Pride Month Events in Metro Detroit

Celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community in June and throughout the summer at these local events.
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June is Pride Month — and Metro Detroit is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and honoring the fight for equality with Pride festivals, parades, and other events all month long, and beyond. Here are details on those upcoming happenings.

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. More details to be released closer to the event date. No cost for admission. June 2. Depot Town, Ypsilanti;

Abigail’s Pride in Ortonville

A Brandon High School sophomore started this event in April 2021 after she came out as bisexual. For 2023, she’s working on afestival full of food trucks, music, vendors, and live entertainment. There will be a march and games for kids, too. Costs may apply. June 3. Downtown Ortonville area;

Ferndale Pride

Ferndale’s annual Pride is presented by Liv Cannabis Co. this year and strives to recognize and support all corners of the local LGBTQ+ communities. Enjoy live musical and theatrical performances, “mom hugs,” food, vendors, and informational stands. No cost for admission. June 3. Downtown Ferndale area;

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 10-11. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit;

Grosse Pointe Pride

This annual, family-friendly LGBTQ+ march is hosted by We GP. Plans are still in the works, so watch out for details closer to the event. Costs may apply. June 17. The Village of Grosse Pointe, 17028 Kercheval Ave., Grosse or

Flint Pride

Celebrate diversity throughout Flint at this 13th annual Pride event. Watch its Facebook page for more information as the event gets closer. $5 cover. June 24. Riverbank Park, 100 Saginaw St., Flint;

Pride in the Park

Formerly known as Rochester Pride, Pride in the Park offers food stalls and other vendors, guest speakers, presentations, food, live music, and of course, a march. Tickets are not required, but organizers are asking all guests to RSVP. No cost for admission. June 24. Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth St., Rochester;

Berkley Pride Block Party

Berkley Pride is back for year two with free family fun, vendors, and more. Check out its website for more details closer to the event. No cost for admission. June 25. 12 Mile and Robina in downtown Berkley;

South Lyon Pride in the Park

Save the date for the third go of this annual fest. Details have not been released at press time. Costs may apply. July 8. McHattie Park, 474 S. Lafayette St., South Lyon;

Pride Fest

Gather just north of the state capital to celebrate all LGBTQ+ Michiganders. There will be vendors, but you’ll have to wait until the event gets closer to find out more details. Costs may apply. July 15-24. West Higham Street, St. Johns;

Ann Arbor Pride

Tree Town is celebrating Pride a little later than usual, with the event officially happening in August. If past years are any indication of what’s going on this year, expect food, drag performers, musical entertainment, vendor booths, and more. Costs may apply. Aug. 5. Downtown Ann Arbor area;

Macomb County Pride Summer Sashay

The third annual event offers a full day of good vibes and tons of fun. It will feature a street fair filled with more than 70 vendors and food stalls, along with live entertainment, visits from elected officials, Drag Queen Storytime, and much more. No cost for admission. Aug. 25-26. Downtown Mount Clemens area;

This story is part of the June 2023 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more in our Digital Edition.