It’s Pride month which means an eclectic array of exhilarating events are taking place throughout the month.
From the Dallas Arts District to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, there is a wide variety of entertainment and celebrations happening all over Dallas-Fort Worth so we’ve here rounded up some of the best things happening in the area!
June 10: Arlington Pride Celebration
Street vendors, performers, and a host of other entertainment will take over Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion Saturday, June 10 for a huge Pride celebration presented by the HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness.
This year, the event will feature performances from RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Symone, and Dallas’ own Kennedy Davenport. There will also be music from DJ Al Farb and plenty of on-stage spectacles.
Doors open at 5 pm and the event itself will last from 6 pm until 11 pm.
June 10-11: Pride In Bloom at Dallas Arboretum
A long with a roster of exciting summer events taking place for “Summer at the Arboretum”, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will be celebrating Pride Month on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11 with its 2nd annual “Pride in Bloom”.
Taking place from 9 am until 5 pm on both days, the event will feature LGBTQ+ artisans, entertainers, music, chef demonstrations, and an array of local vendors.
According to the Arbortum’s website, Saturday’s events will kick off with a keynote from Robert Emery, President of The Dallas Way.
June 16: Pride Block Party in The Dallas Arts District
Another eclectic mix of entertainers and local vendors will take over the Dallas Arts District on Friday, June 16 for a Pride Block Part in The Dallas Arts District.
“In celebration of national LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Dallas Arts District will partner with its three museums; the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center to create a night filled with Dallas artists, gourmet food-fare, a community mural, family-friendly activities, and more!” reads the Dallas Arts District Website.
Programming in the museum spaces will feature a variety of events, concerts, films, informational tables, and guided tours.
The event will kick off at 6 pm and last until midnight.
June 17: Pride Gaybingo at Station 4
Combining drag and comedy with bingo, Resource Center’s Gaybingo returns for another evening of unique and fun-filled entertainment.
Taking place at Station 4 on Cedar Spring Road, doors open at 5 pm before the show starts at 6 pm. All funds raised directly benefit the programs and services at Resource Center.
June 17: Stand-Up For Hope at Dallas Comedy Club
Another entertaining event taking place on June 17 is Stand-Up for Hope at Dallas Comedy Club for its first-ever comedy show fundraiser.
Emceed by Stefan Newman, the host of Queer Factor, Stand-Up for Hope features LGBTQ+ comedians including Kim Wadsworth, Kerry Day, Charlotte Parker, Lucia Hardaway, and Jamie Zeske for a night full of laughs in celebration of Pride Month.
All funds raised will go towards the local non-profit Dallas Hope Charities whose mission is to “provide food, shelter, and a range of services for LGBTQ+ homeless youth, empowering the community with dignity, stability, and hope.”
June 23: Turn Up the Love at the AT&T Discovery District
On Friday, June 23, AT&T and Dallas Pride will unite to present Turn Up the Love, a new music event taking place at the AT&T Discovery District in Dallas.
The free event begins with an outdoor market at 5 pm before an evening of entertainment hosted by Carmen Carrera kicks off with performances by Years & Years, Wrabel, Kalechi, and more throughout the evening.
June 24: Dallas Pride Street Party
On Saturday, June 24 Dallas Pride Street Party will also become a new addition to Pride Month in Dallas. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Miller Lite, this event will take place on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, in the heart of LGBTQ+ nightlife.
There will be performances from Brody Ray, a Nashville country artist, and DJ DeLunaas well as other musical artists and entertainers.
The event will last from 5 pm until 10 pm.
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