Pride Week Calendar

Cincinnati Pride Week events continue through Sunday.

click to enlarge Harlee Rainz
Harlee Rainz

WEDNESDAY 24

Cincinnati Pride and Summer Cinema at Washington Park — Washington Park’s free weekly summer movie nights continue with a screening of beloved high school comedy Mean Girls. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic grub. And remember: On Wednesdays we wear pink. 8:30 p.m. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St, Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.

Pride Kickoff with Detox RuPaul’s Drag Race star Detox will perform and meet and greet guests after the show. Hosted by fellow Season Five queen Penny Tration. Table reservations available. 9 p.m. $15-$20. The Cabaret, Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, cabaretcincinnati.com.

THURSDAY 25

Pride InterFaith Service — Church service celebrating the blessing of the LGBTQ+ community. 7 p.m. Free. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. cincinnatipride.org.

CityBeat Pride Outing — We’re taking over Horseshoe Casino’s Diamond lounge to kick off Pride Week. Enjoy music by DJ Fusemania, DJ Jess the Ripper and drag performances from host Jessica Dimon, plus Chasity Marie, Khloe Dimon, Aaliyah Milian, Harlee Rainz and Judith Iscariot. Donations will be collected for Lighthouse Youth Services and Strategies to End Homeless’ LGBTQ+ youth homelessness-prevention initiative, Safe and Supported. 10 p.m. Free. The Diamond Lounge, Horseshoe Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Pendleton, cincinnatipride.org.

FRIDAY 26

Pride Bud Light Pub Crawl — Tour 16 LGBTQ+ bars across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Shuttles will run with stops in downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Clifton, Northside, Newport and Covington. Wristbands required. No cover. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $10 wristbands. cincinnatipride.org.

Official Rainbow Fest Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Rasheeda performs with a special celebrity guest, featuring DJ Trubb and hosted by Bo$$ Britt of Cincy LGBT and M.A. of Sauce Gang. 10:30 p.m. $10 with any other Friday night event ticket. Bogart's 2621 Vine St., Corryville, 614-999-3905.


SATURDAY 27

Pride Parade The annual Cincinnati Pride Parade steps off at Central Avenue and Seventh Street downtown at 11 a.m., continues down Seventh to Vine, past Fountain Square and The Banks, ending at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove. Model/actress Erika Ervin (American Horror Story: Freak Show’s Amazon Eve) serves as Grand Marshal. 11 a.m. Free. Downtown, cincinnatipride.org.

Pride Festival — Following the parade, the fun continues at Sawyer Point with food, drinks, vendors, a family-fun zone and live music from headliners Betty Who and Steve Grand. Noon-9 p.m. Free. Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincinnatipride.org.

SUNDAY 28

Pop Up Drag Brunch — Recover from Pride Weekend with an a la carte brunch at Metropole, complete with drag performances. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Prices vary. Metropole, 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown, metropoleonwalnut.com.

Cincinnati Men’s Chorus Tea Dance — Celebrate the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus’ 25th-anniversary season with a pool party at a surprise location — buy a ticket to find out where. Includes adult beverages, light bites and pool fun with music by Brooklyn Steele-Tate. 2-5 p.m. Sunday. $50. cincinnatipride.org.

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