15 ways to celebrate Pride Month around Birmingham this June

Central Alabama Pride
It’s time to show your PRIDE. (Central Alabama Pride / Facebook)

Ready. Set. Pride! June marks the month-long celebration of Pride Month and we’ve gathered some of the best events happening around The Magic City. Read on for exciting parades, bougie cocktail parties, fun foodie events and more.

1. 2023 Pride Kick-off & Awards Reception

Central Alabama Pride
(2023 Pride Kick-off & Awards Reception / Facebook)
  • What: Kick off Pride month by celebrating Central Alabama Pride’s 45th anniversary. There will be food, drinks + fun. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 1 | 6PM
  • Where: Clubhouse on Highland, 2908 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: Free admission | Suggested $25 donation 

2. Central Alabama Pride Reunion

  • What: Get ready for a reunion like no other during this special event. This year’s Central Alabama Pride reunion titleholders from across the state come together for an amazing show to remind you just why they won their prestigious titles. More info.
  • When: Friday, June 2 | 11:30PM
  • Where: The Quest, 416 24th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

3. Community Closet Block Party

Community Closet Block Party
(Community Closet Block Party / Facebook)
  • What: AIDS Alabama and Central Alabama Pride join together for a Community Closet Block Party this June. The event allows the community to browse and take home donated clothing items. There will also be popcorn, drinks + music. More info.
  • When: Friday, June 2 | Noon-4PM
  • Where: 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free

4. Pride Picnic

  • What: Join Covenant Community Church to celebrate 42 years of loving the Birmingham community. This rain-or-shine picnic features food, music and entertainment. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 | 11AM-2PM
  • Where: Covenant Community Church, 2817 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

5. Pride Patio Cocktail party

Babes Who Brunch Birmingham
(Babes Who Brunch Birmingham / Facebook)

What: Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 3 for a Pride Patio Cocktail Party hosted by Babes Who Brunch Birmingham. During this exciting gathering, expect fantastic drag, Juniper’s tasty cocktails, Lady Bird tacos, sick beats and more. Proceeds benefit the Magic City Acceptance Center. More info.
When: Saturday, June 3 | Noon-3PM
Where: Juniper, 3811 Clairmont Avenue Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: $15

6. Funky Food Truck Festival benefiting AIDS Alabama

Funky Food Truck Festival
A vendor and patrons at last year’s Funky Food Truck Festival at Cahaba Brewing. (AIDS Alabama)
  • What: Get down and get funky at this awesome annual event. Benefiting AIDS Alabama, the Funky Food Truck Festival offers an afternoon of great eats from local food trucks, brews from Cahaba Brewing, vendors and pop-up shops. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 | 1-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission | A minimum $5 donation is welcomed + encouraged

7. Bham Big Gay History Bus

Invisible Histories Project
(Invisible Histories Project / Facebook)
  • What: For the ultimate tour experience, hop aboard the Bham Big Gay History Bus this June. Choose from four separate tours exploring 24 historic locations around The Magic City, each beginning and ending at Cahaba Brewing Company and hosted by an Invisible Histories Project member. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 | 11AM, 11:30AM, 2PM & 2:30PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission | A $15-$25 donation per person is appreciated
  • Tickets

8. Pride Skate Night

Pride Skate Night
(Pride Skate Night / Facebook)

9. Pride Cosmic Bowling

(Anne Holmes / Bham Now)
  • What: Slip on some snazzy bowling shoes for a full night of entertainment—Pride Cosmic Bowling returns on June 8. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 8 | 9PM-Midnight
  • Where: Bowlero, 2908 Riverview Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Cost: $20 for unlimited bowling & shoe rental

10. LOUD & PROUD: The Official Pride Parade After Party

  • What: Get loud and proud during the official Pride Parade Afterparty at Saturn. You’ll see RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Jessica Wild and Stacy Layne Matthews along with Genesis, Queen Essence Hall, Kharris + Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 10 | 10:30PM
  • Where: Saturn Birmingham, 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: General Admission -$20 | Meet & Greet (18+) – $35
  • Tickets

11. Central Alabama Pride Parade

What: Nothing beats the Central Alabama Pride Parade. Attend the family-friendly festivities along the parade route on 7th Avenue South. More info.
When: Saturday, June 10 | 7:30PM
Where: Begins and ends at 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free

12. Pride Fest

Pride Festiva
(2023 Pride Festival / Facebook)
  • What: Get festive, Bham—Pride Fest is a must-attend this June. Happening at Linn Park, there will be live performances, artisan vendors, food trucks, a kids’ area, a health fair + lots more. More info.
  • When: Sunday, June 11 | 11AM
  • Where: Linn Park, 710 20th S N, Birmingham , AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission | VIP Tickets – $100-$150

13. That’s So Gay: Using Southern LGBTQ History to Fight for Our Rights

  • What: Join Discourse BHAM for another special pop-up lecture series at Monday Night Brewing. This event will uncover Southern LGBTQIA+ events, places and people you may not know about and discuss why it’s important that we save, and share, these histories. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 15 | 7PM
  • Where: Monday Night Brewing, 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $15
  • Tickets

14. Workshop 2: Homo-Coming Collective Zine Making Event

  • What: Release your creativity during this zine-making event. You’ll have the chance to participate in zine tutorials, engage in breakout sessions led by zine experts + enthusiasts and contribute to the creation of a collective zine that will be shared by all participants. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 11AM-12:30PM
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

15. The Kids Are Alright

  • What: Join Invisible Histories Project for Queer Southern History. For all students in 9th grade and up, the event highlights lesser known aspects of Southern LGBTQ culture and community as well as archival materials. More info.
  • When: Wednesday, June 21 | 6:30PM
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

If you run an LGBTQIA+ organization, Getaway is giving back by providing free stays to Getaway, Southern Equality Studios and QUEER | ART. Learn more here.

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