Your Guide To Pride Month in Memphis

Get ready for the most colorful month of the year, Memphis! June is Pride Month and we're going to do it up big in Memphis where everyone is invited to join in the fun. Celebrate with dance parties, drag performances, a parade, festival, brunches, and more!

rainbow flag being walked down beale street during pride festival
Ziggy Tucker
Pride Parade on Beale


Mid-South Pride Fest Weekend June 1 - 4


Drag N Drive
The Summer Drive-In
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join Mid-South Pride to kick off the four-day celebrations with the 4th annual Drag n Drive. This year’s feature is the cult classic Legally Blond. Drag N Drive is a family-friendly event. The movie will start at 8 p.m. or sunset with the drag show to follow at 10 p.m. Get your tickets here.


Big Gay Dance Party
New Daisy Theatre
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Big Gay Dance Party is an action-packed night of music from DJ AD filled with dancing, drinks and drag performances  in a safe, inclusive environment. This year’s theme is “Hate is a Drag'' honoring drag performers and supporting the LGBTQ+ community during political turmoil. Get your tickets here.

Be You: A Community Pride Kick-Off Event
Talk Shop at Caption by Hyatt
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Come help us celebrate Memphis Pride and Pride month at Caption by Hyatt, located in the heart of downtown Memphis. DJ Tim Bachus will be setting the vibe with good music and karaoke and there will be food and drink specials for enjoyment as well. *independent event from Mid-South Pride Fest but falls within time span


Memphis Pride Festival
Robert Church Park
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Memphis Pride Festival is the main attraction of Memphis Pride Fest Weekend celebrating the vibrant LGBTQ+ community. Celebrate with over 150 vendors, community organizations and support groups, food trucks, car show, kids’ area, health screenings, and the Memphis Pride Parade (keep reading for parade details). This year’s featured guests include Kameron Michaels and Lady Camden from RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as 50+ other local drag entertainers. Ticket information here. Tickets are just $1!

Memphis Pride Parade
Beale Street
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This big, bold, and colorful parade kicks is one of the biggest parades to hit Beale. Every year it draws thousands of people to watch over 100 units made up of 3,000+ participants of all ages and backgrounds including church groups, performing arts groups, museums, high school & college groups, senior groups, non-profit organizations, city & county leaders, local businesses, and corporate brands.

Bacchus! Pride for the gods and goddesses!
New Daisy Theatre
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The official after-party of the Memphis Pride Fest. The New Daisy Theater will be transformed into a Grecian paradise for an evening of dancing and entertainment. Dress up in the most radiant Greek-inspired attire with a touch of rainbow pride.

Parade goers holding up BE TRUE sign, letters in rainbow colors, during PRIDE parade
Ziggy Tucker


Grand Marshal Drag Brunch
Loflin Yard
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

After a weekend of celebrating, it’s time to brunch! This drag brunch celebrates this year’s Grand Marshals and will be hosted by Jr Stone. Private event so get your tickets in advance here. The $5 tickets do not include food or beverage.

Pride Tea Dance
Ibis Cocktail Bar
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You thought the celebrations were over? Nope! End Pride Fest Weekend with a Pride Tea Dance at South Main's newest cocktail bar Ibis.

back of uhaul trailer decorated during PRIDE parade - big rainbow heart that reads we love memphis
Ziggy Tucker

Tri-State Black Pride Weekend June 15-18


Opening Ceremony
National Civil Rights Museum
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Kick off Tri-State Black Pride Weekend’s four-day of events at the Opening Ceremony with live music, DJ, drag performances, awards, light hor’d’oeurves, and a cocktail hour. 


Educational Sessions & Free Lunch Plenary
Hyatt Centric Hotel
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Day one of the two-day Educational Summit. Tri-State Black Pride will offer free classes covering HIV/AIDS Awareness, harm reduction, mental health awareness, LGBTW rights, transgender forum, and more. There will also be a job fair. See Friday’s lineup here and reserve your free tickets now.


Ballroom Party
629 Monroe - Downtown Memphis
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Ballroom Party will feature two DJ’s, live shows and entertainment, food trucks, VIP section, and more. More than 15 entertainers are expected to perform. Get your tickets here.


Draggin' Brunch & Sip
Hyatt Centric
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join host Miss Sophia McIntosh for the 7th annual Draggin’ You to Brunch featuring 10 performers. Come out and celebrate the fiercest entertainers in the Mid-South area as you eat, drink, and enjoy a wonderful brunch all the while being entertained for a purpose of Pride & Unity. Tickets here.

Educational Sessions & Free Lunch Plenary
Hyatt Centric Hotel
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Day two of the Educational Summit. Tri-State Black Pride will offer free presentations on PrEP, trauma informed care, financial literacy, and more. See Saturday’s lineup here and reserve your free tickets now.


The Rooftop Party
Hyatt Centric Hotel
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Hit the rooftop with celebrity host “Carter The Body” and enjoy a live music, DJ, and signature drinks all night for the best vibe. Limited Capacity. This will sell out so get your tickets early here.

After, After Party
629 Monroe Ave.
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The party continues at the After, After Party with at least eight performers providing live entertainment.


TSB Pride 3rd Annual Music Festival
Overton Park Shell
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Headliner Inayah with special appearances by Avery Wilson, Blues Man Bird Williams along with 19 other local and national singers, poets, dancers, and rappers hitting the stage. Vendors, Food Trucks, & Cash Bar will be on-site. Grab your lawn chairs, coolers, tents, and come enjoy a variety of music genres. Tickets are free but register to attend in advance here.


Puppy Pride Parade


Court Square Park
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MOXY Memphis Downtown and the Downtown Memphis Commission are teaming up to host the cutest of parades: 2023 Puppy Pride Parade. Grab some swag from MOXY, Hollywood Feed and the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby and then leash up and parade your pups through Court Square at 1 p.m.  Party on the MOXY patio with DJ Strooly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

901FC Pride Night


AutoZone Park
7:30 p.m.

Mid-South Pride is teaming up with Memphis 901FC Soccer for PRIDE night. 


Queer Prom: A Night Out with OutMemphis


East Atrium at Crosstown
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A grown up prom for the LGBTQ+ community where advocacy and festivity meet. Get dressed in your finest, raise one up for queer survival, and dance the night away. Tickets here. VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. VIP tickets can be purchased here

Red Birds Pride Night


AutoZone Park
7:05 p.m.

End PRIDE Month with a celebration of PRIDE Night with the Red Birds at AutoZone Park.

Be sure to check out Memphis Tourism's full LGBTQ+ Resource Guide to find year-round LGBTQ+ bars, organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community, Pride crosswalks, welcoming places to worship, media outlets, and more.

little girl sits in bed of truck next to "love is for everyone" sign in PRIDE parade
Ziggy Tucker

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