Pride Month 2021 Events in Houston: Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Every June, members of the LGBTQIA+ community celebrate Pride month with various events in honor of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which was a major catalyst of the gay liberation movement. Celebrations pop up all month long, and can come in the form of small events, parties, and parades. Some of the usual events have been postponed thanks to the pandemic gumming up the works. Don’t worry, though, we’ve gathered up plenty of events for Pride 2021 in Houston!

Note: Allies are welcome to many of these events — it’s nice to show support!

Houston Pride Parade 2021

Unfortunately, the annual Houston Pride Parade has been postponed until fall. The city only recently started processing permits again, so we’re just going to have to wait until July to know more. On the bright side, the weather might actually be tolerable during the parade for a change! It’ll just make for a slightly spread out Pride 2021 in Houston.

Houston Pride Month Events – June 2021

1. Montrose Makers Pride Market

Come out to support local artists and celebrate pride at the Montrose Makers Pride Market. The market will include LGBT+ vendors and allies selling mugs, candy, handmade soap, jewelry, t-shirts, and more. The event will be free to the public as well as pet- and family-friendly, with sno-cones on sale.

 

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 12th
Where: 810 Pacific St, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: Free

 

2. Night Out at the Movies: A Reel Pride Pop-Up

Pride 2021 in HoustonPride Houston will be screening three movies about LGBT+ themes, related to the lives, loves, and stories of members of the LGBT+ community. The headliner of the evening will be Ailey, a documentary about dancer Alvin Ailey that hasn’t been shown since it first debuted at Sundance. The other two films are All Boys Aren’t Blue and I’m With Harrison. Note: If you choose to only watch the films virtually, you won’t be able to see the screening of Ailey.

When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 12th
Where: The Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street Houston, Texas 77006 Room 106/107
How Much: $10 virtually, $15 in person

 

3. Pearland Pride

The Pearland Youth Movement will be celebrating Pride month (the first in Pearland’s history) at the pavilion at Southdown Park. There will be live music, activities, and vendors as part of the celebration.

When: 8 a.m., Sunday, June 13th
Where: 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584
How Much: Free

 

4. Pride Market at Karbach Brewing

Pride 2021 in Houston

courtesy Pride Houston

Pride Houston is teaming up with Karbach Brewing to host Pride Market, an open market that will feature local vendors, a DJ, and beer from Karbach Brewing Co. (naturally).

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 13th
Where: Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
How Much: Free

 

5. Pride Art Show at Hardy & Nance Studios

Hardy & Nance Studios will open their doors to the public for a Pride-themed art show on June 19th. Houston-area artists were invited to submit artwork that celebrates positive social change against discrimination and violence. The exhibit is free of charge. Note: Masks are required.

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 19
Where: Hardy & Nance Studios, 902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020
How Much: Free

 

6. Pride in Business Celebration

courtesy Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Pride in Business Celebration event celebrates local LGBTQIA+ businesses and recognizes their impact on the local economy. The keynote speaker will be Louis Vega, Dow’s North American president and vice president of Government Affairs and Advocacy. This year marks the Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Anniversary, so it’s an excellent opportunity to celebrate the organization’s founding members and the progress they have made.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 24th
Where: Virtually
How Much: Free 

 

7. WOMXN of Pride: An Eden Pop-Up

Take part in another of Pride Houston’s pop-up parties, this time dedicated to the ladies of Houston. The event will directly benefit the official Eden Party, another Pride Houston event. The night will be open to everyone, but the ladies will be the stars of the evening. There will be dancing, DJs, and drinks.

When: 10 p.m., Friday, June 25th
Where: Pearl Bar, 4216 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

 

8. Houston Montrose Pride Block Party

The Eagle Houston gay bar will be hosting a three-day-long Pride block party. The festivities will be indoor and outdoor and will include DJs, vendors, food, and drag shows.

When: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, June 25th, noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 26th-June 27th.
Where: Eagle Houston, 611 Hyde Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: Free

 

9. Pride, Love Wins

You can’t have summer, especially not summer in Houston, without a pool party. Pride, Love Wins, will have all the party essentials: food, prizes, giveaways, and DJs. Plus, two lucky individuals will be crowned Envy King and Queen.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, June 26th
Where: Holiday Inn N.W. Houston Beltway 8, 3539 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77086
How Much: $10

 

10. Party at El Segundo: A Baewatch X Salvation Pop-Up

courtesy Pride Houston

Because Pride Houston can’t hold all its usual parties and events in June, the pop-up events it has managed to organize will be used to fund events later in the year. This pool party is a preview of a party Pride Houston will be hosting in August and will also be used to help fund it and other projects. Everyone is welcome.

When: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26th
Where: El Segundo Swim Club, 5180 Avenue L, Houston, TX 77011
How Much: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

 

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