Your Definitive Guide to Pride

All of the events and times you need to know for the RI Pride Celebration

prideOn June 21 will be the 39th annual RI Pride Celebration, with a theme of Triumph and Transformation. This year Pride celebrates the triumph of marriage equality sweeping through our country and the transformation that comes with greater acceptance of the LGBTQ community as hearts and minds are transformed. Here’s what you can expect from this weekend’s celebration. Don’t miss it!

PrideFest kicks off at noon on South Water Street, and attendees can expect a KidsZone, and a beer, wine and spirits garden in addition to a fantastic line-up of performers:

12pm  Welcome with Poppy Champlin
12:05pm  King Pride Ocean State
12:15pm  Existenz N’Chance
12:40pm  Queen Pride Ocean State
12:50pm  Joe Cat
 1:15pm   Imperial Court of RI
  1:25pm  Ms.Lesbian RI 2014
  1:40pm  Hannah & Maggie
  2:05pm  Mr. Gay RI 2014
  2:25pm  Carrie Ashton
  3pm  Vi’Let
  3:15pm Derek Capobianco
  3:45pm Miss Gay RI 2014
  4pm Heather Rose In Clover
  4:35pm National Anthem and Pride Rally
  5pm Jackie Collins
  5:20pm Aiden James
  5:50pm Xelle
  6:20pm Sabrina Blaze
  6:30pm David Hernandez
  7pm Niki Haris
  7:30pm DJ Andy Morris
At 8:30pm, the Illuminated Night Parade will leave from The Biltmore Hotel  (11 Dorrance St) and head down Washington, Weybosset and Empire Streets. With plenty of viewing space, spectators will witness floats, performing artists and marching groups as they take part in the only illuminated night parade in New England. Parties will continue late into the night, including a dance party at Club Ego, and a Hangover Drag Brunch at Aspire Restaurant will take place at 12:30 on Sunday afternoon. Or really late Saturday night, depending how your weekend goes.
Happy Pride!