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2022 Ohio LGBTQ+ Pride Guide

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When we first published our 2021 Ohio LGBTQ+ Pride Guide, we cobbled together 15 or so celebrations from across the state, dusted off our hands, and called it a day.

Then you started writing us: “Hey! You missed this one!” and “How did you forget about this one?!” 15 listings soon became 34, and that page quickly became our second most viewed page of all of 2021.

Here we are in 2022, and the number of events has grown exponentially larger with a slew of returning events and a TON of new events, which we love to see!

We are proud to present to you here our 2022 LGBTQ+ Ohio Pride Guide, a list we will keep updating as we get more information (so please e-mail us if we missed a celebration!).

Tuesday, May 24

Cincinnati Pride Night at the Fields
When: 6pm-10pm
Where: RiverCity Sports Complex East5993 Linneman St, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Info: Join Cincinnati Pride for Pride Night at the Fields as they turn out the community on a Tuesday night to cheer on our LGBTQ+ softball league, RiverCity.

Wednesday, June 1

Pride Month at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
When: The Whole Month of June
Where: Various Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Branch Locations
Info: An entire month filled with LGBTQ+ art exhibitions, poetry readings, discussion panels, make-and-take crafts, and virtual Pride storytimes at branch locations across Hamilton County. More info on their website.

Cincinnati Inclusive Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
When: 10am-10:30am
Where: Cincinnati City Hall801 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Info: Join Cincinnati Pride and the City of Cincinnati in raising the inclusive Pride Flag to honor Pride Month and the city’s ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ citizens. Sponsored with the new City of Cincinnati LGBTQ+ ERG (employee resource group).

Cincinnati Pride Kick-Off Block Party at City Hall
When: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Cincinnati City Hall801 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Info: They are anticipating closing down Plum Street between 8th and 9th streets to celebrate the beginning of Pride Month with community and allies. 

Cincinnati Pride Block Party After Party at the Birdcage
When:
7pm-11pm
Where:
The Birdcage927 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Info:
The Birdcage is the official after party spot to kick-off Pride Month following the Block Party at City Hall (above). Dance the night away with Pride and celebrate the start of June and Pride Month together!

Columbus City Hall Illumination
When: 8:30pm
Where: Columbus City Hall, 90 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Info: The festivities will begin with the annual Pride kick-off celebration, lighting of City Hall in rainbow lights, performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus and the presentation of the Steven Shellabarger Illuminator Award.

Thursday, June 2

Findlay Pride Mixer
When: TBD
Where: The Hancock Hotel, 631 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840
Info: The kick-off to a TON of Findlay Pride events. More info on their Facbeook event page.

Friday, June 3

Indian Lake Pride (Day #1)
When: 5pm – Midnight
Where: Emil Davis Park, 11618 OH-720, Lakeview, OH 43331
Info: The first annual Indian Lake Pride kicks off with food, vendors, and live entertainment for the whole family. More info on their Facebook event page.

Cincinnati Pride Community Night at Great American Ball Park
When: 6:40 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Great American Ball ParkJoe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Info: Pride Community Night at Great American Ball Park tickets are on-sale now! Get your tickets at www.reds.com/pride . The first 1,500 fans that purchase package tickets receive a souvenir Reds pride hat and a Cincinnati Pride / Reds drawstring bag – available at the game outside of the Machine Room.

Dayton Affair on the Square
When: 6pm – 10pm
Where: Courthouse Square, 24 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, OH
Info: The Affair On the Square is the kick off to Dayton PRIDE 2022. filled with great music, food and fun. The theme of Dayton LGBTQ+ Pride 2022 is “Here’s to Us……..” They want you to fill in the ‘……..’ because Pride is yours. More info on their website.

Flat Out Pride – Official Pride in the CLE Party
When: 7pm – Midnight
Where: Flats East Bank, Old River Road & W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Info: Join the Flats East Bank and Lago Custom Events for Flat Out Pride – the official PRIDE IN THE CLE KICK-OFF & AFTER PARTY! Flat Out Pride will include a night of music, food & drinks, and entertainment, with a special celebrity appearance. More info on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, June 4

Bellefontaine PRIDE Block Party
When: 9am – 2:30am
Where: The Olive Tree, 121 West Chillicothe Avenue, Bellefontaine, 43311
Info: First annual event features ALL DAY Music, Food, Drinks, Games, and More! 10am-3pm: Sip & Shop with Dee W. Ieye! VIP Shoppers Ticket Available! 8pm-11pm Comedy Night With The Queens. Host Blonde Vanity. 12am-2:30am Live Performance & After Party featuring The Lucky Banisters. More info on their Facebook event page.

Findlay Pride 
When: 10am – 9pm
Where: Riverside Park (Parade), Crawford Street (After Party)
Info: This will be the 20th(!) annual celebration of Findlay’s Pride and the day’s events include yoga, a volleyball tournament, the Pride Parade, and the Pride Afterparty. More info on their website and Facebook event page.

Delaware Ohio Pride Festival 2022
When: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Where: Boardman Arts Park, 154 W William St, Delaware, OH 43015
Info: More than 40 vendors will be on hand at the free, family-friendly festival. Entertainment includes two drag shows and performances by Levi Brown, the Lucky Penny Sisters and Isis Yasmeen. A children’s area will have crafts, games, story times, face painting, two appearances by Nate the Magician, and the YMCA’s gaga pit. Food trucks will provide a variety of refreshments. Parking is available in the Ohio Wesleyan University parking lot across William Street, off of Liberty Street. More info on their website.

Hamilton Ohio Pride
When:  11am (Pride March), Noon (Pride Festival, 6pm (Pride Concert)
Where:
Marcum Park, Hamilton, OH
Info: This will be the second annual Pride event for Hamilton Ohio. he all-day celebration is made up of three components: a Pride March starting at 11am, a Pride Festival starting at Noon, and a Pride Concert starting at 6pm. All three events are hosted in Downtown Hamilton, centered around the Marcum Park area and are FREE for all to attend. More info on their website or Facebook event page.

Dayton LGBTQ+ Pride Festival
When: Noon
Where: Courthouse Square, Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Info: Join the largest and longest running Pride celebration in the area! Dayton LGBTQ+ Pride brings our community together to be their authentic selves! They’ll have nearly 70 vendors, a handful of food trucks, the always popular beer truck, and four hours of the best local and regional live entertainment. More info on their Facebook event page.

Pride in the Park (Mid-Ohio Valley)
When: Noon – 4pm
Where: Parkersburg Bandshell, 1920 Park Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Info: OUT MOV presents Pride in the Park, featuring live music, interactive art, community organizations, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. More info on their Facebook event page.

Pride in the CLE 2022
When: Noon – 6pm
Where: Downtown Cleveland March in streets of Cleveland, ends at Malls B & C for Pride festival
Info: The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland will be again be hosting a march and Pride celebration for the first time since 2019. Having had the largest Pride on record, with over 30,000 attendees at their last march and festival, they now look to celebrate in the expanse of Cleveland’s historic Malls B & C! More info on their website.

Indian Lake Pride (Day #2)
When: Noon to Midnight
Where: Emil Davis Park, 11618 OH-720, Lakeview, OH 43331
Info: The first annual Indian Lake Pride continues with more food, vendors, and live entertainment for the whole family. And a hot air balloon…weather permitting. More info on their Facebook event page.

Flat Out Pride – Official Pride in the CLE Party
When: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Flats East Bank, Old River Road & W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Info: Join the Flats East Bank and Lago Custom Events for Flat Out Pride – the official PRIDE IN THE CLE KICK-OFF & AFTER PARTY! Flat Out Pride will include a night of music, food & drinks, and entertainment, with a special celebrity appearance. More info on their Facebook event page.

Sunday, June 5

Dayton 7th Annual Running with Pride 5k Run/Walk
When: Registration at 7:30 am; Race Starts at 9:00 am
Where: Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Rd, Dayton, OH 45404
Info: With proceeds benefiting Dayton PFLAG, this event will be a fun way to support the LGBTQ+ community. Tickets are $25 per person; go here to learn more and register for this exciting event!

Findlay Pride Brunch
When: 11am
Where: Findlay Inn, 200 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio
Info: Join in for Drag Queen Bingo & Brunch at the Findlay Inn on Sunday, June 5th from 11 am-2 pm. Our MC for the event will be Cherry Poppins from Dayton. A cash bar will be available and prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. $35 gets you brunch, bingo, and a smashing good time! More info on the Facebook event page.

Rainbow Love: Worthington Pride
When: Noon – 6pm
Where: Worthington Village Green, 951 High Street, Worthington, Ohio, 43085
Info: Lots of great booths highlighting LGBTQ+ organizations, hands-on activities & crafts, food and local shopping specials, live music from Columbus Pride Band, and a Drag Queen story time with Soy Queen. More info on their Facebook event page.

Upper Arlington Pride 2022
When: 1pm – 5pm
Where: The Mallway at Old Arlington, 1953 S. Mallway Drive, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Info: Upper Arlington’s second ever Pride is on for 2022! Bigger and brighter right on the Mallway, this family friendly, outdoor, rain or shine event will celebrate our LGBTQ+ community and allies featuring food trucks, live music and entertainment, games, and educational organizations. More info on the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, June 7

Medina Pride Photo Shoot
When: 6pm – 7pm
Where: Medina Town Square
Info: Come help celebrate the historic, first-ever event of PRIDE flags all around the Medina Square! A photoshoot where ALL are invited!

Friday, June 10

Pride Shabbat (Beachwood)
When: 5:30 (Pre-oneg), 6pm (Services)
Where: Suburban Temple-Kol Ami (22401 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH, 44112)
Info: All are welcome to this annual tradition. Please join us at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-oneg gathering and services at 6 p.m. A beautiful evening of worship and reflection guaranteed. More info on their website.

New Richmond Pride Festival (Day #1)
When: 6pm – 9pm
Where: New Richmond Bandstand on the River, 116 Susanna Way, New Richmond, OH 45157
Info: Day #1 of New Richmond’s first ever Pride Festival, featuring a bar crawl, a corn hole tournament, and live music. More info on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, June 11

Westerville PRIDE
When: 9am – Noon
Where:  Westerville City Hall Green, 21 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081
Info: Celebrate Westerville’s 2nd annual PRIDE event at City Hall Green in conjunction with the Westerville Farmers Market! Bring the little ones for PRIDE story time, participate in community art, and enjoy performances from the Westerville HS theater students. More info on their Facebook event page.

Central Ohio Reconciling Ministries PRIDE Festival (Columbus)
When: 11am – 2pm
Where: Bethel International UMC, 1220 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio
Info: Bethel International UMC is hosting their 2nd Central Ohio Reconciling Ministries PRIDE Festival. They Pride Month is a time to break down barriers of judgment and exclusion, and celebrate Christ’s inclusive love of all people. Bring a blanket or chair for music and food on the lawn. The festival will go on rain or shine, so come prepared to have fun in any weather. More info on their Facebook event page.

2022 Lake County Pride
When: 11am – 4 pm
Where: Lake County History Center 415 Riverside Dr, Painseville, OH 44077
Info: The LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County is hosting their second annual, family-friendly Pride celebration, complete with food trucks, drag queens, performers, bands, and vendors. Other forms of entertainment for all ages will be present, including stilt walkers, magicians, balloon animals, bubbles, and a foam party. More info on their Pride website.

New Richmond Pride Festival (Day #2)
When: 11am – 7pm
Where: New Richmond Bandstand on the River, 116 Susanna Way, New Richmond, OH 45157
Info: Day #2 of New Richmond’s first ever Pride Festival, featuring vendors, live music and family fun. More info on their Facebook event page.

Hilliard Pride
When:
Noon to 3pm
Where: Station Park, 4021 Main Street, Hilliard, Ohio
Info: Live music, activities, booths, family fun, and more!! Music headliner is The Shaun Booker Dammit Band. Tons of family-friendly activities for everyone!

Fayette County PRIDE
When: Noon to 6pm
Where: 216 E Court St, Washington Court House, OH 43160-1302
Info: A wonderful celebration with music, vendors, and *SO* much community joy. More info on their Facebook event page.

Marysville Pride Fest
When: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Memorial Health Pavilion, E 6th St, Marysville, OH
Info: A Family-Friendly gathering to support our LGBTQ+ kids and residents and to make a stand against discrimination and bullying in Marysville. More info on their Facebook events page.

Pride Ashtabula County 2022
When: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 127 N Elm St, Jefferson, OH 44047
Info: The LGBTQ+ Coalition of Ashtabula County is celebrating the second annual Pride of Ashtabula County this year! For more info, go to their Facebook page.

Stark Pride Festival (Canton)
When: 3pm – 10pm
Where: Canton Centennial Plaza, 330 Court Ave NW, Canton, Ohio
Info: This inaugural festival will bring together the LGBTQ+ community of Stark County and surrounding areas to celebrate our diversity and rich cultural history, promote visibility and belongingness, educate, entertain, and welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. More info on their Facebook event page.

Sunday, June 12

Chillicothe First Capital PRIDE Coalition: Drag Brunch!
When: 11am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Where: Fifty West Brewing Company, 1 N Paint St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Info: Chillicothe’s first ever drag brunch. Tickets are priced at $10, and include one free drink. More info on their Facebook page.

New Richmond Pride Festival (Day #3)
When: 11am – 7pm
Where: New Richmond Bandstand on the River, 116 Susanna Way, New Richmond, OH 45157
Info: Day #3 of New Richmond’s first ever Pride Festival, featuring vendors, live music and family fun. More info on their Facebook event page.

Portsmouth Pride
When: 11am – 2pm
Where: Tracy Park 9th Street, Gay StreetPortsmouth, OH
Info: Portsmouth Pride is back after a two year hiatus. Join in for some family friendly fun and a few hours of great music, dancing and fabulous drag performances! More info on their Facebook event page

Coshocton LGBT+ Pride
When: 3pm – 8pm
Where: ArtPark, 325 Main St, Coshocton, OH 43812
Info: Most definitely come on over for this inaugural celebration of Coshocton and the surrounding areas LGBT+ community! More info on their Facebook event page.

Dublin Pride Walk
When: 8:30pm
Where: Riverside Crossing Park (6635 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH)
Info: Gather at 8:30 PM for a brief Pride program to be followed by Dublin’s annual Pride Walk across the Dublin Link Bridge. More info on their Facebook event page.

Tuesday, June 14

Medina Pride Picnic and Chalk Art
When: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Medina Square, Downtown Medina
Info: Grab your picnic basket and blanket, and friends and family, and join OutSupport in their Pride on the Square! All are welcomed! Bring your own picnic, or grab some takeout from any of the restaurants on the Square and enjoy dinner together! Also, Chalk the Square! Show your artistic PRIDE! Dessert and chalk provided! More info on their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, June 15

Black Wellness is Black Pride: A Cincinnati Black Pride Town Hall
When: 6pm – 8pm
Where: e19 Lounge Bar & Discothèque, 1905 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Info: Co-sponsored by Equitas Health. More info on their website.

Thursday, June 16

Black Alphabet Film Festival
When: 5pm – 10pm
Info: Facilitated discussion of feature films. Discussing Feature Selection: BLACK AS UR. More info on their website.

Friday, June 17

Stonewall Columbus Pride Community Festival & Resource Fair 
When: 4pm – 10pm
Where: Gooddale Park, 120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215
Info: Music, food, vendors, and community all come together for one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the Midwest. More info on their Facebook page.

Saturday, June 18

Columbus Pride March
When: Step-off at 10:30 am
Where: Broad Street & High Street, traveling north on High St. toward Goodale Park
Info: The first Pride march in Columbus, Ohio was held in June 1981. This year, we celebrate 41 years of PRIDE in Columbus and everyone is encouraged to get their feet a’walking. More info on their website

Colors+ Youth Center 3rd Annual Pride Walk 2022
When: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Colors+ Youth Center Parking Lot, 21430, Lorain Rd Suite 400 Fairview Park, OH 44126
Info: Walk or run for one mile in person, or participate in virtual walks or runs, during this fundraising campaign! Proceeds will support Colors+ Youth Center and its programming to support LGBTQ+ youth. Register here for this exciting event!

Stonewall Columbus Pride Community Festival & Resource Fair 
When: 11am – 8pm
Where: Gooddale Park, 120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215
Info: Music, food, vendors, and community all come together for one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the Midwest. More info on their Facebook page.

West Liberty Pride Parade & Celebration
When: 
Noon – 6pm
Where: The corners of Detroit & Columbus Streets (to watch the Parade), Lion’s Park (the Celebration)
Info: The Parade across town kicks off at noon, immediately followed by a celebration at Lion’s Park (76 Township Rd 174, West Liberty, OH 43357) with vendors, music, food, and love. Join in to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility and Pride right there in Logan County! More info on their Pride Parade and Pride Celebration Facebook event pages.

Full Spectrum Pride in the Valley Festival
When: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Courthouse Square, 161 High St. NW, Warren, OH 44481
Info: Full Spectrum Outreach (Mahoning Valley’s LGBTQIA+ Center) is hosting Pride in the Valley, a festival complete with vendors, live entertainment, a pride parade, inflatables, carnival games, drag shows, food and drinks, and more! This festival will bring people of all ages together to have fun and support the community. More info on their website.

Mx. Juneteenth
When: Noon – 6pm
Where: Blk Punx Press – 4701 Perkins Ave, Cleveland, OH
Info: Mx. Juneteenth: A Black & Queer Liberation Celebration is back! Mx. Juneteenth will feature live music, drag performances from local talent, art, free community, and harm reduction resources, local vendors, food, and educational workshops. More info on their Facebook event page.

Geauga Pride
When: 2-8pm
Where: Chardon Square, 100 Short Ct. St, Chardon
Info: Dancing, vendors, mom hugs, face painting, food, free speech forum, speakers, voter registration, and even a marriage ceremony will all be offered at this Pride event. E-mail geaugapride2022@gmail.com for participating in the marriage ceremony or with any questions.

Sunday, June 19

35th Bat-N-Rouge (Columbus)
When: Noon – 6pm
Where: Dodge Park, 667 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-4478
Info: Spend your Pride Sunday with CLGSA as Bat-N-Rouge returns for their 35th(!) year, which promises to be their biggest, draggiest, most fun game yet! Come cheer on CLGSA players turned drag queens as they play a softball game to fundraise for their league and raise money for charity. THey’ll have beer+food trucks and plenty of entertainment. Information on the event can be found on their website or Facebook event page.

Tuesday, June 21

Inclusive Fairborn: How to Be an Ally to Your LGBTQ+ Child
When: 7pm
Where: Virtual Event. Click here to register.
Info: A discussion panel focused on the importance of LGBTQ+ affirming behaviors and concrete examples of how to support and affirm LGBTQ+ youth, how to use LGBTQ-inclusive language, and how to build skills for talking about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression comfortably. More info on their Facebook page

Thursday, June 23

Multifaith PRIDE Celebration (Cincinnati)
When: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Hebrew Union College Temple in Clifton, 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404
Info: Cohosted by over 30 faith-based/belief-based organizations from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, this event features a service and  the featured guest for the evening is Pastor Lesley Jones from Trust & Destiny. More info on their Facebook event page.

Friday, June 24

Sandusky Pride Festival
When: 2pm – 11pm
Where: 108 E Water St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2524
Info: Music, Shows, and Competitions on the Main Stage until 11:00pm. Visit their Facebook event page for more info.

Pride in the Park (Wooster)
When: 5pm – 9pm
Where: Christmas Run Park, located at W Bowman Ave. and Woodland Ave.
Info: Don’t be a drag, be a Queen and join us as we celebrate Pride in Wooster! Bring your biggest, brightest rainbows and come prepared to have a great time! Pride knows no age — This event is open to everyone and will be kid friendly. There will be music, activities and games, and a “best rainbows” contest. Drag is also encouraged! If anyone wants to turn this into a picnic, bring food! More info on their Facebook event page.

2022 Middletown Pride
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Governor’s Square Park, Central Ave and, S Broad St, Middletown, OH 45042
Info: Middletown’s 4th annual Pride celebration will give the community a chance to celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ community! Glitter is optional, but amazing attitudes and kind spirits are mandatory. More info on their Facebook event page.

Pride Night with the Lake Erie Crushers
When: 7pm – 10pm
Where: Mercy Health Stadium, 2009 Baseball BoulevardAvon, OH, 44011
Info: Join LGBTQ+ Lorain County at Mercy Health Stadium on Friday, June 24 starting at 7:05 pm. Arrive early to see local drag queen Kaydence Jayne sing the national anthem and throw the first pitch! Bring cash to participate in a 50/50 raffle, connect with LGBTQ+ Lorain County and more! More info on their website.

Saturday, June 25

First Annual Defiance Pride Walk
When: 10am
Where: Start at UCC, 950 Webster St, Defiance, OH 43512
Info: An inaugural event for this northwest Ohio city. Streets will be closed for this walk that starts and ends at the UCC. And there will be a resource fair as part of the experience. More info on their Facebook event page.

Minerva Park Pride
When: 10am to Noon
Where: Minerva Park Pool, Valley Rd, Minerva Park, OH 43231
Info: A first annual event! Event will have food, entertainment, resources and community groups, and of course, a pool party! The event is free and open to all. More info on their website.

Clobbered!  (Mayfield Village)
When: 10am
Where: St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 435 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Village, OH 44143
Info: This is the first annual Pride event for St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in Mayfield Village. How should you respond when someone weaponizes the Bible against the LGBTQ+ community? Join Russ Tripi, a professor of Queer Theology at John Carroll University, for this free workshop on how to deconstruct the biblical passages that are often used to combat gay and lesbian people. Register at www.SaintBartOhio.org

Yellow Springs Pride Annual Parade
When: Parade Line-up is at 11:00 for a parade that starts at Noon
Where: Yellow Springs, Ohio (parade route TBD)
Info: Check out Yellow Springs Pride to learn more about its Pride parade, complete with decorations, floats, and an array of contests!

Celina Pride
When: 11am – 8pm
Where: The Red Tent on Lakeshore Avenue & the Ash St. shelter house
Info: music, vendors, drag queens, food, dancing, testimonials, a march through town, speeches, and more. More info on their Facebook event page.

Lorain County Pride Picnic
When: Noon to 3pm
Where: Oberlin Recreation Complex, 225 West Hamilton Road, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Info: Join LGBTQ+ Lorain County for a 2022 Pride Picnic event! See vendors, hear music, connect with your neighbors. This event is free to attend and free giveaways will also be available. More info on their website.

Zanesville Pride 2022
When: Noon to 5pm
Where: Zane’s Landing Park, West End of Market Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Info: A day of togetherness. Come out and express yourself. Have fun enjoy friends and a nice day together. Shop local from vendors and Enjoy a show from a few of the local Queens. Remember to bring a chair. and if you want to set up a pop up that is great as well for some shade. More info on their Facebook event page.

Cincinnati Pride Parade & Festival
When: Noon to 9pm
Where: Sawyer Point, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Info: From its first Pride event in 1973 to now, Cincinnati has had a strong history of serving the community with Pride events. Come join this free, family-friendly, fun event for EVERYONE. Food, vendors, and performances from headliners Shea Diamond, Jordy, Alex Newell, & Daya. More info on their Facebook event page.

Pride Youngstown Festival
When: 
Noon to 9pm
Where: Youngstown Amphitheater in Downtown Youngstown
Info: An all-day extravaganza of entertainment, food and vendors. The Pride Youngstown Festival prides themselves in having social vendors, so if theres a question on a particular issue, they will more than likely have someone set up to answer those questions for you. (ex: PFLAG, health department, etc). More info on their Facebook page.

Sandusky Pride Parade and Day #2 of Festival
When: Noon to Midnight
Where: 108 E Water St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2524
Info: Parade kicks off the day. Then on the main stage, expect a rotation of over the top live performances! From our All Star Performers and live bands. (Including a performance by ShaVazz the Weirdo ft. DJ Chosen). From 10:00pm-12:00am, there is a Downtown Block party with DJ Sammijo! With light performers! More info on their Facebook event page.

Reynoldsburg Pride Celebration
When: 4pm – 8pm
Where: Huber Park 1640 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Info: The Reynoldsburg Pride Celebration is a community celebration to empower and bring awareness to the intersectional lives of the LGBTQ+ community. The event features music, food trucks, arts/crafts vendors, community groups, and a pet parade. More info on their Facebook event page.

Granville Pride Parade & Festival
When: 4:30pm – 7pm
Where: Denison University, Campus Green on west Broadway
Info: At 4:30pm, speakers address the crowd before the parade takes to the street at 5pm. Groups are encouraged to create themes, costumes and signs! Anyone with any marching or musical talent??? They would love some music in the parade. Small floats and art cars, dancing and drag strongly encouraged!!! After the Parade (around 5:30pm), they’ll have music, performers, booths, and experiences for the entire family! More info on their Facebook event page.

Sunday, June 26

Pride in Geauga County
When: 1pm – 5pm
Where: Century Village, South of Burton Square, 14653 E. Park Street, Burton, Ohio
Info: Geauga SOGI Support Network is pleased to announce Geauga Pride in Burton! This family-friendly event will include games, music, and food! Come to learn, obtain resource information, engage, and celebrate! More info on their website.

Sandusky Pride Concert
When: 3pm
Where: 108 E Water St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2524
Info: New this year is this amazing concert with featured performers Paula Cole, Sophie B. Hawkins and Ohio’s own Diana Chittester. More info on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, July 9

Dayton Black Pride Parade & Festival
When: 11am – 6pm
Where: McIntosh Park, Edwin C. Moses Blvd. and W Riverview Ave
Into: They are back for year #2! The day includes a lively parade starting at Courthouse Square at 11:30am, hosted by the world-renowned Cheery Poppins! The festival will include live entertainment, vendors, food truck, and fellowship! More info on their Facebook event page.

Fremont Ohio Pride and Festival
When: Parade starts at 11am with the Festival to follow at Noon
Where:
Walsh Park, 610 Morrison St, Fremont, OH 43420
Info:This year will be the second annual Fremont Pride Festival. Join the community for local and out of town entertainment, food, drinks and more! This is an all ages event and ALL are welcome. More info on their Facebook page.

Saturday, August 13th

Mansfield Pride Parade & Festival
When:
11am (Parade), Noon – 7pm (Festival)
Where: Park Avenue East to Main Street (Parade), Central Park in downtown Mansfield (Festival)
Info: Parade kicks off at 11am, followed by a Festival which includes: Multiple drag show performances, Music by DJ Doug, Kids Zone, Bands, and Vendors: shops, food, education. More info on their Facebook event page.

Friday, August 19th

Toledo Pride – Kick-Off
When: 6pm – 10pm
Where: Promenade Park 400 Water St, Toledo, OH
Info: Join us for Toledo Pride – Kick-Off held at Promenade Park with live music and drag shows. More info on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, August 20

First Capital PRIDE Festival (Chillicothe)
When: 10am – 2pm
Where: Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe
Info: Celebrate Chillicothe PRIDE at the 2nd annual PRIDE Festival in Yoctangee Park. 10:30am: PRIDE Walk, to the Courthouse, followed by speeches and entertainment, food trucks, and vendor tables. All ages are welcome and free admission. More info on their Facebook event page.

Toledo Pride Parade & Main Event
When: Noon (Parade)
Where: Adams Street in Downtown Toledo (Parade), Promenade Park at 250 Water Street (Main Event)
Info: After the parade marches down Adams street, join the main event festival for vendors, live music, entertainers, and more at Promenade Park. More info on their Facebook events page.

Sunday, August 21

Toledo Pride Big Rainbow Brunch Crawl
When: 2pm – 5pm
Where: Adams Street
Info: There is a one-time fee of $5 for a wristband, which gets you food at each of the participating bars. Each bar/restaurant has a special drinks and dish with a rainbow color theme. More info on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, August 27

Akron Pride Festival & Equity March
When: 10am – 10pm
Where: Downtown Akron Main Street
Info: Join in on one of the biggest Prides in Ohio as the Festival & Equity March take over downtown Akron. Enjoy local and national entertainers, exhibitors, interactive children’s area, food trucks, nosh and so much more!  More info on their Facebook event page.

September 22-25

Columbus Melanin Pride
When: September 22-25
Where: Columbus, OH
Info: A 3-day event created by and for LGBTQ+ people who are Black and POC. Organizers say it’s Pride celebration that “amplifies Black/POC LGBTQ+ and puts our Melanin Magic on display.” More info on their Facebook page.

Friday, September 30

Pride in GC Weekend – The Block Party!
When: 5pm – 11pm
Where: Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Info: Friday night of Pride in GC is a block party on Broadway! More info on their Facebook event page.

People’s Lighting of the Licking County Court House
When: 7:30pm
Where: 20 S 2nd St, Newark, OH 43055-5602
Info: Join in to light up the Licking County Court House in preparation for the 2022 Newark Ohio Pride Festival. Meet on the west side of the building at 7:30 PM. Bring your own high-powered flashlight and organizers will provide the color gels! More info on their Facebook page.

Saturday, October 1

Pride in GC Weekend – The Passport
When: 10am – 10pm
Where: Grove City
Info: All Saturday, participating businesses and organizations will have activities, discounts, events and more in both family and adult categories! You get to choose your own adventure! More info on their Facebook event page.

Newark Pride Festival
When: Noon to 6pm
Where: Canal Market District at 36 E Canal Street, Newark, Ohio
Info: This family-friendly pride festival will feature live music and performances, guest speakers, local artists and vendors, community resources, local food, beer garden, dance party, and much more! More info on their Facebook page.

Saturday, October 8

Columbus Community Pride Festival
When: Noon to 8pm
Where: Mayme Moore Park, 835 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43203
Info: Columbus Community Pride is an annual LGBTQIA+ Pride celebration that truly centers QTIPOC, fights state-sanctioned violence, and takes no corporate sponsorship. Community Pride is by and for the most marginalized in the LGBTQIA+ community. There will also There will be Community Pride events throughout the month of June, and after Pride Month, events will resume in September & October right before the festival! Keep up with all of their events by following them on Instagram and Facebook.

Cleveland’s Pride Ride
When: TBD
Where: Edgewater Park
Info: Pride festivities will continue into October with the Pride Ride! Through this event, people are encouraged to decorate their cars and drive through the city of Cleveland. 🔥 

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Cassidy Naypauer is a future Speech-Language Pathologist who has always been passionate about writing, languages, and travel. She double-majored in speech pathology and Spanish at Miami University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in speech pathology at Baldwin Wallace University.

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