Your Ultimate Weekend Guide to Pride

It will be the biggest Pittsburgh Pride weekend ever!

Here’s everything you need to know about Pittsburgh Pride weekend 2023, kicking off June 1 through June 4.

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Thursday, June 1

Too Hot for July

(5 – 11pm at Klvn Coffee Lab) FREE!

Presented by Aids Free Pittsburgh & True T Pittsburgh as part of Pittsburgh Pride Revolution.

Too Hot for July (TH4J): The annual FREE HIV awareness event is hosted by AIDS Free Pittsburgh, in partnership with True T Pgh. As 2023 marks the 42nd anniversary of the first official report on HIV/AIDS, TH4J will honor those lost to HIV/AIDS while celebrating the advancements in prevention and treatment that can end the epidemic.

The event will feature local DJs, performers, a vogue dance battle, free HIV testing, a health fair, and will end with an energizing performance by Pittsburgh-based artist; Lexa Terrestrial and Manny DiBiachi with the event headlined by Internationally known acclaimed hip-hop artist, DreamDoll.

With the political climate getting crazy and transphobia and homophobia running rampant Pittsburgh Pride is increasing security for this year’s festivities. To help with keeping our community safe, organizers are asking the community to dig deep and help pitch in so all can enjoy Pride in a safe and secure environment.

Friday, June 2

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 1

(1 – 7pm at Allegheny Commons Park West, North Side) FREE!

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution – Kickoff: The Official kickoff to the 2023 Pittsburgh Pride Revolution Festival. Includes vendors, activities, and live performances by;


  • Venus Doom
  • Aubrey Burchell
  • Bree Gearhart
  • Dr. Rasta Boi Punanay
  • Jack P Diamond
  • Hexxa
  • Warren Munroe
  • Kouvaris The Universal Prince
  • Diviine
  • Erica Perri
  • Summer Frost
  • The Marigolds
  • Joshua Orange
  • MkX  // Co-Headliner


  • Brianna Brianna
  • Asher O’Briant
  • Kaydence McQueen
  • Princess Jafar
  • Bettie Wylde
  • Victoria L. Van Cartier
  • Summer Frost
  • Hazel Revlon
  • SpeciàlK
  • Land Shark
  • Kardi Redd Diamond

2023 Pittsburgh Pride Revolution Ball
(5 to 8pm at QMNTY Center 525 East Ohio St) FREE!

Local drag entertainers and representatives from the local historical underground ballroom community will be showing up and showing out! Come out and kick off pride weekend right with an opportunity at cash prizes, trophies, and more!

Saturday, June 3

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 2

(11 – 9pm at Allegheny Commons Park West, North Side)

Opening ceremony at 1:00 PM when the parade arrives at the festival. 


  • DJ Dre
  • John Levengood
  • Vida Chai
  • Joey Young
  • KIFR
  • VAR B
  • Venus de Mars
  • Georgia Warder
  • Cue
  • Que Ike
  • Issue
  • Haviah Mighty  // Co-Headliner
  • DJ Senseishun
  • Julian King  // Co-Headliner
  • Frenchie  // Co-Headliner
  • Madison Rose  // Co-Headliner


  • Katja Attenshun
  • Ray of Darkness
  • UniversalRythem
  • Hunter B. Morgan
  • The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players 
  • Jenn DeSantis
  • TuhvonDneal 
  • Sara Bellium
  • Mark Robert Cash
  • Emma Peridot
  • Tony Ruiz

Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade

(Line Up begins at 10:00 AM at Liberty Ave and 11th Street Downtown, All vehicles must be in line by 11:00 AM, step off at 12:00 PM) FREE!

Where to watch the Parade?

The best viewing locations for the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade will be along Liberty Avenue, Fort Duquesne Blvd at the Andy Warhol Bridge, and along the Andy Warhol Bridge. Community partners have organized some special festivities along the route.

The Route

From 11th Street at Liberty Avenue, the parade will proceed down Liberty Ave towards 7th Street, turn right on 7th Street and continue across the Andy Warhol Bridge, continue on Sandusky Street, turn left on to South Commons and proceed to Allegheny Commons Park West for the Pittsburgh Pride Festival.

The Stage

The review stage will be located on Liberty Avenue near the intersection with Grant Street. Speakers will begin at 11:30 AM. The parade will step off at 12:00 PM sharp.

Pride on the Shore

(3:00 pm to 2:00 am, Stage AE) Ticketed

Truly Stage

  • 5PM: Jordy
  • 7PM: Betty Who
  • 8:15PM: Ava Max
  • 9:45PM: Fletcher

Jack Daniels Stage

  • 3:15PM: Alora Chateaux, Ser, Phoenix Fatale, Julian Chaotic, October, Calipso, Miss V Van Cartier, Victoria L Van Cartier, Vivian Spice, Max Starvania, Venus Doom, Jezebel Bebington D’Opulence.
  • 6:00PM: Aura Mayari, Luxx Noir London, Robin Fierce

After Party (separate ticket required)

  • 11:15PM: Aquaria and Ty Sunderland
  • 12:30AM: Dave Aude

Pride on the Shore is a separately planned and coordinated event.

Sunday, June 4

(1 – 9pm at Main Street, near Trace Brewery, Bloomfield) FREE!

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution: Bloomfield Festival: (3pm to 9pm at Trace Brewery.) FREE to attend outside and in front of Trace Brewing (4312 Main St Pittsburgh Pa 15224) with a showing of the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution Virtual Pride event hosted by Princess Jafar and Rian Louis (RianOutLoud Podcast)with 24 acts from all kinds of local, national and international performers including guest appearances from the sensational Lys Scott, SUPA NXC’, Manny DiBiachi, DJ Huny Yung, and Pittsburgh Pride Revolution 2023 Co-Headliner; SevnDeep. — Plus there will be face-painting, food trucks, dancing and more.


  • DJ Senseishun
  • Lys Scott
  • E’javien
  • Nick M Daniels
  • Ki Lyrics
  • Belair Banks
  • DJ Huny Yung
  • Ti & Zi 
  • Hazel Revlon
  • DJ Senseishun
  • SUPA’ NxC
  • Manny DiBiachi
  • SEVNDEEP // Co-Headliner


  • Miss Demeaner
  • DJ 2020K
  • Jo Rodriguez
  • Nick M Daniels 
  • Remy Black 
  • The Iconic House of Ebony
  • Chauntey Monique
  • Pittsburgh Community Singers & Afro American Music Institute, Directed by Deryck Tines & Kris Rust
  • Nikael

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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)