You don’t need to travel far to participate in some entertaining and uplifting Pride events this summer! Check out the plans these cities have to celebrate the LGBTQ community:
Columbus will kick off their Pride weekend with the annual Jaeger Run for Pride 5K on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Jaeger, OhioHealth and several other local companies sponsor this run. Click here to register.
Cross the finish line and then head to the Pride Festival Friday night, which resumes Saturday morning as well. Then the fun continues on Saturday, June 15th with the Pride Parade.
To wrap up the weekend, don’t miss out on the Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 16th. For details regarding these events, and other Columbus Pride events throughout the summer, visit Columbus Pride’s Events website.
Athens begins their Pride Fest on June 5th, with a happy hour. The fest continues on Thursday, June 6th with an art show, and Friday, June 7th with a drag show.
The fest weekend festivities continue on Saturday, June 8th, with a pride parade and rally in the morning and a community dinner in the evening. To wrap up the fest weekend is the Rainbow Alliance Picnic and Swim Day on Sunday, June 9th. For more details head to the Southeast Ohio LGBTQ + Center Facebook page.
If you want to extend the celebrating through summer, Mansfield will host their 5th annual Mansfield Pride Festival on August 3rd. For more details on the exciting weekend, visit the Festival’s website.