Boston pride events and activities

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 Pride Kickoff and Flag Raising

June 3 :: City Hall Plaza, Boston

Head over to City Hall Plaza at 11 a.m. to kick off Pride month with a flag raising, remarks from Boston Pride 4 The People, Road of Rainbows, Museum of Science, and performances!

Boston Dyke March

June 7 :: 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.

Boston Pride For the People

June 8 :: Boston

The celebration will include a parade, a festival, and more as this new organization creates a unified city Pride celebration! The parade will begin on Boylston Street at 11 a.m.! The iconic Prudential Center will be lit up in celebration of the pride parade! 

Road of Rainbows 5K Run/Walk

June 8 :: 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! 

JP Block Party

June 9 :: 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! 

Metro West

Medway Pride Flag Raising

May 31 :: Medway

All are welcome to gather on May 31 to participate in raising the pride flag at Choate park. The flag raising will happen at 6 p.m. on Rte. 109 in front of Choate Park, with festivities following at the Choate Park Pavilion.

Watertown Public Library Pride Month Events

June 1-30 :: Watertown

The Watertown Public Library celebrates Pride all month long! From book clubs, to crafts, to night out events for teens and adults, there is something for everyone at this inclusive, month-long event!

Watertown Pride Extravaganza

June 3 :: 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. 

Drag Queen Story Hour

June 9 :: Newton

Join New Art Center and drag queen Missy Steak for a fun morning filled with stories, art-making, and pride! This event will include a story time with Missy Steak, followed by a guided art-making activity with an arts instructors.

Belmont Pride Parade

June 15 :: Belmont Town Green, Belmont

Guests are invited to gather at Belmont Town Green (404 Concord Ave) at 12:45 p.m. to participate in the parade celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ community members.

Waltham Pride

June 16 :: Waltham Common, Waltham

Come celebrate with musical performances, kids activities, and much more!

North of Boston

Danvers Community Pride Day

June 1 and 6 :: Danvers Library and Police Station, Danvers

This collection of events includes a flag raising ceremony in front of Town Hall and a Pride party on the library lawn featuring drag queen story time, raffles, food, music, and more! There will also be a flag raising ceremony at the police station on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. in case you miss the weekend festivities.

Youth Pride 2024

June 1 :: Frederick Douglass Memorial Park & The Lynn Museum, Lynn

The youth Pride event is an opportunity for the youth in Lynn to connect with their peers and celebrate diversity and tolerance. Celebrations include performances by local youth, free food and refreshments, activities, and resource tables to connect with other amazing organizations in the community.

Swampscott Pride

June 1 :: Town Hall Lawn, Swampscott

Enjoy complimentary face painting, lawn games, and entertainment. Be sure to bring money for eats, treats, and beer! The Run with Pride 5K returns this year! The run is free and open to anyone and everyone — all ages welcome to register! The first 100 registrants will receive exclusive Run with Pride swag!

Winchester PRIDEfest

June 4 :: Winchester Town Common, Winchester

Winchester’s 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!

Greater Lowell Pride

June 15 :: Kerouac Park, Lowell

A flag raising will take place at Lowell City Hall at noon followed by a parade beginning on Merrimack Street at 12:30 p.m. A Pride festival celebration with live entertainment, food, vendors, and much more will follow from 1-4 p.m.!

North Shore Pride

June 22 :: Salem

Celebrate Pride with a fantastic parade, a family-friendly festival, a drag brunch, and much more! 

South of Boston

Provincetown Pride 

May 31-June 2 :: 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 1 :: Buttonwood Park, New Bedford

Pride returns to Buttonwood Park in New Bedford with fun activities for the whole family, including music, dancing, food, drag performances, games, local crafts, community resources, and more! 

Fall River Pride Festival

June 2 :: Fall River

Celebrate Pride in Fall River at Gates of the City with drag performances, music, games, prizes, food trucks, and so much more!

Taunton Pride

June 8 :: Hopewell Park, Taunton

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 9 :: Memorial Park Beach, Sharon

Sharon Pride will begin with music, arts, crafts, lawn games, read alouds, and a car parade around Sharon. All are welcome to participate!

Rhode Island PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade

June 15 :: Providence

Rhode Island’s PrideFest and Illuminated Night Parade is not just an event, it’s a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. You won’t want to miss this day filled with love, joy, and acceptance!

Deanna Greenstein
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


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