15 ways to kick off Pride in Birmingham 2022

Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
(Central AL Pride)

June is the month to honor Pride in Birmingham. We’ve gathered some exciting things to do this month with friends, so keep reading for the details.

1. 2022 Pride Kick-Off & Awards Reception

Central Alabama Pride is hosting a cocktail party to kick off Pride with local LGBTQ+ leaders. Get your tickets today—the price includes two drinks and hors d’ oeuvres. Let the pride-ification of summer begin!

2. Alyssa Edwards at The Lyric

Miss Alyssa Edwards in Birmingham back in 2021. (Summer Guffey / Bham Now)

Cause she’s what? Sickening. Your fave drag star, Alyssa Edwards is back in Birmingham and she is unstoppable. Alyssa is coming to The Lyric to slay the house down in her tour “Life, Love & Lashes-Memoirs of a Queen.”

Don’t forget your tickets before she sells out!

  • When: June 2 | 8:00 PM
  • Where: Lyric Theatre, 1800 Third Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 
  • Price: $35-$99

3. Anastarzia Anaquway at Al’s on Seventh

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Fun times only. (Al’s on Seventh)

Pride is just getting started at Al’s on Seventh with a show by Canadian Rupaul drag star, Anastarzia Anaquway. Come find out how Starzy is a Star.

4. BAO Pride Bingo

Hosted by Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO), Pride Bingo is a time for you and your friends to help raise funds that support the invaluable programs at BAO. This event is outdoors, so bring all the people you know.

BTW,  Miss Central Alabama Pride 2022, Sharon Cocx will be hosting the event.

5. BENT the musical

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Not so “La vie Boheme.” (Encore Theatre and Gallery)

Can you measure a life in love? Encore Theatre and Gallery, a non-equity performance space, is putting on BENT or The Not ” Rent” Musical Revue. This show celebrates friends, loss and love through 90s rock gospel music. You won’t want to miss this.

6. Funky Food Truck Fest at Cahaba

Cahaba, beer
Cheers to Pride in Birmingham! (Bham Now)

Support AIDS Alabama—come out to the Funky Food Truck Festival Saturday, June 4. A portion of the food, drink + vendor proceeds will benefit programs at AIDS Alabama. 

7. Pride Skate Night

Skates 280 wooden roller rink with neon lights
Roller queens only! (Skate 280)

Roll into the night with Central Alabama Pride at Skate 280. Get moving, Birmingham!

8. Loud and Proud at Saturn

Let me in! (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

For a fabulous time, head over to Avondale’s Saturn where the music doesn’t stop. Sashay away to the official afterparty of Pride in Birmingham.

9. Pride Drag Brunch with “PorkChop”

Join Sharon Cocx and Central Alabama Pride for brunch at Steel Gastropub. Check out these queens that will be there as well: Austin St. James, Harley Hatter, Olivia Giselle Tarajae and more.

10. Royal Pride Prom

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Time to celebrate. (MCAC / Facebook)

The Magic City Acceptance Center is hosting a prom for ages 13-24. Everybody is dancing at this prom!

11. Bevy pre-parade Pride party

Catch the Bevy at SIDEBAR. (Sidebar)

This one is for the girlies, the gays and the nonbinary pals! Join the Bham Bevy as they host a pre-parade Pride party with Pride-themed drink and shot specials, a mocktail option, games and so much more.

12. Pride Parade

Pride Parade
The annual Pride event. (Central Alabama Pride, Inc. / Facebook)

Of course, one of the best ways to celebrate pride in Birmingham would be attending the parade hosted by Central Alabama Pride. See all your fave LGBTQ+-run stores and allies recognize inclusion in Alabama.

13. Electra

Birmingham, Electra
The newest club! (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

On the day of the parade, head over to Electra in Lakeview for food trucks, all-night DJs, drink specials and more. They’ll be opening early, so there’s plenty of time to stop by.

14. Pridefest

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Pridefest is at Linn Park this year! (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

This year’s Pridefest will be held at the historic Linn Park instead of Sloss Furnace. Celebrate Pride in Birmingham with performers DEV and Pepper Mashay for ultimate DFDSGDHFG. There will be food, vendors, entertainment and so much more.

15. Kinky Boots

Face the impossible by experiencing Kinky Boots, a musical with music by the legendary Cindi Lauper. This show follows the first steps of creating inclusive shoes for all.

How will you celebrate Pride in Birmingham? Tag us in your pics @BhamNow.

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Art enthusiast and expert on all things tea.

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