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Celebrate Pride Month at these events around Kansas City

June is jam-packed with local Pride events. Here’s a guide to all the can’t-miss festivities.

Pride on the Plaza flag

KC is pride ready. | Photo by KCtoday

It’s June, aka Pride Month — and KC is prepped for the party. Whether you’re looking for festivals, fundraisers, or a fun night of frolicking, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Festival + parade

Kansas City PrideFest is hosted by Kansas City Pride Community Alliance, a nonprofit organization that celebrates and recognizes the history and heritage of LGBTQ+ people in Kansas City.

This year’s festival grounds are at Theis Park, across from the Nelson-Atkins museum. Festivities are slated for:

  • Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free for children and $5 each day for adults.

KC PrideFest has a jam-packed schedule full of food trucks, vendors, and guest appearances by stars like Jennifer Holiday.

Plan ahead: Want to bring your kiddos? Go on Sunday. That’s the day designated for family-friendly activities.

pridefest parade route

Party route is this way.

Graphic courtesy of KC PrideFest

If you’re more so just looking for a spot to cheer, the parade is for you. Watch it march by on Saturday, June 8 where it’ll run from Broadway, south to Mill Creek Parkway, and end at Theis Park, combining with the fest.

Other Pride events

Celebrate Pride all month long with the help of these events.

  • Translations Film Festival | Thursday, June 6-Saturday, June 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Stray Cat Film Center, 1662 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | $8 | Watch three movies by and about trans people.
  • Kansas City Trans Pride | Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16 | Various times and locations | Donate what you can | Members of the trans community celebrate with events like a dance party + picnic.
  • Pride Ride + City Market Jam | Friday, June 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | City Market, East 5th Street + Walnut Street, KCMO | Free | Take a musical ride around the River Market with Sass-a-Brass followed by a celebration at the market.
  • People’s Pride Kansas City | Sunday, June 23 | 5-11 p.m. |12th Street Post, 1501 W. 12th St., KCMO | Free | It’s Pride Fest — but in the West Bottoms.

How to get involved

We love a party, but Pride is also a prime time to give back. Celebrate by volunteering with or donating to these organizations:

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