June is chock-full of Pride parties for LGBTQ Houstonians, however most tend to occur at clubs or bars. So, what do you do if you have children and want them to learn a little history, culture, or just mingle with other LGBTQ families and allies? Never fear, Pride Houston did not forget about you. There are plenty of events happening during Pride that are family-friendly and will have entertainment for adults and kids alike. We’ve got some ideas on how you ‘rents can celebrate Pride and spend quality time with your young ones.
HATCH LGBTIA Youth Prom
June 3, 6 p.m.
This year, The Montrose Center is hosting a youth prom for teenagers ages 13-20. Your kids can dance all night while meeting other LGBTQIA youth and making friends for life. There will also be a photo booth, door prizes, delicious nibbles and non-alcoholic beverages. Adults are also invited and relive their youth at the historic dance club Numbers.
Dine With Pride
June 19, all day
Treat your family to a lunch or dinner at citywide Chipotles and contribute to a good cause. Just mention you are, “Dining with pride” and 50% of the proceeds of your order will go directly to Houston Pride, Inc. The guac will still be extra but it all goes to charity.
Rainbow on the Green
June 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
Pack a picnic basket, blanket, and relax on Discovery Green’s lawn for the ninth annual Rainbow on the Green. Admission to outdoor concert is completely free and you can bop along to Edward Salles, The Patternist, Deborah Cox and performances from some of Houston’s fiercest drag queens.
Pride in the Park: Houston Dash
June 22, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Calling all sports fans! There is even an event for you. Cheer on the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium for only $25 and receive a free Dash pride tee.
Houston Pride Festival and Parade
June 23, noon to 11 p.m.
Kick off the biggest day of Houston Pride at the 2018 Pride Festival. Located in downtown Houston, the festival will offer good food, live music and adult beverages for those parents still looking to unwind and celebrate responsibly. There will be a Family Fun Zone for children to get their faces painted, balloon animals and bounce around on inflatable playhouses. With something for everybody, it will surely be an afternoon of fine family fun!
After the festival, make your way to the parade route for the main event. Join more than 700,000 LGBTQIA+ individuals from around the world and celebrate the Houston LGBT community.
For more info on all things Pride, visit PrideHouston.org.