Happy Pride Month! It's that fabulous time of year when we come together to celebrate love, diversity and acceptance. What better way to do that than through the arts! From quirky Shakespearean performances to colorful art exhibitions and uplifting musical showcases, there’s something for everyone. Here are five must-attend Pride Month events happening across the region.

1. 2nd Friday Celebration of the Arts

Date: June 14, 2024 

Location: Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati

Pride month is in full swing at the 2nd Friday Celebration of the Arts at Pendleton Art Center. This monthly event turns the center into a lively art party, and June's edition is extra special with a focus on LGBTQ+ artists. Explore open studios, chat with the artists and immerse yourself in a diverse array of artwork. It's a fantastic way to support local talent and dive into Cincinnati’s vibrant art scene.

More info on ArtsWave Guide.


2. ShakesQueer by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Date: June 15, 2024 

Location: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade, Cincinnati

Ever wondered what Shakespeare would look like with a queer twist? Wonder no more! ShakesQueer at 16 Bit Bar+Arcade is here to deliver just that. This unique production mashes up the Bard’s timeless works with contemporary queer themes, promising an evening full of laughs, drama, and fabulousness. Grab a drink, enjoy the show, and see Shakespeare like never before at this ArtsWave Pride Grant-supported event.

Find it on ArtsWave Guide.


3. SingOUT Cincy Festival Chorus

Date: June 18, 2024 

Location: Memorial Hall, Cincinnati

Next up, get ready to be moved by the SingOUT Cincy Festival Chorus. This event brings together voices from all over the community to celebrate unity and diversity through the power of song. Taking place at the beautiful Memorial Hall, the chorus will perform a mix of uplifting and powerful pieces that embody the spirit of Pride. Whether you’re a choir enthusiast or just love live music, this is an evening that’s sure to inspire.

All the deets on ArtsWave Guide.


4. Summer Love on Planet Love! With Pam Kravetz, from A Mindful Moment/The Well

Date: June 24, 2024 

Location: 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati

Prepare to be enchanted at Summer Love on Planet Love! with Pam Kravetz. Held at the quirky 21c Museum Hotel and supported by an ArtsWave Pride grant, this event is an immersive art experience where you can dive into interactive installations and celebrate love in all its forms. Pam Kravetz, a local artist known for her whimsical and thought-provoking work, invites you to explore, play, and share your own stories of love and acceptance. It’s going to be colorful, joyous and absolutely unforgettable.

Find all the love on ArtsWave Guide.


5. Cincinnati Art Museum's Art After Dark: All Ways Welcome

Date: June 30, 2024 

Location: Cincinnati Art Museum

Wrap up Pride Month in style at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark: All Ways Welcome. This event is a celebration of diversity and inclusion, featuring live music, guided tours, and art-making activities. It’s an evening designed to welcome everyone, no matter who you are. Stroll through the museum’s stunning collections, enjoy the lively atmosphere, and make new friends in this vibrant, inclusive setting.

ArtsWave Guide’s got the rest of the info.


These five events highlight the creativity, community spirit and pure joy that make Pride Month in Cincinnati so special. But this is just the tip of the pride iceberg. Head over to ArtsWave Guide, mark your calendar with more pride month events and join in the celebrations of love and acceptance. Happy Pride!