From parades, performances and festivals to recreation, markets and drag queens — and even day drinking on a boat — we’ve got the skinny on Pride events happening all month. And most are free.

It's wonderful to see that as diversity and inclusion continue to become more embedded in the fabric of our city and region, so have Pride events. This means you have even more ways to support and uplift Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Here's our Pride Guide with events not to miss this June.

Sunday, May 26
Bigger Gayer Picniq at Allegheny Commons Park West
Noon-7 p.m.
Add some drag to your Memorial Day holiday! Spread out a blanket to savor a delish picnic buffet. What's for dessert? Fab drag queen performances. Quench your thirst at the picnic bars offering a selection of libations. The inaugural event is the perfect place to pre-game Pride Weekend. Tickets.

Wednesday, May 29
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Month Happy Hour and Social at Novo Asian Food Hall
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Head to the Strip to show your pride during this happy hour social celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month. Hosted by AAPI Women & Non-Binary in PGH, the gathering welcomes partners, friends, colleagues and family — and no RSVP is required.

Alex Newell headlines this year's Too Hot for July event at Allegheny Commons East Park. Photo courtesy of Alex Newell.

Thursday, May 30
Too Hot for July at Allegheny Commons East Park
4-10 p.m.
AIDS Free Pittsburgh presents this signature block party with a host of community partners. If you love them as Unique Adams on the hit show “Glee,” don't miss trailblazing Tony-winning actor and singer Alex Newell, who is this year's headliner. The street fair presents a blockbuster lineup of local and national DJs, artists and performers, along with ballroom battles, food trucks and lawn games. Head to the health fair and marketplace to get free and confidential HIV/STI testing and MPox vaccines, pick up wellness resources and talk with service providers. Free.

Friday, May 31
Pittsburgh Pride: Still We Rise Opening Celebration at Allegheny Commons Park West
Noon-1 a.m.
Make the scene at the official kickoff to the city's three-day Pittsburgh Pride celebration, which is organized by a consortium of local LGBTQ+ organizations, including TransYOUniting, QBurgh, Proud Haven and Trans Pride PGH. Headlining acts include the legendary First Ladies of Disco and the world's top Beyoncé impersonator, Riley Knoxx, who are joined by 30 local artists. The fun includes vendors, activities, crafts, games and food. Continue the party into the wee hours with The Alphabet Mafia's Kiki Ball celebrating Black and Latinx LBGTIA+ communities. Free.

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2
Pride on the Shore Festival at Stage AE
Where are all of my Chappell Roan fans? Running from 7:30 p.m. on Friday until 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Pride on the Shore is the place for lovers of LGBTQ+ pop music. Joining rising star Roan will be an all-star lineup, including Natasha Bedingfield, Keke Palmer, Jess Glynne and Slayyyter. Bigger than ever with three stages, the weekend-long celebration fills the North Shore with music, fun and fashion. Produced by PromoWest North Shore and Nick Staples Presents, Pittsburgh's largest LGBTQ+ music extravaganza highlights emerging and established LGBTQ+ artists. Tickets.

Pittsburgh Pride March. Photo by Dan Costa.

Saturday, June 1
Pittsburgh Pride: Still We Rise March, Parade and Celebration Downtown and Allegheny Commons Park West
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Join one of Pittsburgh's most joyous parades for the marquee Pride Weekend event. Line up begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 11th and 16th streets in the Strip District. Speakers start at 11:30 a.m., and the parade steps off at noon. This year’s grand marshal is longtime Pittsburgh activist Richard Parsakian, owner of Shadyside’s Eons Fashion Antique. March as a united community as the giant rainbow flag travels down Liberty Avenue, crosses the Andy Warhol Bridge and ends at Allegheny Commons Park. Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist Tamar Braxton heats things up in the North Side park for the festival featuring performances by 40 LGBTQIA+ artists. Free.

Saturday, June 1
Pride in the Sky at Il Tetto
2-6 p.m.
See and be seen atop one of Downtown's most scenic perches, when the Sienna Mercato's Il Tetto Beer Garden hosts its annual Pride party with themed drinks and special giveaways.

Saturday, June 1
Art in Bloom: Dreams of Hope 20th Anniversary Extravaganza
Schenley Plaza
3-7 p.m.
For two decades, Dreams of Hope has empowered LGBTQIA+ youth through the arts. It's time to celebrate the organization's 20th birthday with an intergenerational extravaganza. The free celebration features activities, art displays, performances, food kiosks, vendors, a merry-go-round, and plenty of music and dancing. Register.

Saturday, June 1
Cherry Bomb Day Party at Trace Brewing
3-9 p.m.
Kick off Pride Month with Pittsburgh's own Cherry Bomb Day Party produced by the Black queer femme-led collective, Mostbeautifullest. Heating up the graffiti alley adjacent to Trace Brewing along Clement Way, the night showcases Black queer and trans DJs, performers and hosts hailing from the Burgh and Brooklyn. Free.

Photo courtesy of Jellyfish.

Saturday, June 1
Jellyfish Pride at 460 Melwood Ave.
5-11 p.m.
What's Pride Month without Pittsburgh’s premier queer dance party? The first installment of the collective's June Pride series takes the deep grooves to a special outdoor location along Melwood, where DJs from NYC, Pittsburgh and California will keep you on the dance floor. $15 at the door (cash only).

Saturday, June 1
Glow Down Pride Hoedown at the Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society
7 p.m.-midnight
Looking to learn a new skill and try something different during Pride Month? Don't miss the first-of-its-kind Glow Down hosted by 412Step. Spend the evening two-stepping, waltzing and line dancing — and building camaraderie — at one of the city's unique gathering spots. Dress to sparkle, shimmer and glow! The cover is $10 cash at the door.

Saturday, June 1
PGH Pride with Honcho at Hot Mass
Spend the entire night — literally, from 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, to 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 — at Pittsburgh gay club Hot Mass. Honcho DJ trio Aaron Clark, Clark Price and d’Adhemar provide the soundtrack at this nightlife spot. Tickets.

Musician V.V.itch
V.V.itch. Photo courtesy of the Loud & Proud Music Festival.

Sunday, June 2
Loud & Proud Music Festival at Ormsby Avenue Cafe
1-9 p.m.
An exciting new kid on the block for Pride Month is bringing the festival vibes to Mount Oliver. Rock bands Lylyth and Sommelier team up to produce this live showcase of emerging and established LGBTQ+ talent from throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. The first-ever fest features an extensive lineup of live music, along with artwork and craft vendors. The nonprofit Catatouille Food Truck will be on-site selling plant-based, international street food. Proceeds benefit the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. Tickets.

Sunday, June 2
Honcho Pride Boat Party on the Gateway Clipper
5 p.m.-midnight
Cruise along the rivers surrounded by stunning sunset views and high-tech sounds for one of Pride Month's must-do events. NYC DJ Mike Servito will be on deck, while Pittsburgh's Jellyfish provides opening sounds to warm up the party as the vessel sails into the sunset. Tickets.

Sunday, June 2
Pittsburgh Pride Festival: Still We Rise Closing Block Party in Bloomfield
2-8 p.m.
Pittsburgh Pride Weekend goes out with an ebullient Block Party in Bloomfield. Along Main Street between Penn and Liberty, 30 local artists will appear alongside hip-hop artist Manny Dibiachi, rock band Heading North (Rock Band) and viral TikTok sensation RealXMan. Free.

Photo courtesy of fl.2.

Sunday, June 2
Drag Brunch at fl.2 (Floor 2)
Doors open at 11 a.m.
Have a side of stylish drag with your delicious brunch. Toast Pride Month at the Fairmont Hotel's elegant restaurant, where you and your entourage will savor a scrumptious brunch menu, sip refreshing mimosas and enjoy electrifying drag performances. Reservations.

Thursday, June 6-Friday, June 14
Vogue Through History Gallery/Masquerade Ball at Castle Consortia

There are many ways to rock the Rocks during Pride Month at this LGBTQ-owned event space. Highlights include an opening celebration on June 6 for a new exhibition telling the stories of gay icons and allies. On June 8, don your chic-est look for the Masquerade Ball showcasing voguing throughout history. Tickets.

Photo courtesy of FC Pride in the Park.

Thursday, June 6
FC Pride at Allegheny RiverTrail Park
5-8 p.m.
Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community along the Allegheny River. There's something for Pride-goers of all ages, with a vendor fair, art activities, live music, games and more. Enjoy drag queen story hours, learn to paddle a kayak, try line dancing and attend a clothing swap. The free festivities also feature hair and nail art, DJs, Glitterbox Theater shows and LGBTQIA+ resources. Register.

Photos courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Friday, June 7
Pirates Pride Night at PNC Park
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join the Pittsburgh Pirates for the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community within the team's fan base. Attendees receive an exclusive Pirates Pride “P” Bucket Hat and can donate to local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits. Following the game, be treated to a dazzling Zambelli Fireworks show. Tickets.

Friday, June 7-Friday, June 28
Pride Month Celebration at Arcade Comedy Theater
Various times

Gifted comedic artists from the region's diverse LGBTQIA+ community step into the spotlight during a full lineup of productions amplifying queer voices. Highlights include staged readings of classic “Golden Girls” and “Will & Grace” episodes, a night of comedy centered on Andy Warhol and a one-man show by Asher O'Briant. Check the schedule online for updates and tickets.

Saturday, June 8
Pittsburgh Dyke March: Location TBA
7 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s Dyke March is a lesbian, trans, nonbinary, gender queer and agender inclusive place for banding together and lifting up voices — all as “a family under the dyke umbrella.” Location TBA.

Sunday, June 9
Dry Pride at Two Frays Brewery
1-8 p.m.
Looking for some sober Pride Month fun? Celebrate the queer community in Garfield and surrounding neighborhoods at this nonalcoholic happening. The brewery teams up with The Open Road, Manduhandu, Evanly Bakes, DJ Formosa and the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. Free.

Photo courtesy of Venture Outdoors.

Sunday, June 9
Venture Outdoors Pride Outside Hike at Duff Park
10-11:30 a.m.
Honor the LGBTQIA+ community and Mother Earth! If you're looking for new ways to celebrate your queer identity and spend time in the woods, this event has you covered. Bili O’Hara will lead a leisurely hike covering 1 to 3 miles. Participants will receive laminated maps and learn navigation skills along the way. Meet the group at the Duff Park Eastern Parking Area in Murrysville. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.

Photo courtesy of Vandergrift Pride.

Saturday, June 15
Vandergrift Pride at Kennedy Park
Noon-8 p.m.
For its second annual installment, Vandergrift's Pride fills Kennedy Park with family- and pet-friendly festivities. There will be vendors, bands, drag performances, bingo games, vendors, food purveyors and more. Free.

Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15
Lawrenceville Pride Weekend
Noon-5 p.m.
They had us at Gayest Dog Contest! The neighborhood-wide Pride party features so much to do: a Bay 41 Block Party, Pittsburgh Fitness Project Bootcamp, Gayest Dog Contest at Boheme, movement activities at Attack Theatre and a picnic at Cavacini Garden Center. New this year is the Friday night kickoff at Iron City Boulders, followed by an after-hours drag pageant. Free.

Photo courtesy of Lebo Pride.

Saturday, June 15
Lebo Pride Celebration at Mt. Lebanon Park
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages are invited to honor the richness, diversity and resiliency of the LGBTQ+ community in the South Hills. Participate in crafts, pop into the clothing swap tent and add your creativity to a community art installation promoting tolerance and acceptance. Free.

Photo by Sean Carroll courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum.

Saturday, June 15
LGBTQ+ Youth Prom at The Andy Warhol Museum
6-10 p.m.
Step into the “Queernival” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Southwestern PA's largest affirming prom. The LGBTQ+ Youth Prom transforms the museum into a circus with dinner, dancing and art activities. Channel your inner clown, tattooed lady or prom queen at this inclusive party for ages 13-18. Register for free.

Photo courtesy of the Queer Craft Market.

Sunday, June 16
Queer Craft Market Pride Edition at Union Project
5-8 p.m.
Get crafty with Pittsburgh’s premier queer DIY market. Showcasing Pittsburgh’s talented LGBTQ+ maker community, the event sets up shop in Highland Park, where dozens of local vendors will sell everything from artwork, fashion and accessories to zines, vintage goods and funky home decor. Free.

Photo courtesy of BikePGH.

Tuesday, June 18
BikePGH’s Women and Non-Binary Pride Ride at the Schenley Plaza Garden
6-8 p.m.
If you're looking to hop on two wheels and roll with a group of welcoming cyclists, BikePGH has just the ticket. Merging a passion for cycling, conversation and advocacy, the group ride aims to increase representation of people who have historically marginalized gender identities. The 9.8-mile loop heads to Highland Park and back through the East End at a pace of 8-10 mph. Free.

Photo courtesy of Pride Millvale.

Saturday, June 22
Pride Millvale
Noon-8 p.m.

Organized entirely by volunteers, this signature Millvale celebration creates a safe, loving and joyful event supporting the queer community and highlighting neighborhood-wide inclusivity and allies. Stroll throughout the riverside borough and eclectic commercial district to enjoy live music, shop at the artisan fair, try food and drink specials, check out performances showcasing queer artists, play games and make art. Free.

Wednesday, June 26
Pennsylvania Department of Health HIV Conference at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Focused on both statewide initiatives and regionally based providers and programs, this conference is the place to learn more about issues surrounding HIV. A range of topics will be covered, including prevention, care and services, community-based organizations, government agencies, HIV and aging, harm reduction, and support for minorities and youth. Register.

Thursday, June 27
Pride AF at Sunken Bus Studios
Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Head to Ross to experience rising star comedic talent on the local scene. Hosted by Brandi Roberts, the “Funny AF” show features Chrissy Costa, Asher O'Briant, Matty Malloy, Whitney Mor and Georgia Warder. Tickets benefit Steel City Arts Foundation.

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.

Friday, June 28
Family Pride Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
6-9 p.m.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my – this is the perfect night to share your pride. Explore the site after hours on this summer night for the LGBTQIA+ community offering family fun, crafts, live music and vendors. Tickets.

Saturday, June 29
Chosen Family Pride Picnic at 925 Brighton Road
Noon-3 p.m.
Gather your chosen family for a summery picnic hosted by the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation featuring entertainment, music, dancing, activities and outdoor games. Free.

Saturday, June 29
Be Gay [Do Crime]: The End of Pride Spectacular at Mr. Smalls Theatre
8-11 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s iconic drag concert series closes out Pride Month with a play premiere penned by Miss Demeanor and Quinn Hoy. Find out what transpires when a group of drag queens are invited to “put on the show of a lifetime” but can't agree on a theme. Directed by Abbey Hannis and Ryan Guild, the variety show features music by rising star Pittsburgher Warren Munroe. Tickets.

People's Pride PGH. Photo courtesy of SisTers PGH.

Sunday, June 30
People's Pride PGH in Wilkinsburg
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Be part of Wilkinsburg's first-of-its-kind Pride event. The Black and Trans-led nonprofit SisTers PGH joins a coalition of community organizations to bring the seventh annual People’s Pride PGH Parade and Music Festival. Kicking things off as parade grand marshal is drag queen Akasha Van-Cartier. Hosted by TS Madison, the event features performances by Flint, Michigan-based rapper, singer and songwriter THOT Squad. The celebration includes 30-plus vendors. The starting location for the People’s Pride march has changed from Harold Young Senior Park to Ferguson Park, located at 748 South Ave. in Wilkinsburg. Free.

Sunday, June 30
1-8 p.m.
Pride in the Park in Dormont Park
This year, Dormont Community Development Corp. moves Pride fun to the community's tranquil park. Enjoy a festival filled with visual art, LGBTQ+ entertainment, drag bingo, live music, vendors and food. Free.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and SLB Radio Productions. She is co-author of the award-winning book, "Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania." For 15-plus years, she was co-coordinator and marketing director with Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh's first and largest independent craft fair. She makes music as The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.