The Best Pride Parades Happening Across the US This Month

Jun 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Spectators during the New York City Pride 2017 - The March on June 25, 2017
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June is Pride Month — do you know how you'll be celebrating? 

If you live within a reasonable driving distance to a major U.S. city and you're itching to dust off your Pride gear to celebrate with your friends and loved ones, why not consider heading to a major Pride event? Tons of cities across this great nation of ours have exciting, LGBTQ-themed events and celebrations in the works that have your name written all over them. 

While there are tons of ways to celebrate Pride Month, parades are one of our favorite ways to support the LGBTQ community. Many parades also include concerts, block parties and some other fun shenanigans you might have never even considered. This is a time to let loose, have fun and most important, celebrate the LGBTQ community in all its glory. 

If you want to have some fun this year for Pride, check out of the roundup of major U.S. cities that are going all out in June.  

1 /15: New York City, New York

Spectators during the New York City Pride 2017 - The March on June 25, 2017
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1/15 :New York City, New York

2 /15: Boston, Massachusetts

The annual Pride Parade makes its way along Beacon Street in Boston
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2/15 :Boston, Massachusetts

3 /15: Washington, D.C.

Demonstrators cheer during the Equality March for Unity and Peace
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3/15 :Washington, D.C.

4 /15: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grand Marshals wave from a float as they participate in the 2016 Gay Pride Parade
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4/15 :Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 /15: San Francisco, California

People march with Gay Pride colors during San Francisco Gay Pride parade
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5/15 :San Francisco, California

6 /15: Los Angeles, California

Participants in the LA Pride Resist March in Los Angeles, California
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6/15 :Los Angeles, California

7 /15: Portland, Oregon

Downtown Portland skyline is reflected in the flowing Willamette River
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7/15 :Portland, Oregon

8 /15: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Partial view of the Milwaukee skyline in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8/15 :Milwaukee, Wisconsin

9 /15: Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Inner Harbor late afternoon lighting of ships and skyline, Baltimore, Maryland
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9/15 :Baltimore, Maryland

10 /15: Chicago, Illinois

Bikers riding along the Lakefront Trail of 39th Street Beach in Chicago
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10/15 :Chicago, Illinois

11 /15: Houston, Texas

View of Minute Maid Park showing downtown Houston skyline
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11/15 :Houston, Texas

12 /15: Denver, Colorado

Kayla Crossley of Lafayette at the Gay Pride Parade on Colfax Avenue downtown Denver
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12/15 :Denver, Colorado

13 /15: New Orleans, Louisiana

Members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Arcade Fire and RAM of Haiti parades through the French Quarter
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13/15 :New Orleans, Louisiana

14 /15: Seattle, Washington

Attendees and marchers on the streets of downtown Seattle for the 40th Annual Seattle Pride Parade
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14/15 :Seattle, Washington

15 /15: Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI skyline in the morning from the Seekonk River
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15/15 :Providence, Rhode Island