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.
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!
June 1–30, 2023
Bagels & Co., multiple locations in Philadelphia
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.
June 1–30, 2023
Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S 17th Street, Philadelphia
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!
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.
June 4, 2023, 10:30 am–noon
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
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.
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.
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.
June 10, 2023, 9 am–4:30 pm
Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
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.
June 10, 2023, 10 am–3pm
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.
June 10, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
Bridge Street, Phoenixville
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!
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.
June 23, 2023, 7:05 pm
Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia
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.
June 24, 2023, Noon–6 pm
Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth
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!
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!