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Guide to Downtown Columbus Pride Events – 2024

There’s no place like Downtown to celebrate Pride Month! Enjoy a variety of Pride events and activities here in Downtown Columbus.

 

Downtown Pride
June 8, 2024
Gay & Pearl Streets

Come Downtown for a day filled with music, art, entertainment, vendors and delicious food at Downtown Pride, embracing the spirit of Pride and community. Organized by Capital Crossroads & Discovery SIDs.

 

Pride Party
June 14, 2024
KEMBA! Live

Start your evening and get into the groove with the smooth Afro beats by DJ Erikk Raphael. Hosted by Ohio’s legendary performers Virginia West and Anisa Love, we are featuring over 30 entertainers. From local favorites to RuPaul’s Drag Race queens including our Miss Congeniality and now RPDR Allstar contestant Nina West and Billboard charting Voice alum Billy Gilman presented by True Q. 

 

Stonewall Columbus Pride March
June 15, 2024
Kickoff at Broad & High Streets

The first Pride march in Columbus, Ohio was held in June 1981. Only 200 people were in attendance, and some even wore bags over their heads to conceal their identities.

When we last gathered in person, in 2023, we were joined by over 22,000 marchers, representing a vast array of non-profits, activists, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, and political candidates! The event will end just outside Downtown at Goodale Park for the Pride Festival & Resource Fair. 

 

PRIDE Party on the Plaza
June 15, 2024
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Join us for a day of music, dancing, food & beverages, exclusive parade viewing, and celebration as we come together for the Stonewall Columbus Pride March.

 

Pride Anthems
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Southern Theatre

Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with a journey through the past 50 years of Pride Anthems. From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and much more, these essential songs take us from disco to the present day. The story of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality is linked to this music, which evokes the struggles, heartache, and liberation of queer lives then and now. Organized by CAPA.

 

Pride BAM
June 27, 2024
Columbus Museum of Art

Come out to the Columbus Museum of Art for an evening of pride-themed drinks, art and music featuring artist Niko Taylor and Mystic Market vendors.

 

While you’re here check out the following LGBTQ+ owned bars, restaurants and businesses Downtown:

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