Your Guide To Pride Month in Memphis

Get ready for the most colorful and love-filled 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!


Two big event weekends include Mid-South Pride Fest (May 30-June 2) and Tri-State Black Pride Weekend (June 13-16). We'll detail all the events both will host below plus additional Pride events at the end of the blog so keep scrolling!

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

Mid-South Pride Fest Weekend
May 30-June 2


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

Memphis Pride Fest Weekend officially kicks off at the iconic Summer Drive-In with Drag N Drive, an event that sets the tone for the celebrations ahead with an emotionally charged evening of camaraderie, creativity, and community spirit. This unique evening is more than just a night at the movies; it’s a profound experience that combines storytelling through drag with the vintage charm of drive-in cinema. Get your tickets here.


Big Gay Dance Party
Crosstown Concourse
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Imagine a night in Memphis where the pulse of the city syncs with the heartbeat of its people, a prelude to the Pride festival and grand parade that define the Pride Fest weekend. Welcome to the Big Gay Dance Party – an evening of high-energy music, sensational performances, and meaningful connections. Get your tickets here.



Memphis Pride Festival and Parade
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 175+ vendors, community organizations and support groups, food trucks, car show, kids’ area, health screenings, and the Memphis Pride Parade (keep reading for parade details). Ticket information here. Tickets are just $1!



Drag Brunch with Grand Marshals
Cossitt Library
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wrap up your Pride Fest Weekend at Drag Brunch, a laid-back yet lively soiree celebrating the Grand Marshals of the Memphis Pride Parade. Set in a charming outdoor venue, this brunch offers a delightful mix of tasty dishes and refreshing drinks in a casual yet festive atmosphere.

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

Tri-State Black Pride Weekend
June 13-16


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 with "A Night Of Xcellence" at the Opening Ceremony with live music, DJ, drag performances, awards, light hor’d’oeurves, and a cocktail hour. Speakers include Mayor Paul Young and more. Get your tickets here.



Educational Sessions & Free Lunch Plenary
Sheraton Memphis Downtown 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.



Draggin' You to Brunch & Sip
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join host Miss Sophia McIntosh for the 8th annual Draggin’ You to Brunch with 12 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
Sheraton Memphis Downtown 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 Walking Out HIV Stigma KiKi Ball
MOSH Museum
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join Tristate Black Pride for an upscale event in the heart of Memphis inside the luxurious MOSH Museum! "THE TAKE OVER" of the MOSH MUSEUM will consist of an evening of your choice because we are hosting two (2) events at once. Plus, COWBOY CARTER ACT II: Hosted by Memphis very own Celebrity Influencer Tyler Burkely & DJ Alpha Whiskey on the 1 & 2's! All details here.

After, After Party
Timeless Event Center
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The party continues at the After, After Party with Celebrity Hosts, 2 DJ's, Huge Dance Floor, VIP AREA, and Bottle Service.



TSB Pride 4th Annual Music Festival
Formerly Memphis Music Room
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Headliner Singer, Songwriter, Actress Syleena Johnson along with 19 other local and national singers, poets, dancers, and rappers hitting the stage. Vendors, Food Bar, VIP Area & Cash Bar will be on-site. Grab your friends, dress to party, and come enjoy a variety of music genre. Tickets are free but register to attend in advance here.

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


The Starlight Cabaret


DRUS Place
11:30 p.m.

Kick off Mid-South Pride weekend with this after party celebration at DRUS Place. Free admission to The Starlight Cabaret with your ticket from THE BIG GAY DANCE PARTY! Featuring Special guest “Miss Gay Fort Smith Arkansas America”, Anita Mann! Along with “Miss Mid-South Pride” Wednesday Moss, Tony Stone, Demonica Santangilo, Aubrey “Boom Boom” Ombre, JR Stone! Can't make this night? You're in luck! There are three more performances this weekend: Saturday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Pride After Party


Atomic Rose Club and Grill
5 p.m. until close

Join the Mid South Pride Court and Miss Midsouth Pride for an after party celebration at Atomic Rose featuring your favorite performers and more.


Pride Parade After Party


5 p.m. to Midnight

Sip on rainbow drink specials all night and vibe to DJ Space Age spinning the hottest pride anthems from 8pm to close. Come through and celebrate love, diversity, and unity! 

Discobediance Sapphic Pride Party


Black Lodge
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Expect amazing music, burlesque performers, cocktails & mocktails, Sapphic Memphis merch, giveaways, and more!

Pride Bingo


DRUS Place
3 p.m.

Imagene “The Bingo Queen” brings you a special bingo edition, celebrating PRIDE month! Featuring “Miss Mid-South Pride” Wednesday Moss, “Mr. Mid-South Pride” King Playtonic, “MX Mid-South Pride” Zoloft, “Miss Oxford Pride”, Pat McCooter, and Fantasia Bordeaux!


The Pumping Station
3 p.m.

Close out Pride weekend with the SAUNA family and MarceauxMarceaux on the patio for a six-hour disco and house journey. Wave a flag, take a shot, and twirl with into the evening.

Tri-State Black Pride Happy Hour

Friday, June 7

7 p.m. to Midnight

This is the place to be for all the fun and festivities! Join us at LONGSHOT SPORTS BAR for a night of celebration, community, and love. Let's come together to honor and uplift our LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. Don't miss out on this amazing event filled with music, dancing, and good vibes. See you there!

Puppy Pride Parade


Court Square Park

Get ready to sing, dance and slay all day with your furry friends at our second annual Puppy Pride Parade. This year, the party is bigger and better! We’re not only adding talent from local drag queens – Imagene Azengraber, Moth Moth Moth and more – we are introducing our first ever Doggy Drag Contest! Be sure to style your pup accordingly, if you want to join! 

Drag Brunch & Bingo


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy brunch, bingo, mimosas and more with Patie’o Furniture & Friends! This is a 21+ event and the $33 ticket includes brunch.

901FC Pride Night


AutoZone Park
7:30 p.m.

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

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.

Mental Health Pride Charity Fundraiser

First Congregational Church
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

An afternoon brimming with happiness, togetherness, and generosity in support of mental health within the LGBTQIA+ community! Engage in the hopscotch challenge for a nostalgic journey, all while advocating for mental wellness and exploring our customized programs aimed at enhancing mental health and overall quality of life for our LGBTQIA+ loved ones. Our aim is to demonstrate unity by linking the hopscotch squares. 

Bi Bi Bi: Y2K Pride Party

8 p.m. to Midnight

Celebrate Pride in style! DJ Alpha Whiskey will be spinning all your favorite '00s hits from legends like Destiny's Child, N*SYNC, Britney, Xtina, and more. There will be free glow sticks to light up the night and Pride-themed drink specials to keep the party going. No cover charge.

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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