Providence, Rhode Island Gay Pride Month Activities

Published Date Author: , May 31st, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A dynamic city known for its eclectic art, music and culinary offerings, Providence was founded on the visionary principles of tolerance, liberty and free will. This foundation can be seen in the city’s vibrant celebration of Gay Pride Month. This year’s theme is “Pride – Like It, Share It, Live It!” Below is a sampling of festivities being offered in The Creative Capital throughout the month of June.

. The 36th annual RI PrideFest is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at South Water Street along the Providence River. The weekend-long celebration will feature an eclectic mix of entertainment, a beer, wine and spirits garden, and much more. The Illuminated Night Parade, the culmination of PrideFest, begins at 8:30 p.m. Starting at Dorrance and Fountain Streets, the parade is a dazzling display of floats, performers and musicians winding through the streets of downtown Providence. A Hangover Drag Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit

. The Flickers: GLBT Film Festival Preview is a celebration of films made by, for, and about the GLBT community. This year’s festival is scheduled for Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, and will feature cutting-edge short films as well as previews of new feature films. Each ticket is $10 per person and for every ticket sold Flickers will donate $1 to Marriage Equality RI. For more information, visit

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