Lots of fun events going on for PRIDE this year! Here is what we have so far:
I Heart Local Music Presents: Lawrence PRIDE!
It’s back! Lawrence PRIDE is returning this Summer with a two-day extravaganza dedicated to drag, ballroom, music, art, and dance!
This year, PRIDE will run June 24-25, a Friday and Saturday and will feature more activities. On Friday, we head to the South end of Mass St. with a mini ball at The Granada, thanks to the Kansas City ballroom community and Fatha Ambrosia. This event is free and all ages, but suggested donations are being accepted for Haus of McCoy, a nonprofit that provides services for queer and trans youth in Lawrence. Friday night will also feature drag performers and live music at Lucia, and fun activities at Vibe.
Saturday will feature the parade (more details coming soon!) and party once again, starting at South Park and running down Mass St. The party kicks off at Abe and Jake’s with a stacked lineup of music and drag! We’ll have several queer-operated vendors on hand to help celebrate, and a DJ will round out the night with a dance party.
Save the Date! We’ve got details below, and more on the way!
Friday, June 24
6:00 p.m. – Art Fair at Vibe
6:00 p.m. Lucia – Live music and drag
8:00 p.m.- Skittles Mini Ball: “Taste The Rainbow” Presented by Lawrence Pride
Presented By Lawrence Pride and I Heart Local Music.
This event is FREE and ALL AGES but suggested donations for Haus of McCoy are being accepted.
MC: Legendary Meko Ebony
Door Open at 8pm & LSS at 9:00pm Sharp!
No Cover! (Donations are strongly suggested!)
Skittles Mini Ball: “TASTE THE RAINBOW”
OTA Face (Yellow) $
Dressed in yellow show the judges what your face is all about!
OTA Sex Siren (Cherry) $$
Let’s see how tasty you look wearing all red from head to toe!
Transman VS Stud (Raspberry) $
Bring it in the color blue & lets see who’s taking the trophy tonight!
Virgin Vogue (Orange) $
Come dance little sister but be sure to wear the color orange!
OTA Runway (Lime) $$
Show us what fashion is all about dressed in shades of green!
OTA BQ Realness (Grape) $
Wearing the color purple let us know how real you really are!
OTA FF Realness (Cotton Candy) $
Tonight wearing the color pink show the judges soft & sweet.
OTA Performance (The Rainbow) $$$
Push through in rainbow colors but don’t forget your bag of skittles!
Saturday, June 25
Downtown Lawrence Parade (time TBA)
4:00 p.m. Abe & Jake’s – PRIDE Party!
Featuring performances from:
Sasha May Carmichael
Raven Jade Von’Du
Ms. Eda Bull
The Rose Champagne
Victor Shawn Von’Du
DJ Chance Romance
The Sass-A-Brass-Marching Band
As always, this event is FREE and ALL AGES thanks to our sponsors: eXplore Lawrence, The City of Lawrence, River Rat Print and Skate, LADA Salon, Tom Harper – Real Estate Agent, and KU Theatre and Dance.
Skittles Mini Ball: “Taste the Rainbow” presented by Lawrence Pride