Pride Week Events

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

click to enlarge Below Zero Lounge
Below Zero Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

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,
cincinnatipride.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 29

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, templesholom.net.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

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,
cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

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). cincinnatipride.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

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. cincinnatipride.org.

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, cincinnatipride.org.

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