June 1 marks the official beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and every year NKY Pride leads Greater Cincinnati in celebration with its beloved parade and Hotel Covington afterparty, among other festivities.
Since the 1969 Stonewall uprising, which ignited a movement in pursuit of equal rights for LQBTQ+ individuals, June has been the month to honor and commemorate Pride.
The NKY Pride Center’s official Pride kickoff is at Braxton Brewing Company in Covington on June 1. The Braxton Rooftop will host a drag show and the release of Braxton’s Pride Watermelon Radler. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Pride Center refreshed colorful crosswalks that represent Pride at the intersection of Bakewell and Seventh streets in preparation for the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 4. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Madison Avenue and ends in Mainstrasse.
NKY Pride 2023 Events Lineup:
- 6/1: Official Kick Off to NKY Pride – Braxton Brewing Covington: Pride Rooftop Drag Show & Watermelon Radler Release, 6 p.m. (this event is 21 and up).
- 6/2: Queers with Gears – Roebling Point Books and Coffee Covington: Ride for ALL, a bike ride to recognize and empower the LQBTQ+ community. The ride departs Roebling Point Books and Coffee at 6 p.m. and ends at Darkness Brewing.
- 6/3: NKY Pride Pop Up Shop – NKY Pride Center: 11 a.m.-2p.m. visit 230 W. Pike St. in Covington to grab official Pride merchandise.
- 6/4: NKY Pride Festival – Goebel Park, Covington: 12-5p.m.
- 6/4: NKY Pride Parade – steps off on Madison Avenue in Covington, 1-2 p.m. Find the route here.
- 6/4: Official After Party– Hotel Covington: 5-9p.m.
Visit NKY Pride Center’s website for more information.
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