Saturday June 8, 2019
City Hall Plaza, Boston
Rain or Shine
Free and Open to the public
ASL interpretation available
Government Center (Blue and Green lines)
Haymarket (Green and Orange lines)
State (Blue line)
The Government Center Garage,
the Haymarket Garage, or 75 State Street garage
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The 49th edition of the Boston Pride Festival continues as it returns to City Hall Plaza, for a day of community awareness and political rallying on the red bricks. With over 120 exhibitors (see list below), including a food court, the Festival will feature local and national LGBTQ not-for-profit organizations providing health, growth, education, and diversity services. Grassroots queer organizations that promote visibility and connections within our community will display their works and invite the public to engage with their mission. Several Boston-based theater and dance companies will showcase their LGBTQ performances and entertainment. Finally, local queer-owned and operated small business will be selling rainbow merch, so everyone in our community can express their identities gloriously!
The Family Fun Zone, a speciality area for the youngest in our community, returns this year with a selection of activities, including crafts and games. The New England Zoo will bring an owl for a unique educational and interactive session with kids. Kids can have their faces painted abd then strike a pose in the photo booth with fancy costumes donated by the Norwell Company Theater.
The brutalist backdrop which is City Hall will contrast with the buoyant and upbeat energy of the FREE Boston Pride Concert, headlined by Beth Sacks, Robyn S and Todrick Hall (click here for full line up). Watch the concert from the Festival Bar, a shaded and elevated “box,” or purchase tickets for a meet-and-greet with these stars, including VIP access to guaranteed concert spots in front of the stage.
- The Festival is rain or shine, from 11am to 6pm.
- The Festival Bar is 12pm-7pm. Must be 21+
- Boston Pride Concert is from 12pm – 6pm
Advice for Visitors and Spectators
- Pack appropriately! The Boston Pride Festival is a rain or shine event, so plan accordingly for the forecast weather conditions. Consider bringing sunscreen, plenty of bottled water, and an umbrella or raincoat.
- Have fun!
- Watch out for (your) kids. Make sure children are safe at all times. As the crowds pour in from the Parade onto the Festival grounds, it may become difficult to keep an eye on the little ones. Consider moving to the Family Fun Zone until the Parade is complete.
- Respect the instructions from the Festival Staff and Volunteers. These individuals will be clearly distinguishable from the crowd. They are only doing their job and enforcing safety measures for the benefit of everyone.
Pride Festival Exhibitors
Achieve TMS East
adam & eve
African American Heritage in Massachusetts
American Repertory Theater
Bank of America
Big Brother Big Sister
Bisexual Resource Center
Black & Pink Boston
Bold Strokes Books
Boston Alliance of GLBTQ Youth (BAGLY)
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Area Trans Support
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Public Library
Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Brigham and Women’s Hospital HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Community Research Initiative
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Children and Families
Fierte Montreal Pride
Foam Brain Games
Foxwoods Resort Casino c/o Dolabany Comm Group
Foxwoods Resort Casino c/o Dolabany Comm Group
Gilead (by way of Ion Marketing Group)
GLAD GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Greater Boston PFLAG
Health Imperatives, Inc.
Inbound Ink, LLC
International Vegan Association
Irish For Pride
J.Hilburn Custom Menswear
JRI – MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth
Just ADD Dogs
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Metropolitan Community Church of Boston
Moving Violations Motorcycle Club
Mutual Of Omaha
New England Donor Service
New England Leather Alliance (NELA)
New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Paws 4 A Cure
Pink Pages/ Kp Media
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA
Rainbow Support Group
Rhode Island Home Improvement – RIHI
Rowe Camp and Conference Center
SGI-USA Nichiren Buddhist Association
Shayna Yacyshyn Artwork
So Are You Designs
South End Community Health Center
St. Anthony Shrine
Success by way of SPN
T-Mobile/Metro by T-Mobile
The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston
The Little Gay Tee Co.
The Meeting Point
The Satanic Temple Boston Chapter
The Silence Shoot
The Triangle Program
Time For Love Project
Trans Doe Task Force
Under the Same Moon
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Wicked Good Henna
Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachussets
Your Whole Body