Past Events

9/7/19-Worcester Pride Festival

Come celebrate the LGBTQI+ Community with us on September 7th from 12-5 on the Worcester Common Oval!
Our FREE family friendly event will include craft vendors, live music and entertainment, food trucks and a kid friendly play area.

9/7/19-Worcester Pride Parade

Join Worcester Pride on the LGBTQI+ community, and their allies on September 7th to celebrate pride by marching down Main Street to the Common to open the Pride Festival. The parade starts at Institute Park and ends on the Worcester Common.

2019 Grand Marshals are the Worcester Historical Museum and Stephen Trotto.

This is a family friendly free event.

9/6/19-Worcester Pride Pageant

Join us for the Annual Worcester Pride LGBTQIA Pageant!
Doors open at 6 pm, Pageant begins at 7 pm

This spirited event is always great fun and provides an evening full of entertainment as we crown Ms. Worcester Pride (self identified female), Mr. Worcester Pride (self identified male), Mx. Worcester Pride (self identified gender neutral) and Miss Gay Worcester (traditional Drag title).

This event is SOLD OUT!

9/5/19-Shades QTPOC Diversity Forum and Health Fair

Shades by Worcester Pride invites you to attend a community forum on the topic of diversity. The forum will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the benefits and importance of diversity. If we want to continue to grow as a community we have to take the things that make us different and use them to get to know another and grow together. Diversity allows us to take on new challenges and find incredible ways to overcome them together, let us talk about it! This event will also feature a health fair comprised of easily accessible health organizations for immediate needs and concerns as well as community resources should anyone need them.

Forum & Discussion: The Benefits and Importance of Diversity
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Suggested Donation At The Door

9/7/19-Tea Dance

Joslyn Fox, Worcester Pride, The Grid & Pulse Presents:
Pride Celebration at the Beer Garden & Pavilion on Saturday September 7th!

12-8PM: 90+ Cellars Rose’ & Bubbly Wine Truck
12-5 PM: Dj Kay Boogie
5-8PM: Joslyn Fox’s Pride Tea Dance

$5 All Day Cover
5-8PM : 21+

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9/5/19-Pride Flag Raising

Join Worcester Pride as the City of Worcester raises the Pride Flag to honor the LGBTQIA+ Community during Pride Week!

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9/7/19-Youth Pride After Party

Come join Worcester Youth Pride after Pride at our official after party! This year our theme will be announced in the coming weeks! We will have amazing music, drag performances by Worcester’s premier drag queens, community resources, and so much more!

Even is under 21. It is $5 to get in, or you can do one of the following to get in for free:
– Get tested at AIDS Project Worcester the day of the festival.
– Volunteer for an hour at the festival and/or parade.

(14 and 15 year olds must bring a copy of a signed Dance Permission Slip to the event).

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8/29/19-Pride Day at Tower Hill

Help us kick off Worcester Pride Week with a FREE family friendly day at Tower Hill Botanical Garden. August 29th
from 3-8pm.

More information can be found here.

9/7/19-MB Block Party

Join us after the festival for the Office Worcester Pride Block Party
$10 at the door/21+
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7/13/19-WooPride Rocky Horror LiveCast

Join Worcester Pride and the Teseracte Players on July 13th at Redemption rock Brewery for an 18+ Show of controlled chaos and fun (and beer) (and coffee).

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6/23/19-Pride at Bravehearts

Join Worcester Pride for a Family Friendly day of Baseball with the Worcester Bravehearts on June 23rd at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College Street, Worcester

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6/22/19-Pride Art Night @ ArtReach

A fun family night for painting your pride!
$10 per artist, with all proceeds going to support Worcester Pride. All supplies and instruction included. We will have some lite rainbow bits and waters. Guest may BYOFood and BYOB.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets can be purchased here.

6/14/19-Drag Make-up 101

Want to do drag but don’t know where to get started? Doing drag but want to up your game? Join us on June 14th from 2-5pm at the Worcester Pop Up to learn how to create slick, simple, and sickening stage spots that are guaranteed to stick in this drag basics workshop. We’ll cover lipsync, storytelling, choreography tips, prop use, how to use energy, climax and reveals to your advantage, and what exactly gives drag performances the X factor.

This workshop is perfect for all dragsters – kings, queens, and inbetweens.
If you are under 16 and would like to attend, please bring a signed YP Drag Make-up Permission Slip

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March with Worcester at Boston Pride

Join Worcester Pride as we march in the Boston Pride Parade! Family Friendly! We will meet in the area of the Hynes Convention Center, Stay tuned for more details – Bring sunscreen & water!

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Annual Drag Brunch

Save the Date for the Annual Drag Brunch!
May 19th from 11:00am-2:00pm at El Basha $35

Delicious food, fun, and an amazing show featuring all your favorite performers including:

Poise’n Envy (Miss Worcester Pride 2018), Harley Queen, Victoria Obvious, and many more!

Free parking in the garage across the street.

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‘The Future is Queer’ Prom

Come sashay the night away at Worcester Youth Pride’s third annual prom on May 11th from 6-10pm!
Ages *14-20 are welcome.

There will be food, drag performers, DJ, vendors and resource tables, and so much more!
$5 to get in, dress as you want!
First come/First serve light hair and make up will be done by Toni & Guy Salon from 4:30-6:30pm

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*(14 and 15 year olds must bring a copy of a signed Prom Permission Slip to the event).

Queer Comedy Night

Join Worcester Pride at Bull Mansion for a night of comedy and entertainment hosted by Dale LePage on May 10th from 8-10pm.

The hilarious Amy Tee, Sarah Blodgett, Dylan Uscher, and Karen O’Donnell will have your face hurting from laughing so hard! We cannot wait!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Come and show your support by marching with Worcester Pride in the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on (rescheduled from 3/10/19) March 24, 2019. The parade starts at 12, but we typically line up around 11am in front of Applebee’s on Park Ave and the parade ends at Elm Park.

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2019 Farewell to February Party

Please join us to push out winter and benefit Worcester Pride at our annual Farewell to February Event on February 22, 2019 at 6-9pm

5th Annual
Family Friendly
Pride Pasta Social

Join Worcester Pride and the First Unitarian Church for the 5th Annual Pride Pasta Social on January 26, 2019 from 4-7pm.

Kids activities, buffet dinner, open seating, fun for the whole family!

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Open Heart, Open Mind, Open House

Join Worcester Pride at the Worcester Pop Up-20 Franklin St, Worcester on January 11, 2019 from 6-9pm to share your ideas for 2019 and to thank the community for a successful 2018!

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Queer People of Color Mixer

The “Queer People of Color Mixer” is Worcester Pride’s first official PoC (People of Color) centered event! We’ll have music, food, beverages! The theme of the music will be “THROWBACK JAMS” so there will be a lot of 90’s and early 00’s hits!

Why host a PoC event? We want to increase the involvement of PoC in our LGBT events! So whether you’re Native American, Black/African-American, African, Hispanic/Latin, Asian (the list goes on) – Please know that you ARE part of our LGBT family. You are always welcome with us.

Event is non-discriminatory & Allies are welcomed.

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Queer Narratives |
A Reception with Worcester Pride at WHM

Come learn about Worcester’s queer history with this kickoff to Worcester Pride Week on September 5th at the Worcester Historical Museum and take part in a campaign working to inspire young people and others to live their truth.

This is a free event. Coffee and desserts will be provided.
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Youth Pride Dance

Come join Worcester Youth Pride after the annual parade and festival for their official after party! This year, the theme is ‘Glitter and Be Gay!’
There will be a glitter station by Cosmic Unicornz, amazing music, drag performances by Worcester’s
premier drag queens and so much more!
The event is for ages 14-20 and admission is $5. You can also do one of the following for free admission:
– Get tested for HIV at Aids Project Worcester the day of the festival; and/or
Volunteer for at least an hour at the festival.