Pride 2023 | Equitas Health

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Upcoming Pride Events

Akron Pride Festival & March
AUG 26 | 10 AM – 10 PM | Downtown Akron

The March steps off on Main Street (from Spaghetti Warehouse) at 10 AM and ends at Lock 3 Park for the festival. Enjoy a day of entertainment, vendors, food trucks, and more!

Akron Family Black Pride Scholarship Luncheon
SEP 7 | 11:30 AM | $40

Enjoy lunch and the presentation of the Annual Scholarship Awards recognizing LGBTQ+ youth achievement.

LaPlace Events | 1850 Buchholzer Blvd. | Akron, OH 44310

Athens Pride Parade & Family Field Day
JUNE 9 & 10 | 10 AM | Uptown Athens & Richland Avenue Park

FRI | Athens Pride kicks off with a Happy Hour/Shuffle/Dance Party at The Union from 5:30 PM – 2 AM.

SAT | Pride Parade steps off at 10 AM in front of the Alden Library and makes its way through downtown to the College Green. After the parade, join the Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance for Pride activities at Richland Park. Enjoy the bounc e house, obstacle course, tarot card readings, and a pool party at the Athens City Pool! Pride events conclude with a Pride Drag Show at the Eclipse Company Store in The Plains at 7 PM.

Rainbow Rally
JUNE 10 | 12 PM – 6 PM

We invite you to join us at our second annual Pride event, where there will be music, live entertainment and food to enjoy.

100 S Church St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Stark Pride Festival and Walk
JUNE 10 | 2 – 10 PM | Centennial Plaza

LA musician MkX will headline the festival in downtown Canton following the annual Pride walk. Other performers include Youngstown’s The Vindy’s and Canton’s own, The Scenic Route. The Cleveland Transgender Choir will sing during opening ceremonies at 2 PM. Enjoy dancing, food trucks, vendors, guest speakers, and programs for young and old!

330 Court Ave. NW | Canton, OH 44702

First Capital Pride Festival, Drag Show, & Pool Party
AUG 19 | Walk, Festival, and Drag Show

10 AM – 2 PM | Yoctangee Park
Enjoy the festival, walk, and resource fair!

7 PM | Elks Lodge | 42 West 2nd St.
Ohio’s largest drag event of the year! Tickets go on sale 6 weeks before the event.

AUG 20 | Pool Party

We have the Chillicothe Municipal Pool all to ourselves!

Wigs & Waffles
JUNE 4 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Rhinegeist Brewery

Enjoy an open bar and buffet brunch for a cause! Cincy Drag Brunch raises funds for Lighthouse Youth & Family Services programs. Lighthouse works to prevent and end homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth in Hamilton County.

1910 Elm St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202

NKY Pride
JUNE 4 | 11 – 5 PM | Covington

The festival returns to MainStrasse and Goebel Park, with the parade stepping off from the Covington Riverfront at 1 PM.

Cincy Black Pride
JUNE 14 – 18 | Multiple locations

Festivities include an awards ceremony, film festival, dance party, town hall meeting, and the first-ever Shades of Rosé Day Party!

New Richmond Pride Festival
JUN 17 | 11 AM | New Richmond Bandstand

Enjoy artists, entertainment, food, and a dog parade at New Richmond’s 2nd Annual Pride Festival.

116 Susanna Way | New Richmond, OH 43944

Cincinnati Pride
JUNE 24 |11 AM – 11 PM | Sawyer Point

Celebrating 50 years of Cincinnati Pride with the annual Pride Parade and Festival! The parade kicks off at 11 AM at 7th Street & Plum, continues down Vine Street past Fountain Square, and ends at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman’s Cove. Enjoy a family-friendly festival with food, drinks, and entertainment after the parade!

Pride in the CLE
JUNE 3 | 11 AM | Downtown Cleveland

Staging begins at 10 AM in Public Square. The March steps off at 11 AM and ends at Malls B and C for the festival.

Human Rights Campaign Dinner
JUNE 3 | 5:30 PM | The Ohio State University Union

This annual dinner and program brings together more than 800 people at the Ohio Union to benefit the work of HRC to advance LGBTQ+ equality.

Worthington Pride 
JUNE 4 | 12 – 5 PM | Worthington Historic District

The 3rd Annual Rainbow Love will kick off Worthington’s Sunday Funday. Enjoy an array of vendors, arts & crafts, food, live music, and local shopping specials!

Franklinton Pride

Enjoy live performances, exhibitions, artist talks, and vendors. Franklinton’s Pride festivities will uplift the contributions of the LGBTQIA+ creative community – past, present, and future!

Hilliard Pride
JUNE 10 | 12 – 3 PM | Station Park

Hilliard’s 3rd annual Pride Event features live music, vendors, children’s activities and more!

4021 Main St. | Hilliard, OH

Upper Arlington Pride
JUNE 11 | 1 PM – 5 PM | Mallway Park

Rainbow UA’s 3rd annual Pride event features live entertainment, exhibits, food, and more!

Pride Happy Hour at Understory – Benefitting Equitas Health
JUNE 14 | 5 – 7 PM

$1 from every pint of the Charity Beer of the Month will go back to Equitas Health for the entire month of June. Join us on June 14 for a Pride Happy Hour!

Stonewall Columbus Pride: Purpose. Passion. Power.
JUNE 16 & 17 | Goodale Park

FRI | 4 – 8 PM

SAT | 11 – 8 PM

The 42nd annual Stonewall Pride Festival will feature more than 200 nonprofit and corporate vendors, two performance stages, a community wellness center, DJs and dancing, and many other community resources.

Pride on High – Benefitting Equitas Health’s program Mozaic
JUNE 17 | 9:30 AM – 2 PM | Local Cantina in Hyde Park and Parlay in the Short North

Pride on High returns June 17 to offer guests the ultimate Columbus Pride March watching experience. The event takes place at Local Cantina, Hyde Park, and Parlay in the Short North. Featuring celebrity guests, performances, beverages, food, shade, and private restrooms, this is a Pride party you won’t want to miss.

All proceeds will benefit Equitas Health’s Mozaic program, Kaleidscope Youth Center, Columbus College of Art & Design, and Stonewall Columbus. Purchase your tickets today.

Pride March
JUNE 17 | 10:30 AM | Broad & High Streets

Reynoldsburg Pride
JUNE 24 | 4 – 9 PM | Huber Park

A community celebration to empower and raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ people. Enjoy music, food trucks, arts & crafts, and a pet parade!

1640 Davidson Dr. | Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pride in GC Weekend
SEPT 29 – OCT 1| Grove City

Enjoy activities for people of all ages! Details coming soon!

Dayton Pride
JUNE 2 & 3 | Courthouse Square | Downtown

FRI | 6 – 9 PM | Affair on the Square

Enjoy a casual evening of live entertainment, food trucks, and drinks.

SAT | 12 PM | Pride Parade

The parade starts at Cooper Park, winds through downtown, and ends at Courthouse Square.

SAT | Pride Festival

Featuring live entertainment, vendors, and food for the whole family at Courthouse Square!

SUN | 9 AM | PFLAG’s Running with Pride at Eastwood Park

Hillsboro Pride in the Park
JUN 3 | 3 – 8 PM | Liberty Park

Featuring performances, food trucks, queer education, resources, and over 20 vendors!

201 Diamond Dr. | Hillsboro, OH 45133

Fairborn Pride 
JUNE 23 | 4 – 8 PM | Fifth Third Commons

Celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion at the 2nd annual Fairborn Pride event in downtown Fairborn.

Equitas Health will provide FREE HIV & STI testing. Stop by the Mobile Outreach Vehicle (MOVe).

JUNE 23 | 9 PM – 12 AM| $10

Join Inclusive Fairborn at The Fairborn Phoenix Theater for a drag show to celebrate Pride Month! Hosted by Cherry Poppins (AKA Equitas Health’s Danny Thomas).

34 S. Broad St. | Fairborn, OH 45324

Middletown Pride
JUNE 23 | 5 – 9 PM | Downtown

Enjoy Middletown’s 5th annual Pride celebration!

Central Ave. & S. Broad St. | Middletown, OH 45044

Dayton Black Pride
JULY 8 | 10 AM – 4 PM | McIntosh Park

Connect with over 10,000 festival-goers! Enjoy live entertainment and vendors that support the Black and brown LGBTQ+ community.

N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. & W. Riverview Ave. | Dayton, OH 45402

Delaware Pride Festival
JUNE 3 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Boardman Arts Park

Enjoy vendors, food trucks, games, and live entertainment!

Findlay Pride: Love Keeps Us Together
JUNE 3 | 10 AM – 4 PM| Riverside Park

LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay invites everyone to this celebration of love, unity, support, & equality!

231 McManness Ave. | Findlay, OH 45840

Fremont Pride
JULY 8 |12 PM – 7 PM | Walsh Park | $5

The third annual Fremont Pride Festival will feature food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and more!

Granville Pride Parade & Fest
JUNE 24 | 4 PM

Parade participants line up at 4 PM at Denison’s Lamson Lodge (200 Washington Dr.), and step off at 5 PM through the village. Enjoy music, a drag show, vendors, and food trucks following the parade at 6 PM.

Hamilton Ohio Pride 2023
JUNE 3 | 11 AM – 10 PM

This all-day celebration begins with an 11 AM march at Rotary Park, followed by the festival from 12 – 6 PM at Marcum Park, and a concert from 6 – 10 PM at RiversEdge Amphitheater.

Bellefontaine Pride Fest
JUNE 1 – 5 | Downtown Bellefontaine

THU | Pride celebration kicks off with a BBQ cookout and color run at 5 PM.

FRI | Pride Street Fair begins at 3 PM.

SAT | Opening ceremonies and all-day street fair with drag performances, live music, line dancing, food trucks, and a hot dog eating contest.

SUN | Festivities conclude with a ticketed Pride Gala.

Mansfield Pride
AUG 5 | 11 AM – 5 PM | Central Park

Come enjoy the 9th Annual Mansfield Pride Festival at the 5-way intersection for a vibrant parade along Park Avenue, leading to a family-friendly event at the city square. Enjoy a range of performances, food, vendor stalls, and a kid’s zone on the lawn, and don’t forget to bring a blanket for seating!

Newark Ohio Pride Festival
OCT 7 | 12 – 6 PM | Canal Market District

Enjoy fun, food, and friends at the 6th Annual Pride Festival!

36 E. Canal Street | Newark, OH 43055

NKY Pride
JUNE 4 | 11 – 5 PM | Covington

The festival returns to MainStrasse and Goebel Park, with the parade stepping off from the Covington Riverfront at 1 PM.

Portsmouth Ohio Pride
JUNE 17 | 1 – 4 PM | Tracy Park

Join the march to Tracy Park from the Vern Riffe Center on the SSU campus at 12:30 PM. Then enjoy family fun, music, dancing, and live performances!

Sandusky Pride
JUNE 23 – 24 | Downtown Sandusky

FRI | 2 – 11 PM

SAT | 12 PM – 12 AM

The festival opens Friday with vendors, food trucks, entertainment, games, and more, and continues Saturday, along with the Sandusky Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at Warren and Washington Streets and ends at the festival entrance at Columbus and Market Streets. The festivities end with a downtown block party from 10 PM – 12 AM.

Springfield Pride
JUNE 23 – JUN 25 | Downtown Springfield

FRI | Kick off the weekend with a Pride author talk at the Clark County Library, followed by a silent disco block party.

SAT | Spend all day downtown at Equality Springfield’s Pride Festival, followed by an after party at Mother Stewart’s Brewing.

SUN | Close out the weekend with a Pride Brunch at the Courtyard Marriott downtown.

Toledo Pride
AUG 19 | 12 PM | Promenade Park

The annual parade begins at noon, followed by an all-day festival featuring food, vendors, and local entertainment.

Pride in the Valley
JUNE 17 | 12 – 9 PM | Courthouse Square, Warren

Featuring vendors, live entertainment, health screenings, and more! Pride in the Valley also helps Full Spectrum Community Outreach raise funds for important services and programs.

161 High St. NW | Warren, OH 44481

YS Pride: Love Riot
JUNE 24 | 11 AM – 7 PM| Mills Lawn Elementary and Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

The YS Pride Parade kicks off at 12 PM, with lineup at 11 AM at Antioch Midwest, 900 Dayton St.

The festival’s move to Mills Lawn and Jackson Lytle & Lewis increases accessibility and features an expansive green space for children and families. Enjoy entertainment, advocacy, vendors, food, and more!

200 S. Walnut St. | Springfield, OH 45387

Zanesville Pride 2023
JUNE 24 | 12 PM| Zane’s Landing Park

Enjoy vendors, food, a 50/50 raffle, drag show, and more!


If you have questions about Pride, please contact Jostin Schimmoeller at



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