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Family-Friendly Pride Celebrations in Philadelphia

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with festivals, museum programs, and performances

Happy Pride Month! June is the time to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate LGBTQ+ people and communities. All month long in Philadelphia, there are tons of family-friendly Pride events from festivals to special museum programs to performances. It’s the perfect time to get the family together to celebrate the history and future of LGBTQ+ rights.

Love is Love Pride Block Party

June 3, 12 – 6 pm

Evil Genius Brewing Company, 1727 N Front Street

Fishtown’s Evil Genius Brewing Company is throwing a free family-friendly Pride block party all afternoon that will include live music, axe throwing, face-painting, and more.

Pride Skate

June 3, 6 – 8 pm

Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th Street

Celebrate Pride with a special themed roller-skating night at Dilworth Park complete with a drag performer, interactive performances, and a special menu.

Photo courtesy of Dilworth Park

Free Pride Concert

June 3, 7 pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating Pride alongside the ANNA Crusis Feminist Choir, the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, and Philadelphia Voices of Pride with a special free concert that will include works by LGBTQ+ composers and pop stars.

Love Light and Liberation March

June 4, 10:30 am

Beginning at National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

This march includes speeches, music, joy, and does not permit floats, banners, or advertisements.

Philly Pride Festival 2023

June 4, 12 – 7 pm

Gayborhood, 1234 Locust Street

This year, Philly Pride will include celebration, resources, performances, and vendors throughout the Gayborhood.

Pride Celebration at the Please Touch Museum

June 10, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic

This kid-friendly museum is hosting a Pride celebration day that will include face painting, art and maker activities, songwriting workshops, movement, and more.

Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

June 10, 10 am – 3 pm

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Avenue

At all-ages Pride Day at the zoo, connect with local organizations, enjoy Pride-themed decor and animal enrichment, and more.

QUEERAPALOOZA Block Party and Music Festival

June 10, 12 – 5 pm

Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room, 345 S 12th Street

Giovanni’s Room, America’s oldest LGBTQ+ bookstore, will be celebrating 50 years in Philadelphia with a day of festivities. There will be local queer bands, musicians, DJs, and drag performers, as well as vendors selling artwork, crafts, vintage items, and books.

Family Pride Day

June 17, 12 – 4 pm

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street

The Franklin Institute has a day of family-friendly programming planned to celebrate Pride that will include whimsical shows and demonstrations.


June 17, 12 – 4 pm

Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue

This festival sponsored by Philadelphia Family Pride centers around Black LGBTQ+ families. There will be free food, entertainment, resource tables, vendors, and lots of free raffle prizes, as well as resources to support anyone interested in quitting tobacco.

Phillies Pride Night

June 23, 7 pm

Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way

The Phillies invite you to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich LGBTQ+ culture at their annual Pride Night presented by The GIANT Company at Citizens Bank Park when they host the New York Mets.

Youth Queer Lit Fest

June 24, 1 pm

Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust Street

Young people age 10-19 are invited to join the Philadelphia City Institute for a celebration of queer middle grade and teen books. There will be lunch, book giveaways, and book talks.

PRIDE: Poets in the Park

June 26, 6:30 pm

Shakespeare Park, Logan Square

The Free Library begins the final week of PhillyPRIDE with their first PRIDE: Poets in the Park featuring local poets Boston Gordon, Campbell Simmons and Sean Hanrahan reading selections from their works and discussing their craft.

A Musical Celebration of Queer Kids, Families, and Allies

June 29, 4 pm

Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust Street

The local children’s music group Ants on a Log is hosting a queer musical celebration at the Philadelphia City Institute to close out Pride month.

Lead photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia

Calendar Editor and Writer for Philadelphia Family. Send tips to eleanor@familyfocus.org.