Pride Week celebrates Cincinnati’s LGBTQ community

Saturday-Saturday, June 18-25
Parade: 11 a.m. June 25, downtown
Festival: noon-9 p.m. June 25, Sawyer Point

Cincinnati will celebrate its commitment to diversity and acceptance of all individuals  – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression – during the annual Pride Week.
Activities will begin Saturday, June 18, and culminate with a parade and festival Saturday, June 25.
The parade, featuring entries by more than 60 organizations and businesses, will kick off at 11 a.m. near City Hall, following a route from Seventh Street, to Vine, to Mehring Way, then on to Sawyer Point.
The festival at Sawyer Point will begin immediately after the parade. It will feature 65 vendors and booths, plus food and drink purveyors. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day, with several drag showcases and DJs.
Headliner Karmin, featuring Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, will take the mainstage at 8 p.m. Karmin, whose hit “Brokenhearted,” went double platinum, has appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Good Morning America” and “The Ellen Show.”

During the week leading up to the parade and festival, activities are scheduled each day:

  • Cincinnati Men’s Chorus Pride Concert, Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Wiggin’ Out fundraiser at The Cabaret above Below Zero Lounge, Monday, June 20. Details TBA.
  • Pride Ride from Fountain Square, hosted by the Urban Basin Bicycle Club, Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Cincinnati Pride/3CDC Movie Night, Washington Park, Wednesday, June 22, dusk.
  • Cincinnati Pride Interfaith Service, Thursday, June 23. Details TBA.
  • Cincinnati Pride Community Recognition Ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center, Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Major sponsors for Pride Week are Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Tri-Health and Walmart.

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