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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



June TBA

Avon Cares Family Picnic

At Avon Congregational Church. For area LGBTQ+ residents and allies. Bring a picnic lunch and gather for music and fun. and Facebook




June 3

Bethel Pride

Pride Parade and Celebration, Noon-5 at Bethel Municipal Center. Sidewalk parade starts at 1 pm, followed by celebration. 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. and Facebook @GreaterBridgeportPrideCT. Inquiries at




June 10

Bristol Pride Celebration

Rockwell Park

Instagram @BristolCTPride



June 10  

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. and Facebook @DogParkCanton


June 11

Darien Pride

Darien Pride Celebration, Noon-4 pm at Tilley Pond Park. With food, music, entertainment, speakers, crafts, community information, and more. For all ages. and social @darienctpride


June 24

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. and Facebook @East Hampton CT Pride



June 1 and TBA

Easton Pride

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. and YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @EastonCTPride



June 3

PFLAG Enfield Pride Festival

10 am-5 pm at Enfield Town Green. With vendors, kids activities, local talent, drag performers and food.

June 11-27

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

June 17

Enfield Pride

1st Annual Enfield Pride Celebration, 10 am- 5 pm, United Church of Christ. Vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, DJs and drag performances. and Facebook @EnfieldPride



June 10

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., Instagram @HamdenPride and Facebook @HamdenGayPrideFestival



June 3

Pride After Party


At Chez Est, 8 pm-2 am, featuring Salina EsTitties. Tickets online from Chez Est.

June 6

Hartford Yard Goats Pride Night

7 pm at Dunkin’ Park

June 22

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 and Twitter, Facebook, tumblr and Instagram @realartways

Sept. 9

Hartford Pride Fest and Facebook @hartfordpride


June 30

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



June 17

Drag Jamboree

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: and Facebook @ WORKSPACE, and Twitter and Instragram @workspacemanch



June 1 and 9

Mansfield Pride 

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. and Facebook @Mansfield Youth Services



June 1 – TBA

Middletown Pride

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., 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



June 10

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+

Facebook @NewHavenBlackGayPride

Sept. TBA

PRIDE New Haven and Facebook @PrideNewHaven



August TBA

New London Pride Festival 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. and and


June 17

North Haven Pride

1st Annual Pride Celebration, 11 am-2 pm on the North Haven Town Green. Joy, love and fun! and Facebook and Instagram @North Haven Pride


June 10

Pride in the Park

Details TBA by Triangle Community Center



June 2

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



June 3

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. and Instagram @RidgefieldCTPride



June 17

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.

June 25

Southington Pride

Celebrations – TBA and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SouthingtonPRIDE



June 1 

Stamford Pride

& 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


Drag Brunch

Pride Trivia Night/Gayme Night

Panel Discussion

Rainbow Rave, an alternative Queer+ youth prom for high school students

Pride in the Pews at The First Congregational Church at Walton Place and Instagram @Stamford CT Pride and Facebook @ Stamford CT Pride



June 11

Suffield Pride

Noon-4 on the Suffield Town Green. With performers, speakers, vendors and more.

Instagram @SuffieldPride



June 1, 8 & TBA

Torrington Pride

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



June 1

Havana Night

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. 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 and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @PrideWeHa

June 23

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. 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. and Facebook and Instagram @WestportCt.Pride

Drag show tickets at


June 25

Connecticut Sun Pride Day

1 pm against the Chicago Sky. Fans are encouraged to show their Pride. and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ConnecticutSun