Throughout the month of June, many individuals and families around Indianapolis celebrate Pride Month, which honors and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. It is also a month to reflect on the 1969 Stonewall Uprising (aka the Stonewall Riots), an important historical event that helped launch the gay rights movement in the U.S.
There are many Pride Month events happening around Indy, including festivals, parades, concerts, performances and other gatherings. Here are some of the family-friendly Pride Month events happening around Indianapolis!
Indianapolis Pride Month Events
Greenwood Pride ‘22 Festival
Where: Woodmen Park
Time: 11 am-5 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/greenwood-pride
Celebrate the community’s diversity at this family-friendly event and support our local LGBTQI+ friendly merchants, food trucks, and be entertained by world-renowned performers!
Indy Pride Pet Pride
Where: Riverside Park
Time: Noon-3 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/pet-pride
One of the most adorable events on the Pride calendar! Pet parents, local vendors, and the community gather for an afternoon of play and music centered around our loving animals. It is a highlight for many in our community who celebrate their Pride as both LGBTQ+ identified individuals and as pet parents. The event is free.
Carmel Pride ‘22
Where: Carter Green in Carmel
Time: 3-9 pm
More info: PrideCarmel.wixsite.com/pride
Everyone is invited to this free pride festival to celebrate LGBTQ+ joy this pride month! There will be music, art, performances, activities, food and more. Carmel Pride ‘22 is kid-friendly from 3-7 p.m., and then Pride at Sunset starts at 7:30 p.m., where kids are still permitted but music will be louder and uncensored, and kids activities will be closed.
Pride of Indy Bands & Indy Pride present: Music Night at White River State Park
Where: Military Park
Time: 6-11 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/music-night
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening in a family-friendly environment. Pack up your lawn chairs and picnic basket, and enjoy music and an evening of entertainment, food, and drinks in the park. Food trucks will also be available.
Youth Pride Carnival
Where: Indiana Youth Group
Time: 1-6 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/iyg-carnival
Our community’s youth will celebrate Pride month with their peers in a safe space as they enjoy carnival food, snow cones, face painting, dunk tanks, and more while playing a variety of carnival games. During the carnival, youth will be pleasantly surprised by a King and Queen drag show! The event is free to attend.
Chautauqua Series: Fluid History: Gender, c. 1900
Where: Conner Prairie
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
More info: connerprairie.org
Conner Prairie presents a series of special evenings that marry education and entertainment, thoughtfulness and humor, food and drink — all based on a chosen theme. This month, the theme revolves around cross-dressing and gender identity during the turn of the century. Guests ages 16 and older are invited, and guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Shabbat with Pride
Time: 5-5:45 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/shabbat-with-pride-2022
Enjoy a brief virtual service featuring Indianapolis synagogue Rabbis and other guests, where we will celebrate the values of inclusivity, individuality, and dignity. After the service, we will have the opportunity to schmooze at a virtual o’neg, an informal community gathering to connect with one another. You do not need to be Jewish to attend – come, learn and celebrate togetherness!
Indy Pride Festival
Where: Military Park
Time: 11 am-11 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/indy-pride-festival-2022
A festival that celebrates, highlights and uplifts Indy’s LGBTQ+ community.
Indy Pride Parade
Where: Mass Ave and Delaware Streets
Time: 10 am-Noon
More info: indypride.org/parade
After two years without an in-person festival or parade due to COVID-19, Indy Pride is bringing back the parade!
Indy Pride Drive-In Movie Night
Where: Tibb’s Drive-In Theatre
Time: 8-11:30 pm
More info: indypride.org/event/drive-in-movie-night
A family-friendly evening of movies and celebration! Tibb’s will be showing a double feature of new releases – titles to be announced. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kiddos.
Hendricks County Pride Picnic
Where: Williams Park, Brownsburg
Time: 1-5 pm
More info: facebook.com/HendricksCountyPride
Meet Hendricks County Pride members and make new friends! Find resources for services for the LGBTQ+ community and people to talk to, and some performances to enjoy.