Celebrate GR Pride All Week Long!

Your source for Festival entertainment and events leading to Pride! Events are subject to change, so check back here often for updates.

Your source for Festival entertainment and events leading to Pride! Events are subject to change, so check back here often for updates.

Pulse Nightclub Candlelight Vigil

When: 9:00p-9:30p, Monday, June 12
Where: The Apartment Lounge, 33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Candlelight Vigil in honor of the lives lost at Pulse Nightclub of Orlando. This is a free and family friendly event.

Family and Children Story Time at Books & Mortar

When: 6:00p-7:00p, Tuesday, June 13
Where: Books & Mortar Bookstore, 955 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Fun for the whole family! Bring the kids for story time at Books & Mortar. Attendees will receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream at Furniture City Creamery! This is a free and family friendly event

 

Celebrating Pride Month with SpeakEZ and Circle Theater

When: 7:00p-9:00p, Tuesday, June 13

Where: Speak EZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The evening will feature a performance by Circle Theater cast members. There will a hat passed for donations and everyone making a donation will be entered in a free drawing for SpeakEZ gift cards, Circle  theatre tickets and Pride Festival events!
You can also enjoy one of the special SpeakEZ Pride Cocktail features.  $1 from each cocktail sold will be donated to the Pride Center! 

Pride Fundraiser at Garage Bar

When: 5:00p-2:00a, Wednesday, June 14
Where: Garage Bar and Grill, 819 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

15% of all food proceeds, starting at 5, go to the GR Pride Center. Live, local musicians performing from 7-9:30p. The Entertainment: Claire Fisher, 7-8p. The Sorry Hunnys, 8:30-9:30p.

2017 Day of Pride Entertainment Line Up and Schedule

  • 12 noon DJ Keller Shaw

  • 2:40 Welcome to PRIDE 2017

    • With the West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

  • 3pm DJ Citizen Jane

  • 6pm 2017 GR Pride Fest Awards

    • 2017 Milt Lennox Community Award ~         Bob Johnson

    • 2017 PRIDE Award ~             Julie Mushing

  • 6:15 Lipstick Jodi

  • 7pm Rumors House Divas

  • 7:45 Bonnie McKee

  • 8:30 Rumors House Divas

  • 9pm Billy Gilman!

 

3rd Annual White Party

When: 10:00p-2:00a, Friday, June 16
Where: Rumors Night Club, 69 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

A night of fun, music, and dance! Please join us from 10:00p+ at Rumors Night Club. Come dressed in your favorite white attire! (Ages 18+) All tickets will be sold at door. Ages 21 and up will be 10 dollars and ages 18-20 will be 20 dollars.

3rd Annual Pre-Pride Rally: Hand-in-Hand, hosted by Dave Watt

When: 11:30a-12:30p, Saturday, June 17
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Please join us for the GR Pride Festival's kick-off, followed by a symbolic march to the start of pride. Hosted by Dave Watt of Mr. Friendly and special guests. This is a free and family friendly event.

29th Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival!

Featuring BILLY GILMAN, Bonnie McKee, DJ Citizen Jane, Lipstick Jodi, DJ Keller Shaw, Dymond Denae and the Rumors House Divas, and more...

When: 12:00p-12:00a, Saturday, June 17th
Where:
Calder Plaza, 300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI

Bonnie  McKee is an American singer and songwriter.  McKee has co-written eight singles that have reached #1. Co-writing the hits "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and more

Bonnie  McKee is an American singer and songwriter.  McKee has co-written eight singles that have reached #1. Co-writing the hits "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and more

DJ Keller Shaw

DJ Keller Shaw is a DJ based out of Grand Rapids.

DJ Keller Shaw is a DJ based out of Grand Rapids.

Pride Festival Headliner: Billy Gilman

The Pride Center is thrilled to announce that Billy Gilman, country music star and runner-up on NBC's The Voice, will be coming to Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2017! 

DJ Citizen Jane

DJ Citizen Jane is a driven artist who's open format is in high demand coming out of South Beach/Miami Florida.

DJ Citizen Jane is a driven artist who's open format is in high demand coming out of South Beach/Miami Florida.

Lipstick Jodi

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Lipstick Jodi is a four piece indie/alt/pop band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan that includes Karli Morehouse on guitar/lead vocals, Luke Rockhold on drums, Jamie Baarman on keys/vocals, and Camille Hoorn on bass. Their sound has been described as "the lesbian love child of St. Vincent and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

Rumors Night Club Divas