Grand Rapids Pride!

Unleash the Pride Party: Get Ready for a Month of Unforgettable Fun in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Get ready to paint the town rainbow because Grand Rapids, Michigan is gearing up for an epic celebration of love, acceptance, and pure exhilaration! This month, the city is set to host a sensational lineup of Pride events that will make your heart skip a beat. From dazzling parades to fabulous parties, this article is your ultimate guide to all the sizzling hot and utterly fabulous Pride events happening in Grand Rapids!

  1. Drag Queen Bingo: An Evening of Laughter, Fun, and Fabulousness!
    Date: June 2nd
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: DAAC (Venue)
    Presented by Dear Mom, I’m Gay & David Allen, get ready for a night of pure entertainment at Drag Queen Bingo! This event promises an evening filled with laughter, excitement, and fabulous performances by the incredible DeeDee Chaunte, our hostess with the mostess.
  2. Queen O’clock: Michigan’s Ultimate Happy Hour Extravaganza!
    Date: June 2nd
    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: House of Wine
    Get ready for the best happy hour experience in Michigan with Queen O’clock! This extraordinary event offers an hour of pure indulgence, featuring a delectable charcuterie board, bubbles, and a captivating interactive performance that will leave you spellbound.
  3. Pride Market: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Artists and Queer-Friendly Creators!
    Date: June 3rd
    Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: The DAAC
    Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ artists and queer-friendly creators at the Pride Market, hosted by the one and only David Allen! This event is a showcase of talent, community, and love, bringing together local artists, musicians, and enthusiasts in a jubilant gathering.
  4. Lowell Pride 2023: Celebrating Diversity and Creating an Inclusive Community!
    Date: June 3rd
    Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Riverwalk in Downtown Lowell
    Embrace the spirit of unity, acceptance, and celebration at Lowell Pride 2023! Presented by Lowell Pride, this incredible event is dedicated to honoring the diversity of LGBTQ+ culture and fostering a community that is safe, inclusive, and filled with love.
  5. Pride Night at LMCU Ballpark: Uniting Fans for a Night of Celebration!
    Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
    Time: 6:35 PM
    Location: LMCU Ballpark
    Get ready to cheer on your favorite team while celebrating diversity, inclusion, and unity at Pride Night! Join us on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 6:35 PM at LMCU Ballpark as the Whitecaps take on the Timber Rattlers in an exciting game filled with pride and camaraderie.
  6. 6th Annual Pride Bar Crawl: Unleash the Fun and Celebrate Pride!
    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
    Time: 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Rumors Nightclub
    Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant streets of Grand Rapids during the 6th Annual Pride Bar Crawl! Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2023, starting at 4:00 PM at Rumors Nightclub for an epic celebration of pride, unity, and non-stop fun.
  7. GR Pride Tour: Unveiling the 2SLGBTQ+ History of Downtown Grand Rapids!
    Date: June 10th
    Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: Downtown Grand Rapids (Meeting point to be announced)
    Prepare to embark on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the vibrant streets of downtown Grand Rapids with the GR Pride Tour! Hosted by the charismatic Eirann Betka-Pope of Betka-Pope Productions, this unique walking tour unveils the light-hearted and impactful stories that shape the 2SLGBTQ+ history of our city.
  8. Pride Drag Show + Bingo: A Fabulous Fusion of Fun and Games!
    Date: June 10th
    Time: 12:30pm
    Location: Golden Age at Creston Brewery
    Drag Show + Bingo in celebration of Pride Month? Count us in! Prepare for an afternoon of sheer fabulousness, as you sip on mimosas, savor a delectable brunch, and indulge in the exciting world of bingo with a fabulous twist.
  9. LGBTQ Wedding Expo: Celebrating Love and Equality!
    Date: June 11th
    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Golden Age at Creston Brewery
    Get ready to plan your dream wedding while celebrating equality at the LGBTQ Wedding Expo! Join us on June 11, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for an afternoon filled with planning, networking, and embracing the joyous journey to your big day. This event is free to the public and open to all who share a passion for love and equality.
  10. Pride Poetry Open Mic and Drop Party: Unleash Your Creativity and Celebrate!
    Date: June 15th
    Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Courage and Soar
    Get ready to immerse yourself in the power of words, creativity, and celebration at the Pride Poetry Open Mic and Drop Party! Join us on June 15, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Courage and Soar for an unforgettable evening of poetic expression and the launch of Fruit Basket drop.
  11. Karlesque: A Fabulous Karaoke & Burlesque Mashup for a Cause!
    Date: June 15th
    Location: Fulton Street Pub & Grill
    Get ready to unleash your inner diva at Karlesque, the sensational karaoke and burlesque mashup that’s back by popular demand! And this time, it’s for a special Pride Month fundraiser benefiting the GR Trans Foundation. Grab your friends and head to Fulton Street Pub & Grill for a night of unforgettable entertainment. Advance tickets are VIP tiers only. General admission is $15 at the door.
  12. Grand Rapids Pride Festival: A Spectacular Fiesta of Love!
    Date: June 17th 2023, 12pm-10pm
    Location: Calder Plaza
    Hold onto your hats and prepare for an electrifying extravaganza at the Grand Rapids Pride Festival! Calder Plaza will be transformed into a paradise of non-stop fun, overflowing with mind-blowing music, tantalizing treats, and a fabulous marketplace. Join the dance floor, soak up the positive vibes, and get ready to create unforgettable memories with your chosen family!
  13. Dance 4 Pride with Scott Hamilton: Move, Groove, and Support LGBTQ+ Charities!
    Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: City Flats Ballroom
    Get ready to dance, sweat, and support a great cause at Dance 4 Pride with Scott Hamilton! This vibrant event is all about raising funds for local LGBTQ+ charities while having a blast on the dance floor. Scott Hamilton, a renowned instructor, will lead you through an easy-to-follow dance-cardio sequence set to awesome music and filled with good vibes. No matter your skill level, this class is designed for everyone to enjoy and celebrate their uniqueness.

Grand Rapids, Michigan is about to unleash a Pride celebration like no other, overflowing with unbridled excitement, electrifying energy, and pure unadulterated fun! So, mark your calendars, gather your squad, and get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of love, pride, and exhilaration. From the dazzling Pride Festival to the jaw-dropping Drag Shows, every event is set to create memories that will last a lifetime. Let your true colors shine and let’s make this Pride month in Grand Rapids the party of a lifetime!