Join the party at Houston’s 2018 LGBT Pride events

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Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau | Photo: Spenser Harrison

Celebrate Houston Pride 2018 with more than a week’s worth of events, parties, celebrations, and activities lasting until Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Every year, Houston’s Gay Pride celebrations get bigger, with the official week spanning the second half of June.

This year, the official party remains firmly relocated from its spiritual home in Montrose to the big city streets of Downtown. The official Houston Pride Festival will be held at Hermann Square Park, in front of City Hall, while the evening parade follows it in Downtown.

With attendance at the main event surpassing 700,000 and expected to grow this year.

We’ve pulled together a list of the main events to keep you busy just about every night through the end of June.

Pride Houston 2018 Events & Festivities

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Pride 40: Rock the Runway at Audi Central Houston | No Cover – Enjoy an open bar and tasty bites at this event that features some of Houston’s runway models walking the catwalk in this summer’s latest styles in casual wear, ladies evening wear and more. All proceeds go to support keeping the Houston Pride Festival. Free to attend; VIP tickets are $25. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Fear the Queer Presents RTR Afterparty at Numbers Nightclub – As part of Pride Houston, Fear the Queer presents an exciting show filled with fashion, drag performers and more at Numbers Nightclub. Cover charge at the door. 10pm.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

  • Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – Celebrate Pride at the family-friendly annual city-wide LGBT celebration at Discovery Green with electrifying entertainment and some of Houston’s best drag performers. Rainbow on the Green will feature performances by Edward Salles, The Patternist, and Deborah Cox. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 30 Pilot Houston Pride Screening at Brasil Houston | No Cover – The first official full-length screening for the Houston based TV pilot 30 debuts at Brasil Houston. Meet the cast and enjoy the full-length pilot among LGBTQ friends and allies. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Pride in the Park: Houston Dash at BBVA Stadium – Join the Dash in celebrating LGBT Pride Month when they take on the reigning NWSL Champion Portland Thorns FC at BBVA Stadium. This year, the Dash partners with Pride Houston as an official event of 10 Days of Pride 2018. Festivities include the National Anthem performed by the winner of Pride SuperStar, a special pre-game ceremony, live music and more. Tickets start at $24. 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
  • Pride40: Eden at Pearl Bar Houston – The girls of Houston’s LGBT community are the focus of the Eden event for this official Pride party that welcomes everyone. There will be a burlesque show, a silent auction, drinks, and even an inflatable fun zone. Tickets are $10. 9pm.
  • Midnight Madness: But I’m A Cheerleader Movie Screening at River Oaks Theatre – See a midnight screening of But I’m A Cheerleader, a colorful comedy starring Natasha Lyonne at River Oaks Theatre. Tickets are $11. Midnight.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • Drag Brunches: Pride Weekend at Bar Boheme – Kick off Pride Weekend in Houston with Drag Queen Brunch at Bar Boheme and treat yourself to French Toast, Botanical Kettle One Cocktails, and refreshing mimosas. The drag performance begins at noon. Menu prices vary. 11am.
  • Pride Party at El Big Bad | No Cover – To celebrate Pride month, El Big Bad has planned a unicorn costume contest and specially priced Pride margaritas, including their signature Margarita, “The Unicorn”. There will also be prizes for best-dressed Pride outfits and DJs performing from 2pm to 11pm. Noon.
  • Houston LGBT & Pride 2018 Celebration in Downtown | FREE – Celebrate Houston’s LGBT community in the heart of Downtown at the fourth largest pride festival and parade in the country. Noon to 11pm.
  • Pride Party at Platypus Brewing | No Cover – Join Platypus Brewing for their Pride Party with a beer release of the “Robert Dazzler” beer, live music and more. Noon.
  • Pride Pub Crawl in Downtown Houston Show your pride through Downtown Houston at the Pride Pub Crawl at 9 participating bars including Casa Blanca, El Big Bad, Lilly & Bloom and more. Check-in is at Christian’s Tailgate. Tickets start at $30. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Pride40: Official Afterparty with DJ Barry Harris Rich’s Houston – Experience the Pride Houston Official Afterparty and dance into the after-hours with three different DJs, their “big tent event”, and drag performances by The Ladies of Rich’s. Cover charge is $20. 9pm.
  • Midnight Madness: But I’m A Cheerleader Movie Screening at River Oaks Theatre – If you missed the first showing, here’s your second chance to see a midnight screening of But I’m A Cheerleader, a colorful comedy starring Natasha Lyonne at River Oaks Theatre. Tickets are $11. Midnight.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

  • Drag Brunches: Pride Weekend at Bar Boheme – Kick off Pride Weekend in Houston with Drag Queen Brunch at Bar Boheme and treat yourself to French Toast, Botanical Kettle One Cocktails, and refreshing mimosas. The drag performance begins at noon. Menu prices vary. 11am.
  • Pride40: Brunch & Beatz at The Montrose Center – Pride Houston, Inc in partnership with LOC Nation Entertainment presents Brunch and Beatz a brunch packed with great food, top 40 trending hits, pop, reggae, classic R&B and more at The Montrose Center. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Noon to 4pm.
  • Pride40 Tea Dance: Closing Party at Rich’s Houston – Rich’s Houston in Midtown hosts the official closing party of Houston Pride Week. Enjoy plenty of music, drinks, and two levels to dance the night away. Cover charge at the door. 5pm.
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Zahira Gutierrez
Zahira Gutierrez is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston fascinated by fashion. When she isn't recording or touring the country with her band, Wild Moccasins, she can be found sewing her own costumes and covering lifestyle events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.

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