Beyond the Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival

If you're planning to visit Austin for the annual Austin Pride month, during August 2022, 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

ATX Queer Music Fest
Lustre Pearl South
Austin's first all-queer music festival features two stages of LGBTQ+ performers (including Mama Duke & P1nkstar!), DJs and tributes to beloved artists like Lady Gaga and Selena. There will also be a local vendor market hosted by Friday Friday so you can get your shop on between sets.

Drag Brunch
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Four Seasons Hotel Austin is kicking off the city’s Pride month celebrations with a Drag Brunch on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The “Pop Princess” themed event will be opened by Austin's own Ritzy Bitz & Celia Light. Also being welcomed to the stage is iconic New Orleans drag queens Kookie Baker and Jessica Champagne to headline. All guests are encouraged to participate in the "Pop Princess" theme, the more the merrier!

Family Pride Night at the Thinkery
Bring the whole family for a playful afternoon at Austin's Thinkery children's museum. This free event features activities like drag story time, a dance party, mini pride parade and more. 

Out at the Movie: Sister Act
The Domain
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the Domain for a family friendly showing of Sister Act on the lawn. The event is free and concessions are available for purchase.

Dirty Dynasty BINGO
Fourth & Co.
Join Austin Pride for a special Pride Week edition of Dirty Dynasty BINGO. See performances by some of Austin's favorite drag queens and delight in food and drink specials while you play. Event is for ages 18+. 

Austin PRIDE Rainbow Skate
Playland Skate Center
Austin PRIDE takes over the Playland Skate Center on Wednesday, August 11 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!

Drip Drop 10: The Drip and Dip Pool Party
Rio Nightclub + Dayclub
Make your way to the hottest pool party of the summer. As Austin's official Pride Urban Party, Drip Drop will feature beats from DJ Melissa Bellz and a whole lot of fun. 

Beyond the Rainbow: Austin PRIDE Celebration
Fiesta Gardens
Austin's 30th annual PRIDE celebration is pulling out all the stops. Bring the whole family for free inflatable games, carnival rides and drag queen story time. Shop local and handmade goods from 140+ vendor booths, watch amazing entertainers, snack on yummy food and drinks, and more.

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, through the Warehouse District, and concludes on the Congress Avenue bridge. 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!

Drag for All
The Parish
Drag for All is an all ages drag show hosted by some of Austin's favorite drag queens. Bring the whole family for incredible performances and a dance party DJ set by Ruby Knight. There will be craft cocktails for the adults by local Desert Door distillery. 

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

Visitor Information

If you're visiting Austin during Pride weekend, plan your stay and experience the best that this welcoming city has to offer. Check out our guide to LGBTQ+-owned businesses in Austin and find activities, events, restaurants, nightlife spots and more that are waiting to be discovered.

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, past Fourth Street/Bettie Naylor Street (names for longtime Austin LGBTQ+ advocate and lobbyist), to the Congress Avenue bridge. 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 during Pride week with Get There ATX

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.