Celebrate Pride At These 5 Events In Grand Rapids
Happy Pride Month!
If you are looking for events that you can go to in order to support the LGBTQIA+ community, there are plenty of opportunities to do so in Grand Rapids and all over West Michigan.
Grand Rapids Pride Events
Whitecaps Pride Night Celebration
The West Michigan Whitecaps host a Pride Night every year at LMCU Ballpark. For this year, Pride Night is happening tonight, June 8th at 6:35 PM.
The game will be against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. If you want to buy a ticket to the game, you still can by clicking here.
Pride Bar Crawl
This year's Grand Rapids Pride Bar Crawl is happening this Saturday, June 10th.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local Pride organizations and to The Trevor Project.
With your tickets, you get one to two drinks or shots, the first 100 check-ins get a US Stadium Party Cup, free cover for the drag show, exclusive drink specials, food specials at partner venues, waived cover at all venues, an awesome afterparty, and more.
You can grab your tickets here.
Grand Rapids Pride Festival
The Grand Rapids Pride Festival is happening on Saturday, June 17th at Calder Plaza from 12 PM to 10 PM.
For 35 years, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival has been one of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids.
This year's headliner is Robin S. According to the Facebook page,
Robin S. is a true icon in the music industry and has captivated audiences worldwide with her powerful vocals and infectious energy. As of recently, she has seen a spectacular resurgence thanks to the release of Beyonce's newest single 'Break My Soul,' which samples her iconic 90's anthem 'Show Me Love.'
Pride Kickoff Concert
To kick off Grand Rapids Pride, the kickoff concert will happen on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 PM at St. Cecilia Music Center.
According to the website, The West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus and special guests Viva Blue Velvet will be performing
for a night of songs about love, pride, hope, and resilience as we celebrate every voice that creates our community.
Apartment Lounge Block Party
On June 18th from 8 AM to 10 PM, the Apartment Lounge Block Party is hosting its yearly street party for the community.
West Michigan Pride Events
Pride Festival in Battle Creek
From July 20th to the 23rd, Battle Creek will be celebrating Pride with a bunch of festivities.
On Friday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 22nd, they are hosting the annual Battle Creek Pride Festival at Leila Arboretum.
The festival will be ending off with a sunset After Glow dance party.
Pride Festival in Grand Haven
This Saturday, June 10th from 12 PM to 9 PM, the city of Grand Haven will host its Pride Festival at the Waterfront Stadium.
Holland PRIDE Festival
On Saturday, June 24th, Holland is hosting its PRIDE celebration in Centennial Park from 12 PM - 5 PM.
With food trucks, an inclusive Dungeons & Dragons campaign for all ages, rainbow yoga, belly dancing, LGBTQ+ Market, resource vendors, yard games, and more, there will be a lot to do.
Queer the Block in Kalamazoo
Queer the Block is happening right outside of the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre on Saturday, June 17th!
The website says
We'll have free live entertainment outside our iconic Theatre, patio seating, drink specials, and more! Help us decorate the dance floor and enjoy free activities provided by local downtown businesses and organizations during "Chalk the Block" from 3-5 PM, with our patio and bar opening at 5 PM and live entertainment from 5:30 - 8:30 PM!