Headed to Austin for Pride? There's no shortage of festivities planned this year. You're in for two weekends of creativity, solidarity, diversity and community. Whether you're here for a day or here for the weekend, the Insider Blog has you covered with the hottest events around town.
Original 2017 Austin Pride weekend festivities have been rescheduled due to inclement weather. A portion of the proceeds from this year's events will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. See below for updates.
PRIDE Parade. Courtesy of Austin PRIDE.
September 30, 2017
Austin PRIDE Parade
Join Austinites as they take to the streets to celebrate PRIDE and equality. The parade begins at the Texas State Capitol, runs down Congress Avenue and concludes in the Warehouse District. Austinites, students, local organizations, visitors, allies, live performers, celebrities, floats and more will create a spectacle unmatched by any other local event. This is the best way to conclude a week of celebrations so head downtown early to get a prime spot for viewing!
October 21, 2017
Austin PRIDE Festival
This is the biggest LGBTQ advocacy event of the year, bringing together local and national organizations, live music and entertainers, family-friendly fun and more.
PRIDE Splash at Barton Springs
Barton Springs Pool
Start your celebrations off right with a cool dip in Barton Springs Pool. Stay hydrated or you’ll be thirsty, and make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen and tanning oil.
WERK Fashion Show. Courtesy of Austin PRIDE.
WERK Fashion Show
ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
In its fifth year, local designers and former Project Runway competitors will take over one of Austin's most iconic venues with their inventive designs. Do yourself a favor and join the VIP reception and cocktails. Limited tickets also available for the Meet & Greet.
OUT at the Movie
This official PRIDE movie night brings together a few of Austin's favorite things: food trucks, film and fashion (oh, and it's free!). Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket for this outdoor screening of To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar at the ZACH Theatre.
Double D Bingo PRIDE Edition
This year’s PRIDE bingo is hosted by LGBTQ local Austin favorites Lady-Grackle, Birdbreath, and CupcakKe. There will be performances by Miss Austin PRIDE Nadine Hughes and Mr. Austin PRIDE Sya Nyde, plus plenty of prizes. Be sure to enter the raffle benefitting the Austin LGBTQ Community Center.