Pride Month

17 Ways to Celebrate Pride in Rhode Island All Month

From drag shows to parades, support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in June and beyond


Uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, Pride Month in Rhode Island pulls out all the stops with festive parades, fundraisers for advocacy groups, drag performances, and more. Whether meeting new friends at a mixer or bringing the family to a rainbow flag raising, there’s something for everyone happening this month. Read on for statewide events, and be sure to follow local organizations to keep the support going beyond June.

Support an LGBTQ+ owned business and stock up on plants at Jordan’s Jungle with their 20 percent off Jungle Pride Sale. Follow on Instagram for their coupon code. Pawtucket

Sign up for an outdoor outing with Queer Hikes this month (or any month!) to explore nature and make new friends across Rhode Island. Follow on Instagram for dates and registration. Various locations

Rhode Island Pride's 24th Annual Goddess Show – a celebration of women in the arts – teams up with the Sweet Little Variety Show to present the Sweet Little Goddess Show at Askew with everything from music performances to poetry. Providence

JUNE 9: 
Providence Summer Flea on a Friday? You bet. The Big Pride Flea is at night, benefits Haus of Codec, and is held indoors at Farm Fresh RI, 5:30-9:30pm. While you’re there, catch Dinner & Drag at Providence Brewing Co. hosted by Ladda Nurv. Providence

JUNE 10:
For the price of a day pass, attend Queer Climbing Night at Rock Spot Climbing from 6-11pm, with LGBTQ+ vendors, games, drag performances, and more. Peace Dale

JUNE 15:
SHIP and LUNA Community Care host a COVID-cautious, disability-friendly Pride Month Mixer at Industrious Spirit Co. Meet new queer, disabled, and neurodivergent (or all of the above) connections in a safe space, plus enjoy a “Genderful” photobooth. Providence

JUNE 16: 
Ayako Takase, Ancha Santana, and Michelle Veras created the Dyke and Trans People of Color March with an aim of dismantling capitalistic systems and white supremacy and advocating for access to gender-affirming and reproductive care. The gathering begins at Burnside Park at 5:30pm, with an event at Small Format to follow. Providence

The Gamm hosts Pride Karaoke Night, an evening of fun for the whole family, inviting guests to pick up a mic and belt it out, with snacks and drinks available from their cafe. Warwick

JUNE 17: 
This year’s Rhode Island PrideFest features more than 250 nonprofit organizations, businesses, and food vendors at the Providence Innovation District Park. The Illuminated Night Parade starts at 8pm. Providence

Little City Thrifty pops up at Trinity Beer Garden for the free Mini City Thrifty Vintage Market and Pride Celebration. Browse vintage vendors over a beer or cocktail, with vendor fees benefiting Project Weber/RENEW, and personal donations will be matched up to $1,000.

JUNE 18:
Celebrate Pride and Juneteenth with Ellie’s first drag show event, Brown Girls Brunch, with two shows at 10am and 1pm, featuring a lineup of performers, tasty bites, and a cash bar, fundraising for Haus of Codec. Providence

JUNE 21:
United Theatre holds a Pride Night event with drink specials throughout the evening and live music from Tyler Seton. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Westerly Public Library Teen Pride Club. Westerly

JUNE 23-25:
Newport Pride is a multi-day event with performers, vendors, and the Pride on Bikes parade in partnership with Bike Newport. Catch the festival Saturday at Great Friends Meeting House. Newport

ASAPP Rhode Island hosts their third annual Pride Picnic and Music event of small businesses, food trucks, and live music for the whole family at Academy Field, from 11am-3pm. East Greenwich

The Barrington High School Gay-Straight Alliance and the Town of Barrington’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee invite the community to celebrate with the Barrington Pride Flag Raising at Town Hall from 1-3pm.

JUNE 25: 
The Trek Bicycle East Providence Pride Ride invites cyclists to deck their wheels for a contest before pedaling a casual ride with snacks and goodies provided, starting at India Point Park. Providence

JUNE 29: 
South County Pride was started in 2020 with a parade of brightly decorated cars. Thanks to support from the community and sponsors, the event has only grown. This year’s car parade begins at 3pm on Main Street. Wakefield


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