End of Summer Pride Events 2022 Last Updated: September 2022

In Connecticut, Pride Month isn’t the only time to celebrate Pride. From LGBTQ festivals to drag queen brunches, concerts and more, here are some end of summer Pride events for 2022. (Photo courtesy of Megan McGory-Gleason)

Pink Eggs & Glam Drag Brunch at Social Bar + Kitchen, New London

July 24

Join the monthly live singing and comedic Pink Eggs & Glam Drag Brunch with funny “woman” and performer Robin Fierce! Quick wit, with the voice of an angel – come prepared to be shocked, appalled, and stunned!

 

Forever Fierce Presented by Robin Fierce

Chez Est, Hartford
August 19

Forever fierce presented by Robin Fierce with performances by Boxa Crayonz and Kenya Mone Heart.

 

Stargaze Festival

August 26-28

An all-inclusive, fun, beautiful weekend filled with dancing in the middle of the woods, sleeping under the stars, and more. Immerse yourself in the dreamlike interactive environment of creators, artists, and party goers.

 

New London Pride 2022, New London

Ocean Beach Park, New London
August 27

Join OutCT for its annual Pride Festival at Ocean Beach Park in New London CT. Music, Vendors, Games, Youth Pride, and so much more. They will also be offering HIV testing.

 

Hartford Yard Goats 2022

Hartford Yard Goats, Hartford
September 9

Pride Night at Dunkin' Donuts Park, and we're celebrating diversity & inclusion. The first 1,000 fans to the game will receive a pride-colored beer koozie!

 

Hartford Pride Festival & Concert in Bushnell Park, Hartford

Bushnell Park, Hartford
September 10

PRIDE Festival & Concert at Bushnell Park is a family-centered event showcasing entertainment, food, local vendors, giveaways, activities, and numerous community organizations.

 

Hartford pride After Party - Featuring Alyssa Hunter!

September 10

Hartford Pride After Party featuring Alyssa Hunter from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Hosted by Kiki Lucia & Josh O’Connell.

 

Pride Kick-off Party

September 11

3:30p | The Ninth Square

Join us as we kick-off PRIDE New Haven in style with a block party on lower Orange Street! Enjoy sets by the fabulous DJ Chris Gallo and the genre-defying rock band Semaphora, while you explore the Ninth Square! Barcade will be offering some special deals on drinks, food, and games! FREE.

 

Nonbinary Support and Discussion

September 12

The nonbinary group is a peer support group for adults. It is a safe space for expressing non-binary, fluid, or genderqueer identities among like minded peers. Discussion of gender, including its evolving role in our society, will factor heavily into meetings. Participants are able to define what sort of community this program will build.

 

Taste of Queer New Haven: Tavern on State

September 12

6:30 – 8:30p | The Tavern on State

Join us for an evening of culinary art with lesbian chef and Tavern on State owner Emily Mingrone. Enjoy a family-style three course dinner celebrating local ingredients. Guests will be able to sample several different dishes each course, paired with either wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are $125 and do not include gratuity.

 

Taste of Queer New Haven: Blue Orchid

September 13

6:30 – 8:30p | Blue Orchid (130 Court St.)

Join us for an evening of culinary art with gay chef and Blue Orchid owner Natthawut “Kyu” Tipjak. Enjoy a family-style dinner of pan-Asian delights that celebrate the history and culture of our chef, including cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets do not include gratuity.

 

Drag on the Edge

September 14

7:00 – 9:00p (doors open at 6:00p) | Gotham Citi (84 Orange Street)

Drag on the Edge celebrates Connecticut drag artists whose art exists outside of the boxes of mainstream drag. Featuring performances by Chai, Midnight, Ambrosia Black, Ill Ell, Paxx Headroom, Iridessa Søul LaFlare, Rory Roux Lay, Ram Shackle, Giri Spades, and Glass Staine and hosted by Maddelynn Hatter from The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, this explosive show highlights the subversive and expansive nature of drag as an artform.

$20 Tickets in advance / $25 Day-of Tickets

 

Concert: pink navel & Indigaux

September 15

Doors open at 7:00p; Show starts at 8:00p | The State House

Join us for a concert featuring nonbinary rappers pink navel and Indigaux. A self-proclaimed Nintendo and Disney collector, navel blends the carefree cadence of cartoons with introspective lyrics on gender identity and mental health. Black nonbinary rapper and Punq Noire festival founder Indigaux brings an experimental lens to the rap genre for a high-energy show you don’t want to miss!

$20 Tickets in Advance / $25 Day of Tickets

 

Mx. PRIDE New Haven Pageant

September 16

10:00p – 1:00a | Partner’s Cafe

We are looking for drag artists, divas, go-go dancers, burlesque performers, activists, and everyone in between to compete in the 6th Annual PRIDE New Haven Pageant! Competitors will compete in three different categories (talent, interview, and fashion) to win our amazing prize package and the title of Mx. PRIDE New Haven. Who is going to take the crown? This year’s pageant will be hosted by Miss Gay New Haven 2018 Mia E Z’Lay and will be judged by Miss Gay New Haven 2019 Mz October May-Lay and Empress 22 of Connecticut Miss Frank Borrelli. FREE.

 

PRIDEfest

September 17

12:00 – 7:00p | New Haven Green

At PRIDEfest, hours of LGBTQ+ entertainment and family fun await you on the NEW HAVEN GREEN. Hosted by Miz October May Lay and Crystal Starz, enjoy family activities, live music, drag performances, street artists, food vendors, info booths, and so much more! FREE.

 

 

Burlesque Extravaganza

September 17

8:00 – 10:00p (doors open at 7:00p) | 168 York Street Cafe

Featuring a powerhouse cast of burlesque artists from throughout the tri-state area, Burlesque Night Out is a celebration of femininity and queer bodies in a safe and fun environment. Burlesque Night Out will be hosted by Connecticut Burlesque Legend and Operalesque performer Dot Mitzvah and will feature performances by Harley Foxx, Miss Cherry Jackson, Kendall Marie, and Leona Star.

$20 Tickets in advance / $25 Day-of

 

 

PRIDE Drag Brunch

September 18

12:00 – 2:00p (doors open at 11:00a) | Te Amo Tequila (182 Temple Street)

Join us for a hair flippin’, heel kickin’ Drag Brunch at local lesbian-owned bar and restaurant, Te Amo Tequila! This show will feature an incredible roster of entertainers including Astra S’Lay, Summer Haze, Lucia Virginity, Klitz Jenner, and Casey Fitzpatrick and will be hosted by local drag legend, Kiki Lucia, with music by DJ Edgewood.

There are no tickets to this event, although a $10 per person charge will be added to your final bill. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here.

 

 

Tea Dance

September 18

4:00 – 7:00p | 168 York Street Cafe

Closing our PRIDE New Haven, as always, is the PRIDE Tea Dance. Join us for an afternoon of socializing, music, and dancing at New Haven’s oldest LGBTQ+ establishment. With both indoor and outdoor patio space, 168 York Street (formerly The Pub) is a homey end to a week of celebration and fun. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy the DJ stylings of NEUBODY, a queer New Haven based DJ collective. FREE.