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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Baltimore

Baltimore Pride returns June 14-16, 2019

Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest pride celebrations in the country, celebrating 44 years this year. Pride Weekend is June 14-16, and events include a parade, block party and family-friendly daytime entertainment.

Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods celebrate LGBTQ culture all year long, but residents turn up the fun for Baltimore Pride each June. The theme of this year’s Pride is “Unity through Diversity - the Remix,” an empowering message that will come true as more than 30,000 people join together in support of the LGBTQ community.

Pride Weekend, organized by the Pride Center of Maryland (PCOM), will feature a parade on Saturday that stretches the party across 11 blocks of Charles Village and Station North. Join Saturday’s street festival for food trucks and must-see entertainment, including drag shows, musical performances and the annual High Heel Race. Then on Sunday, bring the little ones to Druid Hill Park for a day of Pride in the Park activities that the whole family will love.

Below find more information about official Pride events. Each dollar raised from Baltimore Pride events helps support over 40 programs by PCOM which serve over 800 individuals on a monthly basis, such as youth empowerment, reduction of HIV/AIDS, and feeding and clothing the homeless.

2019 Baltimore Pride Parade 
Charles Village
Saturday, June 15, 1-3 p.m.
A lively 11-block procession beginning at N. Charles and 33rd St. next to Wyman Park and concluding at N. Charles and 23rd St. The Viewing Stage is at the corner of N. Charles St. and 24th St. in the Brown Rice Parking Lot. 

2019 Baltimore Pride Block Party 
Station North
Saturday, June 15, 4 p.m. (Pre-Pride show at 1:30 p.m.)
Headlining musical entertainment features TT the Artist, Miami TIP, Taylor Bennett and Tish Hyman. Plus, spot artists such as Davon Fleming, Garek the Queen, Rue Pratt, Kotic Couture, Kourtney White and Spykey Van Dykey.

2019 Baltimore Pride Festival 
Druid Hill Park (between Swann Drive and Sundial Pavilion)
Sunday, June 16, 12-6 p.m.
The Pride Festival will celebrate families and children with a kid-friendly environment including music and entertainment stages, a Drag Stage, exhibitors, and local food trucks. 

Twilight on the Terrace: An Evening to Benefit the Pride Center of Maryland
Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden
Friday, June 14, 7-11 p.m. 
Twilight on the Terrace is a Pride tradition and spectacular night dancing under the stars while enjoying amazing food and craft cocktails from Gertrude’s and a silent auction. Your attendance and the proceeds from this event ensure that The Pride Center of Maryland can continue to provide programs and services to the sexual and gender minority community in Baltimore and the Greater Maryland region.
 
Pride Fest Neon Dreams Exxxtreme Glow Party
Mosaic Nightclub & Lounge
Friday, June 14 - Saturday, June 15
Celebrate life and love at this special two night event. On Friday, the pride glow party drag show will feature special guest Shuga Cain of RuPaul's Drag Race. On Saturday, internationally renowned Brazilian DJ Ana Paula will perform.
 
Rainbow Lot - Pride's Official Tailgating Lot
Graffiti Alley
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
All are welcome at this tailgating party to celebrade Pride. Reserve your spot in the lot and prepare for delicious food from Baltimore's food trucks.
 

Day and night, the restaurants and bars come alive in Mount Vernon, the unofficial center of the LGBTQ scene and a must-visit neighborhood during Baltimore Pride. Use this neighborhood guide to explore the vibrant social hub, and bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the full list of Pride Weekend events. Sign up for Visit Baltimore’s LGBTQ e-mail updates to receive additional information about Baltimore Pride and other LGBTQ events and offers throughout the year!

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