Your 7-Day Pittsburgh Pride Forecast!

You're gonna be busy. Pace yourself.

Pittsburgh Pride season officially kicks off this Sunday and we have your complete 7-day Pittsburgh Pride event lineup. You’re gonna be busy!

Don’t forget!

Sunday, May 26

Bigger Gayer Picnic

This Memorial Day weekend marks the return of a Pittsburgh LGBTQ tradition, the BIGGER GAYER PICNIC. A must-attend for anyone 18 and older, the event offers those 21 and over the option to drink, provided they bring proper ID.

Admission grants access to a sumptuous picnic buffet with a variety of options, including delicious vegan selections. In addition to the food, guests will be treated to a phenomenal drag extravaganza starting at 4pm.

For those feeling thirsty, the bars will offer a range of favorite cocktails, beers, and seltzers. Complimentary soft drinks and water will also be readily available to keep everyone hydrated.

It’s important to consume responsibly and plan ahead for a safe journey home—never drink and drive.

Featuring performances by: Judas Elliot, Mykul J. Valentine, Miss Georgia Bea Cummings, Akasha L. Van-Cartier, Trista Storm, Victoria L. Van Cartier, and Luna La Creme.

P Town Pride Pageant

Celebrate Mr. P Town Pride 2023, Joey Young, at the P Town Pride Pageant on May 26th.

Interested in entering? Registration begins at 8pm, with the pageant starting at 9pm. For registration packets, please contact Joey Young at josephyoungmgmt@gmail.com or Timmie Ryan at timme83@gmail.com.

The excitement is building, and we can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the stage!

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day at Lucky’s

Join Nancy and our friends at Lucky’s on Memorial Day for free hot dogs, salads, desserts, and munchies AND free giveaways. Nancy always takes care of us!

Wednesday, May 29

Match Gayme Pride Kick-off at City Winery

Alistair McQueen rejoins the Match Gayme family, stepping into the role of Pee Wee Herman for the next Match Gayme Pride Kick-Off Edition: Pee-Wee’s Playhouse! The full cast is set, but we’re keeping a few surprises under wraps until show night.

Thursday, May 30

Too Hot for July

Too Hot for July (TH4J), the annual FREE HIV awareness event, is hosted by AIDS Free Pittsburgh in partnership with True T Pgh. The event will feature trailblazer and Tony Award winner Alex Newell, DJ sets and performances from local artists, free and confidential HIV/STI testing and MPox vaccines, a health fair and marketplace, ballroom-inspired battles with cash prizes, a cash bar by Spirit, food trucks, and more. Too Hot for July is free and open to the public.

5801 Queer Comedy Showcase

5801 kicks off Pride Weekend with their first Queer Comedy Showcase, hosted by the fabulous Joe MyGosh! This event features some of the funniest local talents, including Miss National Comedy Queens Vivian Vendetta-Sinclaire (2024) and Dixie Surewood (2018), along with the hilarious stand-up performances of Dwayne Duke and Chrissy Costa. There is a $5 cover for all of 5801’s weekend events, with proceeds benefiting the Hugh Lane Wellness Center.

All weekend long with 5801?

Friday, May 31

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 1

@ Allegheny Commons Park West

The 2024 Pride festivities will kick off on May 31st, once again basking in the greenery and ambiance of Allegheny Commons Park West. Starting at 1pm, attendees can enjoy entertainment, vendors, food, games, and arts and crafts.

Free concert! First Ladies of Disco and Riley Knoxx at 5:30 PM

Featuring performances throughout the day by Matty Malloy, Inner Circle Avenue, PRPL CHLD, Quinto Smith, Adaline, Lillet Rose, Dreams of Hope, Hott Toddie, Alise King, Payton 3.0, Imani, Bonnie & the Mere Mortals, Krystal Evette, Latenite Vega, M is for Motion, Fierce Danny, Genie Williams, Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2024, Pinky and Clementine, Tommi Aura, Diony Sus, Cassie Lane, Jenn DeSantis, Miss Cassidy Creates, MZ Judy, Gabrielle, Renaissance City Choir, Jared Vasquez, Emma Viivacam and Alisabeth Von Presley.

Pride on the Shore Day 1

@ Stage AE

With two days and three stages, Pride on the Shore 2024 promises to be the best yet! Check out the two jam-packed nights of performances.

Crush Hour Pride Kickoff

Join Crush Hour for their annual Pride weekend celebrations at 5801, starting at 5PM! The party heats up with special guest DJ @dj_eesh kicking off the Sapphic Sessions dance party at 8PM. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Dancing Queen: Pride Disco Dance Party

Keep the disco going after the free Pittsburgh Pride concert by heading to P Town for an outdoor event featuring Pittsburgh’s top disco, funk, and dance band, Dancing Queen. They will be playing hits from the 70s and 80s from 9 PM to midnight. Meanwhile, inside the bar, DJ Winston will keep the party going with dance music from 10 PM to 2 AM. Get your bell bottoms, pride gear, and dancing shoes ready for a night you won’t want to miss!

Brewer’s Pride Kickoff Party

The Underground at Brewer’s promises a night filled with vibrant dancing, delightful Jell-O shots, wonderful drink specials, and mesmerizing go-go dancers! With no cover charge, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather friends for a night to remember. The event will be hosted by the fabulous Envy Sinn, with music provided by the talented DJ Hot Toddie.

Saturday, June 1

Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade!

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 2

After the 51st Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade celebrate the afternoon at Allegheny Commons Park West at Lake Elizabeth for the Pittsburgh Pride Festival all afternoon long!

And then enjoy a FREE concert with Tamar Braxton at 7PM!

Performances all afternoon long featuring Sara Bellum, Paytra, Brianna Musco, Parker Matthews, Diiviine, JLine, ShugMac, Varb, Royale-X, Mook Dawg, Olympia, Ayana Sade, Peaches, Southside Sam, DJ Tony Ruiz, J. Santino, Romeo Harp, Bryce Bowyn, Bree Gearhart, Jesse Factor, DJ John Gordon, Dreams of Hope, Qu Ike, Belair Banks, Brute Scandal, Peter Pansy, Delilah Du Mort, Lexi Agona, Mary Muerte, Arnite Simone, Roy Gloeckl, Big Foot, Senseishun, Dyke Tyson, Choze, Jowork, Ethan Soza, Kato, DJ NoFear, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, Thrillda Swinton, and DJ Dre.

Jellyfish Pride Part 1

@ Spirit

Jellyfish is, foremost, a queer party for all across the queer & trans spectrum and allies. No B.S. (racism, transphobic or homophobic comments, etc.) tolerated, and thank you in advance for looking out for one another

Pride Trifecta

P Town’s going all out on Saturday!

  • Front Bar: DJ Barry will host a Karaoke party from 9 PM to 2 AM.
  • Outside: DJ PRPL CHLD will host a Glow Party from 10 PM to 2 AM.
  • Baum Shelter: Elijah will host Jocks and Cocks, an event where attendees can wear their favorite jocks and be ready to strip down and dance the night away. Clothing check will be available from 10 PM to 2 AM.

Cover Charge: $5

Premier Pride Fetish Party: Bear & Pup Takeover

Join the Premier Fetish Party at Brewers with the Bear and Pup Takeover, featuring hot and beefy performances by Danbear, Gage, Pup Shredder, Brock Jasper, and Max Turner. The show kicks off at 10:30 PM.

Enjoy drink specials, shotboys, pup mosh, and beats from DJ Tony Ruiz for the ultimate Pride party of the season.

Show your wild side and celebrate your pride—everyone is welcome, and there’s no cover charge.

5801’s Icons of Pride Drag Show

Get ready to slay as some of Pittsburgh’s fiercest entertainers take to the Maryland Avenue Stage during 5801’s biggest Pride celebration ever! Join the crowd for an electrifying drag show featuring iconic LGBTQ+ anthems and unforgettable performances. Hosted by Dixie Surewood, the event will showcase talents such as Alora Chateaux, Sasha Nolan, October, Calipso, Max Starvania, Joey Young, Leia Way LeStat, and Chi Chi deVivre.

The event has a $5 cover for all weekend events, with proceeds benefiting the Hugh Lane Wellness Center.

And after the icons: DJ ADAM WRIGHT

Vain: Pittsburgh Pride featuring RAJA

It’s the final VAIN by Lola LeCroix

A night of glamour and celebration featuring the one and only RAJA, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Prepare for an unforgettable evening filled with fierce performances, fabulous music, and an abundance of love and PRIDE.

Let’s make this the best Pride yet and party the night away together one last time.

Real Hot Girl Shit: Pride Edition

Real Hot Girl Shit is THIQUE and arrives just in time for Pride weekend. on June 1, 9pm-2am, directly following Cherry Bomb Day Party at Trace Brewing, cross the street and join resident DJ huny xo and resident host Gege at COBRA for one very dope night.

Pittsburgh Pride with Honcho

It’s PGH Pride Weekend and we’re doing it right with the Honcho crew, b2b all night long. Hot Mass is an all-night, anything goes club built beneath Club Pittsburgh, aka Pittsburgh’s last operating gay bath house

Sunday, June 2

Pittsburgh Pride: Bloomfield Festival

Pittsburgh Pride moves festivities over to Bloomfield to wrap up the weekend.

Free concert with Real XMan.

Featuring performances by Manny DiBiachi, Be Gay [Do Crime], Heading North, Nekeith, Warren Munroe, Jiggy Draco, Hazell Azzer, Johnni Cash + King Blue, Saiko Kastelliano, DJ NoFear, Lexaterestrial, Miss Money, Neek Jame, Barbados Black, May A Universe featuring Lys Scott, Boom Balenciaga, Jay Dashay, DJ Tony Ruiz, Giselle, King Perk, Hollywood Kayoo, Princess Nostalgia, Quinton Montero, Nico X KJO X Malfunkshin, Odd Atrocity, Cokeworks, Medino Green, Ms. Tiza, and Oliver Halo.

Loud & Proud Music Festival

The Loud & Proud Music Festival will kick off at 1pm and run through 9pm at the outdoor space adjacent to Ormsby Avenue Cafe. The venue is located at 402 Ormsby Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Tickets for the Loud & Proud Music Festival can be purchased in advance online for $12 and for $15 on the day of the event.

Pride on the Shore Day 2

@ Stage AE

With two days and three stages, Pride on the Shore 2024 promises to be the best yet! Check out the two jam-packed nights of performances.

Honcho Pride Boat Party

Get ready for the most anticipated queer party in Pittsburgh all year: the Honcho Pride boat party. Picture 500 partygoers on a boat at sunset, with a top-notch 4-corner sound system. This event takes revelers up and down all three Pittsburgh rivers, showcasing the city’s quirkiest sights. From waterslides in front of factories to abandoned concrete towers on islands, and incline railways scaling Mt. Washington, the scenery will leave you in awe. There’s no better way to see the city than on this epic boat party.

Jim Sheppard is a resident of Downtown Pittsburgh. Jim served as a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission which investigates instances of discrimination in the City of Pittsburgh and recommends necessary protections in our City Code to provide all people in Pittsburgh with equal opportunities. He has worked for Pittsburgh City Council, the Pittsburgh Mayor, and the Allegheny County Controller. For five years he was the President of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (He / Him / His)