Sunday, June 10th: Families Picnic
We're kicking off PRIDE week in South Bend with a picnic for all! Bring your family, bring a friend or bring yourself as we come together as a community to celebrate Pride Month!
We will be hosting the picnic at the large pavilion in Potawatomi Park with light music, games and food. Main dish will be provided by us-- we ask everyone who attends to bring a side dish or dessert to share!
This is a kid-friendly event and no alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
Event will be from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12th: Networking Night
For our third night of Pride, join The LGBTQ Center and The League of Women Voters for a networking night!
Held in the Aloft's WXYZ Lounge-- enjoy the bar's assortment of cocktail and food options while meeting fellow community members. The patio will be open, weather pending, and the space is kid-friendly. Get to know the people and organizations in South Bend!
The event is free to attend and will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th : Outwords LGTBQ+ Stories
Our fourth night of Pride Week will be dedicated to LGBTQ+ Stories.
Hear from various speakers from the Michiana area about their experiences being LGBTQ+
Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Event will go from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 14th : South Bend Cubs Pride Night
Join us with the South Bend Cubs and the City of South Bend as we celebrate Pride Week.
A special $23 ticket package includes an exclusive t-shirt, hat, and ticket to the game!
Proceeds from the ticket package will go directly back to The LGBTQ Center.
The game starts at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 15th: All Ages Drag Show and Dance Party
TGIF! Friday Night during Pride Week will be host to an All Ages Drag show and dance party at The Well Coffeehouse! We will be debuting some new faces with amateur drag performances by teens from our Teen Group, as well as, a few familiar faces you know and love.
After the drag performance everyone will get a chance to show their moves on the dance floor with a youth dance party!
Tickets are sold at the door. Prices are as follows:
$10 for 18+
$5 for ages 8-17
Free admission for ages 7 and under
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Drag Show 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dance Party 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16th : South Bend PRIDE 2018 Block Party
It's time for PRIDE in Downtown South Bend! Join us Saturday, June 16th from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. for a Block Party!
PRIDE will take place on S. Michigan Street between E. Washington and E. Wayne Street with various vendors, non-profit organizations, food trucks and events!
This event is free and open to the public!
Block Party opens-- Noon
Drag Performances-- 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Proud Pets Costume Contest-- 2 p.m.
Bring your pet in a PRIDE themed costume for a chance to win a Gift Basket provided by Two Dogs and a Cat!
Drag Relay-- 3 p.m.
Test your skills at drag with a relay race! Get on your makeup, wig and/or hat, and outfit the fastest to win a prize!
Drag Performances-- 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Washington High School Color Guard Performance-- 4:50 p.m.
Pride Rally-- 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 16th: After Party at Dockside
Join us as we close out Pride with an after party at Dockside! Wear a PRIDE themed outfit and dance with us as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community!
This is a 21+ event. Door Cover: $10
Doors open at 9 p.m.