25 Ways to Celebrate Pride in Philadelphia

It’s Pride week, Philadelphia! There are so many ways to celebrate this week outside the annual parade and festival at Penn’s Landing. We’ve rounded up as many as we could find happening between now and Sunday—from block parties and art exhibits to dyke marches and, yes, the festival at Penn’s Landing. Happy Pride, y’all!

Tuesday, June 9th

Wednesday, June 10th

Thursday, June 11th


Friday, June 12th


  • Pride Kickoff Street Party: Start off your weekend right with a Gayborhood-wide block party that’ll pump you up for the weekend celebrations. Guests can dance and mingle in the streets while enjoying drink specials and music at all the bars. 6 p.m., $10, 12th and Locust streets. 
  • Local LGBT Jewish consortium J. PROUD will give a warm Shabbat Shalom at NMAJH. The event will host speakers from the Israeli Consulate, as well as Brian Sims, and gourmet meals by Miss Rachel’s Pantry.  6pm, $20, National Museum of American Jewish History
  • “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”: The latest special exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia spotlights the work of photographer Gerard Gaskin, who worked to capture the essence of the house balls that have been so crucial to the African American, Latino gay, transgender and queer communities. The Museum is hosting an opening reception on Friday, and the exhibit will be on display through August 16th. 6:30 pm, African American Museum in Philadelphia

Saturday, June 13th


Sunday, June 14th

It doesn't get more fabulous than the Philly Pride Parade. | Shutterstock.com

It doesn’t get more fabulous than the Philly Pride Parade. | Shutterstock.com