• Joey Amato

The Ultimate Pride Guide

Updated: 14 hours ago

Celebrate pride around the world with the Pride Journeys ultimate Pride Guide. From Malta to Oklahoma City, below is a comprehensive list of LGBTQ pride events for the remainder of 2022.

June 24-25

Lawrence PRIDE is June 24 and 25. The weekend is full of live music, drag performances, art shows, a parade, and the annual PRIDE Party all in Historic Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

June 24-26

Toronto Pride is returning after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid. Toronto Pride takes place the entire month of June and features a variety of community programming and events leading up to the main Pride weekend – “Festival Weekend” – on June 24-26. Festival weekend is anchored by the 3 main marches that Toronto Pride is known for: the Trans March on Friday, the Dyke March on Saturday and the big signature Pride Parade on Sunday. And then, right on the heels of Pride, is Canada Day (July 1) so it’s a wonderfully celebratory time in the city/province.

June 25

St. Pete Pride, the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in the state of Florida, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with events happening all throughout the month of June including new addition 'Queer-E-Okee' which will be a can't miss karaoke-style event hosted by Queer Eye alum Carson Kressley. Signature events in 2022 will include a Miss St. Pete Pride Pageant, a Juneteenth Celebration, Family Day, and the return of the St. Pete Pride Parade on June 25. The largest of St Pete Pride’s signature events, the parade will take place at St. Pete's waterfront ends with national musical artists anchoring a dynamic mainstage lineup that also features Florida’s most-beloved LGBTQ+ talent.

The Augusta Pride Festival will take place on June 25. Admission is free, but VIPs get special access to a cooling tent and seating close to the stage. No tents, canopies, coolers, or pets. All bags are subject to search. The Pride Parade will line up on Jones Street, between 10th and 11th Streets, and start promptly at 10:30 a.m.

June 25-26

In St. Louis, PrideFest is a huge celebration. Hundreds of thousands of people will fill the streets of downtown for the 2022 festivities on Sat., June 25 and Sun., June 26. This year’s theme of Together Again reflects the festival’s return to downtown after a two-year hiatus. For more than 40 years, Pride St. Louis has presented a diverse array of national and local entertainers and hosted dozens of vendors, making the event a can’t-miss celebration of family, friends, and the connections we share as a community. Revelers will enjoy a variety of food vendors and a dance pavilion as well as a section designed for kids and families. The centerpiece of the festival, the Grand Parade, kicks off at 11am on Sunday on Market Street, with the soaring Gateway Arch as its backdrop.

Twin Cities Pride is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in full force. To mark this occasion, the theme is “Past, Present, Future.” The two-day festival in Minneapolis’ Loring Park features a history pavilion, a fashion show, and four music stages all weekend. In all, more than 350 vendors and nonprofits, as well as hundreds of thousands of community members, fill the park at one of the largest FREE Pride festivals in the country. Pride in Concert on Saturday night features Carly Rae Jepson at the Armory. The annual Pride March takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. with 110 contingents parading on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, ending at the festival. For all other events all month long, go to Tcpride.org

June 26

The biggest and most colorful pride to come to Northern Virginia is arriving this summer. Join for this inaugural festival filled with live performances, community vendors, food, music, and more. Loudoun Pride will take place on June 26 at Claude Moore Park, but the entire month will be dedicated to events and more. While there have been many LGBTQ smaller events in the past, nothing has ever compared to this. With partnership from Claude Moore Park, Equality Loudoun is proud to host this event worthy of Loudoun County.

July 1-10

Madrid Pride (MADO) usually takes place the first Saturday of July in the Chueca neighborhood, but this year, it’s one week later than usual (July 9) as part of a ten-day span of festivities, July 1-10. More information on that can be found here.

July 2

The Pride in London parade will be held on Saturday, July 2. This year is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBT+ community as we commemorate 50 Years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom. The celebration for 2022 will commemorate the past 50 years and our evolution as a movement; acknowledging those torch bearers who have come before us and their achievements. As we celebrate and look forward to the next 50 years, we’ll recognise the challenges still faced by our community nationally and globally. The route in London will trace part of the historic route from the original 1972 pride march. There is also a full schedule of events happening in London which can be found here: https://prideinlondon.org/events

July 9-10

Join the Cedar Rapids community in celebrating 30 Years of Pride July 9, 2022, 11am- 7pm for a day filled with family-friendly events, local vendors, and fun in the New Bohemia neighborhood! For the 21+ crowd, head on over to CSPS Hall for an epic After Party (and CR Pride swag bag!) featuring Utica Queen from Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and local favorites Lexi Belle, Neveah Love, Hollywood Hope, Roxie Mess, and Freddy T Monroe! Finally, top off the weekend with tickets to CR Pride’s Drag Brunch fundraiser at ChopHouse Downtown where all proceeds will support furthering CR Pride’s mission.

Known as one of the happiest and healthiest communities in the U.S. (Gallup poll), Florida’s Paradise Coast embraces and supports diversity and is becoming Florida’s emerging destination for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and family to explore. The destinations highly attended and inclusive 4th annual pride event, Naples Pride Fest takes place Saturday, July from 11-5 pm – the public event will combine entertainers, speakers, musicians, performers, vendors, exhibitors, kids activities, food and drinks for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. In support of Pride the Holiday Inn Downtown Naples is offering a 25% discount on rooms for Pride weekend and the entire month of June – plus, complimentary transportation to and from Cambier Park, where Pride Fest takes place. The celebration continues at after Pride Party events such as a the After Party at Bambusa Bar & Grill (July 9, 6 PM) and tea dance/pool party at Holiday Inn Express Downtown Naples (July 10, 12-4 PM)

July 23

Reno Tahoe always strives to be a safe and friendly destination for everyone. In 2020 and 2021, Reno Tahoe received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for its city policies regarding protections and inclusion of our LGBTQ+ community. The eighth annual Northern Nevada Pride takes place on July 23, 2022. The event kicks off with the CommUNITY Pride Parade through downtown Reno, Nevada. Following the parade, the Northern Nevada Pride Festival takes place at Wingfield Park. Food and craft vendors, educational services, local and non-profit organizations come together for a free, family-friendly celebration, along with live music and entertainment. Northern Nevada Pride is hosted by Our Center, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that maintains a safe, empowering and supportive center for the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Nevada. To learn more, visit northernnevadapride.org.

July 31

State Theater of Havre de Grace: Monthly Drag Brunch! Maryland's favorite drag brunch hosted by Brooklyn Heights and featuring your favorites! Check out the State Theater’s events page to purchase your tickets before they sell out. The next brunch will be on August 28.

August 1-7

The 2022 Montreal Pride Festival will take place from August 1 through 7. The largest pride celebration in the Francophone world, Montreal Pride features seven days of cultural and community activities, celebrations, performances and the annual parade. This year's official opening ceremony, on Wednesday, August 3 will include performances by the iconic & legendary Diane Dufresne and Congolese-born, Montreal-based musician, songwriter and DJ Pierre Kwenders at the Olympic Park's Esplanade. The pride parade, on Sunday, August 7th, will be back in full force with community organizations, social groups, associations, labor unions, businesses and political organizations walking along the 2.9km (1.8mi) route. After the parade, the closing party will be held at Montreal's Olympic Park with a highly anticipated performance by Brazilian International Drag-Queen Superstar Pabllo Vittar.

August 2-7

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its events. We use theatre, music, art, entertainment and educational elements to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of LGBTQ2S+ people around the world. The festival is an explosion of Pride in the heart of Windsor at Lanspeary Park on Ottawa Street, attracting more than 7,000 people in a celebration of diversity. Through this we aim to promote a sentiment in favour of equality, uniting people in a celebrative atmosphere where all are welcome, and fostering a sense of community within the Windsor-Essex LGBTQ population.

August 6-7

After 2 years of not being able to celebrate Pride in Brighton, the theme for the (delayed) 30th anniversary Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade 2022 on Saturday, August 6 will be ‘Love, Protest & Unity’. The annual Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade features an array of city charities, community groups, local businesses, blue light services and official Brighton & Hove Pride partners. This free and much loved, colourful carnival of diversity will kick start Saturday’s festivities and lead the way to the main community fundraising event Fabuloso in the Park on Preston Park taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday, August 7. Brash, beautiful and brilliant, Brighton Pride 2022 truly is a Pride with Purpose as the city of Brighton & Hove welcomes visitors from across the world to come together and fundraise, celebrate, campaign and party with Pride.

August 13-21

Copenhagen Pride Week will take place August 13 – 21. Every year people from all over the world gather in one of the most LGBTQI+ friendly cities to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community with a political and colorful weeklong festival. The main part of the celebration is the Pride Parade, that will take place on August 20th. The city’s main square will transform into Pride Square complete with a stage featuring live entertainment each night (especially the Friday Night Drag show is spectacular). Every year the festival program is packed with special events, concerts, parties, human rights conferences and much more. The theme for this year's pride is Freedom.

August 21-28

Capital Pride takes place in Ottawa in August and is the second biggest Pride in Ontario after Toronto. This year's festival is taking place August 21 to 28. Visitors can check out a new youth art showcase which will be on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery throughout the Festival. New this year. visitors can also explore 5 new public art installations which will be located throughout the downtown area. On August 25 they will crown the 2022 Ms. Capital Pride, Mr. Capital Pride and Mx. Capital Pride at the annual Pride Pageant which for the first time will take place at the National Arts Centre. Festival Weekend will take place August 26 to 28 along downtown Bank Street. It will feature an expanded street festival and two stages and a family pride zone.

August 27

The grand-daddy of all Santa Barbara Pride events, the Pacific Pride Foundation's Pacific Pride Festival takes place in ocean-front Chase Palm Park, a beloved palm tree-lined space in between Stearns Wharf and East Beach. The event is free to the public and attracts a diverse crowd of nearly 4,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally supporters from the Santa Barbara South Coast. The celebration features a line-up of live entertainment, exhibitors, local food, informative non-profits, activities, and community member support. More details to come as the event draws closer.

The 2022 Akron Pride Festival returns to Main Street on August 27! Akron Pride Festival works diligently to unify Greater Akron’s LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate its diversity, and to promote acceptance, equity and equality. Enjoy a wide array of great food and fun activities all across Downtown Akron. Entertainers will be performing at Lock 3 and Lock 4 for a full day of festivities. Make sure to bring the kids because plenty of activities have been designed for them in the children’s area! The day kicks off with the 2022 Equity March.

September 2-3

Vienna Boylesque Festival will be held at the Wiener Stadtsaal again in 2022 under the new name Yaaas Festival. Mastermind Jacques Patriaque brings the best international boy and burlesque dancers to Vienna again.

September 2 - 10

Visit Malta, the Gem of the Mediterranean & Europe's #1 LGBTQ+ Travel Destination! Join the festivities for Pride Month this September including a week full of events in every category from fashion and art, to film and music. Malta Pride Opening Night will be September 2 with other events scheduled throughout the week.

September 4

The Coralville, Iowa, PrideFest is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 from 11:00am-8:00 PM at City Center Square. The second annual event will include entertainment all day, food trucks, and adult beverages all while raising awareness for the University of Iowa Health Care’s LGBTQ+ Clinic. Information is available at https://coralvillepridefestival.com/.

September 17

Held every September in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood, Louisville Pride Festival is an annual block party which has become a staple end-of-summer event. The 2022 entertainment lineup is still TBA but past headliners to take the stage have included Todrick Hall, Vincint, and Deborah Cox. The festival is held across multiple blocks on Bardstown Road, which is also home to three of the city’s most popular LGBTQ bars, Nowhere Bar, Chill Bar, and Big Bar, which stay open late once the festival ends.

September 24-25

Birmingham Pride held its first event back in 1997. Over the following 24 years Birmingham Pride has become one of the most important LGBTQ+ festivals in the UK attracting in excess of 40,000 people over the course of the weekend to the festival site in the heart of the LGBTQ+ village and over 75,000 participating in or watching our annual pride parade through the streets of Birmingham. This year, the Birmingham Pride festival will be held over the weekend of September 24-25 with other events held that week.

September 25

Kansas is gearing up for its first-ever statewide Pride event, and residents of the sunflower state are jumping in to help shape the festivities! A new organization, Pride Kansas, formed earlier this year to lead the planning of Kansas’ inaugural Pride events. Pride Kansas intends to hold the state’s celebrations in September to let June Pride speak for itself, and to bring awareness to the fact that inclusivity should be a year-round practice. The main events will occur Saturday, Sept. 24. A Pride rally on the grounds of the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka will take place mid-morning to kick off the day’s festivities. From there, attendees will make the short walk to downtown Topeka’s Evergy Plaza for an afternoon of entertainment. From noon to 5 p.m., the plaza will feature a lineup of artists from across Kansas, including musical acts, comedians, a DJ, performance art and more. Nonprofit and educational groups are also being invited to set up booths at Evergy Plaza to provide resources and information to the public. Following the afternoon of fun, Pride Kansas plans to end the day with a special drag night show at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, featuring a variety of drag artists from across the state! Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the show starting at 9.

September 30-October 2

Each year, Tucson Pride hosts the Annual Pride in the Desert festivities, including a well-attended Pride Parade and the Pride in the Park Festival. While most Pride events in the US commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York, Tucson has its own reasons beyond that of other cities. The Tucson Pride history began with a different tragedy; the brutal murder of Richard Heakin, a young gay man leaving the Stonewall Tavern in Tucson one evening in 1976. When his attackers were given a slap on the wrist, our community rose UNITED to rally for change, officially forming the organization now known as Tucson Pride. Their efforts led to some of the first LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in the country, and later the Annual Pride in the Desert celebration.

October 7-8

The biggest LGBTQ+ event of the year, Las Vegas PRIDE, returns for a weekend of fabulous fun celebrating the vibrant community in Las Vegas. Completely centered around pride and diversity, the annual event features a night parade through Downtown Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 7, and a community-centric festival, Saturday, Oct. 8, at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Several activities compliment the main events throughout the weekend, and the organization also puts on regular gatherings throughout the year including a Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside Hike.

October 8

Huntsville is a pleasantly surprising city to celebrate Pride 365 days each year. The 2022 Pride season will mark 10 years of Pride in the largest city in Alabama and will culminate at the Pride Fest on October 8. Rocket City Pride is excited to partner with Huntsville's newest entertainment venue, The Orion Amphitheater. This venue will be a welcome addition to the annual celebration with its ample parking, beautiful park-like grounds, and space for all our vendors to engage with members of the community. With a food truck pad, beverage vending, free entertainment options, and plenty of shaded areas to relax, the Pride community can comfortably spend all day at the festival. There is something for every person under the rainbow. The stage will feature RuPaul's Drag Race and HBO's We Are Here star, Eureka O'Hara. With the possibility to end the day with a music festival, this event will be a true celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community of North Alabama and one you don't want to miss!

With their mission to provide a safe, welcoming, and fun environment for all during National Coming Out Month, Pride Month, and every other day of the year, Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride continues to provide unwavering advocacy and support for LGBTQIA+ people, communities, and families and are proud to announce the 2022 UCB Pride festival happening this fall.

October 15-16

Over the past 40 years, Phoenix has celebrated the city’s LGBTQ+ community with the Phoenix Pride Festival. The two-day event raises funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and helps to involve and educate the public about the continuing civil rights battle the LGBTQ+ community faces. Supported by over 300 corporations, local businesses and organizations, Phoenix Pride Festival attracts more than 40,000 attendees. The event is fun for all with over 150 entertainment performances and plenty of food options, shopping opportunities and community resources. This year the festival will take place at Steele Indian School Park on October 15 and 16 from noon to 9 p.m.

October 22

The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala is the premier annual celebration of South Florida’s LGBTQ+ community. The Gala is a night for LGBTQ+ people and their supporters to unite as a community, honor our heroes, and support the work of advancing equality for all LGBTQ+ people and their families. The event is produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force. Founded in 1973, the National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ+ people and their families. In addition to funding the work of the Task Force, the Gala also benefits numerous organizations serving the South Florida LGBTQ+ community.

October 28

Vienna in Black – Vienna Fetish Week, A whole week is dedicated to fetish at the end of October as Vienna Fetish Week turns Vienna into a magnet for fetish fans. The highlight of the week is the Vienna in Black weekend, which was established many years ago and offers numerous parties as well as a colorful supporting program.

January 28, 2023

Rainbow Ball Anyone who thinks the Viennese waltz is straight stuff is totally wide of the mark. The Rainbow Ball has conquered the classic Viennese ball for LGBT people. Festive evening wear is essential here. The ball is held in Parkhotel Schönbrunn. All waltzes and lots of fun! Tickets here.

February 4, 2023

Creative Ball, No longer a secret tip for many years already and usually sold out weeks in advance is the Creative Ball, the alternative ball of the LGBT scene and its friends.

May 18-21, 2023

Vienna Fetish Spring - The organizers of "Vienna in Black" also become active each year in the spring: the "Vienna Fetish Spring" festival is held each year around Corpus Christi. Numerous fetish events - including the election of "Mr. Leather Austria" - will be on the program.