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Your Guide to Pride 2022 in Dallas-Fort Worth

There are poetry slams celebrating queer Latinx culture, Juneteenth celebrations featuring the hottest acts in hip-hop, and, of course, grand parades and block parties. This Pride month may be Dallas-Fort Worth’s most expansive yet.
By Alex Gonzalez |
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Courtesy of Blake Ward

Regardless of where you are in North Texas, you won’t have to travel far to participate in festivities for Pride. This month is full of opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, in tandem with its many intersections.

A Night of Poetry

June 2, 7 p.m. | Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center is hosting an impressive lineup of poets. This donation-encouraged event will feature music by DJ Unladylike and poetry by Ofelia Faz Garza, Poetix Guru, Thomasin X, Princess, Lyrik and C.R.U.S.H. Plus, a special drag performance by Mayra D’Lorenzo and a special guest set by Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Dallas’ first poet laureate.

Drag After Dark

June 2, 7 p.m. | Legacy Hall

Who says the suburbs lack culture? Over at Legacy Hall in Plano, guests can enjoy dinner from several restaurant booths while watching a selection of queens deliver flashy performances. Guests will also be able to participate in a meet and greet after the show and get some festive pics for the ‘gram. Buy tickets.

Pride 2022 by Disco, TX

June 3-5 | Ruins, Thunderbird Station and Double Wide

Kick off Pride with an extravagant three-day celebration in Deep Ellum by Disco, TX, DJ Blake Ward’s roving party. Festivities kick off Friday at Ruins with drag performances by P1nkstar, Ruby Diamond Doll, and voguing by Xa’Pariis Ebony from the first season of HBO Max’s Legendary.

On Saturday, Bleach and Brittany Broski (better known as Kombucha Girl from TikTok) will host a drag show at Double Wide, featuring performances by Jada Fox, Barbie Davenport Dupree, Shalissa, and Victoria Fox. Guests can also munch on light bites from Easy Slider and partake in mechanical bull rides and vibrator races. Fagedelics will also be in the building performing live, and guests can dunk local queens into the drag queen dunking booth. Festivities close out Sunday at Double Wide with performances by Bleach, Krystal Summers, Pinche, Kylee O’Hara Fatale, and Willam from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Purchase tickets.

Dallas Pride Festival

June 4, 11 a.m. | Fair Park

Enjoy a variety of drag performances and music sets from local artists at Dallas Pride Festival. Showing off their drag talents are the ladies of Black Girl Magic Brunch and The Queer Off. Taking the stage for musical performances are xbValentine, Averi Burk, Lorelai K, Carley Bearden, Johnny Bee & The Leo Sun Project and more. Get tickets.

DIRTea – Official Dallas Pride Tea Dance

June 4, 1 p.m. | Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard BBQ

DJ Danny Verde & DJ TDon are bringing NYC Underground vibes to the Design District. Enjoy a hot day party with good music and tasty barbecue. Shorts, sneakers, shades, and suntan lotion are all encouraged. Buy tickets.

Drag the Kids to Pride: A Family Friendly Drag Show

June 4, 11 a.m. | Mr. Misster

Nicole O’Hara Munro is hosting a drag show for fans of all ages. Parents can enjoy mimosa towers while resting assured their kids will be entertained with tasteful drag performances. Plus, there will be five available slots for young, aspiring drag performers to show off their craft. Purchase tickets.

Pink Cellophane: The Rooftop Party

June 5, 1 p.m. | CANVAS Hotel Dallas

Crystal Queer Riot promises an authentic queer experience at their rooftop pool party. Your imagination is encouraged: the only rule is to “dress as you are.” Plus, guests can enjoy a full brunch menu, including cocktails and mimosas.Buy tickets.

Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

June 5, 2 p.m. | Fair Park

Grab your chosen family and spend the afternoon celebrating the vibrance and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Stay hydrated and wear your most colorful outfit and cutest accessories and collect some free merch from some of the floats. More info.

Spectrum: Official Sunday Tea

June 5, 4 p.m. | Station 4

Get your groove on at Dallas’ largest LGBTQ+ club with beats by DJs Rue D and Isis Muretech, as they take you on a high-energy circuit-inspired journey. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Purple Foundation, an organization geared toward raising funds to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for the Dallas LGBTQ+ community.

The Official Pride Bar Crawl

June 11, 4 p.m. | Multiple locations in Uptown and Deep Ellum

This bar crawl could go one of two ways; through Uptown or through Deep Ellum. Get small sips of signature cocktails from Dallas favorites, like Cutie Pies, Ill Minster Pub, Trinity Cider, Three Links, and more. Plus, end the day with festive beads and other cute souvenirs. 

DVille Pride 2022

June 11, 7 p.m. | Mudhook Bar & Kitchen

Hosted by the incredible Jak Banks, Mudhook is bringing pride to Duncanville. During Mudhook’s annual DVille Pride celebration, guests can enjoy performances by Aria Rey, Marrisah Starr, Sissy Pop 2.0 and more. There will also be a special performance by a belly dancer.

Arlington LGBTQ+ Pride

June 11, 12 p.m. | 602 E. South St., Arlington, TX

Arlington’s first ever Pride event will feature live music, DJs, drag queens, games, and more. The event is hosted by Arlington Mayor Jim Ross’ LGBTQ+ advisory council, along with Arlington’s HELP Center for LGBTQ+ health and wellness. 

Screening of The Queen

June 12, 3 p.m. | Texas Theatre

This 1968 documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City. The Queen gives us an inside look at the rehearsals leading up to the competition, the process of the queens getting ready and the drama throughout. Buy tickets.

Pride Block Party

June 17, 6 p.m. | Dallas Arts District

Get ready for a magical evening in Downtown Dallas. Attendees of the block party, which returns for the first time since 2019, can attend a lecture called Exploring Gender Understanding, see Dezi 5 perform in the Nasher Sculpture Garden, and watch drag performances by Bleach, Marsha Dimes, and Demanda Refund. There will also be a screening of Victor/Victoria. The night will conclude with a Kiki Ball presented by the United Black Ellument.

Pride Bar Crawl 

June 18, 4 p.m. | Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs

It wouldn’t be Pride without Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, Dallas’ iconic gayborhood. Kick this Pride bar crawl off at Roy G’s, then enjoy drink and food specials at Alexandre’s, Cedar Springs Tap House, Mr. Misster and several other bars on The Strip. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among the LGBTQ+ population. Purchase tickets.

LGBTQ SAVES Youth Pride Picnic 2022

June 18, 10 a.m. | Trinity Park

LGBTQ+ youth 24 and under are encouraged to bring their families, both natural and chosen, to Trinity Park for a free burger or hot dog. Attendees will also be able to play a variety of park games and other activities. Find more information here.

Juneteenth Unity Festival and Pool Party

June 18, 5 p.m. | Samuell Grand Park & Aquatic Center

Dallas Southern Pride is delivering a Juneteenth celebration hotter than Texas. Enjoy a day at the pool and treat yourself to some food from great food trucks. Plus, there will be performances by Saucy Santana, City Girls, Moneybagg Yo, and more. Buy tickets.

Trinity Pride Fest

June 25, 3 p.m. | Magnolia Green Park, 1100 Lipscomb St.

Over in Fort Worth, Trinity Pride promises a day full of fun, entertaining, and educational experiences centered around the queer and trans communities. Pull up a chair, bring your family and pets, and enjoy beautiful floats and talented performers. More info here.

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