Pride Events: Featured events

By | 2018-05-29T16:15:45+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

 

MAY 31-JUNE 11
“Company”
8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays; 5 p.m. on June 3 & 10
The Ringwald Theatre
22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Tickets: $25 on Fridays & Saturdays; $20 on Sundays; $10 on Mondays
theringwald.com/

JUNE 1
2nd Annual Ypsi Pride
6-10 p.m.
S. Washington St.
facebook.com/YpsiPride/

Catfight for the Crown
8-11 p.m.
Hosted by the Ruth Ellis Center
The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Project Beautiful – Inside & Out, Catfight is an elaborate, “tongue in cheek” drag show “beauty” pageant that features amateur drag performers as contestants fighting for the title of Miss Kitty.
ruthelliscenter.org

JUNE 1-3
Ferndale Pride Birthday Weekend
4-10 p.m.
Axle Brewing Co.
567 Livernois Street, Ferndale
Expect new beers, a throwback food menu, outdoor beer drinking, raffles, giveaways and more.

JUNE 2
6th Annual 5K Rainbow Run
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presented by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
All participants will receive a pair of Michigan made rainbow socks featuring the rainbow, trans, or asexual pride colors. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Ferndale Pride.
ferndaleareachamber.com

Ferndale Pride
1-4 p.m.
facebook.com/ferndalepride/

JUNE 3-4
A Drag Race Elaganza
Slipstream Theatre
460 Hilton Road, Ferndale
313-986-9156 or insidetheslipstream@gmail.com
To kick off Pride month, Slipstream offers a two-day only extravaganza of the community’s favorite Drag Race stars. Celebrate Pride with the queens that own it.
slipstreamti.com/

JUNE 8
Kalamazoo Pride
6 p.m.
Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo
facebook.com/KalamazooPride/

JUNE 9
Motor City Pride Festival
Hart Plaza, Detroit
motorcitypride.org

Drippin’ In Denim
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Studio 51
1995 Woodbridge, Detroit
$10 before 10 p.m.; Geminis 1/2 off all night
Attire: Sexy denim, 21+
A Motor City Pride celebration of M. Diddy’s birthday and Star Statuz Ent. 10-year reunion

11th Annual Pride Ball: “Magical Mischief”
7:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theater
4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Contact Keith at 313-446-9800 or khughes@miunified.org
statussexy.com/pride-ball
Free entry; Hosted by Unified – HIV Health & Beyond to bring greater visibility and strengthen the
relationships with Ball Scene members to help guide them to obtain optimal health.

Kalamazoo Pride
2 p.m.
Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo
facebook.com/KalamazooPride/

12th Annual Motor City “Bears in Speedos” Car Wash
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Level One Bank
22635 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
The Bears will be washing cars, truck, bikes, scooters and even a roller blade or two. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center and Affirmations.
facebook.com/motorcitybears/

Grosse Pointe Pride
9:30 a.m.
Grosse Pointe South High School
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms
We GP’s family friendly LGBTQA Pride March. There will be face painting, choirs, food trucks and a big banner to sign. We GP is sharing proceeds with the Ruth Ellis Center.
facebook.com/gppride/

JUNE 10
Motor City Pride Festival and Parade
Hart Plaza, Detroit
motorcitypride.org

JUNE 15
Pride Night
6-9:30 p.m.
Homer Stryker Field
251 Mills Street, Kalamazoo
A tailgate party that includes all-inclusive food and drink, and three beers. Use the code “kzoopride,” to purchase tickets. Proceeds will benefit OutFront Kalamazoo. The first 100 people through the gates will receive rainbow swag from Bell’s Brewery, and Sparkleberry will be on tap. Stick around for fireworks after the game.
facebook.com/KalamazooPride/

JUNE 15-JULY 8
“St. Sebastian”
Slipstream Theatre
460 Hilton Road, Ferndale
313-986-9156 or insidetheslipstream@gmail.com
Fridays & Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12
slipstreamti.com/

JUNE 16
Sing Out Detroit Presents: Encore
7 p.m.
Ferndale High School
881 Pinecrest Drive, Ferndale
Celebrate 10 years of music in the making
facebook.com/groups/singoutdetroit/about/

30th Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival
12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)
300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids
facebook.com/grpridefest/
Festival Headliner Betty Who
facebook.com/gppride/

Michigan Pride
Old Town Lansing
1232 Turner St, Lansing
facebook.com/MichiganPride/

Lake Effect Pride
7-10 p.m.
Four Winds Casinos
11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo
facebook.com/events/178847742737490/

JUNE 18-24
Up North Pride
facebook.com/upnorthpride/

JUNE 23
8th Annual Flint Pride
2-8 p.m.
Riverbank Park, Downtown Flint
facebook.com/FLINTGAYPRIDE/

JUNE 23
Holland Pride
12-5 p.m.
Centennial Park
250 Central Ave., Holland
7-11 p.m.
Park Theatre
248 S. River Ave., Holland
facebook.com/outonthelakeshore/

JUNE 27
National HIV Testing Day
Visit pridesource.com/psyp/, pridesource.com/events/ to find testing events in your area.

JUNE 30
Great Lakes Bay Pride
12-4 p.m.
Wenonah Park, 800 N. Water Street, Bay City
facebook.com/greatlakesbaypride/

JULY 12
Kick-Off Movie
6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Pride
First Congregational Church Cinema Room
145 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek
battlecreekpride.org

JULY 13
Blessing of the Bikes
5:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Pride
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
16 E. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek
battlecreekpride.org

3rd Annual Battle Creek Pride Parade
7 p.m.
Downtown, Battle Creek
Followed by a post-parade variety show at Wave Park.
battlecreekpride.org

JULY 14
Battle Creek’s Pride Festival
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
McCamly Park
10 N. Washington Ave., Downtown Battle Creek
battlecreekpride.org

Battle Creek’s Exclusive “Pride Bash”
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Partners Bar (Battle Creek’s only LGBTQ bar)
910 North Ave., Battle Creek
battlecreekpride.org

JULY 15
Pride Brunch Buffet
1 p.m.
Battle Creek Pride
Clara’s on the River
44 McCamly Street North, Battle Creek
claras.com or battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 16
Candlelight Vigil
9 p.m.
Battle Creek Pride
Sojourner Truth Monument
2-14 E Michigan Ave., Battle Creek
battlecreekpride.org/

JULY 20-AUGUST 5
“Lost in 3 Pines”
Slipstream Theatre
460 Hilton Road, Ferndale
313-986-9156 or insidetheslipstream@gmail.com
Fridays & Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12
slipstreamti.com

JULY 24
Candlelight Vigil
6 p.m.
Hotter Than July
Palmer Park, Detroit
facebook.com/DetroitHTJ/

JULY 25
Opening Party
5 p.m.
Hotter Than July
Woodward Bar & Grill, Detroit
facebook.com/DetroitHTJ/

JULY 26
Fine Art Reception
6 p.m.
Hotter Than July
facebook.com/DetroitHTJ/

JULY 27
Gathering on LGBTQ Issues
9 a.m.
Hotter Than July
facebook.com/DetroitHTJ/

JULY 28
Palmer Park Picnic
11 a.m.
Palmer Park, Detroit
facebook.com/DetroitHTJ/

AUGUST 3-5
Ann Arbor Pride (formerly known as OUTFest)
All proceeds go to helping support the efforts of the Jim Toy Community Center.
annarborpride.com

AUGUST 11
Transgender Pride in the Park
12-6 p.m.
Donald Red Geary Park
Earle Blvd. at Pinecrest, Ferndale
Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot.
transgendermichigan.org

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