June 16 - 24, 2024
Welcome to Baltimore Pride, (one of the oldest prides, celebrating over 40+ years), where the city comes alive in a rainbow of colors and love for a week-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community! The festivities begin on Monday with the raising of the rainbow flag in Mount Vernon, followed by a week of events including parties, rallies, and concerts. As you walk through the city during pride week, you'll see colorful decorations adorning buildings and storefronts, with rainbow flags waving in the breeze. The air is thick with excitement and the energy of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
The weekend of festivities kicks off with a bang on Friday evening, as the city lights up with rainbow colors and the sound of music fills the air. Later Friday night, the celebration heats up with the Pride Block Party in the heart of Mount Vernon. DJs spin tunes and dancers perform on stages while partygoers dance the night away.
Saturday is the day when the party really gets started. The streets of Baltimore will be transformed into a joyful and exuberant carnival of diversity, with people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations coming together to celebrate their unique identities. The pride parade will feature more than 200 floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and community organizations, all showing off their creativity and spirit. Don't forget to bring your sunscreen and plenty of water, because the sun will be shining and the energy levels will be high.
After the parade, the festival grounds at Druid Hill Park will open their gates, offering a wide range of activities and entertainment options for everyone. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks from local vendors, browse the booths of community organizations and LGBTQ+ allies, or take part in the many fun games and contests that are planned throughout the day. There will be live music performances from some of the hottest local and national artists, as well as dance parties, drag shows, and other lively entertainment.
As the sun sets on Saturday evening, the party will move to the streets of Mount Vernon for the official Pride Block Party. Here, you'll dance the night away to the beats of some of the hottest DJs and performers, surrounded by thousands of fellow pride-goers who are all there to celebrate love and freedom. Whether you're into techno, hip-hop, or pop, you'll find something that suits your taste at the Block Party.
Sunday the festival continues at Druid Hill Park between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion, where the festival ends on a high note with fantastic performers, exhibitors and local food trucks for those of you that love to indulge your taste buds. If not, just enjoy a Sunday funday with some of your new pride mates!
If you're looking for something more, head over to one of the many panels, workshops, and educational sessions that will be offered throughout the weekend. You'll have the opportunity to learn about important issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, meet activists and allies, and engage in meaningful conversations about how to create a more inclusive and just society for all.
No matter who you are in the LGBTQ+ community, friend or bestie, you and yours should come as you are. After all, diversity in gender, sexuality, and inclusivity is what makes pride so incredible year after year. Can't wait to see you and your friends in the streets of "Charm City" to help celebrate another year of Baltimore Pride!
Baltimore Pride has one of the largest parade extensions, stretching eleven blocks and spread out over a full week of pride festivities! The main areas will surround the Mount Vernon area and Druid Hill Park (between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion). Get your clacking fans, high heels and wigs ready for one amazing week of celebratory happenings. No matter whether you're gay or lesbian, trans or bi, queer or questioning, (or anywhere on the rainbow scale!), come out and celebrate with the tens of thousands of other pride-goers for this fabulous pride event in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Pride Parade starts on Saturday and begins at North Charles and 33rd Street, then passes along Wyman Park and at N. Charles and 23rd Street. You can also head over to Wyman Park to watch everyone in preparation for the parade, or you may want to find a spot on North Charles Street somewhere to watch them go or take a squat at the viewing stage on North Charles Street and 24th Street for a more up close and personal viewing!
The address for this event varies. To get the most up-to-date location information please visit the official website or official social media pages below.
June 16 - 24, 2024
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