GR Pride Fest 2024

Unapologetically Proud

Unapologetically Proud

On June 21, 1988, the first Pride Celebration was held at the Monroe Amphitheater in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Illustration of four pride festival attendees, holding a panromantic flag.


On June 21, 1988, the first Pride Celebration was held at the Monroe Amphitheater in downtown Grand Rapids. Over the last 35+ years, it has now grown into one of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Pride Festival is an event that brings 2-SLGBTQ+ community members, 2-SLGBTQ+ businesses, allies, and organizations together to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and celebrating the beautiful vast 2-SLGBTQ+ community!

Going into its 36th year in 2024, Grand Rapids Pride Festival is working to create a safe, open, and inclusive environment for Grand Rapids community members to celebrate who they are!

Stay tuned and check back on this page often as we update our list of events for 2024!


June 22nd, 2024
12pm – 10pm


Calder Plaza
Downtown Grand Rapids

It’s okay to have Questions
Pride Festival is a fundraiser, where do the funds go and what do they support?
  • GR Pride Fest is the largest fundraising event for Grand Rapids Pride Center. The Grand Rapids Pride Center was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1988, making it the longest-running LGBTQ+ resource center in Michigan.
  • The Grand Rapids Pride Center hosts several social and supportive groups for our 2-SLGBTQ+ and ally communities, see more information on who Pride benefits!
How much does it cost to attend Pride Festival?
General admission is for the event is free, but donations are always appreciated and go directly towards supporting our programs and services.
Are there free events in association with Pride?

We are planning several free events during the month of Pride! Check out our Pride Month Calendar here or click here to visit our festival Facebook page to stay updated on Pride events!

What is the entertainment line-up?
2024 Entertainment coming soon!
What is the schedule for the festival?
Coming soon!
Is there going to be a parade at Pride?
We are not currently planning a parade, but are willing to chat if someone wants to take that initiative.
Are animals allowed at Pride?
The city of Grand Rapids has restricted animals from being permitted into Pride Festival with the exception of accredited service and therapy animals.
Can I bring signs to Pride?
No signs or banner are allowed inside the festival.

Be A part of Change

Be A part of Change