Pride in the CLE

May 31, 2018

Be Loud. Be Proud. Be Yourself.


The LGBT Cleveland Community Center and Cleveland Pride, Inc. have joined forces to throw a multi-day celebration of the city's vibrant LGBTQ+ community. Dubbed Pride in the CLE, the inclusive event combines entertainment, education and activism - with the goal of exuding unity and acceptance, raising awareness and generally just creating good vibes all around.

Although a series of fun, inclusive events are scheduled for May 31-June 3, the Pride in the CLE march and festival is set for June 2 at Cleveland's Public Square. It's a not-to-be-missed event that celebrates Cleveland's diversity.

Pride in the CLE's signature event aims to show off our community's strength and unity as well as celebrate the LGBT+ community's progress and future.

Visitors from every walk of life are encouraged to join the march and festival in a show of solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

Specific Events

Following the kick-off march, the event turns into a bustling all-day festival featuring a diverse array of vendors - areas of interest include healthcare, activism, social groups and nonprofits - as well as a robust slate of music, entertainment and DJs.

In addition to the daytime festivities, expect a variety of nighttime events located in various city neighborhoods and indoor venues.

Friday, June 1

Stonewall Sports Pride Run
One-mile walk, 5K run
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Edgewater Park Kite Field

Flat Out Pride: Pride in the CLE Official Opening Party
Time: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: Flats East Bank

Saturday, June 2

Cleveland Pride March and Festival
12-6 p.m.
Location: Public Square

Revival: Pride Edition
Time: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Location: Lava Lounge

Sunday, June 3

Gay Games 9 Reunion Brunch
Presented by the Cleveland Foundation and The Center
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Merwin's Wharf

Monday, June 4

Cleveland Aquatic Team Fundraiser at the Mango
Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Johnny Mango World Café and Bar

Thursday, June 7

Caring for the mind, body and soul education day
A “reaching out” program to support the Jewish LGBTQ community’s spiritual needs.
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Suburban Temple-Kol Ami

Friday, June 8

CTown Pride in the CLE Workout
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: CTown East Bank

Sunday, June 10

Out on the Roof: Yoga and Cocktails
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Tremont Athletic Club Rooftop

Saturday, June 16

Big Freedia at The Grog w/Zoe Lapin
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: The Grog Shop

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