It’s been a long time coming. After a three-year hiatus, the annual Pride parade will return to the streets of Boston on Saturday, June 10.
That’s not all that’s planned — we rounded up 20 local Pride Month celebrations, from brewery bashes to neighborhood block parties and museum talks. Here’s your guide to Pride events around the city.
Boston Pride Kick-Off | Thursday, June 1 | 4-7 p.m. | City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq., Boston | Free | The City of Boston’s celebrations start with a flag raising, performances, and Portraits of Pride unveiling.
Trans Resistance March & Festival | Sunday, June 3 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stonybrook, Jamaica Plain | Free | This year’s route will be shorter + more accessible — arrive at Stonybrook by 11 a.m. to join the march to the Franklin Park Playstead.
Pride Kickoff Party | Saturday, June 3 | 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. | Dorchester Brewing, 1250 Massachusetts Ave. | Free to attend | Kick off Pride Month at the Dorchester brewery with drag bingo, live music, themed paint ‘n’ pours, and pride releases.
Love Conquers Ale Pride Kickoff Party | Saturday, June 3 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sam Adams Downtown Boston Taproom, 60 State St. | $15 | Start the party with a DragTease brunch, then dance at the Pride TEA Dance + end the night with the FROLIC Rooftop Take Over.
Drag Brunch | Sunday, June 4 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Tenderoni’s, 1363 Boylston St. | $75 | Visit celebrity chef Tiffani Faison’s restaurant for performances from some of Boston’s best queens.
Boston Proud Wharf Party | Sunday, June 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Night Shift Brewing, 1 Lovejoy Wharf | Price of purchase | Raise a glass of the new Boston Proud IPA — $1 from every four-pack sold will be donated to Boston Proud.
Modern Party Art: Bag Full of Pride | Wednesday, June 7 | 7 p.m.| Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr. | $50 | Grab a drink and paint a 15-inch tote bag during this guided workshop. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to pick up your $10 gift card to spend at any Time Out Market vendor.
DTX Pride | Friday, June 9 | 5-8 p.m. | Summer Street Plaza | Free | Gay Pride comes to Downtown Boston with drag performances, face painting, live music, and festive decorations.
Pride at the MFA | Friday, June 9 | 5-10 p.m. | Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. | Included with general admission | The museum will host an evening of spotlight talks + film screenings celebrating LGBTQ+ communities.
Boston Pride for the People Parade | Saturday, June 10 | 11 a.m. | Copley Square | Free | Boston’s Pride Parade returns with festivals at Boston Common + City Hall Plaza — it all kicks off at 11 a.m. in Copley Square.
Gay Bash’d | Saturday, June 10 | 8 p.m. | Roadrunner, 89 Guest St., Brighton | $20-$35 | This Pride dance party, hosted by Detox, will feature appearances from Baby Tate and COBRAH. Proceeds benefit Trans Resistance MA.
Pride Night at Gillette | Saturday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl., Foxborough | $34+ | Grab tickets to cheer on the New England Revolutions vs. Inter Miami FC during their annual Pride game.
Slay All Day Mechanical Bull Pride Party | Saturday, June 10 | 3-7 p.m. | Nash Bar & Stage, 253 Tremont St. | $12-$15 | Head to the Nashville-inspired restaurant for unlimited mechanical bull rides, including prizes for the longest rider + live music.
Pride Bar Fest 2023 | Saturday, June 10 | 1-6 p.m. | Various locations | $15-25 | Tickets grant you access to 10 Fenway venues with drag shows + live music, including Time Out Market, Bill’s Bar, Cheeky Monkey, and Bleacher Bar.
Back Bay Block Party | Sunday, June 11 | 2-9 p.m. | Saint James Avenue, Back Bay | $20 | Enter on Berkeley Street for a block party hosted by GayNightly.
Pride Market | Sunday, June 11 | 12-6 p.m. | Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr. | Free to attend | Support and shop local LGBTQ+ owned businesses, including Nubian Rainbow, KyElla Design Co., and Mad’s Art.
JP Block Party | Sunday, June 11 | 12-7 p.m. | Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain | $23 | The JP neighborhood celebration includes music, food, and family-friendly events.
Boston Proud Comedy Night | Wednesday, June 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett | $25 | Have a hoot at this charity comedy night — tickets include one beer or non-alcoholic beverage of choice.
Drag Lunch | Sunday, June 25 | 12-3 p.m. | Night Shift Brewing, 1 Lovejoy Wharf | $50 | Ticket includes access to the Drag Show featuring Binx, Shakaren, Big Atlas, Jahnelle, and Regina Jackson, plus your first beer or wine and a tote bag.