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Seattle Pride 2021: Events, Parade, Dates

Seattle is an inclusive and vibrant city where all are welcome. Here’s a look at Seattle Pride 2021 events and dates.

Seattle Pride 2021: Events, Parade, Dates

This year, both Seattle Pride and Seattle Pride Fest have postponed their in-person celebrations to later this year, but Seattle Pride is rolling out a great virtual lineup.

Seattle Pride 2021: Events, Parade, Dates

There are also several in-person events that are taking place throughout the month for visitors and locals alike.

Celebrate Seattle Pride 2021 with these cornerstone events taking place in Seattle this year.

Seattle Pride 2021: Events, Parade, Dates

Seattle Pride 2021 Events

Seattle Pride: Resilience | Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27

The official Seattle Pride 2021 celebrations will once again be virtual, with in-person events planned for October 2021.

The weekend of Pride (June 26-27) will be jam-packed with performances, gameshows, educational and activism-focused speakers and panels, virtual booths to connect with local non-profits and vendors, and community gathering/discussion groups.

Highlights of this year’s event include performances by national and local LGBTQIA+ artists like: Big Freedia, Mary Lambert, Perfume Genius, mxmtoon, DJ dark_wiley, Simone Pin, and Seattle Ladies Choir.

All Together Now | Thursday & Friday, October 9-10

Seattle Pride, the organizers of the Seattle Pride Parade and Seattle Pride in the Park events, have planned for an in-person LGBTQIA+ event in the fall.

With the theme All Together Now, Seattle Pride is planning a fall reunion to remember.

Details of the event are still in development but the festivities will take place on Capitol Hill and other area neighborhoods October 9-10.

Events will include a self-guided route with numerous stopping points featuring a wide variety of activities, performances and more, taking place in and around many of the community’s favorite LGBTQIA+ and ally-owned businesses. More details will be announced as available.

Additional Events and Offerings

Pride Asia Fest 2021 | Sunday, May 30

Pride ASIA is held annually to create a safe space for Queer Asian Pacific Islander Americans to celebrate PRIDE.

Business of Pride | Thursday, June 10

The Puget Sound Business Journal will sponsor Business of Pride, a virtual event to highlight LGBTQ business leaders, allies and advocates in the Puget Sound area who are making a difference in advancing equality in the business world.

Rock for Pride | Saturday, June 12

Rock for Pride is a virtual event, aimed at providing awareness support and a sense of pride to the LGBTQIA community.

The event will feature heartfelt messages of love and celebration by fellow community leaders as well as performances by Seattle musicians, drag artists, and more.

Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally | June 26-27

This year’s Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally will take place in person, with all social distancing and COVID guidelines in place. 

Wine & Dine | June 1-30

During the month of June, local restaurant Aerlume is partnering with Aluel Cellars to feature their The Scholar Bordeaux-style red blend as their special glass pour.

Aluel is one of two LGBTQ-owned wineries in Washington State, with a tasting room in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The Scholar raises money for the Greater Seattle Business Alliance (GSBA) scholarship fund. 

Power Couples in Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ Community

Nothing says Pride like celebrating the people who make up its vibrant community. Here are a just who proudly call Seattle home:

Seattle Pride in the Culinary World

Chefs Aisha Ibrahim and Samantha Beaird are taking the helm at iconic Seattle fine-dining establishment, Canlis.

The renowned restaurant welcomed Aisha Ibrahim as their new Executive Chef in May as they prepare to reopen their dining room July 1.

Chef Ibrahim is the first female executive chef at Canlis, and only the seventh in Canlis’s 70-year history.

Chef Ibrahim moved from Thailand to take over at Canlis, along with her partner, Samantha Beaird, who will serve a key role as research and development chef at Canlis.

Seattle Pride in Sports

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird – partners, celebrated athletes and dynamic advocates – are two of the most celebrated members of the LGBTQ community in Seattle.

Rapinoe, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, and Bird, an Olympic gold medalist and four-time WNBA champion who plays for the Seattle Storm, appeared virtually to give the keynote address at the 2021 PCMA Convening Leaders Conference, partnering with Visit Seattle.

Rapinoe and Bird discussed how they became activists, focusing on the work being done in Seattle to make it an inclusive hub.

Seattle Pride in the Arts

Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles are life and work partners, and trailblazers of glass art in the Pacific Northwest.

Each year, they open their incredible home and studio for Refract, Seattle’s Glass Art Experience, providing demos to the public and showcasing their work.

Their work was also featured at the Museum of Glass in the national LGBTQ glass art show, Transparency

For more information, please visit our 2021 Pride webpage with event listings, inspiration for intentional spending, community resources and more: pride.visitseattle.org.

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