AUSTIN PRIDE PARADE 2021

2021 Event Postponed

If you're planning to visit Austin for the annual Austin Pride Week, during August 2021, there's no shortage of festivities planned. Whether you're here for a day or here for a long weekend, we have you covered with the best Pride events around town, from the parade down Congress Avenue to the best after parties all weekend long.

Official Pride Events

8/10/21
Drag at the Drive-In
Blue Starlite Drive-In Downtown
On Tuesday, Blue Starlite, Slips1de Creative and Austin Pride join forces to bring you a very special Drag at the Drive-In™, featuring "Freak Show," the 2017 film based on best selling novel by James St. James. Come early for the pre-movie drag show. Part of the event's proceeds will benefit the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation (AGLPF).

8/11/21
Austin PRIDE Rainbow Skate
Playland Skate Center
Austin Pride takes over the Playland Skate Center on Wednesday August 11th, for the Annual Pride edition of Rainbow Skate! Share the love and skate with a sweetie or just come out and roll with your homies. Featuring music by DJ Chorizo Funk, who keeps 'em dancing all night long!

8/12/21
Austin PRIDE Presents: RAW
Oilcan Harry's
Austin PRIDE is turning Oilcan Harry's into The Dark Bar for one night only! This all inclusive, safe consenting event will feature live dancers and plenty of raw fun.

8/12/21
Official Austin PRIDE Comedy Show
The Creek at the Cave
Don't miss this 21+ all-inclusive Queer comedy showcase. The show will feature the best of Austin's Queer stand up comics, and a portion of proceeds go to Out Youth.

8/13/21
Drip Drop IX: Austin PRIDE Urban Turn Up
Cedar Street Courtyard
The #1 LGBTQ urban turn up in Central Texas is back for the Austin Pride celebration with music from DJ Melissa Bellz, Dreshon, Mama Duke, Cece Hustle and Estevan, The God.

Postponed
Austin PRIDE Parade 
Congress Avenue
Join Austinites as they take to the streets to celebrate pride and equality. The annual parade usually 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!

Postponed
Official After Party on 4th
Fourth Street
Don't miss the Official After Party on 4th after the Pride Parade. The street will be closed for participants to celebrate Pride all night long! Expect an outdoor stage with music and performances at this free event.

Explore our Event Calendar for more happenings and check out our LGBTQ Itinerary for more ways to experience the best of Austin!

Visitor Information

For the latest status of each event, please check the Austin PRIDE website. To learn more about local restrictions and closures, click here.

If you're visiting Austin during Pride weekend, plan your stay and experience the best that this welcoming city has to offer. Download our Field Guide to LGBTQ Austin and check out activities, events, restaurants, nightlife spots and more that are waiting to be discovered in Austin

Get to know the parade route in advance so you can plan to get the best view. The parade usually kicks off at the Texas State Capitol, marching down Congress Avenue and culminating at Fourth Street/Bettie Naylor Street (names for longtime Austin LGBT advocate and lobbyist). After the parade, stick around for after parties at nearby bars on Fourth Street and throughout the city. Parking may be limited, so plan an alternate route with CapMetro or discover more transportation options for your weekend of celebrations.

Then, check out the Full Schedule and start planning your Pride weekend! Find nearby hotels, restaurants and more planning resources in the official Austin Visitor Guide.