Ready to get out of town?

Whether you prefer beach or mountains, cruising or camping, check out these big LGBT events to get you on the road this summer.

Travel: LGBT summer getaways


Head south for these LGBT summer traditions. More Florida events listed under other specific categories.

Memorial Day Weekend in Pensacola
May 24-28 in Pensacola, Fla.

Sizzle & SizzleHer
May 24-28 in Miami, Fla.,

Gay Days in Orlando
May 29-June 24
Gay Day at Magic Kingdom: June 2

Cruise control

All aboard for gay and lesbian cruises.

Splendor of Scandinavia & Russia
June 20-27 | By lesbian travel company Olivia

Mediterranean Cruise
July 1-8 | By lesbian travel company Sweet

Exotic Mediterranean Cruise
June 29-July 6 | By gay & lesbian RSVP Vacations

Copenhagen to Stockholm Cruise
July 24-31 | By gay Atlantis Events

Seabourn Istanbul to Athens Cruise
Aug. 17-24,

“R Time” LGBT Danube Riverboat Cruise
Aug. 21-30
Adults-only event from R Family Vacations

FAMILY vacations

For kids with LGBT parents, and their families and friends

LGBT Family Camp at Club Getaway
July 2-6
Kent, Conn.
By LGBT kid-friendly R Family Vacations

The Broadway Cruise
Sailing from NYC to Bermuda
July 8-15

Family Equality ‘Family Week’
July 28-Aug.4
Provincetown, Mass.


Atlanta Pride is in October, so you can check out summer Prides in other cities.

DC Black Pride
May 24-28 in Washington, DC

Capital Pride
May 30-June 10; parade June 9
Washington, D.C.

Central Alabama Pride
June 3-10; night parade June 9, festival June 10
Birmingham, Ala.

Key West Pride
June 6-10 in Key West, Fla.

Memphis Black Pride
June 14-17 in Memphis, Tenn.

Nashville Pride Festival
June 15-17 in Nashville, Tenn.

Sao Paulo Pride
June 7-11 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
World’s largest gay Pride parade

New York City Pride
June 16-24; main weekend June 22-24
New York City, NY

East Side Pride
June 23 in Clarkston, Ga.

Augusta Pride
June 21-24; festival and parade June 23
Augusta, Ga.

WorldPride 2012
June 23-July 8; parade July 7 in London, U.K.

San Francisco Pride
June 23-24 in San Francisco, Calif.

South Carolina Black Pride
June 22-25 in Columbia, S.C.

St. Pete Pride Street Festival & Promenade
June 30 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Charlotte Black Gay Pride
July 13-15 in Charlotte, N.C.

Triangle Black Pride
July 26-29 in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jacksonville Black Pride
Aug. 10-12 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Savannah Pride
Sept. 8 in Savannah, Ga. |


Beyond music fests and cruises, more options for lesbian vacations

Amazing Galapagos Adventure
May 26-June 4 | By lesbian travel company Olivia

Machu Picchu Adventure
June 3-9 | By lesbian travel company Olivia

Rafting in Westwater Canyon, Utah
July 27-29 | By lesbian travel company Sweet

Sweet Cozumel Palace Resort
Sept. 1-8

Sept. 4-9 in Key West, Fla.


Girls and guitars, usually under the stars

Virginia Women’s Music Festival
May 25-27 at CampOut in Henrico, Va.

National Women’s Music Festival
June 28-July 1 in Middleton, Wisc.

Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival
Aug. 7-12 in Oceana County, Mich.


Get decadent in New Orleans, don your leather in San Francisco, and more…

July 11-15 at Long Fork Retreat, Walton, West Va.
For “all people outside the binary gender spectrum and their supporters”

Southern Decadence
Aug. 29-Sept. 3 in New Orleans, La.

Splash Days
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Austin, Tex.
Circuit event features DJs Randy Bettis, Seth Cooper and Roland Belmares 

Folsom Street Fair
Sept. 23 in San Francisco, Calif.
“The grand daddy of all leather events”