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Pride Month in Seattle

Pride Month in Seattle: How your family can celebrate

Parades, music, community events and more

Seattle celebrates Pride Month in its 50th year. Here are a variety of events that you won’t want to miss.

Seattle Pride has several events this year and kicks off with Seattle Pride in the Park on June 1 in Volunteer Park. Pride in the Park is a full day of music, vendor booths, food, and a special youth space. Pride Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30 on Capitol Hill and at Seattle Center.

For a full list of events check the Seattle Pride webpage.

Pride Month Events 2024

 

Seattle Pride in the Park

Saturday, June 1. 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Volunteer Park. Free festival will include local LGBTQIA+ performances, activities, food trucks and more. The free event also includes plenty of family friendly fare – including Drag Queen Storytime – and a teen space designed and hosted by youth in a collaborative internship between Seattle’s LGBTQ Center and Seattle Pride.

Location: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Cost: Free, RSVP HERE

 

Seattle Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30. 10 a.m. Pre-show at Westlake Park, 11 a.m. Parade starts.

This Free, fun, community-wide celebration advancing awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues and promoting mutual respect and equal human rights for all. It marches along 4th Ave in Downtown Seattle to PrideFest at Seattle Center. The Seattle Pride Parade attracts an estimated half-million people and is the fourth largest in the country.

Location: Westlake Park, the parade goes along 4th Ave and ends at Seattle Center.

Cost: Free

 

Pride-themed enrichments at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. (Point Defiance photo by Katie Cotterill)

Pride Month 2024: More family-friendly events

 

Snohomish Pride Celebration & Parade

Saturday, June 1. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Snohomish Pride Celebration will have a parade, Pop-Up Market, inclusive family festival, live music, and Drag Performance in the Carnegie Parking lot. All ages.

Location: Historic Downtown Snohomish, 1024 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

Cost: Free

 

Pride Rainbow Hop at PhinneyWood Business District

Saturday, June 1. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the 12th annual PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop. The day will start out with a free anti-bullying play at the Taproot Theatre (reserve your seats here), an all-age-appropriate production. Families will then travel the Rainbow Hop route between 87th and 67th on Greenwood Avenue and take part in dozens of Pride-centric activities and crafts. They will have their all-ages dance party in the PNA Blue Building. Visit participating businesses where you can engage in fun and colorful activities, listen to stories and music, and enjoy plays and performances.

Location: Taproot Theatre, and PNA (6532 Phinney Ave. N)

Cost: Free, must reserve your seats for free Anti Bullying Play at Taproot Theatre

 

Paws & Pride Dog Walk

Saturday, June 1. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Paws & Pride Dog Walk presented by Symetra returns at Bellevue Downtown Park! They will kick off Pride Month with a walk around the park followed by a mimosa/beer garden, DJ Puma, RuPaw’s Dawg Costume Contest, Drag Queen Gaysha Starr, a 360-video booth, and more. All ages.

Location: Downtown Bellevue Park, 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Cost: Free, register here.

 

White Center Pride Street Festival

Saturday, June 1. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Join the White Center Pride Street Festival on June 1 for an all-day event celebrating pride with music, vendors, food, and a family-friendly play area. The family play area includes a Super-slide, Bouncy house and more! There will be live wrestling matches by Lariat Bar.

Location: Downtown White Center, 16th Ave SW (between SW Roxbury St and SW 100th St)

Cost: Free

 

Community Pride Gathering at Beacon Hill Branch – SPL

Saturday, June 1. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride at the Beacon Hill Branch Library. Drop in and help color and decorate a banner made by The Transpainter that will be displayed in the Beacon Hill children’s area throughout Pride month. There will be cookies, conversation, button-making, and craft activities.

Location: Beacon Hill Branch (SPL), 2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Cost: Free, registration is not required.

 

Pride Public Skate at Kraken Iceplex

Saturday, June 1. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Kick-off Pride Month with Kraken Community Iceplex on June 1 at 6 pm. Skate under colored lights to a playlist curated by LGBTQIA+ Kraken staff. Ages 4 +.

Location: Kraken Community Iceplex, 10601 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Cost: $14.97 per person. Register HERE. $6 Skate rentals. $9 Skate aid rentals.

 

Woodinville Pride Community Event

Saturday, June 8. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the annual Woodinville Pride free community event on June 8 at Wilmot Gateway Park to celebrate pride! There will be face painting, live performances, a food truck, an ice cream cart, and more! Focused on ensuring youth have a smaller and more family-oriented, safe, and inclusive event.

Location: Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Cost: Free

 

Family Pride Night at KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Friday, June 14. 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Join KidsQuest Children’s Museum as they celebrate this historic month and show PRIDE through rainbows, special activities, and love.

Location: KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 1116 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Cost: $10 child, $5 adult, FREE Member adult. Buy tickets here.

 

Seattle Children’s Museum Prideful Playdate

Saturday, June 15. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Attend a Drag Story Time, tie-dye your own T-shirt, shred with Skate like a Girl, customize pronoun buttons, make and exchange friendship bracelets, rock temporary glitter tattoos, spin, melt, and paint with every color of the identity rainbow, learn about Pride’s history through exhibit enhancements. Please bring your own cotton t-shirt if you wish to participate in the tie-dying.

Location: Seattle Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 

Cost: $20 for adult (18+) & child. $10-15 for member adult and child. Free for infants under 1. Buy tickets here.

 

Pride in the Park: Mercer Island

Saturday, June 15. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join PRIDE+ and the City of Mercer Island to celebrate Pride in the Park! This free event will take place at Mercerdale Park and include games, food trucks, live music, and more! At 2 p.m., there will be a RuPAWS Puppy Parade and Costume Contest, where you can dress your pup up, enter to win, and walk the runway.

Location: Mercerdale Park, 3009 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Cost: Free

 

Ride for Pride at Leavenworth Adventure Park

Saturday, June 15. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Washington State’s first Alpine Coaster, the Leavenworth Adventure Park is hosting a pride event for guests to take part in “Ride for Pride,” which features two hours of Unlimited Rides from 6 p.m to 8 p.m., free appetizers and beer and wine specials. That evening from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ludwig’s Loft on the 3rd floor will be turned into a rockin’ dance studio. This event is for all ages.

Location: Leavenworth Adventure Park, 9342 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Cost: Ride for Pride is $35 per person. Buy tickets here.

 

All Gender Recreation Swim at Meadowbrook Pool

Sunday, June 16. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All Gender Recreation Swim at Meadowbrook Pool. Queer, Trans, and Allies welcome. There will be diving boards, rope swing, sauna, and more. This event is designed to provide a safe swim experience for queer and trans individuals but is open to all. Privacy curtains are in place, communal locker rooms, gender neutral, and single-stall locker rooms are available.

Location: Meadowbrook Pool, 10515 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98104

Cost: Free

 

 

Pride Celebration at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

June 22-23. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate Pride at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium through many pride-themed activities, including watching animals enjoy rainbow enrichments, joining the pride parade, crafting, and more. The parade will begin near the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Guests will also get to create their very own Pride flag!

Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407

Cost: $22 for adult (13-64), $16 for youth (3-12), Free for infants (2 and under). Buy tickets here.

 

You Can’t Stop the Drag Performance

Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23 – 2 p.m. show.

Bring the entire family to a special performance of You Can’t Stop the Drag – just for kids. The special kid’s show celebrates the art and joy of drag and features Pride anthems including “I Will Survive” and “I Am Who I Am” along with other audience favorites. After the concert, Nina West will host Drag Queen Story Time reading her original kids’ storybook, The You Kind of Kind. All performances are family friendly. June 22 at 2 pm show includes abbreviated kids show.

Location: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Cost: Tickets for those under 5 are free and then tickets start at $10. Buy tickets here.

 

Published June 1, 2022 and updated for 2024. Note: We will be adding to this roundup as we learn about more events.

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