If you're planning to visit Austin for the annual Pride Festival & Parade, there is no shortage of festivities planned this year. 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 and music and drag at the festival, to the best after parties all weekend long. Don't miss this year's festivities, set for August 10, 2019.

Official Pride Events

OUT at the Movies
ZACH Theatre
The annual Pride movie night brings together a few of Austin's favorite things: food trucks and film (oh, and it's free!). Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket for this outdoor screening of "The Birdcage," beginning at 8 p.m. at ZACH Theatre.

Dirty Dynasty Bingo
Oilcan Harry's
Official Pride bingo is hosted by loved, local Austin queens Lady-Grackle Birdbreath and Cupcake. Bingo is free to play and expect food and drink specials, plus plenty of prizes. Be sure to enter the raffle benefiting Austin Pride.

LGBTQ Family Pride
Don't miss this free, family-friendly official Austin Pride event at the Thinkery. This will be a playful family celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth, adults and families, complete with a mini-Pride parade, Drag Queen story time, free ice cream and arts and crafts for the kids.

Caliente: Noches Latinas!
Highland Lounge
Celebrate a week of Pride festivities with the Latinx Kickoff Party at Highland Lounge, hosted by Austin Pride and La Q Austin. The night will include mariachis, live music with The Brew, Salsa lessons, drink specials and complimentary tastings and some of the best Latin music by DJ's 2DQ and Abe Linkon.8/10/19

Drip Drop #7: Urban LGBT+ Party
The Venue ATX
Co-hosted by Austin Black Pride and Pink Elephant Radio, this is sure to be one of the hottest parties in Austin all year long. Austin Pride's official LGBTQ urban party will featuring go-go dancers, a VIP lounge and music by DJ Shante.

Austin PRIDE Festival
Fiesta Gardens
With more than 400,000 attendees in 2018, this is Austin's biggest LGBTQ advocacy event of the year. The festival brings together local and national organizations, live music and entertainers, family-friendly fun and more. Festivities take place at Fiesta Gardens in east Austin, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music on two stages, inflatable games and carnival rides (free with admission)_, drag queen story time, vendors and food and beverage options.

General admission tickets for the festival are $17 in advance or $20 at the gate; ages 7-17 are $10; children 6 and under are free. Purchase your tickets here.

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

This event is free; learn more here.

Disco Inferno: Official Womxn's Party
The Vaughn
Don't miss the official Pride Womxn's Party, hosted by Lesbutante and the Boss. Join this annual celebration of womxn in a safe and inclusive space on the rooftop of The Vaughn (with a partial view of the parade route), enjoy a cash bar, music from local DJ GiiQ, a photo booth, glitter face painting and more.

The events above are only a selection of those going on around town - see 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. 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 will kick 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.