Boston Moms Guide to PRIDE! 2022

LOVE is LOVE, and Boston Moms loves to celebrate it! PRIDE month brings an amazing array of events to celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of all, and the Boston area is full of events for the whole family!

Boston Moms offers (virtual) mom hugs to anyone who needs them.

We love you.
We are proud of you.
Be safe.
Be you.
Brush your teeth.
Eat your vegetables.

Love, Boston Moms

Boston

Boston Pride Kick-Off

June 1 :: City Hall Plaza, Boston

To kick off the month, the city will be lighting up Boston City Hall in rainbow colors, which will remain lit for the majority of the month of June.

Boston Dyke March

June 10 :: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

The Boston Dyke March is a grassroots Pride event that provides a dynamic and welcoming space for participants of all sexualities, genders, races, ages, ethnicities, sizes, economic backgrounds, and physical abilities. Striving to create a place where political and social change can be expressed and inspired, the event is ASL interpreted and wheelchair, stroller, and scooter accessible. An accessibility vehicle is available for those who need a ride for some or all of the march.

Play With Pride at Spin

June 11 :: Spin, Boston

Ok, so maybe this one isn’t for the kids — but we adults can play too, right? Play ping pong and see live performances throughout the night. Cocktails and special menus will be available with a portion of proceeds going to the You Can Play Project, whose mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of all LGBTQ people in sports, including athletes, coaches, staff, and fans.

Road of Rainbows 5k Run/Walk

June 11 :: Boston Common

The Boston Theater Company’s LGBTQ+ Road of Rainbows is an event where you be YOU and run for YOU, with love, support, and a team cheering you on! The Road of Rainbows is an inclusive 5K that is as much about running as it is about showing off inner unicorns! Come run, or cheer on the runners as they pass by! 

Boston Pop-Up Pride

June 12 :: Boston Common

Boston Pop-Up Pride is a grassroots, community-organized, community-centered, one-time event. Come join a rally and festival with food, music, and performances!

Sing We Our Tomorrow 

June 12 :: First Church, Cambridge 

Boston Choral Ensemble celebrates Pride 2022 with Sing We Our Tomorrow, a stirring musical and spoken-word program exploring LGBTQIA+ identity in a journey through history. (Masks are required for the duration of the performance, and guests ages 12 and up are required to show proof of vaccination.) 

JP Block Party

June 12 :: Jamaica Plain (Perkins Street between Center and Huntington Streets)

This all-ages community block party takes place in the heart of JP! There will be a DJ, dancing, live performances, a kid zone, and much more!

Disney PRIDE in Concert

June 25 :: Boston

Don’t miss this magical event! Boston Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates LGBTQ pride with the iconic music of Disney in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Disney Concerts, including memorable video clips from Disney films and storytelling celebrating diversity and perseverance.

Boston Urban Pride Youth Skate Party 

June 30 :: Chez-Voux Roller Skating Rink, Boston

Calling all youth! This Urban Pride roller skating event is specifically for those ages 22 and under! 

Metro West

Pride Month Events at Dedham Public Library

June 1-30 :: Dedham

The Dedham Public Library celebrates Pride all month long! From movie night bundles to story hours and crafts to flower-crown making for teens, there is something for everyone at this inclusive, month-long event! 

Medway Pride Flag Raising

June 4 :: Medway

Pride progress flags will be raised on the eight lampposts along Route 109 between Evergreen and Lincoln Streets (four flags on each side of the street) at 9 a.m. followed by a celebration at the Choate Park Pavilion.  

Waltham Pride

June 4 :: Waltham Common, Waltham

Come celebrate with musical performances (by Evan Greer, Izzy Tappen-deFrees, and Katie Gullotti), drag by Missy Steak and Toast, circus performances by Circus Complex, plus Zumba, kids activities, and more!

Watertown Pride Extravaganza

June 4 :: Saltonstall Park, Watertown

The Watertown Pride Extravaganza is an inclusive, all-ages event that celebrates and advocates for our LGBTQIA+ communities, and it’s free and open to all. All ages are welcome to join the mini parade from the library to the Saltonstall Park mainstage. Meet in front of the library by 11 a.m. and dress festively! 

Family Pride Day

June 11 :: Sudbury

Celebrate individuality and diversity at this exciting family event! The event features the unveiling of the Little Free Diverse Library. A parade will culminate with Drag Queen Story Hour with performer Just J.P., and families are invited to enjoy many activities, including temporary tattoos, tie-dye, a bubble extravaganza, an ice cream truck, and much more!

Lexington Pride

June 12 :: Lexington Visitors Center, Lexington

Come enjoy performers, speakers, prizes and giveaways, crafts, stories, swag, and more! All are welcome at this family event on the lawn of the Lexington Visitors Center.

Belmont Pride Parade

June 12 :: Wellington Station Town Green, Belmont

Guests are invited to gather at Wellington Station Town Green, next to First Church, at 12:45 p.m. to participate in the parade celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ community members.

Franklin Pride

June 26 :: Franklin Town Common, Franklin

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating! There will be live performances, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking at this family-friendly community event! 

North of Boston

Greater Lowell Pride

June 4 :: Kerouac Park, Lowell

A flag raising will take place at Lowell City Hall at noon, followed by a celebration at Kerouac Park with live entertainment, food, vendors, and much more!

Swampscott Pride

June 4 :: Town Hall Lawn, Swampscott

Celebrate Pride on the Swampscott Town Hall Lawn at this fun, free event! The Pride flag will be risen during the event.

Danvers Community Pride Day

June 5 :: Danvers Library, Danvers

Join the Human Rights & Inclusion Committee for a community pride party on the lawn of the Danvers Library! There will be a Drag Queen Story Hour, lawn games, LGBTQ+ trivia, and much more!

Winchester PRIDEfest

June 8 :: Winchester Town Common, Winchester

Winchester’s second annual PRIDEfest is an outdoor, community-centered event featuring multiple ways for attendees to educate themselves about LGBTQIA rights and issues and engage around Pride-related themes! This free event welcomes guests of all ages!

Arlington PRIDE Event

June 12 :: Arlington Town Hall, Arlington

Come collect Pride and Rainbow Commission swag, sing along with music and karaoke, and mix and mingle with members of the community! Crosswalks throughout town will be painted the week prior to the event! Sign up here if you would like to help paint. 

Lynn Rainbow Bridge Lighting

June 21 :: Central Square Bridge Underpass, Lynn

Come see the beautiful rainbow bridge lighting ceremony! Make sure to get there early for the shows and entertainment, and stay for the countdown to illumination!

North Shore Pride

June 25-26 :: Washington Square, Salem

Celebrate Pride with a fantastic parade, a family-friendly festival, a drag brunch, and much more! A youth afterparty will take place at nAGLY Center from 5-9 p.m.!

South of Boston

Provincetown Pride 

June 3-5 :: Provincetown

This annual Pride celebration highlights what Provincetown has always been known for: LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity. There will be a myriad of events, parties, and Pride programming throughout the weekend. 

New Bedford Pride

June 4 :: Buttonwood Park, New Bedford

For the first time in two years, Pride returns to Buttonwood Park in New Bedford on June 4 with all kinds of fun activities for the whole family!

Fall River Pride Festival

June 5 :: Fall River Government Center, Fall River

Celebrate Pride in Fall River, with drag performances, music, games, prizes, food trucks, and so much more!

Taunton Pride

June 11 :: Hopewell Park, Taunton

Don’t miss the first-ever Taunton Pride Festival! This special day celebrates love and togetherness for everyone. Live music, drag performances, food trucks, and free mom hugs are showcased at this family-friendly event! 

Sharon Pride

June 12 :: Memorial Park Beach, Sharon

Sharon Pride will begin with stage events at noon then will move to a car parade around Sharon. All are welcome to participate!

Rhode Island PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade

June 18 :: Providence

While not technically “Boston,” the illuminated night parade at Providence Pride is a Pride event you don’t want to miss! 

Pride Surf Camp 

June 27-30 :: South Shore Beach, Little Compton, Rhode Island

This week of sun, surf, and fun aims to build LGBTQ+ youth’s confidence in an atmosphere of kindness and sharing. Individuals ages 10-24 are invited to attend, no experience necessary. Pre-registration is required.

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com