Pride Month Events in Metro Detroit

Celebrate love and inclusivity at these upcoming Pride festivals and parades.
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Metro Detroit Communities are honoring diversity, love, and inclusion not only during Pride Month in June but all summer long. Many of the festivals below include local food and vendors, business and community resources, activities, entertainment, children’s areas, and more.

Pride in the Park

A Brandon High School sophomore started this event in April 2021 after she came out as bisexual. For 2024, she’s planning a festival that offers interactive prop stations, henna, face painting, vendor booths, food trucks, and more. No cost for admission. June 1. Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, Ortonville;

Ferndale Pride

Ferndale’s annual Pride strives to recognize and support all corners of the local LGBTQ+ communities. Enjoy live musical performances, drag shows, food, vendors, informational stands, and a kids’ area. No cost for admission. June 1. Downtown Ferndale area;

Ypsi Pride

Wear your best rainbow garb and join in the fun of Ypsi Pride! There’s live entertainment, local food and goods vendors, and even kid-friendly fun for the entire family. No cost for admission. June 7. Depot Town, Ypsilanti;

Motor City Pride Festival and Parade

As the largest Pride celebration in the state, Motor City Pride brings more than 50,000 people downtown for a Pride parade, vendor booths, and a festival that features live entertainment and food trucks. There’s also a kids area with age-appropriate activities and entertainment. $5 cover, free for kids 12 and under. June 8-9. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit;

Pride Beach Party

The number one public square in the country is hosting a Pride-themed Bach party presented by Wana Brands and supported by the Ruth Ellis Center. Expect live music from local and regional bands, live DJs, drag queen bingo, special giveaways, and much more. Be sure to bring an essential item to donate to the Ruth Ellis Center. June 13. No cost for admission. Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit;

Grosse Pointe Pride

This annual, family-friendly LGBTQ+ march is hosted by We GP. This year’s event will include a short march through town followed by drag performances, community resources, activities for kids, and more. No cost for admission. June 15. The Village of Grosse Pointe, 17028 Kercheval Ave., Grosse or

Downriver Pride, Wyandotte

Downtown Wyandotte celebrates diversity and love with a Pride festival located just off the river. Shop vendors, try delicious food, enjoy live entertainment, and more. No cost for admission. June 21-22. Parking Lot One, Downtown Wyandotte;

Pride in the Park, Rochester

Formerly known as Rochester Pride, Pride in the Park offers food stalls and other vendors, guest speakers and special presentations, food, live music, and of course, a march. No cost for admission. June 22. Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth St.,

Berkley Pride Block Party

Berkley Pride is back for year three with free family fun, vendors, and more. No cost for admission. June 23. 12 Mile Road, downtown Berkley;

Flint Pride

Celebrate diversity throughout Flint at this 14th annual Pride event. Enjoy live entertainment, get a health screening, try food from area businesses, and shop vendor booths. Cover fee applies. June 29. Riverbank Park, 100 Saginaw St., Flint;

South Lyon Pride in the Park

Save the date for the third go of this annual fest, which offers everything from vendor booths and food, to music, kids activities, and live entertainment. Activities for kids, too. July 14. McHattie Park, 474 S. Lafayette St., South Lyon;

Ann Arbor Pride

Tree Town is celebrating Pride a little later than usual, with the event officially happening in August. Expect family-friendly fun until 6 p.m. and adults-only events after. Highlights include a variety of vendor booths, drag performances, and music. Donations welcome. Aug. 3. Downtown Ann Arbor area;

Macomb County Pride Festival

This event offers a full day of good vibes and tons of fun including a street fair filled with vendor booths and food stalls, along with live entertainment, and community resources. Aug. 17. Downtown Mount Clemens area;

This story originally appeared in the June 2024 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. To read more, pick up a copy of Hour Detroit at a local retail outlet. Our digital edition will be available on June 6.