Pride Week Events

Cincinnati Pride week begins May 28 and continues through the Pride parade and festival on Sunday, June 1.

May 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
click to enlarge Below Zero Lounge
Below Zero Lounge


Pride Movie Night: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Featuring the Tristate debut of Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, presented by the CNKY Film Festival. The film follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard, as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members and gaining insight.

7 p.m. Free entry; free popcorn. Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine,


Interfaith Worship Service

The first Cincinnati Pride Interfaith Service at a non-Christian place of worship. Reception and refreshments to follow.

7 p.m.; doors at 6:30 p.m. Free. Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow Lane, Amberly Village, 513-791-1330,


Art After Dark: Pride Night

Full access to museum galleries after hours, plus live entertainment by The Young Heirlooms (6-6:45 p.m.; 7:15-8 p.m.) and The Cincinnati Men’s Chorus (6:45-7:15 p.m.) and docent-led tours of the Cincinnati Wing. SKYY Vodka Pub Crawl wristbands available for purchase.

5:30-8 p.m. Free; $4 parking. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams,


SKYY Vodka Pub Crawl

The official Pride kick-off party features six buses providing constant service to three pub crawl loops in Northside, Downtown and Northern Kentucky with access to 18 bars/nightclubs. Routes include The North Loop (Below Zero Lounge, Northside Tavern, Serpent, Chamleon Club, C&D Bar); Central Loop (Millennium Hotel, On Broadway, Shooters, The Annex at 901 Race, Below Zero Lounge, Vyrsd Sports Lounge/ Level Night Club, Simon Says, The Dock); and South Loop (Millennium Hotel, The Crazy Fox, Forum, Pike Street Lounge, BlazeBar, Rosie’s Tavern and 701 Bar).

9 p.m.-3 a.m. $10. Cincinnati Pride’s official host hotel, The Millennium Hotel, is offering a special discounted rate of just $109 per night (valid May 28-June 3).


Pride Parade

The route is a little different this year due to streetcar construction: Start at Seventh and Culvert streets, head west on Seventh Street, left on Vine Street, left on Fifth Street and then on to Eggleston and into Sawyer Point.

2 p.m. Free.

Pride Festival

The festival includes a circus, games, crafts, blow-up slides and a family fun zone in Yeatman’s Cove. Live entertainment all day featuring headliner Expose at 8 p.m. The Procter and Gamble fireworks will round out the evening at 9 p.m.

3 p.m. Free. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown,