Family-Friendly Pride Events in DFW

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Pride month with your family? Look no further! Collin County Moms has you covered with a comprehensive list of family-friendly Pride events in DFW.

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What Is Pride Month?

Pride Month is celebrated each June to mark the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a major turning point in the Gay Liberation Movement. What was originally coined “Gay Pride Day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events around the U.S.

Today, LGBTQ Pride Month events include parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia, concerts, and memorials for LGBTQIA+ members of our community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. We celebrate Pride to acknowledge the impact that queer folks have had on our rich history not only locally, but nationally and internationally.

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Fun Fact: According to Visit Dallas, The greater Dallas metro area has the largest number of LGBTQIA+ people in Texas (211,000) and is the sixth-largest LGBTQIA+ community in the United States.

Local Events

June 3 :: Carrollton :: Carrollton Pride 

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church of Carrollton will be hosting this city-wide Pride event, featuring food, music, and vendor booths. Check the link in the header above for more info as the date approaches!

June 3 – 4 :: Dallas :: Dallas Pride 

Dallas’s Fair Park marks 40 years of pride as of 2023, with various family-friendly ways to celebrate:

Visit the Family Pride Zone (June 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) for bounce houses, face painting, train rides, and entertainment for the kids!

TEEN Pride (June 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) boasts a safe space for queer youth and friends, ages 13 – 19, featuring entertainment from artists and DJs, local animal rescue groups and other age-appropriate activities.

Festival in the Park (June 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) is a family-friendly show with a variety of musical and dance performances on an outdoor main stage and an indoor community stage (great for cooling off in the Texas heat!) Don’t forget to visit the food, retail, and community vendors on your way out.

The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (June 4 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) is FREE to attend, and is sure to be a rainbow feast for the eyes with outrageous costumes, inventive floats, bands, groups, and more than 150 entries. Don’t forget your Pride flag!

June 10 :: McKinney :: McKinney Pride

This event is scheduled to take place Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Park. It will celebrate the queer community and says it will strive to keep everyone feeling welcome and safe.

June 10 – 11 :: Dallas :: Dallas Arboretum

Don’t miss this second annual Pride in Bloom! The event will return with two full days of music, chef demos, and local vendors. All partners are LGBTQ+ owned and operated, so support the community all weekend at the Dallas Arboretum.

June 17 :: Fort Worth :: LGBTQ Saves Lives Youth Pride Picnic 2023

This event is for LGBTQ youth 24 and younger to enjoy a youth-centered Pride event in the North Texas area during the month of June. Bring yourself, your family, and your chosen family to enjoy a picnic lunch at Trinity Park in Fort Worth.

June 24 :: Princeton :: Princeton Pride 

Princeton’s third annual pride celebration will feature more than 25 vendors (including food trucks), a kid zone with games, performers, and a Pride march. Check its event page (linked in the header above) for more details as the date approaches!

June 24 :: Dallas :: Resource Center Pride Celebration 

Join Resource Center from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for its second annual community block party at the Community Center on Cedar Springs! There will be interactive exhibits, games, food trucks, live performances, and more for the whole family.

September 30 :: Plano :: North Texas Pride Festival 

This annual fall fundraiser will be worth the wait! Enjoy sponsor and vendor booths, food and drinks, giveaways, activities for kids, performing bands, a DJ, dancing, and more. Proceeds will go toward a permanent location for North Texas Pride Foundation, providing a central resource center to communities north of Highway 635.

child on parent's shoulder at pride parade

Together, we can help our kids embrace who they are, and support others who are different from them.

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Additional Resources for LGBTQIA+ Youth and Families in DFW:

Lauren Escobedo
Lauren serves as Beal Media Council member and resource editor. A transplant from New York, Lauren now lives on the border of Collin and Dallas counties with her husband and their two sons. On any given day, you will find Lauren working as a full-time mom, attending classes, storytimes, and yoga with her kids. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking on a budget, crafting with her Cricut, and drinking mocktails with friends. Lauren hopes to support, encourage, and uplift other moms, as her closest friends have done for her.