Northeast Ohio Pride Guide: List of events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community this Pride Month (2024)

Show your pride and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at these diverse and inclusive events taking place all month across Northeast Ohio.

CLEVELAND — Pride Month is upon us, and there are tons of events where you can celebrate the LGBTQ+ community all month long across Northeast Ohio.

While Pride Month officially starts June 1, some events were held ahead of Cleveland's centerpiece Pride in the CLE march and festival on Saturday. And they're not limited to Cleveland's city limits. Check out the list below to find a Pride celebration near you.

Bookmark this list and look out for events to be added throughout the month. Click the hyperlinks (highlighted in blue) in each entry for more information on the events, organizers and locations.

If you'd like your Pride event added to this list, email


Twist Social Club | 10 p.m. | No cover

Twist Social Club says: “Get ready to party like never before at Twist Social Club's Love out Loud Pride Drag show, hosted by the fabulous Malibu Peruu and featuring performances by Betty Aboddum, Jared Jameson and Joliee Blak!”

Music Box Supper Club | 6 p.m. | $10 - $1,000

The ACLU of Ohio says: “The ACLU of Ohio is thrilled to host Drag is Not a Crime and kick off PRIDE with an evening celebrating drag, gender expression, and Ohio's LGBTQ+ community. Join us for lively performances featuring hosts Betty Aboddum and Malibu Peruu along with special guests!”

Wyne Tasting Bar | 7 p.m. | $12

Uncle Lulu Events says: “Join the Queen of Silliness, Carly Uninemcl*te for a night of fun and games. Candy Dysh joins us as we play 6 rounds of bingo, enjoy a couple of drag numbers and have a great time. Limited capacity, so pick up your tix early!”


Trellis Rooftop at Studio West 117 | 6 p.m. | Free

Studio West 117 says: “Get ready for the Hey Girl Hey Pre-Pride Party at Trellis Rooftop! From 6 p.m. to midnight, enjoy the warm weather in style at this vibrant Pride celebration at the Fieldhouse rooftop bar. Enjoy music and mingle with friends for your start to Pride month!

Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117 | 8 p.m. | Free

Hosted by Lena De La Valentine

Twist Social Club | 10 p.m. | No cover

Twist says: “Join us for a night of electrifying music, custom co*cktails, dancing, and unforgettable moments. We're creating a glowing, neon wonderland where you can show off your moves and let your pride shine. Dress in your most colorful and vibrant attire, and let's make this a night to remember!”

Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117 | 10 p.m.

Studio West 117 says: “Support your local drag at this kickass kickoff with your host Monica Lexin featuring performances by Jace Blaze, Joliee Blak, Dakota Cox, and Stevie Aura. Dance into Pride month with DJ Sissybunny! No cover. Celebrate Pride with us—come as you are!”


Pride in the CLE Festival

Mall B & Mall C, 300 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free

Click HERE for information on the march, event schedule, entertainment and more.

Twist Social Club | 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. | No cover

Twist says: “Twist Social Club is proud to be celebrating our 25th year of Pride, and we're pulling out all the stops for Pride weekend! Our doors open bright and early at 10AM, so you can start the day off right with delicious brunch and co*cktails.

Then, join us for our Pride Parade Afterparty, where we'll be celebrating with music, dancing, and all the Pride vibes you could ask for. Keep the party going into the evening with more music, more drinks, live drag performances and more unforgettable moments.

Our talented DJs will be spinning the hottest tracks, and our friendly and fast staff will be there to make sure you have everything you need to party all day and all night long. So bring your friends, bring your energy, and let's make this a Pride celebration to remember.”

Cleveland Heights Community Center | 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (doors 12 p.m.) | $15* (Buy Tickets)

The Cleveland Guardians say: “Roller Derby is for everyone! Game tickets for our shared Pride Double-Header Bout are now available! There will be a 50/50 Raffle during the game(s) and Wheel Toss will be at half-time. Pride merch will be available on site as well as concessions, beer, and roller derby action for all. See you on the track!
First whistle at 1pm - Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago B-Side
Second whistle at 3pm - Burning River Pyromaniacs vs Erie All-Stars

After party at 5:30pm, location TBD”

* Cleveland Heights residents and children 5 years old and under get in free.

Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117 | 4 p.m. | $5

Studio West 117 says: "The vivacious Dakota Cox and Lady Inferno Diamond invite you to grab your bingo cards and unleash your laughter! Get ready for an afternoon of fun playing Drag Bingo with Pride!"

Fieldhouse Courtyard at Studio West 117 | 6 p.m. | Free

Studio West 117 says: “The Official Pride in the CLE After Party kicks off right after the festival ends downtown! Join at the Fieldhouse and enjoy a party in the Courtyard, featuring a mobile bar, free photobooth, and big yard games like cornhole, sapo, life-sized jumbo stacking tower, connect four, life-sized beer pong, bocce ball and more!”

Mimi Ohio Theatre | 8 p.m. | $25 - $70

Drag artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Nina West will be the featured performer at the NCMC's "Loud & Proud" concerts on June 1 and 2 at the Mimi Ohio Theatre.

“This concert is more than just a performance; it’s a celebration of unity, diversity, and the transformative power of music and storytelling,” said Richard Cole, NCMC artistic director. “We are honored to partner with Nina West, who has become an icon of inclusivity, to deliver the best of what the arts can offer: an immersive experience that brings out laughter, tears, and most importantly, a loud and proud declaration of Pride.”

VIP meet and greet package available for $125.

Read more HERE.

Fieldhouse Courtyard at Studio West 117 | 8 p.m. | $40 - $90

Studio West 117 says:“Pride After Dark is back this year at the Fieldhouse! In partnership with The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and Studio West 117, we’re hosting a bigger and better series of after party events this year!

Main event featuring Kameron Michaels and Jessica Wild!

Special performances by hosts Monica Lexin and Dakota Cox with Pineapple Honeydew, Alejandra J Love, Ryder Slowly, and Lady Inferno Diamond!

VIP and Meet & Greet with Jessica Wild and Kameron Michaels options available.”

Leather Stallion Saloon | 8 p.m. (doors 4 p.m.)

Vibe Bar & Patio | 11 p.m. | No cover

Vibe says: "HAPPY PRIDE CLEVELAND!!!! Celebrate with us on June 1st. Doors open at Noon for pre-pride in in the CLE celebrations. After Pride show hosted by the one and only Sassy Sascha."


Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117 | 1 p.m. (Seating at noon) | $5 fee added to brunch bill

Studio West 117 says:“Get ready for a wild and entertaining Sunday Brunch with our resident host, Monica Lexin! Put on your game face and come out for a brunch featuring lip-syncs, dance numbers, and your favorite entertainers.”

Mimi Ohio Theatre | 3 p.m. | $25 - $70

Drag artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Nina West will be the featured performer at the NCMC's "Loud & Proud" concerts on June 1 and 2 at the Mimi Ohio Theatre.

“This concert is more than just a performance; it’s a celebration of unity, diversity, and the transformative power of music and storytelling,” said Richard Cole, NCMC artistic director. “We are honored to partner with Nina West, who has become an icon of inclusivity, to deliver the best of what the arts can offer: an immersive experience that brings out laughter, tears, and most importantly, a loud and proud declaration of Pride.”

VIP meet and greet package available for $125.

Read more HERE.

Muze Gastropub at Studio West 117 | 6 p.m. | No cover

Studio West 117 says:“Join us for a fabulous Showtunes Sunday drag extravaganza! Experience the glitz, glam, and high-energy performances as our talented queens dazzle you with iconic Broadway hits played by DJ Nacho. Hosted by Zoey Zegai with Betty Aboddum and Bia Jewel. Don't miss the fun!”

Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Cleveland | 6:30 p.m.

Pastor George Graham and Pastoral Intern J. Atlee Horner III preside over the inclusive worship service.


Twist Social Club | 8 p.m. | No cover

Twist says: “Our resident queen, Malibu Peruu and co-emcee Anhedonia Delight will be strutting their stuff on stage with this week! This month’s Charity Bingo benefits W.A.G.S. 4 Kids (Working Animals Giving Service for Kids.) W.A.G.S. is dedicated to providing mobility, autism, & psychiatric service dogs for children throughout 35 counties of northeast and central Ohio.”


Pride Shabbat Service

Suburban Temple – Kol Ami is also marching in the Pride march as a congregation on June 1. The temple is selling Pride-themed T-shirts for $20.


Broadview Heights City Campus & Amphitheater | 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Free

BBH Pride Fest organizers say: “Get ready for BBH Pride Fest 2024! Join us for a day filled with pride, celebration, and community at the Broadview Heights City Campus & Amphitheater. Get ready for an exciting lineup of live music, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, games, and entertainment that will make this yet another memorable event! Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, everyone of all ages is welcome to come together and show their support. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embrace diversity, spread love, and have a fantastic time with friends and family.”

City Goods | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Goods says: “Meander among the arched structures (drinks in hand and pups in tow) as you enjoy music from local musicians, sip on handcrafted co*cktails, eat local treats, and shop 25+ permanent local retail brands and a unique lineup of pop-up vendors.”

Canton Centennial Plaza | 1-10 p.m. | Free

Click HERE for more information.


The Keys, 227 Bay View Ave., Put-in-Bay | 10 a.m. to midnight | Free

Visit Put-in-Bay says: "Embrace the spirit of love and unity at the second annual Put-in-Bay Pride, a vibrant and inclusive event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and allies. This year’s Pride, set against the picturesque backdrop of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, promises a day brimming with laughter, color, and positive energy. Enjoy a variety of activities, including the signature Fun Run and an electrifying drag show, all in a safe, welcoming, and family-friendly environment. Put-in-Bay Pride is an event where everyone can express themselves freely and celebrate diversity in all its forms."


Oswald Center | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sami Feldman Auditorium, Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch | 6:30 p.m. | Free

CCPL says: '"Mary: Her Journey from Pain to Purpose' is a powerful documentary that aims to enlighten and
uplift, providing a personal example to help people who are either questioning their own identity
or trying to understand what their friend or loved one is experiencing. By sharing Mary's
personal narrative, we strive to foster awareness, challenge stereotypes, and promote
understanding and acceptance of transgender individuals.

Join us on this enlightening voyage and discover the invaluable lessons we can learn from
Mary's remarkable story. Let us question, are we truly that different?

Presented in partnership with Plexus, LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce and CCPL."


CrossCountry Mortgage Corporate HQ | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Free

Plexus says: "As advocates for equality and acceptance, CrossCountry Mortgage is happy to be our host and sponsor. They’re welcoming us into their newly renovated, recently opened headquarters, whose inviting ambiance makes this more than an office building. It’s a perfect backdrop for a night of professional connection that will feel fun, welcoming, and engaging. Creating affirming and welcoming spaces is an important part of our mission, and we love showcasing businesses that share those goals.
Savor delicious co*cktails, indulge in delectable bites, and mingle with fellow members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you're connecting with old friends or making new ones, this event promises an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, love, and joy.
Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to celebrate Pride in professional style. Register (free for everyone thanks to our sponsor!) on our website to secure your spot and join us for an evening of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. We can't wait to see you there!"


TrueNorth Akron | 5-11 p.m. | Free

The Groundhog Show says:"The Groundhog Show, founded in 2021, is an annual pop-up art exhibition celebrating northeast Ohio artists and creators. Over the past three years, it has become incredibly popular among artists and art enjoyers alike with significant participation from the LGBTQ+ community. Due to a significant increase in both participating artists and attendance, it was decided to move the Groundhog Show from Portage Lakes to downtown Akron in 2024. This move will allow for a huge uptick in visitors as it will run concurrently with the quarterly Akron ArtWalk event, ensuring our LGBTQ+ artists and allies can broaden their reach and impact. The exhibition will be open Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16. Additional programming will include live music, live figure drawing sessions, and an open mic night."


TrueNorth Akron | 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Free


TrueNorth Akron | 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Free

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. |

Mx. Juneteenth says: "Mx. Juneteenth is a collective of pro-Black abolitionist organizers. We are unified around creating safe, liberatory, and communal space to honor the special holiday of Juneteenth by adhering to a Black queer feminist framework & praxis."


The Bayard Rustin Center says: "Presented by the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Left of STR8 Podcast present the Juneeteenth Pride: A Big Gay Road Trip Kick-Off, which features a voter registration drive as well as a DJ, Silent Auction, and a 50/50 Drawing, Light bites and beverages will be provided.
For more information, please contact Steve Arrington: (330) 431-0677"


The Rialto Theatre | 7 p.m. | $10 presale, $15 day of show

Featuring The Southside Choir Boys, Gosinicc, Wednesday Demonstration and Pretty Pretty Awful. Dinner and drinks available from Paninoteca in The Rialto Living Room starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Trans Joy Akron.

Progressive Field | 7:10 p.m. | $15 - $134

The Guardians organization says: “The Cleveland Guardians are excited to celebrate and honor Pride Month! Throughout June, the Cleveland Guardians will be participating in local Pride Month festivities to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ+ community in Cleveland …

As part of our ongoing efforts to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, the Guardians will also be working in partnership with local community organizations to provide learning and education to our staff and teammates throughout the entire year. While we seek to uplift the voices and experience of our LGBTQ+ community 365-days a year, we know that flagship events like Pride allow us to intentionally spotlight the collective stories of hope, struggle, and opportunity that make our city and team better.”


Central Park, 29 Park Ave. East, Mansfield | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free

Mansfield Gay Pride Association says: "June 22, 2024 is our 10th annual event!! We have MOVED into PRIDE month, EXPANDED our festival area, have a GREAT entertainment lineup, and expect THE MOST parade participants, vendors, and festival goers! That also means we'll need more VOLUNTEERS than ever!"

To volunteer, fill out theonline form HERE.

Downtown Youngstown | 12-9 p.m. | Free

Pride Youngstown says: "Founded in 2009, this festival is a large, free, diverse, and inclusive Pride event showcasing the many talented people and many hard working groups dedicated to LGBTQIA+ life in the Mahoning Valley.

We bring groups together in unique, inspiring ways that prompt future collaboration, creativity, and allyship.

Reach out to us at or to get involved. We have open monthly community meetings to plan Pride events - please checkPride Youngstown 2024's pageto get connected!"

ASCPL says: "Enjoy trivia, music from Angie Haze, crafts, and resource centers including OutSupport, TransJoy Akron, and more. Refreshments provided.

This all-ages event will feature queer trivia; a chance to interact with local resource centers, including OutSupport, TransJoy Akron, Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Center, Hope & Healing, CANAPI, and more; and an opportunity to pick up information from the Summa Pride Clinic.

We will also have Pride-themed crafts and music from local performer Angie Haze.

  • 2 pm Trivia
  • 3 pm Angie Haze

Angie Haze is a local singer-songwriter and producer with a story of survival. Her songs provide strength, healing, and hope."

Century Village Museum/Geauga County Historical Society, Burton | 2-8 p.m. | Free

Geauga SOGI Support Network says: "A FREE and fun family friendly Pride event! Join us for food, music, vendors, activities and games for all ages. Interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or exhibitor? Use this link to register."

Near West Theatre | 3-10 p.m. | $10 - $85

Margie’s Hope says: “Join Margie's Hope at the 2024 Daisy Gala. This year is the Return to Eden, a Queer Garden party. Enjoy a red carpet, fashion show, and fashion exhibit. Get your tickets now. A portion of ticket sales will go to TransOhio.”

Multiple locations; starts at Anejo Tequila Joint | 4-11 p.m. | $12+ says:“Join us for a vibrant celebration of love, diversity, and unity as we embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the city. Decked out in rainbow hues, our prideful bar crawlers will experience the best of the LGBTQ+ community's spirit and energy.”

Multiple locations | 3-10 p.m. | $12 - $60

Bar Crawl LIVE says: "Dive into the heart of celebration with Cleveland's Pride Bar Crawl! It's the perfect time to embrace the energy and inclusivity that only this event can bring to Cleveland's nightlife. From the renowned Cleveland Gay Bars to the most spirited pride-friendly spots, this is the pub crawl that has the whole city talking."

Partnering Bars:

Lakewood Public Library | 6 p.m. | Free

Lakewood Public Library says: “The Stonewall Inn in New York City is considered by many to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement. It was at this location fifty-five years ago that members of the LGBTQ community stood up for their rights against police oppression. Through personal interviews and archival footage, this documentary reveals the history of the LGBTQ community prior to the Stonewall riots. Presented by Tom Stebel from the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.”


Dunlap’s Corner Bar | 5 p.m. | $14

Uncle Lulu says: “Saddle up for 6 rounds of electrifying bingo, hosted by the one and only Carly Uninemcl*te, alongside the dazzling diva, Candy Dysh. Prepare to be intrigued by their outrageous outfits, side-splitting humor, and killer? performances that will have you gagging for more!”


Maltz Museum | 7 p.m. | $10 ($5 for museum members)

Maltz Museum says: "Ohio’s LGBTQ+ history exhibits the classic components of a Hollywood blockbuster: heroes, villains, epic crowd scenes, meet-cutes, and a soundtrack to end all soundtracks. Join journalist, historian, and professor Dr. Ken Schneck for an interactive extravaganza exploring the incredible places LGBTQ+ Ohio has been, the fraught landscape of legislation currently on the table, and the likely places LGBTQ+ is going."

BottleHouse Bingo with Carly & Friends

BottleHouse Brewery& Mead Hall, Lakewood | 7-8:30 p.m. | $

BottleHouse says: "Every month Carly brings their zany energy to Bottlehouse and along with a guest they tear up the house. We play 6 rounds of bingo. You get two squares a round. If you're an avid bingo player grab the ticket with an extra board. Then we have some drag entertainment and winners get fun prizes. Balls start dropping at 7 so be there in time to get your whistle wet! Carly looks better after a pint. Winners will choose from our table of delights and everyone will have fun!"


Queer Night at BottleHouse Brewery

BottleHouse Brewery& Meadery, Cleveland Heights | 4-11 p.m. | $

BottleHouse says: "Join us for our monthly “all are welcome” queers night the last Thursday of the every month at our Cleveland Heights location! These community events were started by our bar manager Cori and one of our very favorite patrons, Amy. Stop up for a night of new friends, good food, drinks and great community!"


Zane's Landing Park | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Free

Zanesville Pride says: "Adding new vendors and new entertainment this year. If you are interested in setting up a booth or table, you need to please send email to Don’t forget that the Pride is solely funded by community donations. Click the online donation link to help support the event.

Set up for vendors will be from 9am to 11am. The event will open to the public at 11am and kick off will be at noon. Event will wrap up around 6pm to allow time for clean up.

We are looking for volunteers. Anyone interested, please contact us at"

Cain Park, Cleveland Heights | 12-4 p.m. | Free

Multiple locations | 5 p.m. | $12+ says: “Join us for a vibrant journey through the heart of the city, where we'll paint the town with pride in every color of the rainbow.”

Family Life Center, Chagrin Falls | 6-10 p.m. | $10

"A non-traditional prom for high school students in grades 9 through 12. Come join a great evening for LGBTQ+ youth featuring a silent disco, prom photos, games, food, and other fun activities.

ALL are welcome! There will be accommodations and quiet spaces available for all who need it.

From jeans to ball gown, your attire is your choice!"

Classic Auto Group Park, Eastlake | 7 p.m. | $10 - $22

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