Drinks, Food, LGBTQ+, Music, Nightlife
Happy Pride Month! As the City of Boston comes alive for the summer months tons of fabulous Pride events are on the horizon. Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with dance parties, festivals, panel discussions, drag nights, and so much more.
Events are listed chronologically.
Queer Marketplace from District Q
When: Tues, 5/30 at 5 p.m.
Info: Get ready for Pride Month with this marketplace of queer-owned small businesses featuring products, services and art pieces from around New England.
Pride Month: Charlie Gibson's Queer Boston
When: Thur, 6/1 at 6 p.m.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Tour the historic Gibson House and learn about the gay subculture in early-twentieth-century Boston through the eyes of one of the home’s residents.
Miss Lamplighter's Queer Icons Drag Show
When: Thur, 6/1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Central Square
Info: Hosted by Queen Big Atlas, this energetic drag show will pay homage to gay icons throughout the years. Think Madonna, Cher, the glamorous list goes on and on.
Charity Comedy Night Benefitting Fenway Health
When: Fri, 6/2 at 8:30 p.m.
Info: Laugh your butt off for a good cause at this Comedy Night at Harpoon Brewery benefiting the LGBTQIA+ friendly medical provider Fenway Health.
Love Conquers Ale Pride Party (pictured)
When: Sat, 6/3 at 10 a.m.
Info: Celebrate Pride Month with a swig of Sam Adams’ Pride beer: Love Conquers Ale. The all-day party includes a drag show, live DJs spinning danceable beats, face painting, and performances by vogue/hip hop dance group Haus of Snap.
When: Sat, 6/3 at 11 a.m.
Info: The Watertown Pride party welcomes community members of all ages to celebrate love with food trucks, performances, live music, a parade, arts and crafts, and more.
We're With Dorothy: An Aeronaut PRIDE Event
When: Sat, 6/3 at 1:30 p.m.
Info: Come party with fabulous drag performers at the Aeronaut Pride event, featuring their Pride beer: We’re With Dorothy. Dance to a live DJ, snag memories in a photobooth, and support The Transgender Emergency Fund at this event.
Gay Ass Rock Fest at Bone Up Brewing
When: Sat, 6/3 at 2 p.m.
Info: Rock out to six queer-led bands at Bone Up Brewing, while shopping a pop-up of queer-owned businesses. Don’t forget to try Bone Up Brewing’s Pride beer: Cheeky Bastard.
Exploring Rainbows: A Celebration of Pride Month
When: Sun, 6/4 at 11 a.m.
Where: Cleveland Circle
Info: Learn the science behind rainbows in celebration of Pride Month, then engage in family-friendly rainbow activities like painting, storytime, dyeing scrunchies, and more.
When: Sun, 6/4 at 12 p.m.
Info: Show your Pride at Quincy Pride Day by enjoying live music, snacking on goodies from food trucks, watching drag performances, and more.
Free Pride Flow & Strength Mash Up with Lyndsay Allyn Cox
When: Sun, 6/4 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: South End
Info: Head to Down Under School of Yoga for a celebratory yoga class featuring a little vinyasa, a little strength, and a lot of LGBTQIA+ Pride.
When: Sun, 6/4 at 1 p.m.
Where: West End
Info: Dance it out to music by DJ Andrea Stamas at this party hosted by Night Shift Brewing. Toast the LGBTQIA+ community with the Boston Proud beer and enjoy food, games, and more.
RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia Night with Geeks Who Drink
When: Tues, 6/6 at 6 p.m.
Info: Combine two of the best outings, drag shows and trivia nights, at this RuPaul’s themed trivia night at Sam Adams’ downtown taproom.
Pride Month Wooden Sign Paint Party
When: Tues, 6/6 at 6:30 p.m.
Info: Head to The Anchor for a freeform art class where you can paint your own Pride themed wooden sign. Space is limited but the event is free!
When: Weds, 6/7 at 7 p.m.
Where: West End
Info: Boston Globe culture columnist Jeneé Osterheldt created this performance, featuring a short film, a longform story, a Q&A, and a mixtape, to celebrate the diversity of Black artists.
When: Fri, 6/9 at 5 p.m.
Info: In this joyful celebration in the heart of Boston, you can watch a drag show, a live DJ, face painting, and festive decorations.
Boston Pride Parade & Festival 2023 by Boston Pride For The People
When: Sat, 6/10 at 11 a.m.
Info: The Boston Pride Parade is back (under new organizers) and better than ever. This inclusive celebration will include a parade and multi-stage festival on the Boston Common.
When: Sat, 6/10 at 1 p.m.
Info: Journey to seven different bars in Fenway and enjoy a drag show at each one of them! While you watch, sip specialty cocktails and listen to live music.
When: Sun, 6/11 at 1 p.m.
Info: The whole family can celebrate Pride month at this festival that features a bouncy house, food trucks, and a stage with rotating performances all day long.
Politics & Pride: A History of Massachusetts's LGBTQ+ Politicians & Campaigns
When: Mon, 6/12 at 1 p.m.
Info: Dive into the history of LGBTQIA+ legislation in Boston and beyond at this panel discussion hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society.
When: Wed, 6/14-Fri, 6/16, 5-9 p.m.
Info: Shop a Pride pop-up market featuring vendors like Trident Booksellers, Copper & Print, Why Not Jewelry by Kirsty, and more.
When: Wed, 6/14 at 6 p.m.
Info: Looking to help your fabulous friend find love? Pitch them in a formal presentation at Pitch-a-Pal and watch the phone numbers roll in.
Night Shift Brewing Live Boston Proud Comedy Night
When: Wed, 6/14 at 7 p.m.
Info: Laugh the night away at this Boston Proud Comedy night featuring comics Amy Tee, Brieana Woodward, Cam O, and Tyler Durniak.
When: Sat, 6/17, at 5 p.m.
Where: Union Square
Info: Celebrate Pride Month in the most fabulous way possible with this Space-themed dance party. Wear your most out-of-this-world outfits and break out the moves to live DJ music. For a dance break, shop LGBTQIA+ vendors at the on-site marketplace.
Pride Themed Cutouts Paint Party
When: Tues, 6/20 at 6:30 p.m.
Info: Let your inner artist shine at this (free!) event where you can paint your own pride-themes wooden cutouts and celebrate the month in rainbow colors.
Love Conquers Ale Disco Dance Party
When: Fri, 6/23 at 6 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: Get in touch with the disco diva inside you, sequins and all, at this Pride dance party. Sip a Sam Adams while you work it out to beats by a live DJ, enjoy performances by Queens with a Mission, and snack on ice cream sandwiches.
When: Sun, 6/25 at 12 p.m.
Where: West End
Info: Watch spectacular performances by Queens Shakaren, Big Atlas, Jahnelle, Civilization and Regina Jackson during this drag lunch show.
Politics & Pride: From LGBTQ+ Marriage to Trans Rights
When: Mon, 6/26 at 6 p.m.
Info: Track the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights and learn about the work that still needs to be done in our current moment.
Pride Yoga Flow: Spread Love with Taylor Savas
When: Wed, 6/28 at 6:15 p.m.
Info: Take a free yoga class to close out Pride month with a rejuvenating and loving fitness practice. The class will center on meditation and self love.
Drag Bingo & Drag Night at AERONAUT Somerville: PRIDE SPECIAL
When: Wed, 6/28 at 6:30 p.m.
Info: Try your luck at Drag Bingo hosted by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Dykelangelo at Aeronaut Brewery. Even if you don’t win, you’ll enjoy great company and plenty of beer.
When: Wed, 6/28 at 7 p.m.
Where: West End
Info: This large scale photography exhibit honors members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Boston and beyond. You may be surprised to learn about the queer heroes in our city.