Pride 2022 Events

Pride 2022 Events

Compiled by Jane Latus   Events, times and locations known…

June 6, 2022 / Buzz, What's News

Compiled by Jane Latus

 

Events, times and locations known at press time are included. Additional events are still to be announced, so check each organizer for updates. Also check for newly-scheduled events at Connecticut Pride, on Facebook    

@ConnecticutVirtualPride.

We also suggest checking for attendance limits, ticket requirements, mask requirements and other COVID-related restrictions. >>

May 7

Bethel Pride

Noon-5, Bethel Municipal Center. Rain or shine.

Pride Parade, 1 pm, starting across from Bethel Train Station

Pride Celebration, 1:30-5 pm, front lawn of Bethel Municipal Center. Music, food trucks, speakers, vendors, “Kids’ Korner” and interactive breakout sessions.

BethelCTPride.com, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Telegram @BethelCtPride

 

May/June

Southington Pride 

More events TBA.

May 14: Youth and Family Pride Festival Carnival games, crafts, activities, inflatable park, and a Drag Queen Story Hour for children and families.

May 21: #PUPSTRUT for Pride, 1 pm. Puppy parade, booths and vendors, amateur dog show. Proceeds support local shelters and veterinarian clinics.

#PRIDEPASS restaurant passport, May 1-June 30. A chance to win $250 gift card. Proceeds support Southington Pride’s free programming for youth and families.

SouthingtonPride.org and Facebook @SouthingtonPRIDE

May 19

Westport Pride Queer Cook Off

6-8:30 pm, at Aitoro Appliance, Norwalk. Teams of four pair off with local chefs for a “Chopped”-like experience.

WestportPride.org and Facebook @WestportCtPride

 

May 22

Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus

Old Saybrook

“The British are Coming”, 3 and 7 pm at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center. Singing British hits that have topped the charts for decades.

Tickets at Ctgmc.org  

 

June

East Hampton Pride

Events TBA

Facebook @EastHamptonCTPride

 

June

Simsbury Pride Flag Raising

Date TBD

Simsbury-CT.gov

 

June 1 and month long

Stratford Pride

June 1: Pride Flag Raising and Ceremony, 9 am at Stratford Town Hall

 

TBD: Pride Fest

StratfordCt.org and Facebook @MayorLauraHoydick

 

June 1-22

Stamford Pride

June 1: Pride banners and flag displayed monthlong at Ferguson Library

June 1: Light Up Old Town Hall and group, 9 pm

June 2: Flag Raising at the Government Center, Noon

June 9: Stamford Art Association. Stamford Pride Art Show and reception,  5:30-7:30 pm at Ferguson Library

June 12: Drag Brunch, 12:30 pm at Mexicue

June 15: Disaster, the Musical, 7:30 pm at Curtain Call

June 22: Quantum Girl Theory reading, 6:30 pm at Ferguson Library

More events TBA, including a Rainbow Rave for Youth

StamfordCTPride.com and Facebook @StamfordCTPride

 

June 1-25

West Hartford Pride Festival

June 1: Flag Raising, 6 pm at Unity Green

June 2: Pride Kickoff, 4-9 pm at Gastro Park

June 17: Laugh With Pride, New Park Brewing

June 24: Tell Me Another, LGBTQAI+ Experience, New Park Brewing

June 25: WeHa Pride, Drag Fest and Pride Night

June 25: Queerflix film festival

Date TBA: Bike Ride with Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Center. For bike ride updates: Facebook @HGLHC and Instagram @hglhc_1983

WestHartfordPride.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @PrideWeHa

 

June 1-26

Easton Pride

June 1: Pride Flag Raising & Celebration, 5:30 pm at Easton Town Hall. Outdoor celebration to follow at Easton Public Library from 6-8 pm, featuring music, food and kids’ crafts. Bring a picnic or visit the food truck on site.

June 25: Visions of Pride. Pride Themed Art Exhibit, opening reception 4-5 pm at Easton Public Library. Exhibit will continue through July.

June 26: Pride Themed Concert, outdoors at Christ Church. Bring the family and a picnic, or visit the food truck on site. Gates open 5:30 pm. Opening act: uncis at 6 pm. Main event: Hitch and the Giddyup, 6:30-8:30 pm. $7 adults, $5 seniors, kids/teens free.

EastonCtPride.org and YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @EastonCTPride

 

June 1-30

Middletown Pride June 1: Pride Flag Raising      and Kick-off of Pride Month      at City Hall

June 1: Drag Queen Story Hour, 6 pm, McCutcheon Park at Crystal Lake

June 4: PrideFest, 2-10 pm (rain date June 5) includes:

Pride March, 2-3:30, beginning at intersection of Spring Street and Main Street

Pride Rally, 4-6:30 on the South Green, with local activists and performers

Pride Showcase 7-10 pm, on the South Green, with the state’s best drag artists and LGBTQIA2S+ performers

After Party, 8 pm at Chez Est, featuring Mx. Chez Est Natalia Fierce and other drag performers

June 9: Middletown Pride Band Night 5-9 pm, Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

June 11: Cinder + Salt Downtown Cleanup

June 12: Silent Dance Party in partnership with Q+, 5-8 pm, First Church

June 22: Craft Night in partnership with Q+, 5-8:30 pm, McCutcheon Park at Crystal Lake

June 23: Drag Queen Story Hour, 7 pm at Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

June 23: Family Movie Night, 7:30 pm at Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

June 26: Youth Open Mic, in partnership with Q+

June 30: Event to Honor Activists

MiddletownPride.org and YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @MiddletownCtPride

 

June 1-30

Westport Pride Month

June 1: Pride kick-off with fun, family-themed movie at The Remarkable Theater

June 3: Pride celebrations at Westport Public Schools

June 4: Family Drag Show, 6-8 pm, at Westport Museum of Contemporary Art. Featuring Desmond is Amazing and Fierce Queens. Q&A with kings and queens, food trucks, cocktail hour with performers and drag performances.

June 12: Westport Pride Rally, 1-3 pm on Jesup Green. Featuring local speakers, students, musicians and family activities. Raising of Pride flag on the green.

All month: Merchants of Pride partnering with local merchants offering discounts and promotional products to benefit Westport Pride.

WesportPride.org and Instagram and Facebook @WestportCt.Pride

 

June 2

CT Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation Cabaret

Wallingford

6-9 pm at the Square Feet Theater, Wallingford. Silent auction, cash bar and 10 performers including Leah Juliett, Kielty Wintersteen, The Sweetest Key Acapella group, Ali Gauthier, Patrick Laffin and Carrie Ashton. Proceeds fund scholarships to empower young LGBTQ and allied leaders. Tickets at CTGLCFoundation.org

 

June 3-12

35th Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival

Hartford and virtually

In-person at Cinestudio, Trinity College and online

OutFilmCt.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @OutFilmCT

 

June 3-25

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Mashantucket

June 3: Wanda Sykes, 8 pm

June 25: Sal Vulcano, 7 pm

Drag Brunch, TBA

Binglow, TBA, glow-lit bingo, with drag performances

Foxwoods.com and Foxwoods.com/LiveOutLoud/

 

June 4

Furry Picnic 

Wickham Park, Manchester.

All ages, all are welcome.

FurryPicnic.com and Twitter @FurryPicnic

 

June 4

Ridgefield Pride in the Park Noon-3 pm at Ballard Park

RidgefieldCtPride.com and Facebook and Instagram @RidgefieldCTPride

 

June 4-5

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus 10th Anniversary Concert 

“Singing from the Heart of Hartford”

June 4 at 8 pm, and June 5 at 3 pm, at Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Tickets at Hgmc.org 

 

June 4-16 

Cromwell Spring into PRIDE

June 4: Family Event, 10 am at Cromwell Belden Public Library

June 4: Middletown Pride Parade

June 9: Names I’ve Been Called Performance Art, Noon at Cromwell Town Hall dining room

June 13: Pride Yoga, 6 pm at Pierson Park

June 16: Movie Night, 7 pm at Cromwell Beldon Public Library

All Month: LGBTQ+ Art Show in Cromwell Town Hall atrium

 

TBA: LGBTQ+ Trivia Night

Facebook @CromwellLGBTQCommittee

 

June 4-18

Norwalk Pride in the Park

June 4: Pride Silent Disco, 7-10 pm for ages 18+

June 11: Pride in the Park, Noon-9 pm, Mathews Park, Norwalk. Family-friendly kid zone, live music and entertainment, food vendors and, from Noon-2, Pride Family Field Day.

June 18: Pride Parade of Sail, Noon-6 pm, Norwalk Harbor. Private motor and sail boats of all sizes may participate in this colorful parade. No boat ownership is necessary: ferry rides are available. Boat registration is free; lobster bake dinner on Sheffield Island is $85; round-trip ferry and lobster bake is $125. Tickets are limited, so reserve early.

CtPrideCenter.org and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CTPrideCenter

June 5

Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus

Greenwich

The British are Coming, 3 pm at the Berkley Theater, main Greenwich Public Library. Singing British hits that have topped the charts for decades. Free, but reservations are strongly suggested.

Reservations at GreenwichLibrary.org.

 

June 5 and 18

Pride in the Hills 

New Preston 

June 5: The Owl Pride Party Online bidding begins May 25 at 32Auctions.com. Event is 2-6 pm at the Owl Wine and Food Bar.

June 18: Shag Festival With Pride, 7-11 pm, with hostess drag artist Shequida Hall, headliners Betty Who and Deborah Cox, a TBA celebrity shift and DJ Arvolyn Hill. At Spring Hill Arts Gathering, Spring Hill Vineyards.

Date TBA: Friends and Family Fun Day at Quassy Amusement Park.

Proceeds from all events fund scholarships, grants and programming for local schools, libraries and LGBTQ+ youth.

PrideintheHills.org and Instagram and Twitter @PrideInTheHill1

 

June 6

New Britain

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony, 9:30 am in Central Park

NewBritainCt.gov and Facebook

 

June 7

Meet the Author – 

Jillian Celentano

Stratford

6:30-8 pm, Stratford Public Library. Celentano will discuss her life and memoir, “Transitioning Later in Life: a Personal Guide”. Registration required.

StratfordLibrary.org

 

June 9

Liquid Lounge

Hartford

Starting at 5:30 at the Connecticut Center, in collaboration with Hartford Pride and CT Pride. Ages 21 and up only.

CtScienceCenter.org and Facebook @HartfordPride

 

June 10

Connecticut Sun Pride Night

Uncasville

7 pm at Mohegan Sun

ConnecticutSun.com and Facebook @ConnecticutSun

 

June 10 and TBA

Mansfield Pride

June 10: Pride Movie Night With other activities TBA.

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony TBA

MansfieldCt.gov/Pride

 

June 11

Tolland’s Pride in the Park

Noon-6 pm, Crandall’s Park Pavilion. A family-friendly picnic with a food truck, games, music and prizes. Come in your most boisterous outfit if you wish.

Facebook @Tolland’s2ndAnnualPrideinthePark

 

June 11 (rain date June 12)

Canton

Pups and Pride Parade

11 am-2 pm.

Meet at 10:30 at Canton Dog Park, where parade will begin at 11 am. Parade ends at Shops at Farmington Valley with a celebration of Pride featuring music, local artists from the Canton Arts Council, a digital art display, kids’ activities, and snacks for dogs and humans. Prizes will be awarded to costumed/colorfully-accessorized pups and owners, including “most spirited.”

TheShopsatFarmingtonValley.com and Facebook @DogParkCanton

 

June 11-12

Pride & Vine 

Colchester

11 am-6 pm both days, at Priam Vineyards. 70 vendors, food trucks, live music and drag shows both days.

Priam-Vineyards.com  and Facebook @PriamVineyards

 

June 12

Darien Pride Rally

Noon-4 pm at Tilley Pond Park. Darien’s first Pride Rally will feature music, food, entertainment, and inspiration.

More events TBA.

DarienPride.org

June 12

Avon Cares Family Picnic

1 pm at Avon Congregational Church. For all area LGBTQ+ residents and allies. Bring a picnic and gather on the lawn for music, guest speakers and fun.

Avon-Church.org and Facebook @AvonCongregational

 

June 16

Pride Month Creative Cocktail Hour 

Hartford

6-10 pm at Real Art Ways. Live music, DJ, art exhibition openings, food, drinks and community.

$15 at the door, $10 for members or bicyclists, free for members on bikes

RealArtWays.org and Twitter, Facebook, tumblr and Instagram @realartways

 

June 18

Hamden Pride

10 am-2 pm, Town Center Park

Hamden.com and Facebook @TownofHamdenCT

 

June 18

27th Annual Queer Prom  

West Hartford

Once Upon a Time–A Fairytale Prom, 6-9 pm at West Hartford Town Hall, with live DJ, food, snacks and soda. For ages 13-18. $20 admission.

Sponsored by Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

HGLHC.org and Twitter, YouTube and Facebook @HGLHC

 

June 25 

New Haven Black Pride

1-4 pm, Goffe Street Park. Hosted by A Place to Nourish your Health, for LGBTQIAA+ people, family and friends. Engage with community members and receive information on PrEP, HIV, mental health, financial literacy, substance abuse and general health services. Featuring dance, drag and poetry. Goal is to spread awareness to an underserved community.

Facebook @ NewHavenBlackGayPride

 

June 25

Ellington Pride Celebration

2-4:30 pm, Arbor Park. Family-friendly, fun activities, music, resources and more.

EllingtonEquality.com

 

June 25-26

Pride at Mohegan Sun

Uncasville

Pride on the Patio. June 25, 4-8 pm. Live music, food trucks, drink specials at the bar, and vendors. Benefitting organization is OutCT.

Cocktails and Queens at the Cabaret: June 25, 8-10 pm. Featuring the finest Drag Queens across the country. A famous guest host is TBA. $40 includes a drink.

Pride @ Night: June 25, 11-2 am in the Avalon Nightclub. Cocktails & Queens at The Cabaret ticket holders can skip the line and pay no cover.

The You Better Work Diva Brunch: June 26, 11 am-3 pm in the novelle lounge.

MoheganSun.com

 

July 14

Hartford Yard Goats 

Pride Night 

7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park

YardGoatsBaseball.com

 

July, date TBA

Westport Pride Concert 

At Sport Hill Farm, Easton. An afternoon featuring local talent. A family-friendly outdoor event.

WesportPride.org and Facebook @WestportCtPride

 

July 23 and TBA 

Greater Bridgeport Pride

July 23: OUTwork Exhibit opening at City Lights Gallery

TBA: Pride March and performances

CityLightsGallery.org and Facebook @GreaterBridgeportPrideCT

 

August 27

New London Pride

Noon at Ocean Beach Park

Music, vendors, games, Youth Pride, and more. HIV testing and COVID-19 vaccinations will be available.

NewLondonPride.com and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @outCt

 

Sept. 10

Hartford Pride Fest and Concert

A family-centered event showcasing entertainment, food, local businesses, giveaways, activities and numerous community organizations.

HartordPride.com and Facebook @hartfordpride

 

Sept., date TBA

PRIDE New Haven

At North Haven Fairgounds. Family fun activities, food vendors, artist booths, information booths, and performers.

NewHavenPrideCenter.org/2022Pride/ and Facebook @PrideNewHaven

 

Fall

Deep River Pride Festival

Featuring music, performers and vendors.

Facebook and Instagram @DeepRiverPride

 

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