10 ways to celebrate PRIDE month this June

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Rainbow Margs from The Lumbar in Birmingham. Photo via The Lumbar’s Facebook

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

Magic City Disco
Party with Magic City Disco and the Birmingham Barons this June. Photo via Magic City Disco’s Facebook

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

More on Barons promotion nights.

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.

More info.

When: Wednesday, June 9 | 5-9PM
Where: Chipotle, 300 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

5. Pride Bowling

Get ready to bowl. Photo by Daniel Álvasd

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:

7PM Show

  • Safaree
  • Campbell Starr
  • Rummorah Lee Campbell
  • Paris Campbell
  • Host: Kharris

9:30PM Show

  • Reese Eve Cocx
  • Paris Campbell
  • Ara Besque
  • Kharris
  • 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

Pride Parade
There will be no Pride Parade this year, but Birmingham will still celebrate PRIDE month, Photo via Central Alabama Pride, Inc.’s Facebook

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
  • Drag
  • Food + Drinks
  • Vendors
  • And more!

When: Saturday, June 12 | Noon-7PM
Where: Avondale Entertainment District, 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: FREE

8. Pride Skate Night

roller skates
Support PRIDE month the FUN way. Photo via Ore Mercantile’s Facebook

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
Admission: FREE

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
Price: $15

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
Admission: FREE

For more PRIDE events, check out Central Alabama Pride, Inc. on Facebook.

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Patience Itson
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