You don’t have to leave your backyard to celebrate Pride! So, get out with LGBTQ+ folks in your town! Events and details known at press time are listed. Check with organizers for updates. Also check for newly-scheduled events at Connecticut Pride, on Facebook @ ConnecticutVirtualPride, and at CTVoice.com
Avon Cares Family Picnic
At Avon Congregational Church. For area LGBTQ+ residents and allies. Bring a picnic lunch and gather for music and fun.
Avon-Church.org and Facebook
Pride Parade and Celebration, Noon-5 at Bethel Municipal Center. Sidewalk parade starts at 1 pm, followed by celebration.
BethelCTPride.com and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram @BethelCtPride
July 29 and 30
Greater Bridgeport Pride
July 30: OUTwork Art Exhibit, 12:30 pm at City Lights Gallery. Featuring work with LGBTQ+ themes and issues. Runs through Sept. 10.
July 30: Sunday Brunch,
2:30 pm at Crabby Cabaret
July 29: Pride March and OUTwork Art Exhibit, patio reception, variety show, and post-party at Trevi Lounge.
CityLightsGallery.org and Facebook @GreaterBridgeportPrideCT. Inquiries at GreaterBptPride@gmail.com
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Bristol Pride Celebration
Canton Pups and Pride Parade
10:30 am-1 pm. Parade begins 11 am at Canton Dog Park and ends at Shops at Farmington Valley for a Pride Celebration featuring music, local artists, snacks and drinks.
TheShopsatFarmingtonValley.com and Facebook @DogParkCanton
Darien Pride Celebration, Noon-4 pm at Tilley Pond Park. With food, music, entertainment, speakers, crafts, community information, and more. For all ages.
DarienPride.org and social @darienctpride
East Hampton Pride
2nd Annual East Hampton Pride Stroll, 11 am-evening at East Hampton Village Center, 72 Main St.. Featuring Drag Queen Storytime with Miss Summer Orlando, face painting, bike decorating parade and contest, tie-dye-your-own shirt, dog parade and karaoke at Dexter’s Tunes, Tales & Ales, food trucks, raffle prizes, 21+ dance party at Rule of 3 Brewing, and more.
EastHamptonPride.com and Facebook @East Hampton CT Pride
June 1 and TBA
June 1: Flag Raising & Community Celebration, 5-7 pm. Flag raising at Easton Town Hall and celebration at Easton Library. With music, food truck and ice cream.
EastonCTPride.org and YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @EastonCTPride
PFLAG Enfield Pride Festival
10 am-5 pm at Enfield Town Green. With vendors, kids activities, local talent, drag performers and food.
Enfield Pride Concert Series and NOH8 Photo Shoot
At Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
June 11: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus, 3 pm
June 16: Opera House Players Broadway Songs, 7 pm
June 24: Another Octave, 7 pm
June 27: NOH8 Campaign photo shoot, 6-8 pm
1st Annual Enfield Pride Celebration, 10 am- 5 pm, United Church of Christ. Vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, DJs and drag performances.
EnfieldPride.org and Facebook @EnfieldPride
Hamden Pride in The Park
10 am-2 pm, Town Center Park (enter through Hamden Middle School). Rain date June 11. A free, family-friendly celebration with food trucks, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, door prizes and more.
HamdenPride.org, Instagram @HamdenPride and Facebook @HamdenGayPrideFestival
Pride After Party
At Chez Est, 8 pm-2 am, featuring Salina EsTitties. Tickets online from Chez Est.
Hartford Yard Goats Pride Night
7 pm at Dunkin’ Park
Pride Month Creative Cocktail Hour
6-10 pm at Real Art Ways. Live music, art exhibits, food, drinks and community.
$15 at door, $10 for members or bicyclists, free for members on bikes
RealArtWays.org and Twitter, Facebook, tumblr and Instagram @realartways
Hartford Pride Fest
HartfordPride.org and Facebook @hartfordpride
Small Town Pride Social
5-8 pm at Douglas Library. Featuring vendors, a storybook corner, Safe With Me Station, and wood flag painting. For all ages.
Facebook @Small Town Pride – CT
7:30-9 pm at Galleries @ WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St, Manchester. For ages 16+. A joyful, saucy evening of musical performances and trivia hosted by Giganta Smalls.
Info and RSVP: workspacemanchester.com/events-programs/ and Facebook @ WORKSPACE, and Twitter and Instragram @workspacemanch
June 1 and 9
June 1: Flag Raising Ceremony, 4 pm at Town Hall. Raising of the Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride flag.
June 9: Celebrate Pride, 7 pm and on at Betsy Paterson Square, Storrs. With giveaways, music, local resources, tie-dye-your-Pride t-shirts and other Pride-themed activities, Drag Queen Storytime at 8 pm, and movie screening of Bohemian Rhapsody at dark. Free with suggested donation of $10 for the tie-dye activity. In case of rain, check for change of location.
Mansfieldct.gov/pride and Facebook @Mansfield Youth Services
June 1 – TBA
June 1: Pride Month Kick-Off and Flag Raising, 10-Noon. Meet at the Pride Crosswalk on Main Street to hear from local leaders and PrideFEST Grand Marshals. Then head to City Hall to raise the flag and for a mayoral proclamation of Pride Month.
June 1: Drag Artist Story Hour, 6 pm, outdoors at Crystal Lake at McCutcheon Park. With Midnight, Ethel De Luxe and Mia. For kids ages 4-8, siblings and families. Reservations and blankets suggested.
June 3: Fifth Annual PrideFEST (Rain date June 4), Noon-10 pm, Main Street. A street fair with exhibitors, entertainers, food, and activities for all ages, including a 21-plus area. Events include Pride March (1-2pm), Pride Rally (2:30-4) on the South Green, Pride Showcase Concerts (4-7 pm), and the first-ever Tea Dance (ages 21+, 7-10 pm) on Main Street. Music and sound by DJ Lady Tita and Ambassador Entertainment. See website for ADA accommodations, parking and more info.
June 22: Band Night, time TBA, at Wadsworth Mansion.
MiddletownPride.org, Instagram @MiddletownPride and Facebook @MiddletownCTPride
June 5 and TBA
5th Annual Pride Flag Raising, 9:30 am at Central Park. With community leaders.
Facebook @NewBritainPride, Twitter @NB_Pride and Instagram @NewBritain.Pride
New Haven Black Pride
1-5 pm at Dixwell Community House, (aka Q House). With open mic, free food, vendors, drag performers and workshops by Gilead Sciences and Planned Parenthood. Organized by APNH with Q+
PRIDE New Haven
NewHavenPrideCenter.org and Facebook @PrideNewHaven
New London Pride Festival
OutCT.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @outCT
June 11, 17 and 23
Pride in the Hills
June 11: Silent Auction Wrap-Up Party, to benefit the Pride in the Hills Fund, 2-6 pm at the Owl Wine and Food Bar
June 17: Friends and Family Fun Day for youth and their families, at Quassy Amusement park
June 23: SHAG with Pride Festival, 6-10 pm Spring Hill Vineyards. Performers TBA.
PrideintheHills.org and PrideintheHillsFund.org and Springhillartsgathering.com
North Haven Pride
1st Annual Pride Celebration, 11 am-2 pm on the North Haven Town Green. Joy, love and fun!
NorthHavenPride.org and Facebook and Instagram @North Haven Pride
Pride in the Park
Details TBA by Triangle Community Center
Beers&Queers Pride Event
5-9 pm at Black Hog Brewery. A fun happy hour event including delicious beer, raising money for a local LGBTQ+ charity, raffles, giveaways and more.
Facebook and Instagram @ladiesinactionct and @blackhogbeer
Ridgefield Pride in the Park
Noon-3 at Ballard Park. A family-friendly event with music, games, activities, karaoke, live performances, and more. Bring a picnic and blanket, or grab some food from local merchants.
RidgefieldCTPride.com and Instagram @RidgefieldCTPride
Southington Pride 3rd Annual Pride Family Day, 11 am-4 pm at Mount Southington Ski Area. The day starts with the Pup Strut dog show and will include family-friendly activities and music.
Celebrations – TBA
SouthingtonPride.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SouthingtonPRIDE
& Flag Raising, Noon
June 1: Pride Lights at Old Town Hall, right after sunset (around 8:30 pm). Plus Class Picture and Mini March to Social Hour at local bar
Pride Trivia Night/Gayme Night
Rainbow Rave, an alternative Queer+ youth prom for high school students
Pride in the Pews at The First Congregational Church at Walton Place
StamfordCTPride.com and Instagram @Stamford CT Pride and Facebook @ Stamford CT Pride
Noon-4 on the Suffield Town Green. With performers, speakers, vendors and more.
June 1, 8 & TBA
June 1: Flag Raising TBA on Torrington City Hall steps
June 8: Pride Movie Night, 8 pm at Warner Theatre, featuring “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything.” Tickets are $8 and available from the box office.
TBA: Torrington Library teens’ third annual Pride celebration
Facebook and Twitter @TorringtonPRIDE
June 26-July 1
Greater Waterbury LGBTQIA+ PRIDE
June 27: Pride Flag Raising and announcement of LGBTQ Mayor for the Day
June 28: Open Mic Night, 6-9 pm at the Afro-Caribbean Cultural Center. For all ages. Sober event.
June 29: PRIDE FEST, Noon-6 pm, downtown Waterbury and LGBTQ Families PRIDE After Party (6 pm at Roller Magic, for all ages. Sober event.) and PRIDE After Party (ages 21+, 6 pm and on, at The Turf Restaurant. Featuring drag show and DJ.)
June 30: Kiki Ball for youths, 6-9 pm at TBD. Sober event.
July 1: Post BRIDE Brunch, 10 am-2 pm at Lakewood Park Pavilion
July 2: Drag Gospel Fest, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm at Hopeville Church
Facebook @Greater Waterbury PRIDE and Twitter @WaterburyPride
6:30-11:30 pm at The Pond House, Elizabeth Park. A fundraiser for CLARO, Inc. and Hartford Pride. Enjoy a night full of colors, feathers, and hats. Dress code is for a tropical Havana night. Tickets are $125 and include dinner, wine, music, DJ, and entertainment. Purchase of a table for 12 includes a free 11×8 ad in the award-winning magazine OUTINCT.
HartfordPride.org for tickets
June 1 – July 2
West Hartford Pride Festival
Most locations and some times TBA.
June 1: Flag Raising, 6 pm at Unity Green
June 2: Pride Kickoff, 4-9 pm
June 9: Pride Fun Ride, 5:45 pm
June 10: Tell Me Another, LGBTQ+, 8 pm
June 11 and 12: Pride Weekend
June 12: Caffeine Queens Drag Brunch
June 15: Hartford Athletic, 7 pm
June 17: Laugh With Pride, 7 pm
June 22-July 2: Children’s Art Celebration
June 24: Out Loud Rally, 11:30 am
June 25: Pride Festival, Noon-6 pm at West Hartford Town Hall parking lot
WestHartfordPride.org and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @PrideWeHa
Queer Prom Garden Party is the theme of the 28th Annual Queer Prom, 6-9 pm at West Hartford Town Hall, with live DJ and food. For high school students. $20 suggested admission. Sponsored by Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.
HGLHC.org and Twitter, YouTube and Facebook @HGLHC
June 4, 17 and TBA
Westport Pride Month
June 4: Pride Celebration, 1-3 pm at Jesup Green. Featuring local performers (including the high school’s Staples Players), local politicians, local activists and vendors.
June 17: Family-Friendly Drag Show, 5:30-8 pm at Westport Museum of Contemporary Art. Featuring three professional drag performers singing and dancing to pop hits and show tunes. Get tickets asap; it sold out last year.
WestportPride.com and Facebook and Instagram @WestportCt.Pride
Drag show tickets at MocaWestport.org
Connecticut Sun Pride Day
1 pm against the Chicago Sky. Fans are encouraged to show their Pride.
ConnecticutSun.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ConnecticutSun