Boston Pride Month 2022

By Bay State College on June 8, 2022

During a time of many riots and uprisings, the raiding of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich by police became an explosive event sparking the visibility of the Gay Liberation Movement on June 28th, 1969. The Stonewall Inn was one of the few bars frequented by the gay community in a time where homosexuality was considered illegal.  


The first Pride marches were celebrated a year later on June 28, 1970 in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. These have evolved into month long events honoring and celebrating the history of the LGBTQ+ community.  


Boston celebrated their first official Gay Pride March on June 26th, 1971 and continues to celebrate today! Below is a list of some of the events in Boston.  




Boston Pride Month Events for 2022


Wednesday, June 8th  

DragStars at Aeronaut (Somerville) – Drag show in the courtyard of Aeronaut Brewing 


Friday, June 10th


Boston Dyke March (Boston) – Dyke March returns for its 25th year 

Pride Night (Peabody) – NAGLY Event for Pride at Granite Coast Brewing Company 

Peabody Essex Museum Pride AFTER-Hours Conversation and Dance Party (Salem) – Dance party plus a discussion of the impact of the dance floor on fashion 

PRIDE from Gay BASH’D (Boston) – Boston’s Biggest Pride Dance Part at the Brand New Roadrunner 


Saturday, June 11th 


Cambridge Pride Brunch (Cambridge) – Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission annual Pride brunch  

Big Gay Dance Party (Somerville)  

Peabody Celebrates Pride (Peabody) – Pride flag-raising in front of City Hall followed by pop-up Pride event at courthouse plaza 

Road of Rainbows (Boston) – Pride-themed 5K to benefit the arts 

Pride Bar Fest (Boston) – Performances across ten venues centered on Landsdowne St.  

LGBTQIAP2S+ Afternoon at Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary (Boston) – Guided walk, lawn games, and nature crafts 

Somerpride (Somerville) – Live music, food and art vendors, and games 


Sunday, June 12th 


Boston Pop-Up Pride (Boston) – Boston’s largest Pride festival, held on the Boston Common from 11-5. Entertainers, speeches, dancing, vendors, and more. 


Arlington Pride – Music, Karaoke and Rainbow Commission swag 

Back Bay Block Party (Boston) – Boston DJs, dancing and beer garden 


Monday, June 13th 


Sisters’ Charity Drag Bingo (Boston) – Drag bingo hosted by the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Club Café 

Boston’s LGBTQ Past (Boston) – Boston History walking tour with Boston by Foot 


Wednesday, June 15th  


Pride Night at Fenway Park (Boston) 


Thursday, June 16th  


OUT At The Farm Adult Cooking Class (Dover) 

LGBTQ+ Job Fair (Boston) 

Pride Trivia Night at the Lamplighter Taproom (Cambridge) – 50% of proceeds to benefit Network/LaRed, an organization addressing domestic violence 


Friday, June 17th 


Drag Bingo – Peabody NAGLY presents Drag Bingo at the Black Box Theater 


Saturday, June 18th 


Let’s Say Gay: A Community Pride Event (Watertown) – Drag queen story hour, singalong and dance party 

Pride Gaymer Event – Boston Board games, video games, and a pride costume contest; organized by Boston Gaymers 


Saturday, June 25th 


Trans Resistance March (Boston) 

North Shore Pride – Salem Parade and festival 


Friday, June 30th 


Boston Urban Pride Weekend 


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