The 49th annual Boston Pride Week will take place the first week of June with the well-known Boston Pride Parade filling the city streets on Saturday, June 8.
Pride Week kicks off with the Rainbow flag raising ceremony on Friday, May 31 at 12 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. Later that day, there will be a free movie on the Boston Common. This year’s movie is Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse. Movie starts at dusk at the corner of Charles Street and Beacon Street.
Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a full day of family fun and entertainment on Saturday, June 1 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a giant Zumba class, music and dance performances, drag queens and a dance party. At 4 p.m., the third annual High Heel Dash for Charity will start just north of the Marketplace. Participants in high heels will dash down Union Street and arrive at the finish lane at the Marketplace. Entry fees from the dash will benefit the Boston Pride Community Fund which offers financial support to small, grassroots organizations through annual grants.
On Sunday, June 2, there will be a gather at the Pride Remembrance Memorial Garden of Peace at 6 p.m. at the Plaza of 100 Cambridge Street, Boston.
The annual Pride Lights tree lighting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 4 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Blackstone Square Park, 1535 Washington Street, Boston. Pride Lights features performances, music and as its name implies the illumination of the Trees. The ceremony commemorates departed friends, family and coworkers and increases awareness of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.
The Pride Festival at City Hall Plaza will take place on Saturday, June 8, immediately following the Pride Parade (which should conclude around 12 p.m.) and continue through 6 p.m., pending City approval. The Festival will include a Pride Concert at 1:30 p.m. featuring Todrick Hall, Robin S. and Beth Sacks. After the festival will be the Youth Dance Party on the Plaza. This will take place from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. and feature DJ Lisa and MC Yolanda. Tickets for the dance party are $10.
On Sunday, June 9, Boston Pride will host the Back Bay Block Party from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at St. James Avenue. The entrance is at Berkeley Street. Concurrently, the JP Block Party will also be taking place at 1 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain.
Visit bostonpride.org for updates and more details.