We are happy to announce that Kalamazoo Pride will be Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, 2018!


This year marks Kalamazoo’s 11th Annual Pride Event and the two-day festival will take place on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site in downtown Kalamazoo.

With the goal of more entertainment, more vending options, and more family-friendly activities, we’re hoping to make this the best Pride yet! Please join us in celebrating Kalamazoo Pride 2018, which is the largest fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo, supporting efforts in civic engagement and LGBTQ programs like our booming youth group, Connections.

We are still looking for sponsors and vendors! It is because of the generous support of the Southwest Michigan community that we are able to serve our community. Contact the Pride Coordinator at [email protected] for a sponsorship packet or more information.

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Pre-PRIDE Events

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Find Your Cause

We are hosting our 4th annual Find Your Cause event Wednesday, April 18 in partnership with Gryphon Place Volunteer Services during National Volunteer Week! Join us at the The Foundry to learn about volunteer opportunities with more than 30 nonprofits throughout the Kalamazoo area. BONUS: Attendees will also be entered into a drawing to donate [...]

May Mixer at University Roadhouse

Come join us for the May First Thursday’s event! As always appetizers will be provided. Bring a friend if you would like and come grab a drink with us. We will be at University Roadhouse in their newly renovated private room. Lets hope for some warm weather! 🙂

Comedian DeAnne Smith A Pre-Pride Event with OutFront Kalamazoo

DeAnne Smith is an award-winning comedian, writer and columnist. Her “nerdy and dirty” stand up style has her rated as one of Montreal’s Top 10 Comedians for the past five years. The Montreal Gazette says DeAnne is “fresh, cutting…one of the finest wits in the county” and the UK’s Telegraph calls her “Smart. Very funny. [...]

Drag Bingo Brunch

Join us for this not-to-be-missed Pre-Pride Drag Bingo Brunch fundraiser for OutFront Kalamazoo! The event last year was so successful that we’ve moved to a bigger location! $10 entry (pay at the door) includes brunch of eggs, sausage, salad, spinach dip, and rib tips. Cash bar. Hosted by the fabulous Monique Madison. 1 sheet for [...]

Kalamazoo Growlers – Pride Night

Join us for Pride Night, in partnership with OutFront Kalamazoo, your local LGBTQ center and home of Kalamazoo Pride. When you purchase tickets using the code “kzoopride”, proceeds will benefit OutFront Kalamazoo. The first 100 people through the gates will receive rainbow swag from Bell’s Brewery, and Sparkleberry will be on tap! Stick around for [...]

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