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2024 LGBTQ Pride Guide

Updated: 3 days ago


Pride Journeys is proud to present the 2024 LGBTQ Pride Guide, a comprehensive and ongoing list of events celebrating the LGBTQ community. This list contains not only Pride events, but also fundraisers, circuit parties and other large-scale events targeting LGBTQ individuals. To submit content for consideration, please email joey@pridejourneys.com



Feb 15 – 25 - The Queer Film Prize of the Berlin International Film Festival

Award Season is upon us! The Queer Film Award of the Berlin International Film Festival, the TEDDY AWARD, honors socially engaged, political films and people who communicate queer themes on a broad social platform and thereby contribute to tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society. Categories include BEST FEATURE, BEST DOCUMENTARY / ESSAY FILM, BEST SHORT FILM and Jury Award as well as the Special Teddy Award which is awarded to outstanding personalities.


March 8-10 - As California’s first Pride event of the year, the 8th annual Cathedral City LGBT Days presented by Agua Caliente Casinos again brings together numerous LGBTQ+ celebrities, artists, performers, media, community leaders, Coachella Valley residents and visitors for an unforgettable weekend of live entertainment, community engagement and fun activities.


March 30 – April 1 - Easter Berlin, Outdoor-Fetish-Festival - The Berlin fetish community once again welcomes thousands of visitors to one of Europe’s largest fetish gatherings. Easter in Berlin has become an integral part of the international event calendar and guarantees a fun-packed week with new acquaintances and old friends. The events culminate in the Mister Leather Berlin contest on Easter Sunday, April 1.


April 12: The Pride Prom at the Orlando Science Center is an adult-only (21+) Prom

hosted by Come Out with Pride. Guests are invited to “Be Your Brightest Self” at this neon

themed glow party.


April 26 to 28 and May 3 to 5: QFest St. Louis – QFest St. Louis utilizes the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and celebrate queer culture. Screening films that wouldn’t otherwise show in St. Louis, the event aims to excite, entertain and enlighten audiences of all identities. This year marks the 17th anniversary of QFest, which is presented by Cinema St. Louis.


May 10-11: Grand Junction Rides & Vibes - Downtown Grand Junction welcomes Rides & Vibes, a charity bike ride which also incorporates great food and live music.


May 30 – Jun 2 - Xposted 2024 -In its 18th year, this international film festival will again show current and classic queer films from around the world. Several movie theaters throughout Berlin. Xposed Berlin.


May 30-June 3: GayDays Orlando is comprised of multiple events staged at world-famous

attractions; gay and lesbian clubs; and unique venues that create a renowned gay and

lesbian vacation experience.  Girls in Wonderland (May 30 – June 3), the counterpart to GayDays, caters to female members of the LGBTQ+ community and features parties, special performances and celebrity appearances. One Magical Weekend (May 30 – June 3), always on the first weekend in June, is one of the largest LGBTQ+ pride and music festivals in the world. The Pride Cup (May 31– June 2) is an annual LGBTQ+ multi-sport tournament organized by the KindRED Pride Foundation.


May 31-June 2: PRIDE ON 39TH STREET 2024 OKC Pride has been the official management team of Oklahoma City’s annual Pride event since 1988, establishing itself as the not-for-profit organization OKC Pride, Inc in 2004. OKC Pride, Inc continues to organize Oklahoma City’s annual Pride week and has developed it to be the largest privately held event in Oklahoma. It has become a regional Pride destination for tens of thousands from across Oklahoma and surrounding states.


May 31-June 9: Capital Pride Celebration – The largest annual event in the national capital region adds special significance this year, as a precursor for WorldPride coming to Washington, DC in 2025. Be prepared to experience one of the largest Pride Parades to ever take place in the nation’s capital, then join the LGBTQ+ community on America’s Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Capital Pride Festival. Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages, food, drink, and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors.


June 1-2: Gold Coast Pride Attention, everyone! The Gold Coast Pride Festival is BACK for our 4th year, and bigger and brighter than ever! This year’s Pride Festival will feature: Australia’s only Pride Parade on the beach; HUGE Gold Coast Pride Fair Day – free, family-friendly with live entertainment, market stalls, food trucks, Pet Parade, Drag Pageant; NEW FREE Community arts workshops including comedy, weaving and poetry; After Glow Party – an unforgettable dance party for the over-18 rainbow community; NEW Opening Night event on Friday 31 May featuring live music, fashion parade, a cheeky cabaret and mingling; A sparkling White Party recovery party on a yacht on Sunday 2 June; Plus much much more...


June 2: Pocono Pride Festival - Taking place in the heart of Downtown Stroudsburg in Courthouse Square from noon to 5 p.m., the PRIDE in the Poconos Celebration champions inclusion and wellness for the LGBTQAI+ community and allies in Monroe County and surrounding areas with a fun day of live music and entertainment from local drag kings and queens, food and craft vendors, and more.


June 6-8: PrideFest Milwaukee - Wisconsin’s largest Pride event, this 3-day extravaganza brings people together in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Dance the days away with a star-studded lineup of live entertainment, peruse vendors, savor your fill of food trucks and much more.


June 7 – 8: Kalamazoo Pride- Each year, Kalamazoo PRIDE brings together an estimated 8,000+ people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and racial identities from Southwest Michigan and beyond to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride. The two-day festival features show stopping drag performances, incredible music, exhibitors, food, dancing, and more at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo.


June 7-9: Spokane Pride Parade & Festival - Spokane's premiere Pride event! Proudly wave your flag at Spokane's annual Pride Parade and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This all-ages, inclusive, family-friendly event is one of the largest in Washington State.


June 8: Moreton Bay Pride Fest - Moreton Bay welcomes it’s biggest LGBTQIAP+ celebration boasting a star-studded line-up 🏳️‍🌈🎉 On Saturday, 8 June 2024, Pine Rivers Park will come alive with rainbow flags, glitter, and all things fabulous, as we introduce the second Moreton Bay PrideFest hosted during World Pride month.


June 8: Ride With Pride - The season kickoff event for the Wisconsin Pride Rides motorcycle group. What started as one rider’s idea is now (unofficially) the largest LGBTQ+ motorcycle run anywhere. Join the fun by meeting at the House of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee and ride with pride. 


June 8: LA Pride in the Park - LA Pride in the Park returns to LA State Historic Park for another music festival event that only LA Pride can do! World-class stage, scores of exhibitors and vendor booths, daytime activities, so many sponsor giveaways and activities, dozens of food choices and food trucks, multiple bars for 21-and-over: It’s all happening on over 20 acres of lush green space with a view of the DTLA skyline.

 

June 9: 54th Annual LA Pride Parade and Block Party - LA Pride is the original and iconic home of Pride in LA. Over 150 contingents will march this year, using the theme “Power in Pride.” The route will be along Hollywood Blvd, and surrounding streets. More details about our exciting Grand Marshals and participating groups to come.



June 14: PRIDE! ON THE PLAZA 2024 LIVE! on the Plaza is the Plaza District's free & monthly block party featuring art shows, live entertainment, great food and local shopping. Join us as we celebrate one of Oklahoma City's best monthly festivals!


June 14: LGBTQ+ Night at Dodger Stadium - World Series-winning Dodgers take on the Kansas City Royals with LA Pride pre-game festivities featuring DJ party, and Pride merch for special ticket holders!


June 14-16: Ten Mile Pride - Breckenridge, Colorado - Join us as we celebrate the friendly, colorful and vibrant spirit of our mountain town this Pride Month. 10 Mile Pride is an inclusive event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, friends, family, and allies in Breckenridge. The event aims to educate and inspire attendees to promote acceptance, tolerance, and respect, and to create a safe space where everyone can come together to celebrate regardless of their sexual orientation, or gender identity. Embrace the outdoors, connect with your community, and celebrate who you are during 10 Mile Pride in Breckenridge!

 

June 15: Pride is Universal - The exclusive after-hours theme park takeover of Universal Studios Hollywood is a fan favorite! Hours, details, and new features to be announced. Tickets go on sale soon!


June 15: Iowa City Pride Festival – Most would not associate one of the longest-running Pride Festivals in the world to occur in the middle of the Midwest. The Iowa City Pride Festival is in its 54th year and looking marvelous. All are invited to dress in their queerest, proudest, and most fabulous thing they own as they watch or participate in the parade, enjoy live music, drag shows, and fantastic dining. Noon to 10:00 pm in Downtown Iowa City.


June 22: Lansing Pride will be held right in the heart of Old Town Lansing! Celebrate who you are! There will be a main stage with entertainment throughout the day with  special performance by Loosey LaDuca, vendors, food, beer tent, and a family area. Follow "Lansing Pride" on Facebook for all of the latest information including fundraisers up until the main event.


June 22: Grand Rapids Pride is on June 22 from 12-10pm in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan at Calder Plaza. For more information, visit https://grpride.org/pride-festival/


June 22: Pride with Leo & Friends – One of Northern California’s only family-friendly Pride events, “Pride with Leo & Friends” at Sacramento Children’s Museum is a celebration of love, family, and the Rancho Cordova community. This event for kids includes vendors, art activities, museum play, performances, and more!


June 20-22: Country Jam Colorado - This year's event features headlining acts Jelly Roll, Parker McCollum and Thomas Rhett. Additional performers include Lee Brice, The Bellamy Brothers and Craig Morgan.


June 28-30: OKLAHOMA PRIDEFEST 2024 The Oklahoma Pride Alliance will be hosting its annual festival June 28-30 in Downtown Oklahoma City at Scissortail Park. This will be the fourth time the organization has hosted the 2SLGBTQIA+ event in Downtown Oklahoma City.


June 28-30: Colorado Lavender Fest - This event was created by the Lavender Association of Colorado to promote lavender as an alternative cash crop in Colorado, through education, research, networking, and market development. The group continues to learn and share knowledge and love of lavender through their website, classes and seminars, tours, and festivals.


June 29: Pride in the Park: Celebrate Pride with the LGBTQ Center of Durham alongside music, drag, food, and local community resources and vendors. This event has not been publicly posted yet, but this link is a post from the same event in 2022.


June 29: Open Door PrideFest - The annual Open Door Pride Festival takes place every summer in Door County in Sturgeon Bay featuring vendors and entertainment, all with the mission of making Door County a welcoming place to live and visit.


June 29: Pride Houston - Houston’s pride parade is one of the largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual events in the Southwest. Each year, more than 1,000 participants entertain, and 150,000 spectators come together with an empowering blend of light, color, and sound with beautiful floats, costumes, and performances.


June 30: Grand Pride Parade – The 2024 Grand Pride Parade, which travels down Market Street through downtown St. Louis, will take place on June 30. The parade is the culmination of the spirited PrideFest celebrations that happen at the end of every June to coincide with the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in New York City on June 28, 1969, in response to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village. The historic uprising served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the U.S. “PrideFest is always a good time,” Jordan Braxton, an educator and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, says. “Last year, the festival drew approximately 325,000 people to downtown St. Louis, and this year, we’re expecting a similarly sized crowd – plus, the same great energy!”


June 30: The 41st Bogotá LGBT+ Pride March and Parade 2024 will take place on Sunday, the 30th of June, 2024, between 10:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M., starting from the Bogotá City Council Square to the Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park (Plazoleta de Eventos), all along Avenida El Dorado Calle 26, the main road in the city. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected, including participants and attendees, positioning as the largest LGBT+ event in Colombia and among the first ones in the world. During this long weekend (holiday monday), concerts, festivals, parties, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, among other mass commemorative events are planned. Colombia and its capital city Bogotá are ranked among the main LGBT+ destinations in the world. Located in Bogotá, Theatron is the world's largest LGBT+ nightclub.



July 6: Downtown Market on Main - The Market on Main presented by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is summertime’s signature event in Grand Junction, and is a showcase of farm products from the Western Slope and around Colorado. The Market on Main is a summer-long community event series drawing an estimated 5,000 visitors per week.


July 20 and 21 - Lesbian and Gay City Festival - Traditionally held on the weekend before Berlin's Christopher Street Day, this two-day event attracts a large international crowd to officially kick off the gay scene's party season in Berlin. With music, shows, information booths as well as food and drinks, the event is not only a celebration, but also a protest against exclusion of any kind. Also known as Motzstraßenfest, the events remain true to the motto “Equal rights for unequal people – worldwide!”

 

Jul 25, 2024 - Berlin Canal Pride - Leading up to the main CSD parade, this PRIDE event is celebrated on the water, when some 20 boats sail down Berlin’s Spree river in a colorful parade and party. And don’t miss the CSD on the Spree afterparty at the Osthafen event location, with a large outdoor area along the water.


July 27, 2024 - CSD Berlin | Berlin Pride - Christopher Street Day - Music, party, and a fun atmosphere - usually one million people protest at the CSD in Berlin for equal rights and the right to self-determination. In 2024, the CSD will continue to advocate effectively and visibly for LGBTIQ+ rights. The organizers are again making every effort to hold a larger demo procession and the final manifestation. Video of the 2023 CSD.


August 8-11: OutSouth Queer Film Festival is the second-largest gay, lesbian, and transgender film festival in the Southeast, and is held every August in Durham at the historic Carolina Theatre. The films range from features to documentaries to shorts, highlighting directors from across the country. In addition to screenings, the schedule includes a kick-off party, family-friendly events, and food trucks.


August 17-18: Charlotte Pride Festival  - Charlotte, North Carolina takes Pride to another level will major celebrations in August.  It has grown into one of the largest LGBTQ+ Pride organizations in the American Southeast since the organization began in 2001.  Local businesses in and around Charlotte participate throughout the entire festival with drag brunches, food stands, family zones, parties, and pageants throughout the weekend to celebrate. At last year’s Charlotte Pride event, there were over 275,000 people in attendance to celebrate 20+ years of Charlotte Pride and more than 40 years of the Pride legacy in the Queen City.


September 12: Colorado Mountain Winefest Colorado Mountain Winefest was established in 1992 as the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE). Mountain Winefest has grown into the largest festival in its kind, drawing attendees from across the world and gaining recognition as the Best Wine Festival in the Nation from USA Today. All proceeds from the festival go back into the wine industry during a 4-day Trade Conference organized by CAVE called VinCO. This conference brings top experts in winemaking, grape growing and marketing to the Colorado wine industry to share their knowledge and expertise. To learn more about CAVE or to become a member, please visit www.WineColorado.org.


September 28-29 Pride: Durham, NC leads Durham's annual celebration of equality on the last weekend in September. Its predecessor, NC Pride, served as the Tar Heel state's annual LGBTQIA festival, taking place each year in Durham. The parade draws thousands of costumed marchers alongside decorated floats and vehicles. Additional activities include festival vendors, speeches, and parties taking place around the Triangle. It's a great opportunity to support an inclusive community. Fun fact, Durham held the first-ever Pride parade in the state. This event has not been posted yet, but the website hyperlinked is from last year’s events.

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