Tri-Cities Pride 2022: Rolling list of events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community

Tri-Cities Pride

KENNEWICK, Wash. — June is the nation’s official Pride Month, and the Tri-Cities are set to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with a wide variety of events including many that are family-friendly. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of Pride events scheduled in and around the area.

*Editor’s Note: If you have a pride event that hasn’t been listed, you can reach out to me via email (rfitzgerald@kappkvew.com) with details including the event’s time, location and other key information that attendees should know.

Wednesday, June 1

  • Pride Gathering: John Dam Plaza, Richland
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • “Come out and join us for the start of Pride month! Bring your signs, bring your flags, but most importantly bring your LGBTQ+ Pride! Let’s come together and celebrate the beauty of our community” – Quinn Phillips, Facebook
  • All-Ages Drag Show: Out And About, Pasco
    • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
    • $5 cover for those age 12-20, free for anyone 12 and under or 21+
  • 16+ Pride Dance Party: Out And About, Pasco
    • 10:00 p.m. to close

Thursday, June 2

  • Love Loud! Pride Art Show: Eastside Equestrian Center, 2600 S. Washington St in Kennewick
    • 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Simultaneous art shows, all-ages friendly art
    • There will be an adult and youth showing.
  • Pride Karaoke Night: Out And About, Pasco
    • 8 p.m.
    • Free entry
  • Pride Party: Jokers Nightclub, Richland
    • Doors open at 9 p.m.
    • Show begins at 11 p.m.
    • Vida Amoré Divas Pride Party show

Friday, June 3

  • Annual Glow Skate: Rollarena, Richland
    • 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Drag Show: The Uptown Theatre, Richland

    • Doors/VIP Meet and Greet at 7:30 p.m.
    • General admission at 8 p.m.
    • Show from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • $15 general admission presale, $20 general admission at doors, $30 VIP admission with exclusive seating, meet and greet, and premium photos.
    • All ages; parental advisory for adult content
    • Special guest: Bitter Betty.

Saturday, June 4

  • Pride Festival: Volunteer Park, Pasco

  • “Love is Love” Tri-Cities Dance (21+): The Uptown Theatre, Richland

  • Pride at Night, Out And About, Pasco

    • 9 p.m.
    • $15 cover.
    • 21+ event

Friday, June 10

  • Let ‘Er Drag! Electric Sundown, Pendleton

    • Doors open at 7 p.m.
    • Drag show starts at 8 p.m.
    • 21+ after 9:00 p.m.
    • Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.
    • Hosted by PFLAG Pendleton.
    • “Please come and support your local PFLAG organization and the local talent from Pendleton, and the Tri-Cities area.” –@PFLAG.Pendleton, Facebook

Saturday, June 11

  • Pride Parade: Brownfield Park, Pendleton, OR
    • 11:00 a.m: Announcements and kickoff
    • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m: Booths at Museum Park
  • Latin LGBTQ+ Pride Night: Out And About, Pasco

    • 9:30 p.m.
    • $10 cover.
    • 21+ event.

Sunday, June 12

  • SAFE Social: Rodney Block Park
    • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 18+ or accompanied by 18+
    • “This is a space where we can come together, connect with others in our community, and make new friends.” -PFLAG Benton Franklin
  • Gays n’ Berets Poetry Slam: Caterpillar Cafe, Richland

    • 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • “Whether you’re hoping to perform some slam poetry or read something you’ve written, you’re welcome to participate in the event! We’re welcoming all creativity.” – Uptown Rainbow Connection, Facebook

Saturday, June 18

  • Masquerade, CBC’s SQUAD Club: Gjerde Center, H Buildings, Pasco

    • 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Free of cost

Monday, June 20

  • LGBTQ+ Crafting Social: Richland Public Library
    • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • 13+ event.
    • “Bring your projects and get your craft on. If you just want to hang out and chat, that’s OK too!” -Art McBain, Facebook

Saturday, June 25

  • LGBTQ+ Tabletop Social: Richland Public Library
    • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 18+ event
    • “Board games and card games of all styles are welcome! Have fun playing an old favorite, or learn something totally new, we’ll teach you!” -Tri-City Area Gaming, Facebook
  • Proud Playdates: TBD

Wednesday, June 29

  • LGBTQIA+ Book Club: Out of the Blue — Barnes and Noble, Kennewick

    • 6 p.m.
    • “From Jason June, author of the breakout teen debut novel Jay’s Gay Agenda, comes Out of the Blue, a stand-alone dual POV queer rom-com that asks if love is enough to change everything you’ve grown up believing. Perfect for fans of Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas and Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly.” -@BNTriCities, Facebook

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