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.

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Baltimore Pride Celebration
Bryan Barnes Photography

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.

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Westminster Pride Festival
Baloons

July 10, 2021
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.

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

October 9, 2021
Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere at Centennial Park during the annual LGBTQ+ PRIDE festival in Ellicott City. Join friends old and new for food, fun, music and games all while knowing event proceeds help support HoCo Pride, sponsored by PFLAG Columbia-Howard County.

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Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival
Havre de Grace
Concord Point Lighthouse

October 9, 2021
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."

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

October 30, 2021
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.

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Baltimore Pride Week
Baltimore
Baltimore Pride Celebration
Bryan Barnes Photography

June 13-20, 2021
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!

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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.

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Salisbury Pride Parade & Festival
Salisbury
Rainbow dyed hair

Returning June 25, 2022
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 a wine garden, kids zone and food trucks.

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Hagerstown Pride Festival
Hagerstown
Hagerstown Pride - Love Grows logo

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

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Rockville Pride
Rockville
Rainbow flag and blue sky

Various Events During June 2021
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.

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Cumberland Pride Festival
Cumberland
Cumberland Pride  logo
Cumberland Pride

October 17, 2021
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. 

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Frederick Pride
Frederick
Frederick Pride Celebration
Visit Frederick

October 3, 2021
For about a decade, 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.