Pride Celebrations 2022 Last Updated: June 2022

June is Pride Month, and there are LGBTQ celebrations and events planned for towns all over the state. Here are some of the happenings taking place in Connecticut.

The Art of Pride Exhibit, Manchester

May 6th-June 30th

Various events throughout the month pf June including a Rainbow Pop-Up Shop, a networking breakfast, a Drag Jamboree, and more.

 

Acceptance Through The Ages, Windsor

May 7th-June 25th

Exhibit of work by members of the LGBTQ community. Additionally, guest speakers including Nance Lomax and Nicole Mayweather-Banks will speak at different dates.

 

Pride Night at GastroPark, West Hartford

June 2

Gather and enjoy great food at GastroPark's Pride Night.

 

Westport Pride Month, Wesport

June 2-17

Celebrate pride month with a multitude of various events including Pride Sprirt Day, Pride Cabaret Night, and so much more.

 

35th Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival

June 3-12

Enjoy the best LGBTQ films from over 400 submissions.

 

Middletown Pride March

June 4

Walk along all of Main Street in downtown Middletown to demand social and economic justice as well as celebrate our local LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

 

Pride After Party!, Hartford

June 4

Pride after party resented by Natalia Fierce!

 

Middletown Pride Fest, Middletown

June 4

Afternoon street fair filled with food, entertainers, activities and features our Pride March, Pride Rally, and Pride Showcase Concert.

 

Suffield Pride, Suffield

June 4

Second annual LGBTQIA+ Pride event! Live music, art, photo booth, vendors, kids stuff, and more.

 

Ridgefield Pride in the Park, Ridgefield

June 4

Third annual pride in the park free event filled with activities, crafts, entertainment and informational tables open to families and all ages.

 

Connecticut Science Center Liquid Lounge Pride on the Plaza, Hartford

June 9

Drag performances by Sky Casper Entertainment, great beats, games, drinks, snacks, hands-on exhibits, dancing, and so much more!

 

Book Release with R. Eric Thomas, Hartford

June 9

Bestselling author R. Eric Thomas, in conversation with poet Versatile Poetiq, for the release of his new book which tells the story of two Black queer friends.

 

Performance Lecture Series: Diana of Love, South Windsor

June 10

Diana of LOVE showcases Lady Diana Spencer as not only a nurturer, mother, humanitarian, philanthropist, activist, and LGBTQIA+ ally (before anyone had the courage to publicly ally with HIV+/AIDS victims), it draws attention to how she also personified the pillars of compassion, duty, hope, and beauty.

Despite all of her internal unrest, Diana was a force for LOVE: for the LGBTQIA+ Community.  Join us to celebrate this international icon during pride month as History At Play™, LLC recalls her enduring impact on the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.

 

Rainbow Pop-Up, Manchester

June 11

Music, LGBTQ+ Vendors, community, and art all happening in our Gallery on Main Street.

 

Pride in the Park: Fairfield County Pride, Fairfield

June 11

Pride in the Park is Fairfield County’s family-friendly LGBTQ Pride festival filled with entertainers and diverse local performers.

 

Pride Fest Weekend at Priam Vineyards, Colchester

June 11-12

At Priam Vineyards, sip on award-winning wines and celebrate Gay Pride with live music, multiple food trucks and craft and vendor fair!

 

Pups & Pride Parade, Canton

June 12

Walk your pups in the first annual parade to celebrate pride month!

 

 

Darien Pride Month Celebration, Darien

June 12

Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride with music, food, speakers, vendors, live entertainment, and more!

 

PRIDE Cabaret Night!, Westport

June 17

Comedian and activist Mina Hartong hosting an evening filled with music, comedy, and performing arts performed by the talented LGBTQ+ Westport community!

 

Let's Go Birding Together! A Pride Month Birding Celebration, Greenwich

June 18

Attend a birding tour and celebration of diversity and inclusion of both birds and people. Learn about Audubon Greenwich's many colorful birds and stroll through the fields, orchards and woods to see many of them in person.

 

Pride Parade of Sail, Norwalk

June 18

Land lovers can celebrate as private boats sail by Calf Pasture Beach and Veteran's Park. Afterwards, enjoy a lobster bake social on Sheffield Island!

 

Pride at the Square (1st Annual!), Enfield

June 18

Crafters, Vendors, Performances, Information Booths & More. FREE to the public to attend.

 

"As Long As We Are Talking," Milford

June 24-26

New musical event by Bert Bernardi & Justing Rugg. When an urban LGBT Bookstore receives a phone call—a cry for help, it is up to the clerk and the customers in the store to engage, encourage and attempt to safe a young life.

 

West Hartford Pride, West Hartford

June 25

Festival day of storytelling, joy, and the chance to network and connect with friends, family, and statewide resources.

 

Pride on the Patio, Uncasville

June 25

Food, drinks, a local DJ, vendors, and a special guest appearance and meet and greet with Kalen Allen!

 

Cocktails & Queens, Uncasville

June 25

A pride filled night filled with the finest drag queen divas. Ticket includes one complimentary drink, skip the line, and pay no cover!

 

Pride @ Night, Uncasville

June 25

Nightclub scene filled with specialty cocktails, dancing, and lot of energy. Come shine with pride at this legendary nightclub!

 

Pride Game Night, Enfield

June 28

Evening of games with Enfield Pride celebrating Pride Month.

 

“Kind Like Masha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders,” South Windsor

June 30

Author Sarah Prager speaks about LGBTQ+ people throughout history.