Regional Pride Celebrations

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the diverse, vibrant, and thriving LGBTQ+ community in our Great Lakes Bay Region.

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 24, 2023

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

Pride Yard Signs 2023

Pick-Up Dates & Locations:

  • Mount Pleasant – Saturday, June 10, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Pop Up Pride in the Park, Broadway Park, 2451 Nish Na Be Anong Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
A limited number of extra yard signs will be available for pick-up at The Hearth Home (732 Hoyt Ave, Saginaw) and The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe (1908 S Saginaw Rd, Midland) while supplies last. Please consider a $15 donation after picking up your sign!

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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 24, 2023

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


Doors open at 8:00 P.M.

Show starts at 9:00 P.M.

Tickets are $15 (before June 15) or $25 (after June 15). Tickets are available at the door.


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 9, 2023

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.

Pop Up Pride in the Park

Join us in celebrating, uplifting, and advocating for our regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community at the 2nd 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 10, 2023

5:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Broadway Park, 2451 Nish Na Be Anong Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

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.

Stay tuned for information about our next event in 2024!