Pride In The Cities
The month of June is all about celebrating Pride and the LGBTQI communities in cities all over the world, bringing together people of all groups to celebrate love, life and equality. It culminates in the Pride march, with the largest of its kind in New York. Should you bring your kids… hell yes! That’s why we live in cities right? To expose our kids to all the beautiful differences in this world. Citykin put together a quick weekend guide for your families to see love in all different shapes and sizes, in its technicolor glory.
If you’re in NYC and want to go, the March begins at noon on June 30th at 26th Street & Fifth Avenue.
But there are also some great events to bring your kids to in the city.
Kidding Around Pride Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The High Line, West 14th Street and 10th Avenue, Meatpacking District
WHAT: A summer festival with carnival-style games, face painting, and a musical performance.
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th
WHERE: Central Park
WHAT: An event for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies, this afternoon Central Park gathering is loaded with tons of games, interactive experiences, performances and family fun. It’s free and open to the public, but advance registration is required
The Golden City’s main festivities kick off this Sunday, June 30th, 2019, 10:30 AM Market Street, from Embarcadero to Civic Center. San Francisco Pride is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world. Contingents march through the heart of the city, along Market Street, with more than 100,000 spectators.
Gay Pride Weekend Celebrations
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
WHERE: Market Street
WHAT: In addition to the Parade on Sunday, you and your tiny humans can get your jam on, eat amazing food and see fun costumes all day on Saturday.
Main parade is Sunday, June 30th, at NOON at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park
Navy Pier’s annual LGBTQ Pride celebration is billed as a family-friendly day of performances and partying downtown. The lakefront event has quickly established itself as a Pride-weekend alternative, with organizers claiming it’s the largest such event outside of Boystown. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel or splurge on Rainbow Cones for the whole family—an ideal way to celebrate Chicago Pride
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th
WHERE: Navy Pier
WHAT: Family party time!
The Show Me State’s main event kicks off on Sunday, June 30, 11:00AM to 6:00PM Parade starts at Noon at the Newly-renovated Soldiers' Memorial Park Market Street between N. 15th St. & N. Tucker St.
Pride Weekend Celebrations
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Newly-renovated Soldiers' Memorial Park Market Street between N. 15th St. & N. Tucker St.
WHAT: In addition to the Parade on Sunday, there will be music, entertainment, food, drink and all the distractions for your kids.
Give it up for the Heartland. This Saturday, June 29th at 10 AM in Old Market pride festivities get underway.
Heartland Youth Pride
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Baxter Arena
WHAT: Heartland Youth Pride (HYP) is an safe space event produced by Heartland Pride for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. A event with speakers, entertainment and more.
The main parade and Pride festival are held this Saturday June 29, in and around Trafalgar Square. The parade begins at Portland Place, moves down Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and then passing Trafalgar Square before finishing on Whitehall.
THE PRIDE PICNIC
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: The Bandstand, Victoria Park, Crown Gate East, Grove Road, London E3 5TB
WHAT: Get your blanket, food, drinks, friends and dogs ready for a Pride-themed picnic in Victoria Park.
Join Victoria Park Friends at the bandstand for some entertainment supported by Pride.
The main event is Saturday, June 29th at 18:00 - (THAT’S 6pm for all you NON EUROS!) and goes along Av. Paral·lel, 49 Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies
WHEN: Sunday, June 30th
WHERE: Tibidabo, Barcelona’s hilltop amusement park.
WHAT: The mountain that hugs Barcelona fills up with even more colour than usual while celebrating a fun, diverse and family-friendly day in the hundred-year-old amusement park. Event organisers are treating you to a €12 discount off the regular price, and you can pick up your tickets in the Pride Barcelona offices, at Diputació, 163.
The Irish know how to have a good time and this weekend will be no exception!
Pride Parade & March
WHEN: Saturday, 29th June at 1PM
WHERE: The Parade starts on O’Connell Street, turns on to Eden Quay and passes Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. It crosses the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travels along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and ends with a free outdoor event in Merrion Square.
WHAT: A celebration and fun but also a march of solidarity. It is a day to celebrate ourselves, our day to mourn those we have lost and our day to show a new generation of LGBTQ+ people that they are valued and cherished and most of all, they are not alone. AMEN.
AND FINALLY… bringing Pride to life in a totally different way… LEGO is hosting the world’s smallest Pride parade to celebrate Stonewall’s 50th anniversary.
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester, New York,
WHEN: Until the end of June
WHAT: Taking place in MINILAND, the amusement park’s recreation of parts of New York City, the parade features two floats with “Pride” and “Love Is Love” themes, an oversized “Stonewall 50” billboard, and a great number of bedazzled mini people dancing in a LEGO recreation of Times Square. The miniature event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion and the birth of LGBTQ Pride.