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Your guide to Pride Month in Boston

🏳️‍🌈 We rounded up 22 community events throughout Pride Month in June, from parades and festivals to brewery events and beyond. Here’s your guide to celebrating Pride in Boston this year.

There’s a lot to be proud of in Boston. | Photo by BOStoday team

There’s a lot to be proud of in Boston.

Photo by BOStoday team

The annual Pride parade will return to the streets of Boston on Saturday, June 8.

That’s not all that’s planned — we rounded up 22 local Pride Month celebrations, from brewery bashes to neighborhood block parties and museum talks. Here’s your guide to Pride events around the city.

Silent Disco Pier Party | Saturday, June 1 | 7-11 p.m. | The Anchor, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown | $23 | Join the 3rd Annual Trans Pride Party to support the Trans Emergency Fund and dance the night away with three DJs battling it out with different styles of music including House, Hip Hop, and Latin.

Pride Kick-Off Party | Saturday, June 1 | 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. | Dorchester Brewing, 1250 Massachusetts Ave. | Free to attend | Kick off Pride Month at the Dorchester brewery with a Donut King pop-up, a Bookworm pop-up and a book signing with Riley Adaris. Portion of the day’s taproom sales will be donated to BAGLY.

Pride Yoga | Saturday, June 1 | 9-11 a.m. | Burro Bar South End, 1357 Washington St. | $22 | Each ticket comes with a 45 minute yoga class centering around self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and peace — plus, a Partida cocktail or mocktail after the class.

Paint & Sip: Pride | Saturday, June 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. | $55 | Grab a paintbrush, enjoy some drinks, and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inclusive environment. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a local Boston LGBTQIA+ organization.

Pride Rooftop House Party | Saturday, June 1 | 7-11 p.m. | Sam Adams Downtown Taproom, 60 State St. | Free entry | Dress up in your best Glow outfit for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Pride Night at Fenway Park.


DTX Block Party takes over the Summer Street Plaza near Macy’s.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Boston BID

DTX Pride Block Party | Saturday, June 1 | 4-8 p.m. | Summer Street Plaza | Free | DJ Live will be providing all the hits, with special performances from Candace Persuasion, Lilly Rose Valore, Gia D’Witches, Blacc Brandi, Zon Legacy Pheonix, The Hazzel JInx Collective and Qwam. Beer Garden available for 21+.

Boston Pride Kick-Off | Monday, June 3 | 11 a.m. | City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq., Boston | Free | The City of Boston’s celebrations kickoff with a flag raising, remarks from Boston Pride 4 The People, Road of Rainbows, Museum of Science, and performances.

Pride Kickoff Drag Bottomless Brunch | Sunday, June 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Painted Burro Somerville, 219 Elm St., Somerville | $18 | The drag show will be hosted by Linda Maripossa, featuring her friends Adriana, Regina Jackson and Lucy Diamonds — Bottomless brunch will be an additional $25 per person.

Made with Pride Market | Sunday, June 2 | 12-5 p.m.| Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr. | Free entry | Shop a curated selection of unique and thoughtful gifts from LQBTQ+-owned businesses.

Pride at the MFA | Friday, June 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. | Free for members, $27 for nonmembers | Celebrate Pride at the MFA with a drag story reading, art making, and live music from DJ Dayglow.

The Portraits of Pride Ball | Friday, June 7 | 7-11 p.m. | Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. | $125-$250 | The event hosted by the Boston LGBTQ+ Museum of Art, History & Culture will be black tie attire and celebrate LGBTQ+ art, artists, and leaders.

Boston Pride for the People Parade | Saturday, June 8 | 11 a.m. | Copley Square | Free | Boston’s Pride Parade is a volunteer-led event. Check out the parade route before heading to Copley Square.

Pride Bar Fest 2024 | Saturday, June 9 | 12-6 p.m. | Various locations | $15-25 | Tickets grant you access to 10 Fenway venues with drag shows + live music, including Bill’s Bar, Cheeky Monkey, and Bleacher Bar.

Pride Trivia | Thursday, June 6th | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Park-9 Dog Bar, 48 Waters Ave., Everett | Free entry | Test your knowledge at a special Pride edition of trivia.

Pride Icons Drag Brunch | Saturday, June 8 + Sunday, June 9 | Times vary | Summer Shack, 50 Dalton St. | $20 | Costumes and Pride clothing are suggested to see tributes to the icons like Lady Gaga, Cher, Beyoncé, and Whitney Houston.

Crowd of concert-goers at Roadrunner in Boston

Don’t miss a dance party at New England’s largest indoor GA venue.

Photo provided by Roadrunner

Gay Bash’d | Saturday, June 8 | 8 p.m. | Roadrunner, 89 Guest St., Brighton | $20-$35 | This Pride dance party, hosted by Detox, will feature drag, DJs. aerial shows, and local art vendors. Proceeds benefit BAGLY.

Back Bay Block Party | Sunday, June 9 | 2-9 p.m. | Saint James Avenue, Back Bay | $25 | Enter on Berkeley Street for a block party hosted by GayNightly featuring DJs, dancing, and performances.

JP Block Party | Sunday, June 9 | 12-7 p.m. | Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain | $23 | The JP neighborhood celebration includes music, food, and family-friendly events.

Drag Show | Sunday, June 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Nightshift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett | $30 | Get ready to party with some of your favorite Queens, hosted by Queen Binx with live music from DJ Cate O’Brien. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Boston Proud.

Pride Thrift (S)hop | Sunday, June 16 | 1-5 p.m. | Sam Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St. | Free | Discover one-of-a-kind vintage treasures at this sip and shop event featuring Pride-focused vendors.

Camp Fest 2024 | Friday, June 28 | 12-4 p.m. | Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common | This is an LGBTQ+ Music and Arts Festival hosted by Lavanda that features local queer talent.

Pride Night at Gillette | Saturday, June 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl., Foxborough | $26+ | Grab tickets to cheer on the New England Revolutions vs. Columbus during their annual Pride game.

Bonus: Prudential Center will be “Lighting the Tower” on Saturday, June 1 + Saturday, June 8 in support of the LGBTQ+ community here in Boston.