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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Around Ohio This Summer

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 their 14th annual Jaeger Run for Pride 5K on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Jaeger and OhioHealth 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 17th with the Pride Parade.

To wrap up the weekend, don’t miss out on the Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 18th. 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 9th, with an exuberant drag show. The fest continues on Saturday, June 10th with a concert from Founding Fathers for a night of fun, entertainment, and pride.

To wrap up the fest weekend is the Rainbow Finale: Rally and Picnic on Sunday, June 11th. For more details head to the Southeast Ohio LGBTQ + Center Facebook page.


Mansfield will host their 1st ever Mansfield Pride Festival Kickoff Party on Friday, July 21st to begin their Pride Festival. The 3rd Annual Mansfield Gay Pride Festival and Parade will then commence on Saturday, July 22nd. The theme of the Pride Festival will be “One Community: United.” For more details on the exciting weekend, visit the Festival’s website.

Looking for more activities to enjoy this summer? Check out the OhioHealth Summer Series and get in on the action!