• Sun. Jun 26th, 2022

Pride Month in Cincinnati: City comes alive with parties, parades, shows all month long

Brittany Fletcher
Creative Director, Sesh Communications

Cincinnati Pride Month is kicking off! Events are happening all across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Celebrate your support for the LGBTQ+ community by attending a parade, festival, music/movie event or one of the many other exciting Pride going-ons this month. Check out the concise list of events below or visit cincinnatipride.org for ticket information and more details.

Pride Month Cinci: Show off your support for LGBTQ+ friends, small businesses and family members by joining in the festivities all month long in Cincinnati. Photo by Mick De Paola on Unsplash

Saturday, June 11

• 2022 Loving Wyoming LGBTQIA+ Art Exhibition: Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 10a – 4p

• Cyclebar Pride Ride: Rookwood Commons, 12p – 1:30p

• Westwood Works Second Saturday Series – First Pride on the Westside Ever!!: Featuring music, MadTree Brewing, live entertainment, FC Cincinnati, food/drinks and more, 5pm – 10pm

• Pride EDM Night at Glowfellows: Underground rave, 10p – 1:30a

Sunday, June 12

• Wigs & Waffles: Charity Drag Brunch: Cincinnati’s biggest names in drag come together at Rhinegeist Brewery to benefit Lighthouse Youth & Family Services’ LGBTQ+ programs, 11a – 2p, tickets online at CincyDragBrunch.com

• Madeira Pride Picnic: Featuring bounce house, DJ, food trucks, kids’ crafts and more, 11a – 2p

Saturday, June 18

• Pride Arts Celebration: LGBTQIA+ themes are celebrated through poetry, storytelling, dance, music and performance at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 3p – 8p

• Northside Pride 2022 Grand Variety Show: Drag show hosts Kiara Chimera and Stixen Stones take the audience on a wild ride at Liberty Exhibition Hall with special guests including Smoke & • Queers Burlesque troop, Trayla Parx, Honey Stix and more, two showings between 7p – 11p

• Pride Concert: God Save the Dancing Queens: Cincinnati Men’s Chorus celebrate Britain’s Top of the Pops and favorite divas that make you want to sweat. Two performances at the Performing Arts Center: Saturday, June 18 at 8p – 9:30p and Sunday, June 19 at 2p – 3:30p

Thursday, June 23

• “I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo)” Pride Film Series: The Esquire, 6:30p – 8:30p

• Pride Community Awards Ceremony: Butcher & Barrel (downtown), 7p – 8:30p

• Pride Multifaith Celebration: All faiths, and those of no faith are welcome! Hebrew Union College, 7p – 9p

Friday, June 24

• Pride Party 2022: Cincinnati Magazine kicks off Pride Weekend by hosting the ultimate outdoor cocktail party on Court Street Plaza between Vine Street and Walnut Street, 5p – 8p. Swag bags included! Activities will include karaoke, snacks, ball pit and more. Purchase tickets at cincinnatimagazine.com/pride

• Pride Block Party: Join The Birdcage, Queen City Exchange and Bar 901 at Race Street and W. Court Street, 8p – 12a

• Cincinnati Leather Pride Night: Oddfellows Liquor Bar, 8p – 11p

Saturday, June 25

• Cincinnati Pride Parade & Festival: The event you’ve been waiting for is celebrating 49 years of annual Pride! Headlining acts include Shea Diamon, Jordy, Alex Newell and Daya. The parade steps off downtown at 11a and ends at the Festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. For more information on vendors, food, and entertainment visit cincinnatipride.org.

Sunday, June 26

• Cincinnati Pride Tea Dance: Located at the Music Hall Ballroom, this year’s theme is Parisienne Burlesque, so feel free to dress according to theme and dance with DJs Soundhouse, Xanati and Blak Cherri, 4p – 7p