It’s back! Lawrence PRIDE is returning this Summer with a two-day extravaganza dedicated to drag, ballroom, music, art, and dance!

This year, PRIDE will run June 24-25, a Friday and Saturday and will feature more activities. On Friday, we head to the South end of Mass St. with a mini ball at The Granada, thanks to the Kansas City ballroom community and Fatha Ambrosia. This event is free and all ages, but suggested donations are being accepted for Haus of McCoy, a nonprofit that provides services for queer and trans youth in Lawrence. Friday night will also feature drag performers and live music at Lucia, and fun activities at Vibe.

The 2021 Lawrence PRIDE Parade / Photo by Fally Afani
Saturday will feature the parade (more details coming soon!) and party once again, starting at South Park and running down Mass St. The party kicks off at Abe and Jake’s with a stacked lineup of music and drag! We’ll have several queer-operated vendors on hand to help celebrate, and a DJ will round out the night with a dance party.

Save the Date! We’ve got details below, and more on the way!

Friday, June 24

6:00 p.m. – Art Fair at Vibe
6:00 p.m. Lucia – Live music and drag
8:00 p.m.- The Granada – Ballroom

Saturday, June 25

Downtown Lawrence Parade (time TBA)
4:00 p.m. Abe & Jake’s – PRIDE Party!

Featuring performances from:

Stephonne will perform at Lawrence PRIDE 2022
MsAmanda Love
Deja Brooks
Novacayne DeMornay
Sasha May Carmichael
Raven Jade Von’Du
Candice Marie
Ms. Eda Bull
The Rose Champagne
Victor Shawn Von’Du
DJ Chance Romance
The Sass-A-Brass-Marching Band
As always, this event is FREE and ALL AGES thanks to our sponsors: The City of Lawrence, River Rat Print and Skate, LADA Salon, Tom Harper – Real Estate Agent, and KU Theatre and Dance.

To stay up-to-date, you can follow our event on Facebook here.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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