Pride 2022 Events Throughout Michigan 

Pride events are filling the 2022 calendar across Michigan this summer and into fall. Whether you’re looking to celebrate the talents and successes of the LGBTQ+ community for yourself or with friends and family, these events will offer a variety of options. From parades to music to pet- and family-friendly activities, there is something for everyone.  

Here are some of the biggest events slated for this summer and beyond, according to Pride Source. For a complete listing, check here. 

Saugatuck-Douglas Community Pride: Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5. Long a welcoming place for LGBTQ+ guests and community members, a big roster of activities awaits this year. These include brunch festivities, a drag bowling party, and a day-long Pride in the Park event on June 4. For more details, check the website here. 

Kalamazoo Pride: Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. This two-day festival is celebrating this year with an #AlwaysProud theme. It’s billed as a big, family-friendly party with lots of music, dancing, food and some top-notch drag performances. Both two-day passes and single-day tickets are available. Find more information here. 

Ferndale Pride: Saturday, June 4.  This free-admission event is billed as being both pet-friendly and family-friendly. A Children’s Area is being sponsored by Blue Care Network. At least 10 food trucks are already slated to attend. For more information and tips on where to park, visit the website. 

Muskegon Pride: Saturday, June 4. Downtown Muskegon will be the place to be for this packed, one-day lineup. The mayor plans to kick off the festivities, which will include music, a Pride Ride, a Drag Queen Story Hour and lots of food truck action. An after-party drag show is being hosted at Unruly Brewing. For more information, check here. 

The Motor City Pride Festival at Hart Plaza in Detroit: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.  This is the big one, the grandmother of all of Michigan’s Pride fests. Motor City Pride in Detroit is known as the state’s largest Pride festival. It relies on a network of hundreds of volunteers and typically attracts more than 40,000 people. Its big parade kicks off Sunday at noon. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is an event sponsor. Admission this year is $5. Anyone younger than 12 gets in free. For more details on hours, parking and activities, check the website. 

Upper Peninsula Pride Fest in Marquette: Saturday, June 11. Downtown Marquette is the stage for this festival. Head to Mattson Lower Harbor Park. There will be a beer and wine tent, vendors, bands and food, all designed to make sure everyone has a “Fab-Yoop-lous” time. For a schedule of events and more details, see the website here 

Grand Rapids Pride: Saturday, June 18. The theme this year will be “Together Again” as the festivities mark their 34th anniversary. Over the last few decades, this event has become one of the biggest single-day celebrations in the city. To see this year’s lineup, check here 

Flint Pride: Saturday June 25. Live music, lots of good food and a pin-up contest are on the roster this year. For more details, check the organizing group’s Facebook page here 

Holland Pride Festival: Saturday, June 25. Holland’s gorgeous Centennial Park will be the backdrop to this year’s festival. The theme is “Stronger Together.” More details will be released before the event. Check here for the event’s lineup.  

Other Pride events around the state this year will include: 

  • Great Lakes Bay Pride in Bay City: Saturday, June 25.  
  • Downtown Berkley Pride Block Party: Sunday, June 26.  
  • Macomb County Pride Picnic: Sunday, June 26.  
  • South Lyon LGBT+ Pride Event: Saturday, July 9. 
  • Hotter than July/Detroit: Friday, July 15. 
  • Battle Creek Pride: Saturday, July 16. 
  • Royal Oak Pride: Friday Aug. 12.  
  • Transgender Pride in the Park in Ferndale: Saturday, Aug. 13. 
  • Hazel Park Pride: Sunday, Aug. 14. 
  • Branch Pride: Saturday, Sept. 10. 
  • UP North Pride in Traverse City: Wednesday, Sept. 28 

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