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Pride Month Across the Country

To avoid the summer heat, Atlanta doesn’t host their Pride festival until October – the 12th and 13th this year – but if you can’t wait the five months until then, there are Pride festivals, parades, and events across the state, region, and country happening this month that will whet your appetite until then!
Georgia
Fervid Camraderie: Kiara Gilbert Exhibition 
June 12-29
Hapeville Depot Museum
Kiara Gilbert highlights the power of the queer community in South Fulton through an art show that features original, hand-printed pieces that reflect the strength of the local queer scene. They strive to incorporate Black LGBTQ history from the area, such as queer changemakers, and nightlife. Learn more at hapevilledepot.org/whats-on. 
Gwinnett Stripers Pride Night 
June 14, 7:05pm
Coolray Field
Join the Gwinnett Stripers as they celebrate the LGBTQ community and take on the Nashville Sounds for their fourth annual Pride Night. Purchase a Pride Pack and receive a Field Box ticket and a Stripers Pride Cap at fevo-enterprise.com/event/2024pride6.  
Augusta Pride
June 21-23
Augusta Common
Enjoy the free main event with speakers, entertainers, music, and vendors before winding down with sponsor-hosted pool parties at the Metropolis Complex, the largest gay resort in the Southeast! Learn more at prideaugusta.org. 
Smyrna Pride 
June 22, noon to 6pm
Smyrna Market Village
Join Smyrna is Fabulous for the only Pride Festival in Cobb County! They will be covering Smyrna Market Village in rainbows with the help of 38 LGBTQ vendors, entertainment, and more. Learn more at smyrnaisfabulous.org. 
Rome Pride 
June 28-30
Ridge Ferry Park
Rome Pride celebrates their third annual Pride with a kick-off party with drag, an artisan and vendor market, a march and parade, a Pride church service, and more! Learn more at romegapride.com. 
Southeast
New Orleans Pride
June 7-9
Citywide – New Orleans, LA
One of the most exciting annual traditions at New Orleans Pride is PrideFest, a block party hosted outside The Phoenix Bar on Elysian Fields on June 8. Queer people representing a wide range of subcultures and communities come together for a day of revelry and fearless expression. After enjoying the live entertainment, food, drinks, and shared joy, you can stay tuned for the NOLA Pride Parade, which starts at Pride Fest and runs through the Marigny and French Quarter. Learn more at neworleans.com/event/new-orleans-pride. 
OUT!Raleigh Pride 
June 22, 11am to 7pm
Fayetteville Street – Raleigh, NC
Performers include Dawn, Jorgeous, Maya, Saint Ahmad, Tulliz, DJ Wicked, Tina and Her Pony, and more! Learn more at outraleighpride.org. 
St. Pete Pride 
June 22, 2pm to 10pm
North and South Straub Parks – St. Petersburg, FL Saucy Santana headlines. Learn more at stpetepride.org. 
Nashville Pride 
June 22-23
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – Nashville, TN
Tinashe, Billy Porter, Icona Pop, Slayyyter, Shea Couleé, Brooke Eden, and G Flip all headline an incredible lineup of performers. Learn more at nashvillepride.org. 
Nationwide
Capital Pride 
June 8-9
America’s Mainstreet – Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages, food, drink, and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors. This year’s theme is “Totally Radical.” Learn more at capitalpride.org. 
LA Pride in the Park 
June 8-9
LA State Historic Park – Los Angeles, CA
Ricky Martin, MUNA, and JoJo Siwa all perform on June 8 before the parade on the 9th. This year’s Grand Marshals are George Takei, Cassandro, El Exotico, and LAFD Chief Kristin Crowley. Learn more at lapride.org.  
Chicago Pride Fest 
June 22-23, 30
Northalsted – Chicago, IL
Chicago Pride Fest is the two-day street festival the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade on June 30. The 23rd annual Chicago Pride Fest is a celebration of LGBTQ life, culture and community in Chicago’s landmark LGBTQ Northalsted neighborhood. JoJo Siwa, Sapphira Cristál, and Natasha Bedingfield all perform. Learn more at northalsted.com/main-events/chicago-pride-fest. 
Pride Houston 
June 29, noon to 6pm
Houston City Hall – Houston, TX
With over 500,000 sq ft of space, the Houston Pride festival footprint is the largest Pride Celebration in Texas and the third largest in the U.S. David Archuleta, Brooke Eden, Kayla G, and K. Michelle perform before the parade kicks off at 7:30pm. Learn more at pridehouston365.com. 
San Francisco Pride
June 29-30
Civic Center Plaza – San Francisco, CA
Billy Porter is the celebrity Grand Marshal and headline performer of the San Francisco Pride festival! This year’s theme is “Beacon of Love.” Learn more at sfpride.org. 
Twin Cities Pride 
June 29-30
Loring Park – Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities Pride highlights the best in LGBTQ entertainment on four stages, featuring over 650 vendors, including LGBTQ & BIPOC community resources, artists, and businesses. Learn more at tcpride.org. 
NYC PrideFest
June 30, 11am
Greenwich Village – New York, NY
PrideFest is back for their annual LGBTQ street fair that combines exhibitors, food, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. The NYC Pride March will simultaneously begin on 25th Street. Learn more at nycpride.org.