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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 49th 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 3 in Volunteer Park, celebrating with the theme “Galactic Love”. 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 24-25 on Capitol Hill and at Seattle Center.

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




Pride Month events 2023

Seattle Pride in the Park: June 3, Volunteer Park. Free festival will include local LGBTQIA+ performances, activities, food trucks and more.

Disney Pride in Concert: Seattle Men’s Chorus celebrates LGBTQ Pride with the iconic music of Disney. Over 40 songs from classics like The Little MermaidThe Lion King, and Mary Poppins, as well as modern favorites from CocoZootopia, and Wreck-It Ralph, and many more. The show features 200+ members of SMC, a 25-piece orchestra and memorable video clips from your favorite Disney and Pixar films. Shows are June 9 and 10 at the Paramount Theatre. Purchase tickets here.

Seattle Pride Parade: June 25, downtown Seattle from Fourth Avenue to PrideFest at Seattle Center. The Seattle Pride Parade attracts an estimated half-million people and is the fourth largest in the country.

Trans Pride Seattle’s celebration takes place June 23  at the Volunteer Park Amphitheatre. There will be no march this year, in an effort to avoid police presence. Instead, join in a peaceful community gathering.

Queer/Pride Festival runs June 23-25 with a star-studded entertainment lineup. This is a 21+ event.

The Capitol Hill Pride Festival takes place on June 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Seattle Central College Campus. The celebration includes a march, a doggie drag costume contest, speakers, music, art and more. FREE

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

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are celebrating with Pride weekend events June 24-25. Animals at Point Defiance Zoo will enjoy rainbow-themed enrichment like food treats, rainbow popsicles, and heart-shaped bamboo. At Northwest Trek, animal enrichments will include rainbow paper chains and rainbow ice treats. Some animal exhibits will feature Pride flags representing different sectors of the LGBTQ+ community. At Point Defiance don’t miss the Pride Parade! Led by animals from Wild Wonders and Kids’ Zone (accompanied by their care team). The parade will begin at 11 a.m. near the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Tacoma’s Pride Festival is July 8.



Pride Month 2023: More family-friendly events

Seattle Public Library is celebrating Pride for kids, families and adults with a host of events like a dance party. More resources, including reading lists, can be found here.

First Thursday: Pride Family Fun at MOHAI. The Museum of History and Industry offers a special welcome to LGBTQ families on Thursday, June 1 for its First Thursday event (where general admission to its permanent exhibits is free) from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. Families can enjoy queer films from Three Dollar Bill Cinema and contribute to community art, while also taking home memories from a photobooth.


Published June 1, 2022 and updated for 2023. Note: We will be adding to this roundup as we learn about more events.


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.