Expect to see plenty of drag queens among throngs of other glittering entities at the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.
The most anticipated days of Pride Month are here, and there's a seemingly endless lineup of events taking place. If you're looking for the ones that won't cost more than $10 and don't require advance planning, there's no need to search further. Below, you'll find all the cheap and last-minute options the weekend has to offer, ranging from a weekend of festivities at Pony Pride, an all-ages Pride Dance at Vera Project, and, of course, the Seattle Pride Parade, PrideFest Capitol Hill, and PrideFest Seattle Center. See them all below, and find even more options on our complete Pride calendar.
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FRIDAY

1. AzuQar! Pride Kick Off Party with #GetWoke: Queer & Trans POC
This Pride edition of the AzuQar Queer Latinx Dance Night will feature extra-good tunes from resident DJs Wonder Twinz, Julie Herrera, and Cristina Ortiz, who will welcome the Get Woke: Queer and Trans People of Color team, including DJ Stunt Queen, Candice Marie, and Monica Beverly Hillz.
(Re-bar, Capitol Hill, $10+)

2. Brave Horse Pride 2018
For a comfy, laid-back kind of Pride celebration, sip some special-edition, unicorn-adorned, rainbow-emblazoned cans of Montucky Cold Snack, pop bottles of bubbly from Gruet, drink pride cans of House Wine, and snack on pride-themed food specials, all while lounging in the cozy gastropub ambience of Tom Douglas's Brave Horse Tavern. (Ordering one of their soft pretzels hot out of the wood-fired oven is highly encouraged.) The event will raise funds for Out in Front Seattle, an LGBTQ leadership development program whose mission is to “foster the development of effective, engaged, and passionate leaders in order to build a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.”
(Brave Horse Tavern, South Lake Union, free admission)

3. Dance The Night Away Pride Party
Do as the title says and dance into the wee hours with DJ sets by Trent Von and Billy The Kid.
(Neighbours, Capitol Hill, $10)

4. Gaybie Cakes: Queer Sex Tips and Cupcakes
While you savor deliciously cute "gaybie cakes" from Cupcake Royale and sip complimentary bubbly, listen closely for fun sex tips from experts. All attendees will have the chance to win a Pride gift bag full of toys.
(Babeland, Capitol Hill, free)

5. LET’S ROCK with DJ Dana Dub, DJ Derek Pavone, DJ Riz
Grab drinks and dance around at this no-cover Alternative Pride Festival party on the MBar rooftop overlooking downtown and the waterfront.
(MBar, South Lake Union, free)

6. Pony Pride 2018: BE STIFF!
Let loose and get moody with a night of New Wave and energetic punk curated by DJ Sugar and Mother Church. Americano will perform live.
(Pony, Capitol Hill, $5)

7. Pride Happy Hour
Head to the hotel's rooftop to keep your Pride festivities going with drink specials like Moscow Mules, Don Julio Palomas, and frozé, and live music from indie/soul sister duo La Fonda. Later in the evening, make your way downstairs for a Flamingo cocktail and a DJ set from J-Nasty.
(Thompson Seattle, Downtown, free admission)

8. Pride Party at Versatile Arts
Hang out with LGBTQ+ circus community members at this all-ages dance party. In addition to sets from the Samizdat Music Collective, also expect aerial performances.
(Versatile Arts, Phinney, free)

9. Pride Weekend: Butt Dial
Get your Pride energy up with Butt Dial, a peppy garage rock/surf funk trio who aren't afraid of brass instruments.
(W Seattle, Downtown, free)

10. Trans Pride Seattle
Gather with Trans Pride Seattle and the Gender Justice League to celebrate the Seattle trans community with a neighborhood march for family, friends, and allies, with a following party filled with performances of every genre. Enjoy live music during and after the parade by Shea Diamond, Laith Ashley, Seranine, Jade Vogelsang, Sunday Night Heat, Michete, Morgan Britt, Porch Cat, Venus Aoki, and DJ Gag Reflex, and comedy by local talents Andy Iwancio, DJ Martinez, and Max Delsohn.
(Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill, free)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

11. Celebrate Pride at The Cloud Room!
On Friday evening, groove to live sets from favorite local DJ Stas THEE Boss and KEXP's Larry Rose. On Saturday night, SassyBlack will graciously take over the stage for an hour.
(The Cloud Room, Capitol Hill, free)

12. Day Drag: Pride Patio Party Series
Before your late-night Pride plans commence, start things off with a series of pre-funk parties with drag queens, DJs, drink specials, and live outdoor performances galore.
(Timbre Room, Downtown, free)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

13. Bill's/Mac & Jack's Seattle Pride Party
To show their love for the LGBTQ+ community, the Capitol Hill bar will offer five-dollar pints of Mac & Jack's African Amber and a new Seasonal Ale all weekend long.
(Bill's Off Broadway, Capitol Hill, free)

SATURDAY

14. Big Pride
If your approach to Pride is to chill out for one day in one spot that offers drinks and drag, Linda's Tavern may have what you desire. Start with a sloshy brunch with Bounce Brunch DJs and drink specials. Then, return for a free drag show with Shar Cooterie, Lisa with a D, Londyn Bradshaw, the Markos sisters, Louvel, Karmen Korbel, and Kitty Glitter in the back lot. Finish the night with Absolut cocktails.
(Linda's Tavern, Capitol Hill, free)

15. Corvus and Co. Pride Party
Corvus and Co will serve brunch, open up their patio, and host giveaways. Slurp adult Capri Suns and knock back Jell-O shots. DJ BRNT ZA will provide tunes in the evening.
(Corvus & Co., Capitol Hill, free)

16. GoGo Burlesque with Ruby Mimosa & Friends
Shower Seattle showgirls Ruby Mimosa, J Von Stratton, and Mae Zing with praises and Pride love.
(W Seattle, Downtown, free)

17. KINGS: A Drag King Show
Flipping the traditional drag script, the Kings of Kremwerk will bring royalty to the stage featuring special guest Landon Cider.
(Kremwerk, Downtown, $10)

18. Lambert House Pride Drop-In
Stop at the local LGBTQ+ youth resource center to learn about the organization and to play games.
(Lambert House, Capitol Hill, free)

19. LET'S ROCK! A Drag Queen Happy Hour With Butylene O'Kipple
Spend part of your Pride weekend on a rooftop dancing to live DJs, hanging out with local queens Butylene O’Kipple, Harlotte O'Scara, Amoania, and Salvado, and enjoying special cocktails and food.
(MBar, South Lake Union, $5)

20. Nacho Borracho Pride Party!
The colorful Capitol Hill dive’s planned festivities during Seattle PrideFest sound like the makings of a perfect day: Broadway will be closed down and there will be a beer garden, those boozy slushie machines will be churning up frosty treats like frozen avocado margaritas and frosé, there will be Jell-O shots all day long, and there will be nourishment from Neon Taco. Witchy-glam drag coven the Markos Sisters will perform, and DJ Timmy Taco, DJ Rainbow Tay, and DJ Larry Rose will spin. Slurp a pink guava Moscow mule slushy through a straw in the sun, maybe with a side of queso-drenched nachos, as you take in the revelry of the day—what more could you possibly want?
(Nacho Borracho, Capitol Hill, free admission)

21. Pony Pride 2018: Studio 5’4”
San Francisco staple Studio 5'4", hosted by Ross Fur Trap and John A. Geluso, will come to Seattle to join local beloveds Strawberry Shartcake, DJ omnibot, Patty Meltdown, and Dee Jay Jack, plus "beautifully bite-sized Go-Go boys."
(Pony, Capitol Hil, $5)

22. Pride Dance
Queers and allies of all ages can dance to quality beats from Seattle's DJ Reverend Dollars, take in a drag performance from Mona Real, make new pals on the fly in a round of "speed friending," eat baked goods, and more at this Pride party.
(Vera Project, Seattle Center, $5-$10)

23. PrideFest Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill's rainbow crosswalks serve as emblems of the neighborhood's queer history, but longtime locals will attest that the streets are wholly different from the way they were in their prime. For the fifth year, multitudes of LGBTQ+ Seattleites and allies will reclaim the Hill for PrideFest, which this year will be expanded to include Broadway from John to Roy, as well as Denny Way and Cal Anderson Park. There, families can join Aleksa Manila for Drag Queen Story Time, dance to live music, and watch a Doggie Drag Contest. At the south stage, hosted by Rainbow Gore Cake, live DJs will spin throughout the day. The north stage will be reserved for "All Stars" karaoke. There will also be a Queer Youth Pride event featuring spoken word and performances.
(Cal Anderson Park & North Broadway, Capitol Hill, free)

24. Queer Magic Dance Party
DJ Jackson/Human/Hybrid will help you celebrate your queer self and your queer friends by providing danceable jams. You can also sip special drinks while you move around, knowing that all proceeds will benefit queer and trans youth and family camp Ten Trees.
(Fred Wildlife Refuge, Capitol Hill, $10-$20 suggested donation)

25. Rainier Beach Pride Swim
Take a refreshing evening dip with your LGBTQ+ buds at the community pool.
(Rainier Beach Community Center, Beacon Hill, free)

26. Seattle Dyke March
For the 24th year, this Pride event will celebrate all identities, with a special focus on queer womxn. Start by rallying in Capitol Hill with speakers and performers before being led in a march by the Seattle Dykes on Bikes.
(Seattle Central College, Capitol Hill, free)

27. Seattle Gaymers Pride Party
Enjoy live performances from Blake McCabe, Daddy Issues, and Freeza Dlust in support of queer youth resource center Lambert House.
(Baltic Room, Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

28. Seattle Pride Beer Garden
Get a taste of Elysian's 2018 Pride ale, GLITTERis, while dancing to beats from the DJ Wonder Twinz, DJ Trinitron, and DJ Joey Webb.
(Elysian Brewing Company, Capitol Hill, free)

29. Strappy Hour Pride Pizza Party
Grab a complimentary slice of Hot Mama’s pizza while you learn about the ins and outs of strap-ons. All attendees have the chance to win a pair of TomboyX rainbow underwear.
(Babeland, Capitol Hill, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

30. Pride at Hula Hula
Take advantage of all-day karaoke, $8 Pyrat rum Daiquiris and beer specials all weekend, and more Pride festivities at the Capitol Hill bar.
(Hula Hula, Capitol Hill, free)

31. Queer Geeks and Gamers
Queer geeks and gamers can delight in all manner of board games, console games, nerdy panel discussions, comics, cosplay contests, exhibitors, and more at this two-day Pride event.
(Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle Center, free)

SUNDAY

32. 5 Point x KEXP Pride BBQ
Wrap up your Pride weekend by noshing on some probably much-needed BBQ and dancing to a soundtrack curated by KEXP DJs. Don't forget to bring some cash for the bar.
(Tilikum Place, Belltown, free admission)

33. Comedy Canvas Pride Show
At this Pride show, queer comics Joshua Barrett, Andy Iwancio, Paul Curry, Lexi Haack, Chris Ettrick, Jenna Vesper, Ruth Blinderman, and Elizabeth Teets will come at you with their funniest material.
(Vermillion, Capitol Hill, free)

34. Gay Latin Pride Party
Celebrate the last night of Pride weekend with this intersectional dance night at Broadway's oldest gay club.
(Neighbours, Capitol Hill, $10)

35. Hot Queer Sex Tips
The Capitol Hill sex shop is all about giving advice, especially come Pride month. Stop by on the last day of Pride weekend for a free mini-lesson, and enjoy 10 percent off all products
(Babeland, Capitol Hill, free)

36. MOX Seattle Pair-A-Dice Pride 2018
Check out board game demos, Pride-themed RPGs, Magic The Gathering workshops, and more.
(Mox Boarding House, Bellevue, free)

37. Our Rainbow Connection
Before the Seattle Pride Parade kicks off, the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan will hold a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to gun violence. Immediately afterwards, they'll be joined by the Seattle Men’s and Women's Chorus and the Rainbow City Marching Band for a mass singing of Ken Ascher and Paul William's "Rainbow Connection."
(Fourth Avenue and Union Street, Downtown, free)

38. Pony Pride 2018: The World’s Tiniest Tea Dance
Close out Pride weekend with "the perfect disco, Hi-NRG and camp classix" starring Adé, with a soundtrack by DJ King of Pants and DJ Sling Dion. James Darling will twirl around on the pole.
(Pony, Capitol Hill, $5)

39. Pop + Pride
After the Pride Parade, enjoy free admission to Sky Church for a DJ dance party. Plus, they'll project queer music videos on the walls all day long.
(MoPOP, Seattle Center, free)

40. PrideFest Seattle Center
When the Seattle Pride Parade route ends and you're craving more queer merriment among the masses, you’ll conveniently find yourself at the sight of four stages that promise all-ages arts and culture entertainment (including performances from Carmen Carrera and RainbowGore Cake, live music from the Seattle Ladies Choir and Whitney Monge, and tons more) from noon to night.
(Various locations, Seattle Center, free)

41. Pride Night
Unwind from your weekend of Pride celebrations with an evening of bowling and skating—the atmosphere will be extra queer and extra fun.
(Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, Lynnwood, $10+)

42. Queens for Kids: Pride Edition
It's never too early to introduce your kid to the world of drag. This all-ages Pride show hosted by local favorite Cookie Couture will offer youngins the chance to interact with Seattle queens as they sing and dance.
(Timbre Room, Downtown, $10)

43. Seattle Pride Parade
Pride month culminates in several major events at the end of June, and the parade down Fourth Avenue, which leads to PrideFest at Seattle Center, is chief among them. Scattered among throngs of rainbow flag-bearers, expect to see scantily clad Batmen, drag queens, people in assless chaps, leather daddies, families in matching hats, and countless other glittering entities on the sidelines and in the moving mass during the two-and-half-hour procession. In solidarity with refugees facing discrimination, racially charged violence, and lack of access to the US, this year’s theme is “Pride Beyond Borders.”
(Fourth Avenue and Union Street, Downtown, free)

44. Seattle Pride: Sick Womxn & Queers Show
Join freaky psych-folk duo Manybest, artist Leland Chazen, and spoken word poet/songwriter Nic Masangkay for a Pride variety show.
(Triple Door, Downtown, $10)