After two years of canceled activities, Wichita Pride is back for 2022. Our community hosts Pride activities in June and September; here’s what to expect this year.
It’s A Drag – It’s Sunday Brunch
Noon on Sundays in June
Don’t be down! Come on down to Roxy’s Downtown for Sunday brunch with some of Wichita and the region’s best-known Queens and Kings. All through June, in honor of Pride Month, come just have a bowl of fun (and a great bowl of one of the brunch items) along with drink specials to fit any taste. It’s a Sunday Funday at Roxy’s, where the performers are the only drag you’ll have! Doors open at noon with the show promptly starting at 12:30. Your brunch is your ticket.
Pride Bar Crawl
4 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Crawl With Us and Pride Crawl is organizing the 5th annual Pride Bar Crawl in Old Town. Stops will include River City Brewing, Revolution Lounge, Peerless and Industry Old Town. Tickets include drink vouchers, exclusive drink specials and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project.
Pride Celebration at Brickyard: Lady Gaga & Elton John Night Hosted by DJ Carbon
7 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Celebrate Pride at this Lady Gaga and Elton John Night hosted by DJ Carbon. This is a 21-plus event at Brickyard, an outdoor music venue adjacent to Public in Old Town. Come dressed as one of our two favorite artists (or both) and enter to win our a Pride Costume Contest.
Read With Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Books!
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22
Need a new great book to read? Come explore The Center of Wichita's Library and learn about newly published books for all ages: picture books, chapter books, young adult, adult fiction and nonfiction for all. We’ll also discuss book club plans for the rest of the year. The Center is Wichita’s LGBTQA Community and Resource Center. This event is facilitated by Center librarian Sara Moesel.
10 a.m. Saturday, June 25
The Wichita Pride organization has invited Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers to the Unity March. The march begins at Old Town Square and travels south on Mead to Douglas, then turns west to end at Naftzger Park on the corner of Douglas and St. Francis. The Wichita Pride Family Picnic will start in Naftzger Park immediately following the March.
Wichita Pride Family Picnic
11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25
Bring your kids, families and friends to Naftzger Park for a beautiful picnic hosted by the Wichita Pride organization. Button is required for the picnic and will be on sale for $7 at the event. This button allows attendance to all Wichita Pride events for 2022.
The Workroom and Viola's Pantry are celebrating Pride Month by donating a portion of store sales on Final Friday (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) to GLSEN, an organization advocating and educating for safe, inclusive school environments for LGBTQ+ youth.
Pride Opening Nite Show
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
The Wichita Pride organization’s Opening Nite Show kicks off a weekend of events. This night of entertainment Century II requires a $7 button for entry, and allows attendance to all Wichita Pride events for 2022.
Wichita Pride Parade
1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25
The Wichita Pride Parade coordinated by The Wichita Pride organization leaves from the Old County Courthouse and continues through downtown. Parade details to come.
Wichita Pride Festival
Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 25
The Wichita Pride organization’s 2022 Wichita Pride Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. at the Century II Exhibition Hall. More details will be shared closer to the event.
To find more events and activities while you’re in Wichita, visit our calendar of events.