Locally Pride Palm Beach just took place June 5 in Lake Worth and the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival is coming up June 19.

All around the nation Pride festivals will be taking place over the next few months. So plan your trips now. We’ve highlighted just a few for you to put on your calendars.

DC Pride

June 12

#StillWe is the theme for Capital Pride 2021, which honors the LGBT community's bravery, perseverance, and an everlasting feeling of solidarity, notably during the COVID-19 epidemic. Capital Pride 2021 will feature a range of online and in-person activities that will take place during Pride Month.

Paint the Town Colorful, which will take place throughout Pride Month, is one of the most anticipated events. Homes, public buildings, and businesses will be encouraged to adorn their facades and windows with pride-related decorations, signage, and art as part of the project. The event will not only be entertaining, but will also attempt to increase visibility, joy, and pride among the city's many diverse populations.

The Colorful Pride Mobile Parade will undoubtedly be the highlight of Capital Pride 2021. The pride parade, which will take place on June 12 from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature the official Pride Mobile trolly, as well as a succession of colorful floats adorned by registered groups and companies.

Learn more about Washington D.C. Pride events at capitalpride.org.

Baltimore Pride

June 12-20

The city and state's largest LGBT festival returns to Baltimore's downtown. Baltimore Pride began as a tiny demonstration in 1975 and has grown into a celebration that attracts thousands of activists each year, with the hybrid edition in 2021 bringing a new, fun-filled touch. Unfortunately, the popular parade and high-heel race will not be held this summer; however, they may be held in the fall.

Pride event attendees will be compelled to wear face masks and will be urged to physically separate themselves from persons who are not members of their home. Hand sanitizer stations will also be available.

Find more information about Baltimore Pride at baltimorepride.org.

Columbus Pride

June 19

On Saturday, June 19 Stonewall Columbus Pride March will "kick-off" from the comfort of your chosen location and watching on screen. The march program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the march kick-off at 10 a.m.

Columbus Pride will provide a compilation of virtual entries from businesses and groups, similar to last fall's virtual march. This year, it will have hosts — imagine watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or the New Year's Eve ball drop with the Andys.

Learn more about Columbus Pride events at stonewallcolmbus.org.

Denver Pride

June 26-27

Amid the ongoing epidemic, this year's Denver Pride will combine in-person and virtual events to give a safe way to enjoy the annual festival. A virtual marketplace, an in-person and virtual 5K run, a virtual parade, and a series of "Pride hubs" will be held at various locations across the city this year.

In 2021, they’re launching Pride Hubs as an in-person alternative for people who want to physically gather to celebrate Denver Pride. While the pandemic is far from over, Denver Pride understands that the situation is very different this year than it was in 2020.

Learn more information about Denver Pride at denverpride.org.

Chicago Pride

June 26-27

In 2019, Pride In The Park made its debut as a one-day event. On Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, it will reappear as a limited-capacity, two-day ticketed festival at the historic Grant Park, which is also home to Lollapalooza.

The Queen of Funk and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan will headline the event, which will include a diverse range of musical acts. The other headliners, DJ producer superstars Gryffin and Tisto, should entice electronic music fans.

Betty Who, an Australian singer-songwriter who performed at the first Pride In The Park, has been added to the roster. DJ Tracy Young, the first woman to win a Grammy in the remix category, RuPaul's Drag Race's Alyssa Edwards, and famed Chicago DJ and deep house producer Derrick Carter are among the other notable musicians.

Learn more about Chicago Pride at prideintheparkchicago.com.

NYC Pride

June 25-27

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the NYC Pride Parade will be mostly virtual in 2021.

After all, it is the Big Apple, so Gay Pride New York is right up there as one of the biggest and greatest gay Prides on the planet. NYC Pride takes place in June, during the height of summer in New York, and features a variety of LGBT-related parties, events, conferences, and, of course, one spectacular and colorful parade.

The theme for NYC Pride 2021 is appropriately titled "The Fight Continues," and it refers to several national and local concerns, including police brutality, state anti-LGBT legislation, and economic hardship, to mention a few.

Learn more about NYC Pride at nycpride.org.

SF Pride

June

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration's Board of Directors and staff are thrilled to announce that #SFPride51 will take place during June 2021. After a year of physical separation and other limitations, the LGBT groups in the Bay Area will be permitted to congregate in restricted, in-person gatherings while following existing safety measures.

#SFPride51 will be the greatest version of what is possible at this time, prioritizing public health while giving various chances for LGBT persons and allies to experience visibility, unity, and joy. SF Pride organization's activities have grown from the final weekend in June to include the whole month of Pride.

SF Pride is working with Frameline and the San Francisco Giants on two film screenings at Oracle Park. These ticketed, socially segregated events, which are subject to state-mandated capacity limitations, stem from SF Pride's long-standing partnership with the country's longest-running LGBT film festival.

SF Pride will also host its third annual San Francisco Pride Golf Tournament fundraiser, which is the golf world's largest and greatest LGBT event. This year's SF Pride Golf Tournament will occur on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, in cooperation with the Professional Golfers Association (NCPGA) and the First Tee of San Francisco, an international youth development organization.

Learn more about SF Pride at sfpride.org.

Charlotte Pride Season

August-November

Charlotte Pride's yearly events will be held in person this year.

Charlotte Pride’s crew has been hard at work since the beginning of 2021, transforming its regular week of activities into Pride Season 2021. Charlotte Pride is excited to announce it will extend its customary week-long Pride celebrations into a complete Pride Season, which will stretch from August through November.

Charlotte Pride is Queen City's method of commemorating, empowering, and uplifting.

Learn more about Charlotte Pride at charlottepride.org.

7th Annual Manatee Pride Festival

September 18

The 7th annual Manatee Pride Festival will be held at downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Sept. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. Manatee Pride 2021 will have live performers and renowned bands along with great food, beer, refreshments, health checks and more.

All proceeds will benefit ALSO YOUTH, a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, leadership, support, and outreach for LGBT youth in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. This organization is dedicated to supporting, affirming, encouraging, enabling and empowering all LGBT youth.

Visit alsoyouth.org to learn more.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival

September 10-19

This year’s theme is “Out of This World” and will take place along the sand of South Beach along with a parade down Ocean Drive, in the city’s Art Deco neighborhood on Sunday morning.

Each day offers new and exciting events. There is a list of popular weekly events and parties that will help you make the most of your time in Miami during the Pride festival on the website.

It will include a two-day festival and parade that features special events, family-friendly community activations, social mixers and world-class entertainment.

Plan your trip or learn more at miamibeachpride.com.

Space Coast Pride Festival & Parade

September 25

The 2021 Space Coast Pride Festival & Parade will take place on Sept. 25 in Historic Downtown Melbourne.

The events of this festival will kick off with a Rainbow Run 5K on Sept. 24 and will conclude with Pridefest and Parade on Saturday, Sept. 25.

This festival will feature a main stage with all-day entertainment, over 160 vendors, and food trucks and vendors.

Visit spacecoastpride.org to learn more.

South Florida Afro Pride Parade & Music Festival

October

Afro Pride Parade & Music Festival is an annual International Pride held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida cultivated for the Black and Brown LGBT community and authenticated by the Black and Brown LGBT community and allies.

The Afro Pride festival provides a culturally educated platform and a safe space for LGBT people of color to celebrate shared cultural norms, feel powerful, included, and a sense of unity and solidarity while raising awareness about inequities and social injustices.

The Afro Pride Festival will not only be a showcase of wonderful and remarkable cultural and performing arts abilities, but it will also be a celebration of African-American culture.

Learn more about the festival by visiting sfloafropridefederation.org.

Come Out With Pride Orlando

October 9

Come Out With Pride is excited to announce that an in-person Pride will be held in Lake Eola Park on Saturday, October 9. They are optimistic that it will be able to have a safe celebration for everyone who chooses to join since many in the LGBT community have already been completely vaccinated or will be soon.

The National Trans Visibility March will take place directly before this year's Most Colorful Parade. Over 5,000 trans and non-binary people, as well as allies, are expected to walk the streets of Downtown Orlando.

Learn more about Come Out With Pride Orlando at comeoutwithpride.org.

Come Out St. Pete

October 16

In mid-October, the Come OUT St. Pete series of events in St. Petersburg and Gulfport will honor the area's booming LGBT population "coming out of the closet and into the world."

Come OUT St. Pete promotes community understanding and acceptance of all sexual orientations and gender identities by hosting a variety of events and activities that promote equality for everyone.

The planning for this year's series of activities in St. Petersburg to commemorate National Coming Out Day Oct. 11, as well as the area's developing LGBT population, is well underway. National Coming Out Day falls on the same day as the Come OUT St. Pete events and celebration.

Learn more about the event at comeoutstpete.org.

Fantasy Fest Key West

October 22-31

Fantasy Fest Key West comes close to one of the country's most spectacular LGBT events. Fantasy Fest, both renowned and notorious, is not to be missed.

The theme for this year's festival is "The Roaring 2020s," and it spans 10 days of costumes, parades, libations, and exuberance over the island of Key West. This adult event, which is not suitable for children, is one not to be missed.

Learn more at fantasyfest.com.

Naples Pride

November 20

The 4th Annual Naples Pride Fest will be held in Cambier Park in Naples, Florida on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Naples Pride supports equality for everyone, celebrates diversity and harmony, and educates the community about LGBT concerns.

This all-inclusive, family-friendly, and open-to-the-public event will feature performers, presenters, musicians, vendors, exhibitors, children's activities, food, and beverages for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. The event will be emceed by MC Liquid and will include music by DJ Kooshie, a fan favorite.

Naples Pride's continued initiatives will be supported by a $5 registration payment and cash earned at the event, as well as contributions from sponsors.

Learn more at naplespride.org.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride

November 20-21

Fort Lauderdale has confirmed that the 2021 Pride Festival will be held on the beach on Nov. 20-21. The theme for Pride Fort Lauderdale 2021 will be "Glitter and Gratitude," according to the announcement of the return of the event.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host the Pride Runway Fashion Show on Nov. 18, which will feature designs by Bravo's Project Runway alumni as well as local designers.

Pride 2021 will feature a street procession on A1A, three stages of entertainment, 150 vendors, headline performers, and sunset concerts. Pride 2021 will also feature an Afro Pride stage for performances throughout the weekend, thanks to a collaboration with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride at pridefortlauderdale.org.


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