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June is National Pride Month and Birmingham is dusting off its rainbow flags, dousing itself in glitter and joining together to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. From fundraisers to parties, here’s your guide to PRIDE in The Magic City.
1. Shake Shack Pride Fundraiser
Nothing beats a burger and shake from Shake Shack—especially when your purchase benefits Central Alabama Pride, Inc. (CAP). Visit Shake Shack at The Summit on Tuesday, June 1 and show your support for their Pride Fundraiser.
When: Tuesday, June 1 | All Day
Where: Shake Shack, 200 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243
2. Crestwood Coffee Pride Fundraiser
It’s never been easier to support CAP and get your coffee fix at the same time. Just visit Crestwood Coffee on Wednesday, June 2 during their Pride Fundraiser. For every purchase on this special date, a portion benefits CAP.
When: Wednesday, June 2 | All Day
Where: Crestwood Coffee, 5512 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
3. Birmingham Barons Pride Night
Where can you find disco dancing and baseball? At Regions Field on Birmingham Barons Pride Night on Friday, June 4.
On this special night, fans can enjoy:
- Birmingham Barons play the Tennessee Smokies
- Music + entertainment from Magic City Disco—a Birmingham-based performance + parading krewe
- Post-game fireworks
When: Friday, June 4 | 7-10PM
Where: Regions Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Admission: Varies by ticket seat
4. Chipotle Pride Fundraiser
Support CAP by ordering dinner from Chipotle in Birmingham on Wednesday, June 9 from 5-9PM.
- For in-person orders, show this webpage via your smartphone or tell your cashier you’re supporting the cause.
- For online orders, use code 22N378B in the ‘promo’ field before checkout.
CAP will receive 33% of the proceeds.
When: Wednesday, June 9 | 5-9PM
Where: Chipotle, 300 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
5. Pride Bowling
If bowling’s how you roll, then head to Bowlero in Birmingham on Wednesday, June 9 for Pride Bowling. Music, flashing colors and loads of fun… count me in!
When: Wednesday, June 9 | 9PM-Midnight
Where: Bowlero, 2908 Riverview Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242
Price: $15 unlimited play
6. Loud and Proud: Pride Drag Show
Prepare to scream during the Loud and Proud: Pride Drag Show at Saturn this June. Showtimes are at 7PM and 9:30PM. Here’s who’s starring in each:
- Campbell Starr
- Rummorah Lee Campbell
- Paris Campbell
- Host: Kharris
- Reese Eve Cocx
- Paris Campbell
- Ara Besque
- Rummorah Lee Campbell
- Host: Sharon Cocx
Event proceeds benefit The Way Station which serves the unique needs of homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
When: June 12 | 7-11PM
Where: Saturn, 200 41st St S, Birmingham AL 35222
Price: $15 (6 ticket limit per customer)
7. Pride Fest 2021
On Saturday, June 12, Avondale’s Entertainment District will be live with PRIDE during Pride Fest 2021.
Running in conjunction with Eat in the Streets, this family-friendly festival is a time for the community to join together for a day of love and celebration with:
- Live Entertainment
- Food + Drinks
- And more!
When: Saturday, June 12 | Noon-7PM
Where: Avondale Entertainment District, 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
8. Pride Skate Night
Strap on your roller skates and show off your pride during Pride Skate Night at Skates 280. Music and the chance to boogie on roller skates… what more could one ask for? All ages welcome.
When: Tuesday, June 15 | 6-10PM
Where: Skates 280, 7043 Meadowlark Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242
9. Pride Idol: Presented by Central Alabama Pride
Mark your calendar for the talent competition you’ve been waiting for—Pride Idol. On Thursday, June 17, singers, dancers, comedians and more take to the stage of the StarDome to wow the judges in hopes of winning the title of Central Pride’s Pride Idol.
The winner of the event receives a cash prize and the opportunity to showcase their talent at CAP events throughout the reigning year.
When: Thursday, June 17 | 7:30PM
Where: StarDome, 818 Data Dr, Hoover, AL 35244
10. Pride Dance Party
Ghost Train Brewing celebrates all things PRIDE with a Pride Dance Party on Saturday, June 19. Here’s what to expect:
- A full menu from Chef Nick + his crew
- Music from DJ Coco
- Performances from local drag entertainers
- Pride-inspired beverages
Ghost Train Brewing Company will donate 10% of event sales to CAP.
When: Saturday, June 19 | Noon-Midnight
Where: Ghost Train Brewing Company, 2616 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
For more PRIDE events, check out Central Alabama Pride, Inc. on Facebook.