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Upcoming Pride Parades and Events in the Northeast

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June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating LGBTQ+ community and history. If you’re celebrating Pride Month, there’s no better way to do it than at a local Pride parade. Here are just some of the amazing Pride parades and events happening this month in the Northeast.

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Provincetown Pride – May 31 – June 2

No Northeast Pride list is complete without P-town! There are Pride events throughout Provincetown, Mass., all weekend long, but some of the highlights include a Pride festival, a queer comedy showcase, dance parties, artsy performances and a Pride-themed 5K run.

Jersey Pride June 2

There are three elements to Jersey Pride in Asbury Park: the parade, the rally and the festival. The parade begins at Asbury Park City Hall and weaves through the city with floats, marching bands and other performers until it reaches the festival grounds at the shore. The rally is an outdoor concert, featuring a mix of local artists and national headliners. The festival features a food court, family activities, community outreach organizations and local vendors.

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Boston Pride for the People – June 8

Boston Pride for the People will include a parade, a festival, a block party and more. The parade kicks off in Copley Square, and the festival will begin shortly after on the Boston Common. There, you can enjoy live entertainment, dancing, food, drink and local vendors.

Long Island Pride – June 9

Long Island Pride is back home in Huntington Village! Participants can enjoy a Pride parade on Main Street, as well as a concert and a sprawling festival featuring artists, vendors, food and music!

Rhode Island PrideFest – June 15

At Rhode Island PrideFest, you can enjoy live performances, vendors, nonprofits, food and drink. Just don’t get too tuckered out to enjoy the nighttime festivities. The Illuminated Night Parade takes place in Downtown Providence after dark, when the streets are suddenly filled with illuminated floats, marching groups decked out in lights and glow sticks, performers, bright lights and spectators. This massive celebration is not to be missed.

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Manchester Pride Festival – June 15

Celebrate Pride in the Granite State with the Manchester Pride Festival, taking place in Veterans Park in Manchester, N.H. With artists, local vendors, food trucks, live entertainment and more, you’ll never get bored. Manchester Pride is also offering a week’s worth of Pride events leading up to the festival, including an art exhibition, a youth Pride event and even Pride karaoke.

Pride Portland! – June 15

Portland, Maine, is celebrating Pride with Pride Portland!, a big, loud and proud festival and parade. The parade steps off from Monument Square and snakes around Portland for about an hour, until reaching the festival grounds at Deering Oaks Park. The theme for the 2024 parade is “Life as Art.”

West Hartford Pride Festival – June 22

While West Hartford celebrates Pride with events all month long, the West Hartford Pride Festival features a rally, live music, speakers, drag performers, food, local vendors, nonprofits, family activities and more.

Newport Pride – June 28-30

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal? The main event of Newport Pride is the Pride Ride on June 29, a Pride parade where all participants are on bicycles. Decorate your bike (and biking gear) in all the colors of the rainbow and join the 4-mile bike parade around Newport, R.I., ending in the Pride Market and Festival. The Pride Market and Festival features live entertainment, local retailers and vendors, food, music and fun activities for the whole family.

NYC Pride – June 30

When you’re celebrating Pride in the city where it all began, there’s never a shortage of things to see and do. The NYC Pride March is an annual march that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which are widely considered to be the beginning of the modern movement for LGBTQ rights. With millions of participants and attendees snaking through lower Manhattan, it’s consistently one of the largest Pride events in the world.

On the very same day, you can attend the NYC PrideFest in Greenwich Village. PrideFest is an annual street fair featuring exhibitors, local artists, live entertainment, food and activities to celebrate Pride Month. Whether you’re taking a break from the march or planning on spending the whole day there, PrideFest is a great way to celebrate Pride.

Vermont Events Various Dates

Vermont’s main Pride event in Burlington takes place in September, but there are many other Pride events all across the state to be found in June!

Are you looking forward to attending a Pride parade or event this year? Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

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12 Thoughts on “Upcoming Pride Parades and Events in the Northeast

  1. Thanks for this article!

    Here are a few more pride parades and celebrations coming up this month in western MA:
    June 4, Springfield (Inaugural pride parade!). https://www.springfieldprideparade.org/
    June 4, Pittsfield (Berkshires). https://www.berkshirepride.org
    June 11, Greenfield. https://www.franklincountypride.org/parade
    June 26, Plymouth Pride. https://www.plymouthprideinc.com/events

    And here are some events in NJ:
    June 5, Asbury Park. https://jerseypride.org/
    June 11, Montclair (inaugural year!). https://montclaircenter.com/montclair-pride-2022/
    June 12, Maplewood. https://www.northjerseypride.org/

    Enjoy!

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