DOWN UNDER. One of the year’s earliest celebrations, Sydney’s always-rowdy Mardi Gras takes place in February. (photo by Anne-Marie Calilhanna, Sydney Mardi Gras)
As the 40th anniversary of the watershed Stonewall riots rolls around, gays are gathering to celebrate, commemorate, and, of course, have a good time. It’s not just the largest cities that are partying. This year there are many smaller towns that are joining in the fun. Below is a selection of hundreds of parades, marches and festivals that will take place in the coming months.
Amherst, Nova Scotia, July 4-12, Cumberland-pride.sytes.net/Events.htm.
Calgary, Alberta: Sunday, September 6, Pridecalgary.ca.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Saturday, July 11, Gaypei.com.
Edmonton, Alberta: Saturday, June 13, 2 pm, from 108th Street and Jasper Avenue to Churchill Square, Prideedmonton.org.
Guelph, Ontario: May 25-31, Guelphpride.outontheshelf.ca.
Hamilton, Ontario: June 13-21, Hamiltonpride.com.
Kingston, Ontario: Saturday, June 6, noon, City Park (West Street and Bagot Street), kingstonpride.org.
London, Ontario: Monday, July 27, noon, Central Spa, 519-673-8625, Pridelondon.ca.
Maynooth, Ontario: Sunday, August 2, 4:30pm. Parade at 6:30pm, pot luck dinner at 7pm. 613-338-3134, firstname.lastname@example.org, Wildewood.net.
Moncton, New Brunswick: Saturday, Aug 22, Fiertemonctonpride.ca.
Niagara, Ontario: various events throughout June, outniagara.ca.
Montreal, Quebec: July 26 to August 2, Divers/Cite Festival, 514-285-4011, Diverscite.org. Celebrations de la Fierte, Parade, Saturday, August 16, 1pm, René-Lévesque Boulevard, Fiertemontrealpride.com.
Ottawa, Ontario: August 21-30, 613-252-7174, Capitalpride.ca.
Quebec City, Quebec: September 4-6, Glbtquebec.org/fete_aec.html.
Saint John, New Brunswick: August 9-15, Portcityrainbowpride.com.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Saturday, June 13, 11 am-4 pm, City Hall and 22nd Street, 306-477-7433, Saskatoonpride.ca.
Sudbury, Ontario: July 13-19, Sudburypride.com.
Sydney, Nova Scotia: August 7-16, Pridecapebreton.com.
Toronto, Ontario: Sunday, June 28, 2 pm, Church Street and Bloor Street East, 416-927-7433, Pridetoronto.com.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Sunday, August 2, noon, Robson and Thurlow Streets, 604-687-0955, Vancouverpride.ca.
Victoria, British Columbia: Sunday, July 5, noon, Government and Pandora Streets, Victoriapridesociety.org.
West Toronto, Ontario: June 13-20, Queerwest.org.
Windsor, Ontario: August 5-9, Windsorpride.com.
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Sunday, June 14, 1 pm, 204-452- 2304, Gaypridewinnipeg.com.
York Region, Ontario: June 7-14, Yorkpridefest.com.
Albany, New York: Sunday, June 14 in Washington Park. Cdglcc.org.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Saturday, June 13, 10:30 am, parade steps off from the corner of Campus and Central, 505-873-8084, Abqpride.com.
Anchorage, Alaska: Saturday, June 20, 11 am, E Street to 6th Avenue to K Street, 907-244-8742, Anchoragepride.com.
Asbury Park, New Jersey: Sunday, June 7, noon to 7 pm, Asbury Park, 732-214-2965, Jerseypride.org.
Atlanta, Georgia: Sunday, November 1, 1 pm, 404-929-0071, Atlantapride.org.
Austin, Texas: Saturday, June 6, Austinpride.org.
Baltimore, Maryland: June 20-21, Baltimorepride.org.
Bellingham, Washington: July 9-12, Myspace.com/bhampride07.
Boston, Massachusetts: Saturday, June 13, noon, parade kicks off on Tremont Street between Clarendon and Rutland, 617-262-9405, Bostonpride.org.
Bremerton, Washington: Saturday, July 18, Evergreen Park, 877-774-3369, Kitsappride.org.
Brooklyn, New York: Saturday, June 13, 7:30 pm, nighttime parade begins at Prospect Park West at 15th Street, 718-670-3337, Brooklynpride.org.
Buffalo, New York: Sunday, June 7, 11 am, 716-559-3800, Pride-buffalo.org.
Burlington, Vermont: Saturday, July 25, 11 am, Waterfront Park, 802-860-7812, Pridevt.com.
Charleston, West Virginia: Sunday, June 7, 1:30 pm, Haddad Riverfront Park, Pridewv.org.
Charlotte, North Carolina: Saturday, July 25, Gateway Village, Uptown Charlotte, 704-333-0144, Pridecharlotte.com.
Cleveland, Ohio: Saturday, June 21, 11 am, from West 3rd Street at Rockwell Avenue to Voinovich Bicentennial Park, 216-371-0214, Clevelandpride.org.
Colorado Springs, Colorado: Sunday, July 19, Downtown Acacia Park, 719-471-4429, Ppglcc.org.
Columbia, South Carolina: Saturday, September 12, Finley Park, 803-771-7713, Scpride.org.
Columbus, Ohio: Saturday, June 20, 1 pm, parade begins the State House, 614-930-2265, Stonewallcolumbus.org.
Dallas, Texas: Sunday, September 20, 2 pm, begins at Cedar Springs Road, Dallastavernguild.org.
Denver, Colorado: Sunday, June 28, 9 am, runs from Cheesman Park to Civic Center Park, 303-733-7743, Pridefestdenver.org.
Des Moines, Iowa: June 12-14, Capitalcitypride.org.
Detroit, Michigan: Sunday, June 7, family picnic takes place in Ferndale, Motorcitypride.com.
Duluth, Minnesota: Sunday, September 6, noon, Hammond Avenue and Broadway in Superior, Wisconsin, 218-213-4120, Dspride.com.
Durham, North Carolina: Saturday, September 26, 10 am – 4 pm, Duke University East Campus, Ncpride.org.
Erie, Pennsylvania: Saturday, June 13, noon, Rotary Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park, 814-456-9833, Eriegaynews.com.
Eugene, Oregon: Saturday, Aug 8, noon, Alton Baker Park, Eugenepride.org.
Fargo, North Dakota: June 12-21, 218-287-8034, Pridecollective.com.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: June 20-21, 954-564-8707, Stonewallstreetfestival.com.
Fort Wayne, Indiana: July 24-25, 260-745-4838, Fortwaynepride.org.
Fresno, California: Saturday, June 6, 10 am, in the Tower District, Fresnorainbowpride.com.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Saturday, July 25, 10 am, South Riverfront Park, 717-801-1830, Harrisburgpride.org.
Hartford, Connecticut: Saturday, June 6, Bushnell Park, 860-225-5122, Connecticutpride.org.
Honolulu, Hawaii: Saturday, May 30, 9:30 am, Ala Moana Beach, 808-672-9050, Alohapridecenter.org.
Houston, Texas: Saturday, June 27, 8:30 pm-11 pm., Westheimer Road and Waugh Drive, 713-529-6979, Pridehouston.org.
Huntington, New York: Sunday, June 14, 1 pm, Main Street, 631-225-2726, Liprideparade.com.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Saturday, June 13, 10 am, Massachusetts Avenue to Vermont Street, 317-232-7615, Indyprideinc.com.
Jersey City, New Jersey: Saturday, August 29, Exchange Place, 732-207-1010, Jclgo.org.
Kalamazoo, Michigan: Saturday, June 13, 2 pm, Arcadia Creek Festival Site, 269-349-4234, Kglrc.org.
Kansas City, Missouri: June 5-7, 816-931-6013, Kansascitygaypride.org.
Key West, Florida: Saturday, June 13, 7pm, Duval Street, 305-292-3223, Pridefestkeywest.com.
LaCrosse, Wisconsin: Saturday, Aug 22, Southside Oktoberfest Grounds, Myspace.com/laxpride.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Saturday, June 20, Buchanan Park, Lancasterpride.com.
Lansing, Michigan: Saturday, June 13, 11 am-7 pm, Adado Park, Michiganpride.org.
Los Angeles, California: Sunday, June 14, 11 am, Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard in West Hollywood, 323-969-8302, Lapride.org.
Louisville, Kentucky: June 19-20, Kentucianapridefestival.com.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Saturday, June 14, 2 pm, 2nd Street between Lapham and Greenfield Avenues, 414-607-3793, Prideparademke.com.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Sunday, June 28, 11 am, 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue, 952-305-6909, Tcpride.com.
Mobile, Alabama: Saturday, April 25, 2:30 pm, 251-431-9002, Mobilealabamapride.com.
Modesto, California: Saturday, September 19, Stanislaus Pride Day takes place in Graceda Park.
Monterey, California: Saturday, July 11, 877-839-8407, Montereypride.org.
New York, New York: Sunday, June 28, noon, parade runs from 5th Avenue at 52nd Street to Christopher and Greenwich Streets; festival on Hudson St between Abingdon Square & West 14th St, 212-807-7433, Hopinc.org.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Sunday, June 28, 5 pm, Memorial Park, 405-524-2131, Okcpride.com.
Olympia, Washington: Sunday, June 21, 10:45 am, state capitol steps, Capitalcitypride.net.
Omaha, Nebraska: June 19-21, 866-637-7433, Rainbowcelebrations.org.
Palm Springs, California: Sunday, Nov 8, 10 am, Alejo Road to Ramon Road via Palm Canyon Drive, 760-416-8711, Pspride.org.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Sunday, June 14, 215-875-9288, Phillypride.org.
Phoenix, Arizona: Saturday, April 18, 11 am, 3rd Street and Thomas Road, 602-277-7433, Azpride.org.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 8-14, 412-246-4451, Pittsburghpride.com.
Portland, Maine: Saturday, June 20, Southernmainepride.org.
Provincetown, Massachusetts: August 16-22, Carnival celebration winds down Commercial St., 508-487-2313, Ptown.org.
Queens, New York: Sunday, June 7, noon, 37th Avenue between 89th and 75th Street, Jackson Heights, 718-592-8650, Queenspride.com.
Rochester, Minnesota: July 10-12, www.Glcsmn.org.
Sacramento, California: Saturday, June 20, 10 am, Capitol Park to Southside Park, 916-442-0185 ext. 139, Sacramentopride.org.
Santa Cruz, California: Sunday, June 7, diversitycenter.org/programs/santa-cruz-glbtiq-pride/.
St Louis, Missouri: Sunday, June 28, noon, at Gravois, 314-772-8888, Pridestl.org.
St Petersburg, Florida: Saturday, June 27, Central Avenue District, Stpetepride.com.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Sunday, June 7, 10 am, State Street and 300 South, 801-539-8800 ext. 12, Utahpridecenter.org.
San Antonio, Texas: Saturday, June 13, noon, HemisFair Park, Pridefestsatx.com.
San Diego, California: Saturday, July 18, 11 am, Normal Street and University Avenue, Sandiegopride.org.
San Francisco, California: Sunday, June 28, 10:30 am, along Market Street, 415-864-5889, Sfpride.org.
San Jose, California: June 13-14, Sjgaypride.com.
Santa Fe, New Mexico: Saturday, June 27, 10 am-5 pm, The Plaza, Santafehra.org.
Savannah, Georgia: Saturday, Aug 8, Myspace.com/savannahpride.
Seattle, Washington: Sunday, June 28, 11 am, between Union Street and 4th Avenue, 206-322-9561, Seattlepride.org.
Spokane, Washington: Saturday, June 13, 11 am, Wall Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Main, 509-481-9362, Outspokane.org.
Staten Island, New York: Saturday, June 6, noon, Central Avenue in Saint George, 718-801-1351.
Superior, Wisconsin: Sunday, September 6, noon, Hammond Avenue and Broadway, 218-213-4120, Dspride.com.
Syracuse, New York: Saturday, June 20, 315-378-8744, Cnypride.org.
Tucson, Arizona: Sunday, Oct 10, 10 am-8 pm, Reid Park, 520-622-3200, Yucsonpride.org.
Washington, DC: Saturday, June 13, 6:30 pm, 23rd and I Streets, 202-719-5304, Capitalpride.org.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Sunday, August 2, 2 pm, Canal parade begins at the Westerdok near Central Station and follows the Prinsengracht to Oosterdok, 31-0-20-620- 8807, Amsterdamgaypride.nl.
Athens, Greece: Saturday, June 13, Klafthmonos Square, Athenspride.eu.
Biarritz, France: Saturday, June 20, 4 pm at Phare, 06-74-00-81-29, Lgp-biarritz.org.
Bordeaux, France: Saturday, June 13, 2:30 pm, Cours Aristide Briand, Lgpbordeaux.net.
Bournemouth, England: Saturday, July 11, 1 pm, Meyrick Park, 0845-463-9583, Bournefree.co.uk.
Brighton, England: Saturday, August 1, 11 am, Maderia Drive to Preston Park, 01273-775939, Brightonpride.org.
Brno, Czech Republic: Saturday, June 20, Queerparade.cz.
Budapest, Hungary: July 5-July 12, Budapestpride.hu.
Cologne, Germany: Sunday, July 5, noon, from Mindener Strasse, 221-16-909-88, Colognepride.de.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Saturday, August 1, City Hall Square, Copenhagenpride.dk.
Doncaster, England: Sunday, August 16, Doncasterpride.co.uk.
Dublin, Ireland: June 19-28, Dublinpride.org.
Leeds, England: Sunday, August 2, 2 pm, Millennium Square, Leedspride.com.
Lincoln, England: Saturday, August 22, Engine Shed at the University of Lincoln campus, Lincolnshirepride.com.
Lisbon, Portugal: Saturday, June 26, 4 pm, Arraialpride.blogspot.com.
London, England: Saturday, July 4, 1 pm, Baker Street to Oxford and Regent Streets, Trafalgar Square and environs, Pridelondon.org.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg: Saturday, May 30, Gaymat.lu.
Lyon, France: Saturday, June 20, Fierte.net.
Manchester, England: August 21-31, Manchesterpride.com.
Madrid, Spain: Saturday, July 4, 6 pm, Puerto de Alcalç, Cogam.org.
Marseille, France: Saturday, July 4, Marseillepride.org.
Montpelier, France: Saturday, June 6, 04-67-57-36-83, Montpelliergay.com.
Munich, Germany: Sunday, July 12, 089-54-333-211, Csd-munich.de.
Nantes, France: Saturday, May 30, Square Daviais, 02-40-37-96-37, Clgna.info.
Oldenburg, Germany: Saturday, June 20, Csd-nordwest.de.
Oslo, Norway: Saturday, June 27, Skeivedager.no.
Oxford, England: Saturday, July 6, noon, Oxfordpride.org.uk.
Paris, France: Saturday, June 27, 2 pm, 01-72-70-39-22, Marche.inter-lgbt.org.
Plymouth, England: Saturday, August 22, Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouthprideevent.com.uk.
Porto, Portugal: Saturday, July 11, 10 pm, Teatro Sç da Bandeira, Portugalpride.org.
Reading, England: Saturday, September 5, from noon, Kings Meadow Park, Readingpride.co.uk.
Reykjavik, Iceland: Saturday, August 8, 2 pm, parade runs down Laugavegur to the old city center, Gaypride.is.
Rome, Italy: Saturday, June 13, Romapride.it.
Saarbrucken, Germany: July 25-26, 0681-39-88-33, Csd-saarlorlux.de.
Sligo, Ireland: Saturday, August 8, North West of Ireland Pride, 087-989-0336, Nwprideireland.com.
Stockholm, Sweden: July 27-August 2, Stockholmpride.org.
Strasbourg, France: Saturday, June 13, Festigays.net.
Stuttgart, Germany: July 24-August 2, 0711-5079302, Csd-stuttgart.de.
Toulouse, France: Saturday, June 20, 06-68-62-74-29, Arc-en-ciel-toulouse.com.
Zurich, Switzerland: Saturday, June 6, 2 pm, EuroPride 09, 85-83592-4, Csdzh.ch.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Saturday, November 7, Marchadelorgullo.org.ar.
Mexico City, Mexico: Saturday, June 20, noon, parade runs from the Independence Angel, along Paseo de la Reforma, and ends at the Zùcalo, Marchalgbt.com.
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Sunday, June 14, noon, Avenida Paulista e Rua da Consolaìïo, Paradasp.org.br.
Johannesburg, South Africa: Saturday, Oct 3, Zoo Lake Sports Club, 011-463-3177, Joburgpride.org