Regional Pride Celebrations

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the diverse, vibrant, and thriving LGBTQ2S+ community in our Great Lakes Bay Region. The following Pride Month Celebrations are listed chronologically by date.

Here's a snapshot of Pride Month 2024 in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

June 1: Pop Up Pride in the Park (Mount Pleasant)

June 6: Free Outdoor Film: Death Becomes Her (Bay City)

June 7: Loons Pride Night (Midland)

June 9: Pride Communion Service (Bay City)

June 16: Tea Dance w/Drydock Beer Garden (Bay City)

June 22: Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival (Bay City)

June 29: After Party Drag Show (Saginaw)

2024 Yard Sign Campaign

Our annual yard sign is a great way to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and Great Lakes Bay Pride at home during the month of June and all summer long! Pre-orders are now closed. Visit one of our pick-up locations below, while supplies last!

AFTER MAY 31, 2024 – Please visit one of these alternative pick-up locations (during their normal business hours) to get your sign, while supplies last.

Bay City – Great Lakes Bay Pride office, lower level of United Way of Bay County building, 909 Washington Ave, Suite 5, Bay City, MI 48708

Midland – Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe, 1908 S Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Saginaw – The Hearth Home, 732 Hoyt Ave, Saginaw, MI 48607

Mount Pleasant – Contact our program manager, Kt Mandoka, at kt@greatlakesbaypride.org to make arrangements.

Pop Up Pride in the Park

Join us in celebrating, uplifting, and advocating for our regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community at the 3rd Pop Up Pride in the Park at Broadway Park in Mount Pleasant. We’re excited to welcome food trucks, a Two-Spirit presentation, local 2SLGBTQIA+ vendors, and community resources!

Saturday, June 1, 2024

2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Broadway Park, 2451 Nish Na Be Anong Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
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5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Open house at Mount Pleasant Pride Center, 201 S University Ave, Suite 106, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
After Party Drag Show at Broadway Theatre (Tickets required)

10:00 P.M.
Film screening at Broadway Theatre (Tickets required)

Great Lakes Loons Pride Night

Join us as the Loons, Great Lakes Bay Pride, and MLB use the game of baseball to bring communities together and proactively engage and embrace the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on creating an environment where everyone feels welcome. 

Loons Pride Night is proudly presented by Dow GLAD and Great Lakes Bay Pride!
 

Friday, June 7, 2024

7:05 P.M.

Dow Diamond, 825 E Main St, Midland, MI 48640

Tickets purchased through the link below include a reserved box seat in the Pride Night section and a donation to Great Lakes Bay Pride!

Have a group of 20 people or more? We can help with special group pricing that includes a donation to Great Lakes Bay Pride without any additional cost to you! Contact Scott Ellis at scott@greatlakesbaypride.org for details.

Pride Communion Service

Trinity Episcopal Church in collaboration with St. Alban’s Episcopal Church are again providing a communion service during Pride Month. We desire to provide a safe and welcoming place for our LGBTQ+ siblings to experience God’s deep, abiding, and abundant love as well as celebrate how we are each created perfectly in God’s image.
 
Our service will include hymns, readings from the Bible, a sermon, prayers, music provided by Great Lakes Bay Pride’s Harmony Diversity Choir, communion and/or a personal blessing, a blessing over all, and dismissal.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

4:00 P.M.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 815 N Grant St, Bay City, MI 48708

Pride Month Tea Dance

Great Lakes Bay Pride and Drydock Beer Garden are teaming up to host a “pool party without the pool” Tea Dance featuring DJ Club Kid!
What’s a tea dance? Check out this Wiki article.
Pride Month Tea Dance is for 18+ years old (21+ will get a wrist band). A cash bar will be available. Tickets are free; please register in advance.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Drydock Beer Garden, 113 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival

Our welcoming and inclusive festival brings together the LGBTQ+ community, allies, friends, and families from across the Great Lakes Bay Region and surrounding areas. Attendees can enjoy a variety of retail vendors, community resource partners, live entertainment, a health screening area, and a children’s activity area.
 
The Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival is a family-friendly, outdoor event, and is free for all to attend!
 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Wenonah Park, 801 N Water St, Bay City, MI 48708

For sponsorship information, contact Scott Ellis at scott@greatlakesbaypride.org.

After Party Drag Show

Grab your besties and join us after the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival for a magical night of glitz and glamour at the After Party Drag Show! The largest drag show in the region welcomes over 450 attendees and features Queens and Kings from our local area and across Michigan.
 

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Dow Event Center | Red Room, 303 Johnson St, Saginaw, MI 48607

Doors open & DJ starts at 7:00 P.M.

Show starts at 9:00 P.M.

Online tickets are $15 + fees until doors open at 7:00 p.m. on 6/29/24.
Tickets are $20 at the door. Cash or card are accepted.

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Saginaw Spirit Pride Night

The Saginaw Spirit, in partnership with Dow, GLAD (Dow’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally employee resource group), and Great Lakes Bay Pride, proudly present an annual event celebrating diversity and inclusion in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This event, held at the Dow Event Center, brings together community members and families for a night of live entertainment, delicious food, and fun activities. The Saginaw Spirit, Dow, GLAD, and Great Lakes Bay Pride are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all attendees. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity and inclusion in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The next Saginaw Spirit Pride Night is tentatively scheduled for October 2024. Stay tuned for more details.