Celebrate Pride Month in Seattle with These 17 Events

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Pride Month has arrived in Seattle! With it comes an array of family-friendly events that not only let you celebrate, but also let you and the kids show your support for our LGBTQIA+ community. It’s a chance to come together and watch parades, join in festivals and acknowledge the progress that’s been made working toward equity for the LGBTQIA+ community in Seattle and beyond. From events at the zoo and a fun run for families to the return of Seattle’s beloved Pride Parade downtown, here’s where you and the kids can celebrate and show your Pride in June.

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Seattle Pride Parade

Join over 400,000 of your besties to watch the Seattle Pride Parade as it wraps up Pride Month on the last weekend of June. Family Reunion is the theme, and after being on hold for the last two years, everyone is ready to celebrate its return. The parade starts at 4th & Pike and ends at 2nd Avenue & Denny Way. Expect performers, community groups and civic leaders to be featured along the parade route. Once the parade is over, head to PrideFest at Seattle Center to keep the party going. Three stages, hundreds of acts and plenty of dancing in the International Fountain (let’s hope it a sunny day!) are what you’ll find at this popular annual event that welcomes everyone.

Date: Jun. 26, 2022

Downtown Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Capitol Hill Events

During the last weekend in June, Capitol Hill is the place to be for Pride celebrations, events and activities for kids and families. It all kicks off with PrideFest Capitol Hill, with activations from Pine Street to Roy Street. The Station Plaza is where Family Pride (1-3 p.m.) and Queer Youth Pride (3-5 p.m.) events are taking place. You’ll find rainbow-themed events for families, including books, crafts, giveaways and more. Come back the next day for the Capitol Hill Pride Rally, March & BBQ. Besides some of the best BBQ around, families can expect a doggie drag costume contest and arty putt putt, as long as the weather cooperates. Hint: this one is going on all month long.

Dates: Jun. 25 & 26, 2022

White Center Pride Festival

The main “drag” in White Center will be shut down for this Pride street festival. It’s a day of music, queer vendors, beer gardens and a pet pride parade so that everyone in the family can show off their colors. People will be dancing in the streets, exciting performers will be on stage throughout the day and the famous balloon chain (from Bumbershoot and Coachella) will be included in the day’s events too.

Date: Jun. 11, 2022

16th Ave. S.W. (between S.W. Roxbury & S.W. 110th St.)
Seattle, WA
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Pride at the Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is showing its pride at this colorful event at the zoo. Throughout the day animals will enjoy rainbow-theme enrichments at unscheduled times. Kids can go on a Pride-themed scavenger hunt around the zoo, and can join in the pride animal parade (1:30 p.m.), leaving from the Wild Wonders stage. Dress in your Pride best because there’s a selfie station too. Tickets are required.

Date: Jun. 25 & 26, 2022

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA
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Wear Your Pride at Kirkland Urban

The Eastside is where you’ll find this colorful Pride event, happening again this year. Kirkland Urban’s Pride Parade around the promenade features all kinds of kid-friendly eye candy like acrobats, breakdancers and roller skaters performing. Plus, they can get airbrush tattoos, face paints and balloons while they’re dancing to the live DJ spinning tunes. Add in a drag queen show and Instagram installations to round out your Pride adventure.

Date: Jun. 17, 2022

425 Urban Plaza
Kirkland, WA
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Taking B(l)ack Pride

QTBIPOC families in the Seattle area can head to the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater for Seachella 2022. It’s a chance to celebrate the “unique, eclectic, artistic, vibrant, summa time aesthetic of the Black & Brown Trans & Queer community.” Activities for kids, performances throughout the day and a chance to connect as a community is what you’ll find at this annual event.

Date: Jun. 25, 2022

Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA
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Celebrate Pride with Seattle’s Sports Teams

You can celebrate Pride month with your favorite Seattle sports teams too. Over Pride weekend, the Storm will take on the LA Sparks during a special themed night. Later in the month, you can score tickets to the M’s at T-Mobile Park, where they’ll be celebrating Pride with special swag and more on June 30. Finally, let it Reign rainbows on July 1 at Lumen Field.

Not so into watching a game? Try a Pride Public Skate at the Kraken Community Iceplex to add flair to your family fun night. They’re hosting two events (June 18 & 19) , where families can skate on rainbow ice to their favorite tunes. We hear there will be a few giveaways too!

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Run & Walk with Pride

Now in its 40th year, the Seattle Run and Walk with Pride event is a chance for gay athletes to compete and give back to their community too. It’s the annual fundraiser for Seattle Frontrunners, a group that supports local non-profits in the LGBTQ community, and it’s a great reason to bring the kids to Seward Park for this fitness-focused Pride event. The 5K is super family-friendly, but don’t let that deter you from running the 10K, if you’re up to it. Families can also participate virtually; simply complete your run any time between June 24 and 27.

Date: Jun. 25, 2022

Seward Park
5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle, WA
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Good to know: Although Rainbow storytime won’t be back in-person this year, families can stream this special Pride storytime with SPL whenever they’ve got time. Plus, you can keep showing your Pride all summer long. Most of Tacoma’s Pride events are scheduled for July, and August is when folks will gather at Alki to celebrate in West Seattle.

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