Photo courtesy of David Graff

Summer Pride Calendar

Compiled by Kate Opalewski


Hotter Than July Candlelight Vigil

6-9 p.m.

Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit

Join LGBT Detroit at Palmer Park as the organization pays respect to loved ones the community has lost and rejoice in life and freedom. Entertainment provided by Charlie B. Keyz.


Hotter Than July Opening Party

5-9 p.m.

Woodward Bar & Grill, 6426 Woodward Ave., Detroit

This year's theme, "I Am Because We Are" will promote a conversation around identity politics.


Fine Arts Reception

6-8 p.m.

Wayne State University Integrative Biosciences Center, 6135 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Curated by Geno Harris of Poor Man's Art Collective.


Hotter Than July Annual Gathering on LGBT Issues

9 a.m.

University of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150, Detroit

The mayoral forum facilitated by Phillip Simmons is hosted by David Nelson Jr. and Alfredo D. Smith featuring local area candidates Brenda Jones, Garlin Gilchrist, Nguvu Tsare, Ingrid LaFleur, Coleman Young II and Tamara "Liberty" Smith.

Friday Soiree hosted by the Billionaire Boys Club

6-11 p.m.

Menjos Complex - Olympus Theater, 928 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit


Hotter Than July Palmer Park Picnic

11 a.m.

Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit

Day at the Park with the Mizrahi's

6-8 p.m.

Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit

HTJ Mini Ball featuring cash and prizes


Hotter Than July Sunday Worship Service

11 a.m.

Whosoever Ministry United Church of Christ, 2930 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Sunday Brunch hosted by the Billionaire Boys Club

12-3 p.m.

Granite City Food & Brewery, 100 Renaissance Center, Suite 1101, Detroit


OUTFest & Pride Picnic

This annual pride celebration, hosted by Jim Toy Community Center, returns to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District with an array of activities for the LGBTQ and allied communities of Washtenaw County area. Weekend events including movie night, a morning yoga session, game night and the Pride picnic in Wheeler Park, are open to all attendees.


Movie Night: Hairspray

9 p.m.

Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor

Domino's pizza, popcorn, pop and water provided. Suggested donation: $5.


Inaugural Jackson Pride March and Parade

12 p.m.

801 S. Mechanic St., Jackson

Flag raising and rally immediately following the march at Horace Blackman Park on the corner of Jackson and Michigan streets.

Miss Jackson Gay Pride Pageant

2 p.m. (registration at 12 p.m., fee $50)

Jackson Pride Mainstage

212 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson

Crown and cash for winner of first ever reigning queen in Jackson. Featuring Pariis Wilson.


Love is Love is Love Interfaith Worship Service

4-5 p.m.

Horace Blackman Park, 212 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson

Hosted by Jackson Together, Jackson Pride Center, First Congregational Church UCC of Jackson, St. Johns United Church of Christ/United Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Jackson and Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty.


Transgender Pride in the Park

12-6 p.m.

Donald Red Geary Park, Earle Boulevard at Pinecrest, Ferndale

Celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot


AIDS Walk Detroit

Registration at 8:30 a.m.

Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak


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