Maryland Pride Events

Pride and Pride-related events take place in towns all across Maryland.  One of the oldest started as a rally in 1975 in Baltimore City and has grown into a multi-day, multi-location event in the City.

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Downtown Frederick on a Weekend
Downtown Frederick on a Weekend
Photo By: Plaid Photo Justin Tsucalas

Throughout  Maryland both established and new Pride Festivals are emerging.  A sampling are listed below.

Baltimore Pride logo Photo By: Baltimore Pride

1 Baltimore Pride Weekend Parade - Block Party – Festival

June 14-15-16, 2019
One of the oldest pride celebrations in the country turns 44 this year. This year’s theme, “Unity through Diversity: The ReMix.” Pride Weekend events include a beloved parade, block party and family-friendly daytime entertainment at various locations during the three days and nights. Friday evening's premiere event, "Twilight on the Terrace," takes place at Gertrude's, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, for example.  Other premiere events are slated for Graffiti Alley and The Motor House. Saturday's always anticipated Baltimore Pride Parade now encompasses 11 city blocks and includes a Block Party at the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.  Sunday, the Pride Festival returns to Druid Hill Park where entertainment for kids and families is provided.  There is also a Drag Stage, interesting exhibitors and local food trucks as well as other exciting programming.  More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this legacy weekend.


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Location:
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217
410-777-8145


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Frederick Pride Festival Photo By: Frederick Pride

2 Frederick Pride

June 22, 2019
Back for the 8th year, you can celebrate Frederick Pride at the  premiere festival location in Carroll Creek Linear Park.  The park is central to Frederick's beautiful and historic downtown.  More than 8,000 attend this all-day event that brings together people from all walks of life. 


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Location:
Carroll Creek Linear Park
Frederick, MD 21701
240-397-4036


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Howard County Pride Festival logo Photo By: Howard County Pride Festival

3 Howard County Pride Celebration

June 29, 2019
Enjoy the annual Howard County LGBTQ PRIDE festival. Celebrate the fun in the family-friendly atmosphere of Centennial Park.  This is the Festival's second year and it is sure to continue to grow.  


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Location:
10000 Rt. 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-313-1900


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Annapolis Pride Parade Festival logo Photo By: Annapolis Pride Parade Festival

4 Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival - Inaugural

June 29, 2019
Annapolis hosts its first LGBTQ+ Pride Parade and Festival. Don't miss this family-friendly event. The Parade and Festival will take place on and around West Street near Calvert in charming and historic Downtown Annapolis. Given the talent and diversity of this community, this launch is one to watch.      


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Location:
West Street and Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-280-0445


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Westminster Pride Extravaganza Photo By: Westminster Pride Extravaganza

5 Westminster Pride Extravaganza

July 13, 2019
Sponsored by PFLAG-Westminster, Westminster Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender (LGBTQ+) community. Join us for dance, comedy, & DRAG.  Check back for additional details.

Cumberland Pride 2019 logo Photo By: Cumberland Pride

6 Cumberland Pride Festival

July 14, 2019
Cumberland Pride Festival promotes diversity in Western Maryland.  This family friendly festival takes place right on Baltimore Streets and includes live music, drag performances, local vendors, and ends with a march led by the 2019 Pride Queen. 


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Location:
Baltimore Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
240-446-9928


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Featured Places
Baltimore Pride logo
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Frederick Pride Festival
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Location:
Carroll Creek Linear Park
Frederick, MD 21701
Howard County Pride Celebration poster
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Location:
10000 Rt. 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival logo
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Location:
West Street and Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Cumberland Pride Festival logo
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Location:
Baltimore Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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