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Family-Friendly Pride Month Events in June

June is Pride Month! Bring the whole family to these Pride-themed events that promote awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

A family of 5 demonstrates Pride support with rainbow t-shirt and fans at the Philadelphia Zoo Pride Day.

Pride Month is celebrated in June with parades, festivals, and special events. It commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots and supports the LGBTQ+ community’s ongoing efforts for equal rights. Above all, Pride Month is a joyful celebration of one’s liberty, identity, and dignity, and the positive contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Gathered here are family-friendly, Pride-themed events that both educate and entertain. They offer an opportunity to learn more about LGBTQ+ issues and celebrate diversity — as a family. Plus, listening to a children’s story read by a drag queen in a wig, vivid makeup, and heels can be quite entertaining!

Most of these events take place in Philly, but if you want to stay suburban, there are Pride festivals taking place in Narberth and Phoenixville.

Rainbow Bagel Benefit

June 1–30, 2023
Bagels & Co., multiple locations in Philadelphia

Who doesn’t want to eat a rainbow bagel?? Photo courtesy of Bagels and Co. and the Philly Gay Calendar.

Bagels and Co. are proud to support Philly Gay Pride Month and the LGBTQ Community. For every single rainbow bagel sold in June, they will donate a dollar to William Way LGBT Community Center to support their ongoing work in the community.

LGBTQ Hall of Flags and Philly Gay Pride Flag Exhibit

June 1–30, 2023
Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S 17th Street, Philadelphia

LGBTQ flags fly high inside and outside the hotel throughout the month of June. Photo courtesy of Aversa PR.

Sofitel Philadelphia celebrates Philadelphia’s Pride with an oversize rainbow flag on the front of the building in June. Another feature is the addition of the brown and black stripes, which honors Philly’s diversity. Inside, the lobby hosts the LGBTQ Hall of Flags, including Philadelphia’s locally designed rainbow flag. In addition, a handful of LGBTQ flags fly high inside the lobby to highlight facets of the local gay community. While in the neighborhood, fee free to stop in and view during Philly Gay Pride Month!

Love is Love Pride Block Party

June 3, 2023
Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N Front Street, Philadelphia

Celebrate Love is Love and Pride Month in Fishtown at Evil Genius with an outdoor, all-day block party that will include Class of 84 playing live music, axe throwing, face painting, local vendors, a food truck and more. The family-friendly event is free to attend; food and drink is pay-as-you-go.

Philly Pride 365: Love Light and Liberation March

June 4, 2023, 10:30 am–noon
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Girls just wanna have fun! Pride Walk 2022 photo, courtesy of Philly Gay Calendar.

This year, Philly’s main event is Pride 365, an all-day event that begins with the Love Light and Liberation March. All are welcome to join the march through Philadelphia, whether with a group or organization, with friends and family, or solo. While floats, banners of corporations, large institutions, and vehicles will not be permitted, everyone is welcome to show up and join the walk. No registration is needed. The march will begin at 10:30 am at the north end of Independence Mall in front of the Constitution Center at 5th and Arch Streets. Prior to the march, there will be a short time for speeches, music, and joy.

Philly Pride 365: The Festival

June 4, 2023, Noon–7 pm
The “Gayborhood,” @12th Street & Locust Street, Philadelphia

After the Love Light and Liberation March, Philly Pride 365 continues with the Core Festival. Held in the “gayborhood” area of Philadelphia’s Midtown Village, the festival is a rainbow celebration, of music, dance, food, art, and resources for the LGBTQ community. This year, look for the Youth and Family Zone, which includes nursing stations, changing stations, and a wide range of activities aimed at families.

Musical Drag Queen Story Time

June 9, 2023 at 11 am
Independence Library, 18 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia

Jarbeaux (a.k.a. John Jarboe) is the Artistic Director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Philadelphia’s premier queer performance organization. She will perform a musical drag story time with local jazz pianist and composer Heath Allen. Drawing on new and old music and wearing as much glitter as possible, Jarbeaux will lead an hour of singing, learning, and celebration. This event is free, open the public, and for all families and all ages.

Please Touch Museum Pride Celebration

June 10, 2023, 9 am–4:30 pm
Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

Express yourself with face painting at the Please Touch Museum. Photo courtesy of the Please Touch Museum.

Celebrate Pride at the Please Touch Museum and express yourself through face painting, art, and maker activities, songwriting workshops, movement, and more! Visit their website to see the day’s full schedule of events. All events are free with Museum admission.

Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

June 10, 2023, 10 am–3pm
The Philadelphia Zoo

Red Panda gets a rainbow treat on Pride Day. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo.

Philadelphia Zoo celebrates Pride Month with the return of Pride Day. This all-ages experience is a great opportunity to get outdoors with family, friends and/or significant others, enjoy the animals, and celebrate the awesome diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Connect with local LGBTQIA+ and allied organizations, enjoy Pride-themed decor and animal enrichment throughout the zoo, and more. Free with zoo admission.

Chester County PrideFest 2023

June 10, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
Bridge Street, Phoenixville

Families and friends out and about at the Chester County PrideFest. Photo courtesy of LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County.

The LGBT Equality Alliance hosts an annual PrideFest in the heart of the Phoenixville borough. This is a free event, and all ages are welcome. Enjoy music, food vendors, entertainment, vendors, games, and activities. After the festival, visit participating restaurants and shops to receive special discounts. Simply mention PRIDE. Rainbow balloons will designate participating restaurants and shops. In 2022, more than 1,000 people — families, allies, LGBTQ+ community members — came out to support each other and enjoy a day of fun, entertainment, and inspiration!

Family Pride Day

June 17, 2023, Noon–4 pm
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia

On Saturday June 17, join the Franklin Institute for a special day of programming that highlights the contributions of some of the amazing Philadelphia organizations that help uplift, educate, and nourish the LGBTQ+ community, especially its young members and their families. Celebrate with one-of-a-kind experiences that blur the line between science and performance for some of the most whimsical shows and demonstrations you have ever seen. All programming is included in your museum admission and takes place from 12–4 pm.

Philadelphia Phillies Pride Night

June 23, 2023, 7:05 pm
Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia

A show of Pride at the Phillies game. Photo courtesy of MLB Advanced Media.

The Phillies invite you to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich LGBTQ+ culture at their annual Pride Night. This specially designated game is presented by The GIANT Company, on Friday, June 23 at 7:05 pm, when the Phillies host the New York Mets. All members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as family, friends and organizations are invited to come out and show their pride at this event.

Narberth’s Pride at the Park

June 24, 2023, Noon–6 pm
Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth

Live music at last year’s first annual Pride at the Park.

This is a welcoming, educational, youth-led celebration for Narberth, Lower Merion Township, and surrounding areas, featuring LGBTQIA+ and allied artists, performers, organizations, and businesses. Expect food, live music, local artists and vendors, non-profits and student organizations  in a fun and safe environment!

Trek Philadelphia Manayunk Pride Ride

June 25, 2023, 9:30–11:30 am
The Landing Kitchen, 617 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd

Multiple Trek stores in the Philadelphia area, are saddling up to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and you’re invited to join in on the fun! Everyone is welcome on this free, casual cruise — so bring your family, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Plus, the organizers will be handing out lots of tasty snacks, drinks, and free goodies (while supplies last) for you and your bike, so don’t miss out! This ride is free, but please register to reserve a spot.

Find all kinds of family-friendly events for every day of the week on the Main Line Parent Calendar!

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.