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
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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
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
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
Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus
“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
East Hampton Pride
Simsbury Pride Flag Raising
June 1 and month long
June 1: Pride Flag Raising and Ceremony, 9 am at Stratford Town Hall
TBD: Pride Fest
StratfordCt.org and Facebook @MayorLauraHoydick
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
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: 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
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
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
CT Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation Cabaret
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
35th Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival
Hartford and virtually
In-person at Cinestudio, Trinity College and online
OutFilmCt.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @OutFilmCT
Foxwoods Resort Casino
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/
Wickham Park, Manchester.
All ages, all are welcome.
FurryPicnic.com and Twitter @FurryPicnic
Ridgefield Pride in the Park Noon-3 pm at Ballard Park
RidgefieldCtPride.com and Facebook and Instagram @RidgefieldCTPride
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
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
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
Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus
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
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
Pride Flag Raising Ceremony, 9:30 am in Central Park
NewBritainCt.gov and Facebook
Meet the Author –
6:30-8 pm, Stratford Public Library. Celentano will discuss her life and memoir, “Transitioning Later in Life: a Personal Guide”. Registration required.
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
Connecticut Sun Pride Night
7 pm at Mohegan Sun
ConnecticutSun.com and Facebook @ConnecticutSun
June 10 and TBA
June 10: Pride Movie Night With other activities TBA.
Pride Flag Raising Ceremony TBA
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.
June 11 (rain date June 12)
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
Pride & Vine
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
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.
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
Pride Month Creative Cocktail Hour
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
10 am-2 pm, Town Center Park
Hamden.com and Facebook @TownofHamdenCT
27th Annual Queer Prom
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
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
Ellington Pride Celebration
2-4:30 pm, Arbor Park. Family-friendly, fun activities, music, resources and more.
Pride at Mohegan Sun
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.
Hartford Yard Goats
7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park
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
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
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
Deep River Pride Festival
Featuring music, performers and vendors.
Facebook and Instagram @DeepRiverPride
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