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.


Head south for hot LGBT fun this summer. More Florida events listed under other specific categories.

Travel: Hit the road for big LGBT events this summer

Memorial Day Weekend in Pensacola
May 26-30 in Pensacola, Fla.

Sizzle & SizzleHer
May 26-30 in Miami, Fla.

Gay Days in Orlando
May 31-June 6
20th Anniversary Gay Day at Magic Kingdom: June 4


All aboard for gay and lesbian cruises.

Alaska Adventure
May 15-22
By lesbian travel company Olivia

Discover China
June 24 – July 5
By lesbian travel company Olivia

Grand Mediterranean Cruise
July 9-16
By gay & lesbian RSVP Vacations

Romantic Danube Riverboat Cruise
Aug. 17-24
By lesbian travel company Olivia

Multiple gay cruises throughout the summer


Girls and guitars, usually under the stars.

Women’s Music in the Mountains
April 29 – May 1
Swiftwaters Womanspace
Dahlonega, GA / search “women’s music in the mountains festival”

Virginia Women’s Music Festival
May 27-29
Henrico, Va.

National Women’s Music Festival
June 30-July 3 in Middleton, Wisc.

Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival
Aug. 2-7 in Oceana County, Mich.


For kids with gay parents, and their families and friends.

MEGA Family Project Summer Camp
July 9-16
Club Med Sandpiper, Fla.
Part of R Family Vacations

Family Equality ‘Family Week’
July 30 – Aug. 6
Provincetown, Mass.

Greek Isles Adventure
Aug. 6-13
Cruise on the Norwegian Jade with kid-friendly R Family Vacations


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

DC Black Pride
May 26-May 29 in Washington, DC

June 1-12 in Rome, Italy

Central Alabama Pride
June 3-12; night parade June 11, festival June 12
Birmingham, Ala.

Boston Pride Week
June 3- 12; parade June 11 in Boston, Mass.

Key West Pride
June 8-12; parade June 12 in Key West, Fla.

Kentuckiana Pride Festival
Parade June 17; festival June 18
Louisville, Ky.

Nashville Pride Festival
June 18 in Nashville, Tenn.

Emerald Coast PrideFest
June 23-26 in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Sao Paulo Pride
June 23-27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
World’s largest gay Pride parade

South Carolina Black Pride
June 23-26 in Columbia, S.C.

Augusta Pride
June 25 in Augusta, Ga.

St. Pete Pride Street Festival & Promenade
June 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Chicago Pride Parade
June 26 in Chicago, Ill.

San Francisco Pride
June 25-26 in San Francisco, Calif.

New York City Pride
June 26, parade and Pridefest
New York City, NY

Los Angeles Black Pride
June 30 – July 4 in Los Angeles, Ca.

South Carolina Pride
Sept. 3 in Columbia, S.C.


Beyond music fests and cruises, more options for lesbian vacations.

Punta Cana Paradise Adventure
May 7-14 by lesbian travel company Olivia

Aqua Girl
May 11-15 in South Beach, Fla.

Women’s Weekend
May 20-22 at Lumberjacks Campground
Unidalla, GA

Sweet Rafting Adventures
Westwater Canyon, Utah: June 23-25
Cataract Canyon, Utah: July 7-9
Salmon River, Idaho: Aug. 8-13
By lesbian travel company Sweet

Sweet Machu Picchu Adventure
July 21-31 by lesbian travel company Sweet

Sept. 6-11 in Key West, Fla.

Sweet Isla Mujeres (Mexico) Resort
Sept. 24-Oct. 1 by lesbian travel company Sweet


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

July 13-17 at Long Fork Retreat, Walton, West Va.
For “trans, gender queer, kinky and leather identified people and their allies”

Tropical Heat
Aug. 8-21 in Key West, Fla.
All-male and adult-oriented entertainment

Southern Decadence
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5 in New Orleans, La.
New Orleans’ largest gay event celebrates 40 years with street festival and circuit parties.

Splash Days
Sept. 2-5 in Austin, Tex.
Circuit event features DJs Tony Moran, Seth Cooper and Roland Belmares

Key West Bear Fest
Sept. 22-25 in Key West, Fla.

Folsom Street Fair
Sept. 25 in San Francisco, Calif.
During Leather Pride Week