Baltimore Pride Celebration
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Maryland Pride Events

Rainbow flags fly high over the Free State as Maryland celebrates Pride from the mountains to the sea.

Baltimore Pride Celebration
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Throughout Maryland, new Pride events are emerging alongside long-established Pride traditions, which typically happen at the end of June. Join in the excitement of festivities ranging from parades and parties to films, family fun and drag contests. Of course, LGBTQ+-focused events happen year-round in inclusive communities across the state.

Westminster Pride Festival

Join Westminster Pride for music, comedy, art and drag shows. It’s an all-ages festive celebration of Carroll County’s LGBTQ+ community. Dance to tunes played by bands and spun by DJs along East Main Street. Visit vendor booths and soak up the vibes.

Howard County Pride Celebration
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
Howard County Pride Festival logo
Howard County Pride Festival

Join us in celebrating Pride Month at Color Burst Park! Bring your furry friends too in their best Pride fits as we enjoy games, Drag storytime, chalking and more! Plus, a special announcement of our T-Shirt Art Competition and Community Award winners!

Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival
Havre de Grace
Concord Point Lighthouse

Enjoy music, camaraderie and entertainment in Havre de Grace. See art, meet artists, stroll through vendor booths, and partake in sampling fabulous food in a great setting around the Concord Point Lighthouse. But really, you can't not love an LGBTQIA+ festival that offers "Free Mom Hugs."

Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival
Annapolis Pride
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key

You’ll love being in this vibrant port city during the LGBTQ+ Pride Parade & Festival. From a parade along West and Calvert streets to storytimes and happy hours, the series of events are terrific opportunities to unite as Annapolis embraces diversity and celebrates love.

Baltimore Pride Week
Baltimore Pride Celebration
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Each year, typically in June, Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community creates  programming that is exciting and celebratory.  This year's extended program includes  the legendary parade but also a variety of other gatherings.  Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest prides in the nation and has taken place for over 40 years!

Montgomery County Pride
Various Locations
MoCo Pride logo

Throughout the county, known as MoCo for short, discover LGBTQ+ Pride events in Rockville, Silver Spring, Kensington, and more. Attend flag risings and parties, join a moderated conversation, watch drag performers, and patronize LGBTQ+-owned businesses hosting special events.

Salisbury Pride Parade & Festival
Rainbow dyed hair

This diverse city puts on a LGBTQIA+ party with a positively out-and-proud parade following a route just steps from the Wicomico River. Stay for the festival that features entertainment, exhibits, beer and wine garden, kids zone, and food trucks.

Hagerstown Pride Festival
Hagerstown Pride - Love Grows logo

Just go to Hagerstown Hope to find out how “Love Grows” for the LGBTQIA+ community in Hagerstown. 

Rockville Pride
Rainbow flag and blue sky

Admire the rainbow of colors at this free event celebrating the city’s LGBTQ+ community. At Rockville Town Square, you’ll find educational exhibits, food trucks, and family-friendly activities. Watch performers, talk to activists and help the Human Rights Commission raise money for LGBTQ+ charities.

Cumberland Pride Festival
Cumberland Pride  logo
Cumberland Pride

Cumberland Pride Festival promotes diversity in Western Maryland. This family-friendly festival takes place at Canal Place in downtown Cumberland and includes live music, drag performances, and more. 

Frederick Pride
Frederick Pride Celebration
Visit Frederick

Since 2011, people have gathered at Carroll Creek Linear Park to celebrate Frederick Pride. This all-day event in Frederick's beautiful and historic downtown brings together people from all walks of life.  Event-goers enjoy music, speakers, boat rides on the creek, children’s activities, and browsing Pride paraphernalia.

Catonsville Family Pride
Catonsville Pride
Pride in 21228

Join us for the Catonsville Family Pride, and show your support for the local LGBTQIA+ community. This is an inclusive event, and all are welcome to join the fun. All of the activities and games will be kid-friendly, so bring the whole family!

Old Ellicott City Pride
Old Ellicott City's Pride

Old Ellicott City's town-wide festivities include the return of the Mascara Run (this time up and down Main Street!) and a special movie presentation of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  Throughout town you will find live music, special performances, an art fair, games and lots more.

Greenbelt Pride Fest
Greenbelt Pride Fest
Greenbelt Pride - LGBT

The town of Greenbelt is hosting their first Pride March and 2nd annual Pride Fest. This celebration will include musical performances by the Greenbelt Honk Situation, live drag performances by Stormy Vain Presents, and more!

Delmarva Pride Festival
Delmarva Pride Festival
Delmarva Pride Center

The Delmarva Pride Center strives to foster a welcoming space for those of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Their annual Pride Festival in Downtown Easton will offer a full weekend of live music, drag performances, and much, much more.