5 | 18th Annual Black Gay Pride Weekend | Dallas |
dallassouthernpride.com

The 18th Annual Black Gay Pride Weekend will start with the Official Kickoff Party and Ball on Thursday, October 1.


Oct. 3-5 | River City Pride | Jacksonville, Fla. |
rivercitypride.com

River City Pride is the largest and longest running pride event in Northeast Florida, and attracts attendees from throughout the South. The parade is on October 3, and the festival runs through October 4 and 5; this year’s event will feature drag star Bianca Del Rio.


Oct. 10-11 | 45th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival | Atlanta |
atlantapride.org

The Atlanta Pride marches will shed light on visibility of the trans community, as well as visibility of proud lesbians and bisexual women. Those who watch are encouraged to bring signs supporting these groups.


Oct. 17 | Tucson Pride | Tucson, Ariz. |
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Tucson will celebrate its 38th annual Pride celebration in October in the Kino Sports Complex.


Oct. 24 | SC Pride | Columbia, S.C. | scpride.org

SC Pride is the largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina. The annual pride festivities take place in downtown Columbia, S.C. Check back for details and the 2015 festivities draw nearer.


Oct. 25 | Hudson Pride | Hudson, New Jersey | hudsonpride.org

This year marks the 15th Annual Jersey City LGBTQ Pride festival. The 2014 Jersey City PRIDE Festival was co-hosted by Hudson Pride Connections Center and Humanity Pride Productions. Stay tuned for entertainment and event details.


Nov. 7-8 | Greater Palm Springs Pride | Palm Springs, Calif. | pspride.org

The 2015 Palm Springs festival will have free admission for Pride-goers of all ages. Pride weekend will also include a free 21+ Block Party and the annual parade. This year’s Greater Palm Springs Pride line-up is still being announced.

 


 

Did we miss any? Whether it’s your hometown pridefest or your favorite city to see a parade, we want to hear about it in the comments below (don’t forget to include a link for more information). Happy Pride!

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