It’s Pride month, Houston, let’s celebrate! While the last two years were a bit of a downer, the city is ready to paint the town all the colors of the rainbow this June. Don’t miss out on the best bar crawls, fashion shows, and pool parties this Pride season in Houston!
1. Pride Kickoff Event at Pearl Bar June 3
Houston’s premier lesbian bar is kicking off the month’s festivities with an in-house Pride party. Starting at 11 pm, the kickoff event hosted by DJ Raqq City will feature a performance from pop artist, Sugar Joiko.
2. Pride Market at Karbach Brewing June 5
This Sunday, Karbach Brewery is hosting the Pride Houston Market at their biergarten from 11 am to 6 pm. The event is set to feature a variety of local vendors, live music – including a performance by DJ Athenz – and special merchandise. The event is free to the public with no RSVP required.
3. Alyssa Edwards at Wortham Center June 5
Alyssa Edwards of Dancing Queen and Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame is taking her Love, Life, & Lashes tour to Houston with a performance at the Wortham Center on Sunday, June 5. Tickets start at $39.50.
4. Rock the Cognac ft NYAK at Belle Station June 11
PRIDE Houston is teaming up with The Flava Team to host a spectacular (and free with RSVP) Pride day party. The official event will feature Cognac mimosas and specialty Cognac cocktails courtesy of its sponsor, NYAK Cognac, as well as DJs, hookah, food, swag, and more.
Houston, get a glimpse of this year’s Grand Marshal, parade leader, and Pride ambassador as they perform their ceremonial duties at AvantGarden. The event is free and will feature a cash bar and lite bites. It should be noted that the Grand Marshal is a high honor in the LGBTQIA+ community, and that the person is named such do to their contributions to, and achievement in, their community. The ceremony begins at 7 pm on June 16.
6. Soaked: Official Pride Pool Party June 18
Make a splash this month at the Official Pride Pool Party – one of the hottest events of the month. Starting at 2 pm at Clé, the pool party will feature live entertainment in the form of hosts, DJs, and dancers, as well as proper drinks, hookah, and poolside vibes. The event runs until 8 pm, tickets start at $15 for general admission.
7. Pride Bar Crawl at Buddy’s June 18
Dubbing itself “The Proudest Party Of The Year” the Pride Bar Crawl kicks off at 4 pm on June 18 at BUDDY’s. Tickets to the event gives buyers access to 2+ drinks or shots at their choice of venue, a special Crawl With Us Stadium Cup (for first 400 check-ins), waived cover at all venues, as well as access to drink specials, local food, after party, and a professional photographer. Tickets start at $15.
This year’s Rock the Runway fashion show takes place on Thursday, June 23. The all-ages event will showcase the latest in ladies evening fashion, casual wear, and more, as well as LGBTQIA+ designers, and (quoting) “some of the hottest models in Houston.” Rock the Runway is free to the first 200 RSVPs and takes place at the RISE Rooftop.
9. Eden 2022: Official Pride Girl+ Party June 24
The annual Girl+ Party honors the fierce women in the LGBTQIA+ community. This year, the party will be “bigger and better” with Citizen Jane DJing at RISE Rooftop this late June. Tickets to the event start at $10. The event is 21+. Men are also welcome to the party.
10. Houston Pride Celebration and Parade June 25
Regularly attracting crowds in the hundreds of thousands in the city, the Houston Pride Celebration and parade is a the crown gem of the month’s festivities in the Houston. The Pride festivities will kick off at 1 pm at Houston City Hall on Friday, June 24, and will carry on until June 25th for the parade scheduled from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.