Top 5 Cincinnati Pride Events

Celebrate Pride in the Queen City with parades, performances, and parties galore.

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  1. What better way to celebrate Pride in the Queen City than at the annual Pride Parade? The route, led by a legendary Grand Marshal, begins at 7th and Central and ends at the festival at Sawyer Point. June 23, 2018, 11am-1pm, Downtown, cincinnatipride.org
  1. Following the parade, show your Pride at the 45th annual festival at Sawyer Point. Presented by Pure Romance, enjoy food and drink vendors, live music, drag shows, and a Family Fun Zone while supporting Cincinnati Pride, Inc. Best of all? Admission is free. June 23, 2018, noon-9pm, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincinnatipride.org
  1. Head to Washington Park for a family-friendly movie night with Cincinnati Pride. Merchandise booths, food and drink vendors, and a costume contest will cap off the outdoor screening of Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast. June 20, 2018, 7:30-10pm, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine,  facebook.com
  1. Below Zero, The Cabaret, and Tillie’s are combining forces to work the runway for Pride week. Wiggin’ Out will feature staff and crew performing in drag, with donations and profits benefitting Cincy Pride. June 18, 2018, 7-10pm, Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com
  1. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is hosting a Queen City Pride Cabaret benefitting PFLAG’s Scholarship Fund and Cincy Shake’s Education Department. The PG-13 event will feature Cincinnati performers celebrating Pride in the theatre’s bar and lounge. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. June 19, 2018, 6:30-9pm, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-2273, cincyshakes.com

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