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The Boston Pride parade is returning for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, June 10, and longstanding events like Provincetown Pride (Friday, June 2) and the Dyke March (Friday, June 9) are back, too. Check out our exhaustive list below, and tell us about anything we’ve missed! Email Lisa Williams at lisa_williams@wgbh.org.

May 29

BIPOQ Pride Rooftop Mixer | $ | In Person | Boston

May 30

BIPOC Pride Marketplace | Free | In Person | Boston | Queer BIPOC vendors take over Downtown Crossing in an outdoor marketplace event.

May 31

BIPOC Pride Fitness w/DJ Rock | Free| In Person | Boston

“Alexa, Kick Off Pride”: A Variety Show at The Rockwell | $ | In Person | Somerville | Proof of vaccination required

Drag Night at Aeronaut Somerville | $ | In person | Somerville

June 1

Women of Color Weekend | $ | In Person | Provincetown Full weekend of events including parties, workshops & more.

Charlie Gibson’s Queer Boston | $ | In Person | Boston | Join this historical walking tour beginning at the Gibson House to learn more about Boston’s early LGBTQ history. The tour is given several times throughout the month, see calendar for details.

June 2

Provincetown Pride | Varies | In Person | Provincetown | Full weekend of events including dances, shows and a parade.

ICA Poolside Pride | $ | In Person | Boston | First Friday Pride celebration with DJ at the Institute for Contemporary Art.

Youth Pride Dance | Free | In Person | Newburyport

June 3

Trans Resistance March & Festival | Free | In Person | Boston | Music, performers, vendors and a new, shorter and more accessible march route. At the Franklin Park Playstead.

Drag Queen Story Hour With Missy Steak | Free | In Person | Newton | Story Hour with Missy Steak at the New Art Center.

Be Here, Be You | $ | In Person | Norwood | Pride-themed participatory ice skating event including Milk, The Ice Skating Drag Queen. Proceeds go to Fenway Health.

Watertown Pride Extravaganza | Free | In Person | Watertown

Newburyport Pride Parade | Free | In Person | Newburyport

Hull Pride | Free | In Person | Hull Yacht Club

Waltham Pride Festival | Free | In Person | Waltham

Pride Festival at the Boston Nature Center | Free | In Person | Boston | Food trucks and a queer-led nature and birdwatching hike.

We’re With Dorothy: An Aeronaut Pride Event | $ | In Person | Somerville | Aeronaut will release their annual Pride beer, Transgender Emergency Fund and The History Project will be onsite to raise funds and music from The Femmes.

Free screening of “Wild About Harry” at the BPL | Free | In Person | Boston Event also includes talk with author of “A Golden Retriever and His Two Dads.”

Newburyport Pride Tea Dance | $ | In Person | Newburyport

June 4

Quincy Pride Festival | Free | In Person | Quincy | Noon -5 p.m. at Kilroy Square

Framingham Pride | Free | In Person | Framingham | 3:30-6 at the plaza in front of the Memorial Building

Bolton Pride Parade & Rally | Free | In Person | Bolton | Walking Parade from Emerson School to the Bolton Common 2pm Rally on the Common until 6pm.

Marblehead Pride Party | $ | In Person | Marblehead | Tea-dance style party at the Beacon of Marblehead.

Pride Kickoff Boston Harbor Cruise | $ | In Person | Boston | DJ, bars, sunset views and ocean breezes.

Pride Week Tea Dance at Dorchester Brew | $ | In Person | Boston | Pride-themed tea dance sponsored by Lesbian NightLife.

Exploring Rainbows | Free | In Person | The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum takes you on a tour through the science of rainbows.

Pride Flow/Strength Mashup Yoga | Free | Boston | Down Under School of Yoga

Boston Proud Wharf Party | $ | Boston | Night Shift Brewing party with DJ

Welcoming Service for Newburyport Pride | Free | Newburyport | First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist

“Pride Pawrty” for Newburyport Pride | Free | Newburyport | Have a pint, bring your dog and see cute adoptable pups from a local rescue organization.

June 5

Boston’s LGBTQ Past Walking Tour | $ | In Person | Boston | Boston By Foot holds an LGBTQ history walking tour several times throughout June! See calendar for more details

Chopping With Chef Ebony | Free | In Person | Boston | Chef Ebony Johnson shows you how to cook delicious and nutritious meals for four, under $25. At the Food Lab at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library

June 6

The Prom | $ | In Person | Boston | Speakeasy Stage’s production of the musical about a girl who just wants to take her girlfriend to prom. Multiple dates, but discount on June 6 with code SPKPRIDE.

June 9

Boston Dyke March | Free | In Person | Boston Music, poetry and speakers

Pride At The MFA | $ | In Person | Boston | Talks, film screenings and more at the Museum of Fine Arts’ recognition of Pride Month.

Melrose Pride | Free | In Person | Musical performances at the Beebe Estate, beginning 5 p.m.

Pride & Climbing | $ | In Person | Somerville | Top rope climbing competition, documentary screening, food, drinks, fun. At The Bouldering Project.

DTX Pride | Free | In Person | Drag performances, face painting, and music. Hosted by the Downtown Boston BID; sponsored by Men of Melanin Magic and Drag Tease.

June 10

Boston Pride For The People | Free | In Person | Boston Parade kicks off at Copley Square at 11 a.m.; events and picnic on Boston Common 12-6 p.m.

Bark Party with Boston Veterinary Clinic | Free | Boston Don’t leave your pets out of Pride. Games, treats, and pet portraits.

Gay Bash’d Pride Dance Party | $ | In Person | Boston | Baby Tate, COBRAH, & Detox at Roadrunner

Esme Block Party | $ | In Person | Dance party sponsored by Lesbian NightLife

Chandler Street Block Party | $ | In Person | Dance party with vendors and food. 2-8 p.m.

Pride Saturday at Club Cafe | $ | In Person | Drag brunch in the morning (reservations recommended). Stop in any time all day to cool off, charge your phone; dancing and DJs begin at 4 p.m. and on until closing.

Boston Harbor Lines Pride Day Cruise | $ | In Person | Multiple dates | Sail Boston Harbor on a classic yacht. Part of the proceeds go to Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY)

Road of Rainbows 5K | $ | Fundraiser | In Person | 5K run/walk. Route is on the Boston Common.

Franklin County Pride | Free | In Person | Greenfield Parade starts at Greenfield Middle School at noon, followed by a rally/party.

Bellforge Pride Festival | Free | In Person | Medfield | Music festival with artists ranging from indie pop to folk.

June 11

Queer Family Festival | Varies | Boston | The Boston Theater Offensive and Boston Center for the Arts is hosting a family-friendly event along with workshops and performances about what queer family means today.

LGBT History Tour | Free | Boston | A tour featuring the life and legacy of Prescott Townsend, one of Boston’s earliest LGBTQ activists.

Hopkinton Pride Parade | Free | In Person | Hopkinton

JP Block Party & Pride Celebration | $ | Boston | The JP Block Party & Pride celebration features music, food and family friendly events.

Family Pride Day | Free | Sudbury | Sudbury Cooperative Preschool’s second annual family Pride festival with craft activities, bouncy house, food trucks and a rotating stage with live performances.

Generative Writing Workshop: Nature Is Queer/Queer Is Natural | $ | Boston | Writers’ workshop at Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hamilton-Wenham Pride Picnic | In Person | South Hamilton | Family-friendly event from 12-4 p.m. with a vendor market, live music, arts & crafts activities, lawn games and spaces to talk with other LGBTQ+ folks and allies.

June 12

Politics and Pride: A History Of Massachusetts LGBTQ + Politicians and Campaigns | Free | Hybrid, Zoom Available | Boston | History talk at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement | Free | Virtual | History talk hosted by the Boston Public Library.

Paddle With Pride | In Person | Ipswich | Join the North Shore LGBTQ Network for a paddle from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is open to LGBTQ-identifying adults in the area.

June 13

Pride Pitch-A-Pal | Free Entry | In Person | Boston | Got a friend who you think is great and deserves a sweetheart of their own? Make your own slide presentation on why people should date your friend at this Pride themed event. Harpoon Brewery.

June 14

Popup Pride Vendor Market | Free Entry | In Person | Boston | LGBTQ+ artists and artisans will show their wares at Sam Adams Downtown.

Boston Proud Comedy Night | $ | In Person | Everett | Comedy show at the Night Shift tap room in Everett.

June 15

LGBTQ+ Community Job Fair | Free | Boston | The Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding a job fair at Roxbury Community College.

The Queer Lens: Photographers in Conversation | Free | Virtual | Queer photographers in conversation, hosted by the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

June 16

Acton Pride Drag Event | $ | In Person | Acton | Pride weekend drag event with multiple performers at Nara Park.

June 17

Arlington Pride | Free | In Person | Arlington | Food and music from 2-5 p.m. at Whittemore Park.

Belmont Pride | Free | In Person | Belmont | Step off from the Town Green at 12:45.

Halifax Pride | Free | In Person | Halifax |Music, art and more. 11-4 PM on the Town Hall Green.

Big Gay Dance Party | Free | In Person | Somerville | 5-8 p.m. in Union Square. Rain Date is June 18.

Reading Pride | Free | In Person | Reading | Car parade at 3 p.m., celebration begins at 3:30 p.m. on the town common.

RI Pride | Free | In Person | Providence, RI | Daytime festival with vendors and family-friendly events; evening illuminated parade.

LGBTQ+ Movie Event: “Love, Simon.” | Free | In Person | Salem

June 20

Rainbow Bridge Lighting| Free | In Person | Lynn

June 21

Pride Paint Nite | $ | In Person | Lynn

June 24

Kinsey Scales 2023 Pride Concert | Free | In Person | Medford | LGBTQ+ a capella group will be performing hits from Florence and the Machine, Janelle Monae, Fleetwood Mac, Studio Killers at the Medford Public Library.

North Shore Pride | Free | In Person | Salem | Parade begins at noon.

Pride on The Island | Varies | In Person | Boston | Take a ferry for a fun and relaxing evening event on Spectacle Island.

Boston Roller Derby Home Team Championships | $ | In Person | Wilmington | Roller derby doubleheader and after-party.

June 25

Revere Beach Pride | Free | In Person | Revere | Revere Beach’s 2nd annual Pride celebration. DJs from 2-6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

June 26

Pride Trivia | Free entry | In Person | Beverly | Trivia focused on all things Pride

June 29

Boston Urban Pride Weekend Youth Event | Free | Boston

June 30

Boston Urban Pride Welcome To Boston Networking Mixer | $ | Boston | 2-6 p.m.

Boston Urban Pride Pitch Black | $ | Revere | Dancing, DJs; Doors at 9 p.m.

Do you know about a Pride event that’s not on this list? Email Lisa Williams at lisa_williams@wgbh.org.

Updated: April 03, 2024
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