Where to Celebrate Pride Outside of Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Montgomery Parks

Pride Month is an annual commemoration held during the entire month of June. There is a lot to be PRIDEFUL about in Montgomery County, Maryland! To celebrate, we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of ways you and your family can show your pride all month long, just outside of Washington, DC.

Bark Social Pride Happy Hour
Bark Social
June 1 | 4:00 pm – close

Cost varies

Join us at Bark Social on Wednesday, June 1st, to welcome in Pride Month with a Happy Hour Fundraiser! Bark Social will be donating 10% of all beer sale proceeds to MoCo Pride Center. We will be there with fun goodies and information about all our upcoming pride events.

Paint Your Pride: Teen Crafternoon
Aspen Hill Library
June 4 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Help us kick off Pride Month and express yourself with an afternoon of arts and crafts! On Saturday, June 4, Montgomery County Public Libraries will be providing teens with free paints, canvases and other materials at the Aspen Hill Library in Rockville.

Nerd Party – Golden Girls
Casey Community Center
June 4 | 7 – 8:30 pm
Cost $10

Celebrate Pride Month with fellow Golden Girls fans by paying tribute to the iconic gal pals! Dress as your favorite character, sip some signature drinks, savor some cheesecake, and test your Golden Girls knowledge by playing a game of trivia for a chance to win a “golden” prize. 

Rockville Pride – Virtual
June 5 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm

This year, the City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission will celebrate the sixth annual Rockville Pride with a virtual Pride event on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The virtual event will be interactive and will include LGBTQ+ resources and breakout room discussions of LGBTQ+ topics.

Pride Month Proclamation
June 6 | 7:30 pm

Join Gaithersburg High School’s Pride Alliance at City Hall as they accept the city’s official declaration of June as Pride Month in Gaithersburg. If you cannot attend the meeting, please watch it live on YouTube, or watch it via Zoom by registering here

Parks Playhouse: PRIDE in the Park: An LGBTQ+ Comedy Show
Fairview Urban Park
June 9 | 6 – 9 pm 

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with Improbable Comedy as they showcase local queer comics on the lawn of Fairview Urban Park! This hilarious mash-up of stand-up routines is intended for audience members ages 17 and up.

Storytime at the Arts Barn
June 10 | 1 – 1:30 pm

Bring your young ones to the Arts Barn to recognize Pride Month! Accompanied by a parent or guardian, children will have the opportunity to listen to a reading of the engaging story Except When They Don’t by Laura Gehl and a participate in variety of arts and crafts activities.

Head Over Heels Performance
Arts Barn 
June 10 | 8 pm
Cost $24 ($20 for students ages 15-21)

Join us in a celebration of love with a performance of Head Over Heels, a laugh-out-loud love story set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s! This show is intended for audience members aged 15 and up. 

Takoma Pride: Just Say Gay! 
Takoma Park Streetery
June 11 | 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday, June 12, 2022 is Takoma Pride Day when we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. This year’s theme is Just Say Gay!  There will be Drag Queen Storytime, face painting, tap performance by Knock on Wood, tabling by various organizations and the businesses will decorate and offer Pride specials.

Pride Family Day at Glen Echo Park 
Glen Echo Park
June 11 | 11 am – 2 pm

Glen Echo Park is proud to collaborate with the office of Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass to provide the 2nd annual Pride Family Day! Enjoy an interactive chalk maze, arts and crafts, free carousel rides, and more. 

Equali-Tea PRIDE
Kentlands Mansion
June 12 | 2 – 4 pm
Cost $5 – $7

Acknowledge the incredible achievements by the LGBTQ+ community and make a stand for inclusivity and equality at the Kentlands Mansion on June 12. A bilingual storytime will be followed by a simple summertime tea on the lawn, and this is an event you definitely do not want to miss! 

Yoga Flow with Pride 
Silver Spring Civic Building
June 21 | 12 – 1 pm

In honor of Pride Month, members of the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community are invited to come together in an all-ages, body-positive yoga class to improve strength, flexibility and balance in an inclusive space.

Pride on the Page: Author Talk with Eric Nguyen
Montgomery College Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
June 21 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Join local bestseller author and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Eric Nguyen, for a special book talk! This event will include a raffle with the chance to win a free copy of his debut novel, Things We Lost on the Water. 

Pride on the Field
White Oak Community Recreation Center
June 24 | 12 – 4:30 pm

LGBTQ+ teens are welcomed onto the field for a day of outdoor games and sports! Participants will be provided an unforgettable experience full of community, friendly competition and fun in honor of Pride Month!

Tasty Books – Peanut Goes for the Gold 
Casey Community Center
June 25 | 10:30 – 11:30 am
Cost $5

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with the fantastic story of Peanut, a gender non-binary guinea pig practicing his tricks before a big competition! This storytime is the perfect Pride event for the whole family!

Bark Social Drag Duels
Pike & Rose
June 25 | 11 am – 2 pm
Cost varies

With or without a dog, come celebrate Pride Month at Bark Social! This drag lip sync showdown will determine who will make it to the finale on June 26 at Pride in the Plaza, so you definitely don’t want to miss it!

MoCo Pride Youth Picnic
Woodside Urban Park
June 25 | 12 – 3 pm

Join MoCo Pride Youth, MCPS’s LGBTQ+ student affinity group, for an unforgettable afternoon of food and socializing with other LGBTQ+ youth! This picnic is open to all LGBTQ+ youth and allies, no matter what school you attend.

Skywatching Program – Telescope Fun
Observatory Park
June 25 | 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Join members of the AAS Committee for Sexual-Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy as they highlight the contributions LGBTQIA+ scientists have made to STEM fields and teach you everything you need to know about telescopes! 

Pride in the Plaza
Veteran’s Place
June 26 | 12 – 8 pm

As Pride Month comes to an end, gather together at this full-day festival to celebrate members the LGBTQ+ community! Full of performances by local artists, pop-ups from local businesses and free HIV testing, this is sure to be one of MoCo Pride Month’s most memorable events!

Rockville Pride Celebration
Rockville Town Square Park
June 26 | 2 – 4 pm

Celebrate Pride with the City of Rockville at the 6th Annual Rockville Pride. Enjoy live performances, information booths and dialogue, face painting, crafts, and more!

StoryTime Station
Gaithersburg Community Museum
June 28 | 11 am

Recommended for children ages 2-6, June 28’s StoryTime Station will feature Drag Queen Storytime: Free to Be Me in honor of Pride Month! Following the event, children will be given a follow-up activity to complete at home!

For more fun things to do around Montgomery County, check out our Events Calendar.