Houston LGBT Pride Celebration 2018

Hundreds of thousands of spectators will attend the 2018 Houston LGBT Pride Celebration® on June 23!

This year, Pride Houston celebrates 40 years with a ruby anniversary event that you won't want to miss. The parade and festival take place in Downtown Houston, marking one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the South. 

The day of festivities kicks off with the Pride Festival from 12 pm to 7 pm at Hermann Square in front of City Hall. The parade followed at 8:30 pm along a route through the western edge of Downtown.

Note to sign up as a vendor or participate in the parade, visit PrideHouston.org.

See images from previous year's below!

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Here is a rundown of events for Pride 2018.

All Pride Celebration events on June 23 are free to attend. Looking for the best possible way to experience the parade? Check out the Friends of Pride VIP, which includes food, drinks, stadium seating for viewing the parade and some cool swag. Learn more here

The Celebration caps off a series of events that make up Houston Pride Week. You won't want to miss the fun!

June 14 - Grand Marshal Reception
Join us for a free evening of good food and company as we honor and announce our 2018 Grand Marshals!  Everyone is invited to "Eat, Drink and be Mary!"

June 15 - Jumper Maybach Gallery Show
Jumper Maybach Presents: INTROSPECTION An Official Pride Houston® - 10 Days of Pride Event Jumper Maybach, once dubbed “the Jackson Pollock of the 21st century” will be showcasing his exhibit for the community and Pride VIP in an evening of culture, fun, and most importantly, PRIDE!

June 16 - Salvation, Pride Pool Party
Salvation, the official Pride pool party, returns bigger, better, and a heck of a lot hotter than ever. Pre-sale now, buy your tickets before the headliners are announced.

June 16 - Pride in the Country
Dust off your spurs and get out your chaps, because it's time for Pride in the Country.  Join us at Houston's best cowboy-themed gay dance hall, with room for two-stepping, in the former Esquire Ballroom space.  Grab a partner and do some boot-scootin' for Pride!

June 20 - Rock the Runway
Your Pride Rock the Runway will feature some of the hottest models in Houston walking the catwalk in this summer’s latest styles in casual wear, ladies evening wear and much more! 

June 21 - Unleashed
The Stonewall riots in 1969 brought great pride to the closeted Gay community, who began to come out in droves to celebrate who they are, creating great social change around the country. Jack Modica bought the Eagle kitchen and changed it to a Leather/Levi bar. Black paint and a used, beat-up old motorcycle comprised the decor – it is that moment in time that the Eagle institution was born, and proudly continues today.

June 22 - Rainbow on the Green
Love, celebrate & Dance at Discovery Green Land Rover Houston Central's 9th Annual Rainbow on the Green® presented by Legacy Community Health - Montrose returns Friday, June 22 for this FREE annual city-wide LGBT celebration at Discovery Green with electrifying entertainment and some of Houston's best drag performers!

June 22 - Pride in the Park: Houston Dash
Join the Dash in celebrating LGBT Pride Month. Special Dash Pride Night ticket packages are available for only $25 and include one ticket to the match, as well as one Dash Pride tee.

June 22 - Eden
Dedicated to the strong, beautiful and brave women of the LGBTQ+ Community, but don't worry, everyone is welcome!   There will be a $10 donation collected at the door. 

June 23 - Houston LGBT Pride Festival and Parade
The Houston LGBT Pride Festival and Pride Parade are at the center of the Celebration with an attendance of hundreds of thousands every year from all over the world. Come and join all of the LGBT Community in celebrating who we are as a people.

June 23 - Official Pride After Party
You've just had the most amazing night but it doesn't have to end... You can hop on over to Rich's Houston right in midtown and discover the incredibly upgraded nightclub with two levels, multiple DJs, and some lighting that will take you to continue the party!

June 24 - Brunch & Beatz
It’s a Pride Brunch y’all packed with great food, top 40 trending hits, pop, reggae, classic R&B and Hip Hop anthems and even a little Latin flava.

June 24 - Tea Dance, Official Pride Closing Party
Now we invite you to the official closing party at Rich's Houston, the hottest spot in town! Be prepared for amazing music, some good drinks, great service and two levels to dance the night away.  

Check out our guide on Where to Shop for Pride!