Named one of the most gay-friendly cities in the U.S., Columbus’ Pride festival and march are now the largest in the biggest in the Midwest, but we're lucky to have tons of local Pride celebrations and events each year, too. Read on for just a few of the fun, community-wide ways you can celebrate Pride in Columbus this June, and let us know if there are others to add by emailing us.

Read Local Neighborhood Pride Celebrations below, and start planning your 2023 Columbus Pride now. 



Pride flags wave throughout the City of Columbus year-round, but especially during Pride month!


Local Neighborhood Pride Celebrations

Pride can be found all around town! Enjoy these community pride celebrations in our surrounding areas to keep the fun going all month long. 

Delaware Pride

Saturday, June 3

Join Delaware Ohio Pride Organization for the Delaware Pride Festival of 2023. This family-friendly event will have food trucks, games, activities, live entertainment, and more. 

Westerville Pride

Saturday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.

Pride is back for its third year in Westerville! Visit tables with info on local organizations, check out local vendors as they feature special Pride-themed wares, and participate in family-friendly activities. Learn more

Hilliard Pride

Saturday, June 10

Enjoy the third annual Hilliard Pride Festival! Come and celebrate with music and more at this family-friendly event with the Hilliard LGBTQ community and allies. Learn more

Upper Arlington Pride

Sunday, June 11

UA Pride is an alcohol-free event for young children and teens, families, and community members. This year’s event will include art, entertainment, children’s activities, drag performances, resource tables, and public speakers and performances. The event and all activities outside of the food vendors are offered at no cost to ensure accessibility regardless of socioeconomic status. Learn more.

Rainbow Dublin Pride Walk

Saturday, June 24, 12 p.m.

Head to Riverside Crossing Park to celebrate with affirming programming and followed by the annual Pride Walk across the iconic Dublin Link bridge. Learn more

Reynoldsburg Pride 

Saturday, June 24

The Reynoldsburg Pride Celebration is a community celebration to empower and bring awareness to the intersectional lives of the LGBTQ+ community.


Pride Parade

Stonewall Columbus Pride March happening June 17 at 10:30 a.m.


Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival & Resource Fair

The first Columbus PRIDE march in 1982 was just around 200 people; today the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March welcome over 700,000 visitors to Columbus and the Central Ohio region.

June 16 & 17 at Goodale Park

Check out our Plan Your Pride blog for all the details you need to know. 


Group of friends at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival 2022


Other Pride Events to Check Out

Check out these events happening during Pride Month in Columbus. 

Pride Party on the Plaza

Saturday, June 17, 9:00 a.m.

Join Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the first PRIDE Party on the Plaza. General admission is $15 and gets you exclusive viewing access and seating, food and beverage options and live entertainment. Purchase tickets

Pride Party at KEMBA Live!

Friday, June 16

8:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Pride Party is hosted by Ohio’s legendary Virginia West, this event features over 30 entertainers, from local favorites to RuPaul’s Drag Race queens, and the headlining performance by Queen of the Universe, Grag Queen. Get tickets ASAP.

Rooftop Drag Show at Budd Dairy Food Hall

Friday, June 16

Starts at 5:00 p.m.

See the likes of Anisa Love, Boyonce and Carrie Bustubs on the rooftop at Budd Dairy Food Hall. Learn more