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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Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival
Annapolis
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.

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Frederick Pride
Frederick
Frederick Pride Celebration
Visit Frederick

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.

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Cumberland Pride Festival
Cumberland
Cumberland Pride  logo
Cumberland Pride

Cumberland Pride Festival promotes diversity in Western Maryland. This family-friendly festival takes place right on Baltimore Street and includes live music, drag performances, dance parties and local vendors. The grand finale is a march led by the newly crowned Pride Queen.

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Westminster Pride Festival
Baloons

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
Ellicott City
Howard County Pride Festival logo
Howard County Pride Festival

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

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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Baltimore Pride Weekend Parade, Block Party & Festival
Baltimore
Baltimore Pride Celebration
Bryan Barnes Photography

Each year in June, The PRIDE Center of Maryland kicks off Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community. The culmination, Pride Weekend, features a three-day celebration that kicks off with Twilight on the Terrace followed by the block party and legendary parade on Saturday and finishes with Sunday’s festival at Druid Hill Park.

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Montgomery County Pride
Various Locations

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

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

Just go to Hagerstown’s Central Lot to find out how “Love Grows” for the LGBTQIA+ community here. Hear great bands and DJs, send the teens to their own dance party, watch drag shows, and find out who gets a one-year reign as the King and Queen of Hagerstown Pride.

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Rockville Pride
Rockville

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.