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Your 2022 Michigan LGBTQ+ Pride Calendar

By |2022-08-08T13:42:02-04:00April 19th, 2022|Michigan, News, Pride|

It’s that time of year again — and let’s just hope that this summer there’s no surge and the only masks we see are feathered and bedazzled. 

For the first time since 2020, the state’s Pride schedule will basically return to normal as all events, many held virtually during the pandemic, will once again head outside.

As of now, there will be over 3o Pride celebrations taking place across the state. This is a record number and no small feat. Most celebrations will return in person this year. But not all events take place during Pride Month in June. Check out our schedule below, and keep checking back for updates.

June

Wednesday, June 1

Saugatuck-Douglas Community Pride. Through June 5. Western Michigan’s LGBTQ+ hotspot will set the backdrop for a series of fun events, including a showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a drag bowling party, a lecture by Greg Baird, the Pride Care-A-Van Parade, Brunch at Borrowed Time, and a full day of Pride festivities at Pride in the Park at Beery Field in Douglas from noon-6 p.m on June 4. saugatuck.com/events/lgbtq/

Harbor County Pride (New Buffalo). Through June 6. This weeklong event includes a slew of LGBTQ+ events, from a teen prom to live music nights to drag performances and a movie night.  harborcountrypride.org

Friday, June 3

Kalamazoo Pride. Through June 4. The theme of this year’s two-day Pride is #AlwaysProud. The event will feature entertainment from local and national artists. outfrontkzoo.org

Saturday, June 4

Abigail’s Pride (Ortonville). Brandon High School sophomore Abigail Rose has been busily planning Ortonville’s first-ever Pride festival, which will feature a parade and a safe, family-friendly LGBTQ+ event. Attendees will enjoy inspiring speakers, crafters and artisans, musicians, food trucks, games and prizes, and a “free mom and dad hugs” booth. Ortonville Pride Festival will also provide on-site access to counselors. abigailspride.godaddysites.com

Ferndale Pride. Presented by LIV Cannabis, Ferndale Pride will feature more than 180 vendors and two entertainment stages. Highlights include a mass wedding, a children’s area, the Mark McMillan Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Recovery Zone and a sensory decompression area. ferndalepride.com

Lowell Pride. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The second annual Lowell Pride will take place at Lowell Riverwalk. Event features a kids area, vendors, events like Drag Queen Story Time, a fashion show, a drag show with a DJ and dancing, and a panel discussion. lowellpride.org

Muskegon Pride. Presented by the Muskegon Pride Center, the celebration will include a downtown festival with live music, entertainment, street vendors and hands-on activities. visitmuskegon.org/event/muskegon-pride-festival

2018 Ann Arbor Pride.

Saturday, June 11

Madison Heights Arts & Pride. 4 p.m. Presented by Madison Heights Human Relations Equity Commission & Arts Board, this event will feature a family-friendly festival with artists, games, snacks and music at Civic Center Park.

Motor City Pride. Through June 12. MCP’s triumphant return takes place at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. A Pride parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 12. motorcitypride.org

Upper Peninsula Pride Fest. Presented by UP Rainbow Pride, the festival will take place in Mattson Lower Harbor Park in historic downtown Marquette. uprainbowpride.org

Saturday, June 11

Jackson Pride Family Picnic. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet up at Horace Blackman Park in downtown Jackson for a family-friendly picnic featuring activities, music and games. Bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy a provided meal ($3 per person) or pack your own. facebook.com/events/2808113452825984/

Saturday, June 18

Grand Rapids Pride. The Grand Rapids Pride Festival, billed as “Together Again,” celebrates its 34th anniversary. The festival has grown to become one of the largest single-day events in Grand Rapids. grpride.org

Grosse Pointe Pride. Grosse Pointe’s annual family-friendly LGBTQA Pride March hosted by WeGP. facebook.com/gppride/

St. Johns Pride Fest. Noon-4 p.m. Expect live entertainment, resource tables, food trucks and more at the second installment of this annual downtown event.

Saturday, June 25

Benton Harbor Pride Fest in the Park and After Party. 3-6 p.m. This year’s fest will be bigger than ever, taking place on Main Street at the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park. The event will feature food trucks, music, sponsors, local artisans and family activities. The adults-only After Party at the Livery runs from 8-10 p.m. outcenter.org/pridefest-2022/

Flint Pride. 2-8 p.m. This annual festival features live music, entertainment, food, educational information, merchandise booths, a pin-up contest and children’s activities. facebook.com/flintgaypride

Great Lakes Bay Pride. Billed as a family-friendly festival, Great Lakes Bay Pride takes place in Bay City and will include a health screening area, live entertainment, a children’s activity area, LGBTQ+ resources and food and beverage vendors. greatlakesbaypride.org

Holland Pride Festival. Noon-5 p.m. The “Stronger Together” festival will be held in Holland’s Centennial Park. outonthelakeshore.org/holland-pride/

Sunday, June 26

Downtown Berkley Pride Block Party. Noon-4 p.m. The first annual Berkley Pride Block Party is a free, family-friendly event that will feature a DJ, food trucks, entertainment, games, kids’ crafts and more. downtownberkley.com/berkleypride

Macomb County Pride Picnic. Noon-4 p.m. at Dodge Park (Pavilion #2) in Sterling Heights. BYOB(lanket) and picnic basket, and enjoy music and yard games. $5 suggested donation. macombcountypride.com

Lansing Pride Rally at the Capitol. Noon-2 p.m. Speakers, entertainment and more. facebook.com/MichiganPride

July

Saturday, July 9

South Lyon LGBT+ Pride Event. Noon-4 p.m. at McHattie Park in downtown South Lyon and hosted by South Lyon Pride and Free Mom Hugs of MI, this event will feature vendors, music and entertainment, food trucks, face painting, art activities, drag queen story time and more. facebook.com/SouthLyonPride/

Friday, July 15

Battle Creek Pride. Through July 17, weekend of events. 7 p.m. Friday, parade and drag show in downtown Battle Creek, and on Saturday the festival will take place from 1-7 p.m. at Leila Arboretum and will feature vendors, food trucks, music, and a drag show hosted by Sasha Banks. http://www.battlecreekpride.org/pride-weekend/

Hotter Than July. Through July 17. This wildly popular LGBT Detroit event is the world’s longest-running Black LGBTQ+ Pride event. The 2022 celebration will feature live music (including headlining rapper Da Brat), vendors and LGBTQ+ resources. lgbtdetroit.org/hotterthanjuly

August

Friday, August 12

Royal Oak PRIDE. Through Aug. 13. 20,000 attendees are expected at this large Pride event in downtown Royal Oak along Washington Street. The event will feature live music (including national and local acts), vendors and artists. Organizers say Royal Oak PRIDE will “create a space for all people of the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate unity and the many things that make us similar.” facebook.com/RoyalOakPride

Saturday, August 13

Lansing Pride. 1-10 p.m. Lansing Pride will take place in Old Town Lansing along Turner Street, featuring music, food, kids activities, Story Time with a Drag Queen and much more. lansingpride.org

Transgender Pride in the Park. 2022 marks the 23rd anniversary of this event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food to the event in Martin Road Park in Ferndale. All trans people and their allies are welcome. transgendermichigan.org

Sunday, August 14

Hazel Park Pride. Noon-8 p.m. The second annual family-friendly Hazel Park Pride, billed as a “Star-Studded Show Under the Big Pavilion,” will take place in Green Acres Park and feature three pavilions offering drinks, entertainment, family-friendly activities, carnival-style games and more. facebook.com/events/1091408841722825/

Saturday, August 20

Allegan Out Loud. 3 p.m. Allegan’s first pride celebration will start with a parade that kicks off at Riverfront Plaza. The inclusive event will feature music, entertainment, speakers focused on promoting equality and inclusion of all people. facebook.com/alleganspeakup

Jackson Pride Festival. 3-8 p.m. Jackson Pride returns to Horace Blackman Park in downtown Jackson following a parade down W. Michigan Avenue starting at Consumers Energy Plaza. Stick around after the parade for food booths, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and more. facebook.com/jxnmipride/

September

Saturday, Sept. 10

Branch County Pride Festival. 2-8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food booths, live entertainment, a pet parade, performances by MI Startz Cheer Team and LaFemme Dance, a drag show and more at this family-friendly event in Parkhurst Park. branchpride.com

Sunday, Sept. 11

Ann Arbor Pride in the Park. Noon-5 p.m. Vendors, entertainment, food, and more. facebook.com/AnnArborPride/

Wednesday, Sept. 28

UP North Pride. Through Oct. 2. Held each year in Traverse City, UP North Pride Week features a comedy night at the City Opera House, the Visibility March, drag performances, Sunday brunch and more. upnorthpride.com

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