Out & About: Pride Weekend 2016

Pride at Penn's Landing, pre-pandemic 2019.

National Park Service LGBT Program

3 p.m. June 9-11

Independence Visitor Center,

Sixth and Market streets

NPS Ranger Mike Doveton, along with WXPN’s Deb D’Allesandro on June 9 and William Way archivist Bob Skiba June 10-11, will present a free program on the history of the local LGBT-rights movement.


Pride Kick-Off Party

6-10 p.m. June 10

12th and Locust streets

The annual block party will feature refreshments, food, games, amusements and discounted Pride festival wristbands at $10.

Born This Way

8 p.m. June 10

Boxers, 1330 Walnut St.

The LGBT sports bar kicks off Pride weekend with music by DJ Paulie Paul, a performance by Omyra Lynn and a vogue battle. 

William Way LGBT Community Center Homecoming

11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11

1315 Spruce St.

The annual fundraising event returns at a new time and as a brunch, featuring a silent auction and live entertainment. 

Philadelphia Dyke March

3 p.m. June 11

Kahn Park, 11th and Pine streets

Hundreds will set off through Center City to raise visibility of the dyke community. The march steps off at 4 p.m., and speakers and performers will entertain in the park after.


7 p.m. June 11

The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.

GayBINGO! turns 20 in style at this campy BINGO tournament that raises money for AIDS Fund.

Back 2 Basics: Philly Dyke March After-Party

10 p.m.-2 a.m. June 11

Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.

The official Dyke March after-party features drink specials, music by DJ NiiLo and DJ Ka$h. Cover is $10. 

Pride Parade

11:30 a.m. June 12

13th and Locust streets

The parade kicks off a half-hour earlier than usual this year and heads from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing. 

Pride Festival

Noon-6 p.m. June 12

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

The festival will feature more than 160 organizations, artisans, food and drink vendors and more, while singer Deborah Cox and others take the stage.

Queer as Philly

4-9 p.m. June 12

Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.

The Pride tea-dance party features house music and today’s hits. Cover is $5.

ICandy Pride After-Party

June 12

254 S. 12th St.

The official Pride after-party features no cover, drink specials and three DJs.