Atlanta Pride may not be until October, but that doesn’t mean Atlanta doesn’t show out for Pride month. In commemoration of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, June is a time for honoring the activism of the past by celebrating who we are and who we love — and what better way than to party?! From family-friendly festivals to cabarets and clubs, there’s something for everyone this Pride month.
June 3, 6:30pm
Kick off Pride month in Doraville with the “Celebrate All Love” movie night. This family-friendly event will feature games, art, food, merch, and an LGBTQ-friendly movie! Learn more here.
Family Fun Day
The Town Green
Join Atlanta Pride for games, face painting, food trucks, and more! All ages welcome — bring blankets, coolers, and the whole family!
Pride Month Kickoff: Art Market and Drag Party
June 3, 1pm
Wild Heaven Beer
The House of ALXNDR and Wild Heaven Brewery are hosting a free Pride kick-off you don’t want to miss: we’re talking 20+ art vendors, a family-friendly drag show, drag bingo, music, and more!
Heyday: Pride Kickoff Edition
June 3, 9pm
Come kick off Pride month with an epic night of sing-alongs, dancing, make outs, rainbows, good friends, confetti, and your fave ’80s music! Tickets via Eventbrite.
Kick off Pride Month at the fabulous Queernival. Join for drinks, games, food trucks, performances, and more for a celebration of the LGBTQ community at this one-of-a-kind extravaganza. Bring your friends and family for the perfect event to start the summer season. This is a free family-friendly event. $15 VIP tickets available. Sponsored by Atlanta Pride Committee.
Second Friday Pride Party
June 9, 8pm
Alcohall at Pullman Yards
Second Friday ATL is celebrating Pride Month with their first ever ‘Black & White Party’ at a brand-new venue, ‘Alcohall’ in Pullman Yards. Dress to impress in your black and white attire! Tickets via Eventbrite.
The Picture of Dorian Grey
Neighborhood Church – Gathering Place
Merry Cat Productions, a local Atlanta based production company, will be putting on a gender nonconforming presentation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Grey” for the Atlanta Fringe Festival. This show puts a modern, gender twisted take on the old Oscar Wilde classic in an attept to highlight and uplift queer and gender nonconforming voices and artists. Tickets at atlantafringe.tix.page/e/the-picture-of-dorian-grey.
Smyrna Pride Weekend
Vineyard Wine Market and Smyrna Market Village
Smyrna Pride kicks off with a party at Vineyard Wine Market on Friday from 6-8pm, featuring an open bar, complimentary appetizers, and performances from Kitty Love Antoinette and Medusa the Body. Then the festival takes place on Saturday from noon to 6pm, featuring a DJ, kids’ activities, food, vendors, and more! Learn more at smyrnaisfabulous.org/2023-pride-festival.
Southern Fried Queer Pride
Little Five Points
SFQP is celebrating nine deep fried years with a whole week of events! The week kicks off with Get Me Bodied: A BlaQueer Movement Workshop; TRANSISTANCE, a trans cabaret and open mic; F*ck Around and Find Out: A Self-Defense and Community Safety Workshop; the 2023 Peach Pit Pageant; HAWT SAUCE, a queer dance party; and SWEET TEA, a queer variety show before the festival and artist market, workshops, a pop-up thrift shop, and film night are all held on June 24-25. Full festival details and individual events can be found at southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpfest2023.
Drag Me to Church
St Luke Lutheran Church
Immerse yourself in a family-friendly worship service like no other and experience the sheer talent and artistry of Atlanta’s finest drag queens as they grace the worship space, all in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots.
Writing Workshop: Your Queer Story
June 27, 6pm
Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
Unearth your queer story this Pride month with writing prompts and expert advice from author and writing coach Lyn Millner. Space is limited, so register now through Instagram @WriteYourQueerStory.