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Pride Month in Downtown Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Kick off Pride Month in Downtown this weekend as the annual parade returns, followed by events and festivities throughout the month.

The weekend’s events will begin Friday, May 31, on the North Shore with Pgh Pride: Still We Rise Opening Celebration from 2-8 p.m. Featuring 30+ local artists and headlining performances by The First Ladies of Disco, and a special opening act by the #1 Beyonce’ impersonator in the USA Riley Knoxx.

Pride on the Shore also returns on Friday to Stage AE with Natasha Bedingfield, Keke Palmer, JoJo Siwa, Hannah Rad, and Kitty Glitter starting at 2 p.m.!

The Pride March + Parade Celebration will take place Saturday, June 1. All individuals are welcome to march as a united community in support of LGBTQ+ rights. No registration is required. Speakers will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the parade steps off at noon and ends at Allegheny Commons Park West, with the local performances featuring 40+ LGBTQIA+ artists starting at 2 p.m., headlined by Grammy-nominated power-house vocalist and television personality, Tamar Braxton.

Visit for more details on the parade and other activities.

Of course, the fun in Downtown doesn’t end this weekend. Check out some of the other events happening throughout the month:

June 1 – Pride in the Sky at Il Tetto
2 – 6 p.m. | Il Tetto at Sienna Mercato, 942 Penn Avenue

June 2 – Drag Brunch at Fl. 2
11 a.m. | Fl. 2, 510 Market St. | $70

June 7Pirates Pride Night
6:40 p.m. | PNC Park, 115 Federal St. | $23-24

June 7 – Pride on the Shore with Natasha Bedingfield, Keke Palmer, JoJo Siwa, Hannah Rad, and Kitty Glitter
2 p.m. | Stage AE, 400 North Shore Dr. | $49.50

June 9 Hugh Lane Wellness Pride Variety Show and Brunch 
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Pl. | $95-110

June 15 – LGBTQ+ Youth Prom: Welcome to the Queernival
6-10 p.m. | The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St. | Open youth 13–18, Registration required

June 28 – Pride and Joy Community Day and Concert
5 p.m. | August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Ave. | Free, $20 after 8 p.m.

Pride Month at Arcade Comedy Theater

Highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists in June and throughout the year, Arcade hosts a variety of comic shows, stand-up routines, and improv sessions. Learn more about Pride Month at Arcade Comedy Theater.

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