CHS Pics | The rainbow rises a day early — busy month of Pride 2015 events begins on Capitol Hill

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

Pride 2015 got an early start with Sunday’s final day of May raising of the Pride flag above Seattle’s City Hall. It’s good to get ahead — June brings a busy month for Pride events all over Capitol Hill. We have highlighted the best events for everybody below. Let us know about any events we’ve missed. In 2015, you can expect the neighborhood’s nightlife will be even more Pride-ful with the Wildrose’s Martha Manning and Shelley Brothers and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence tabbed as Grand Marshals for Seattle’s Pride Parade.

  • June 7th — Capitol Hill Clean Sweep — Cal Anderson Park (info)
    Join us in Cal Anderson Park and help us clean up Capitol Hill for Pride month! A very popular community event. We feed you breakfast and lunch, and you help clean the streets of Capitol Hill, and we’ll give you a t-shirt. We’ll also have DJ L.A. Kendall, DJ Skiddle, and DJ Tony Burns on hand to play some inspiring music to get you in the mood for cleaning those streets!
  • IMG_45431-600x400 (1)June 13th — Pride Picnic — Volunteer Park (info)
    Join us for the annual Seattle Pride Picnic! The Seattle Pride Picnic is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks and celebrate our amazing community.All the fun begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 13 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.$1 PICNIC MEAL
    Including hot dogs, delicious side dishes, refreshments and dessert (All proceeds to benefit YouthCare)

    FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY
    Schedule of events coming soon!

    AND EVEN MORE FUN FOR EVERYONE!
    Box Car Derby Races by Rat City Roller Girls
    Bouncy Houses
    Picnic games
    Photo booths
    And SO much more!

  • Pride_5.5-300x260June 19th — 2015 Pride Shabbat — Temple de Hirsch Sinai (info)Join the Seattle Jewish Community for Pride Shabbat 2015. Pride Shabbat is open to the community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Jews, friends, allies and their families.The evening begins with pre-service appetizers at 5:00pm, followed by a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill. Immediately following the service, participants are invited to attend the oneg, a post-service celebration, with food and desserts.
  • June 26th — Trans* Pride Seattle March and Celebration — Broadway and Cal Anderson (info)
    This event will follow the success we have built over the last two years! Trans* Pride March assembles at 5pm and steps off at 6pm from the north part Seattle Central Community College Followed by a celebration in Cal Anderson Park featuring speakers and performers from 7pm to 10pm. We will host community tables again this year featuring groups and organizations that are Trans lead or serve trans communities.

  • June 27th — Pridefest Capitol Hill — Cal Anderson (info)
    Back for a third year, PrideFest Capitol Hill has two stages–one with family and all ages programming and a DJ stage and a beer garden for the rest of us. Join us in Cal Anderson Park and 11th Avenue for another fun year of PrideFest Capitol Hill – we’ll post updates as we have ’em! Join us for our favorite thing of all, drag queen storytime! This year we’re planning on doing TWO sessions (each with 2 queens), most likely to start and end our family programming (1-1:30pm and 3:30-4pm).poster-pridefestcapitolhill
  • June 27th — Capitol Hill Pride Festival March and Rally — Broadway (info)
    A community festival march and rally celebrating diversity and community pride, remembering Stonewall and local history. The festival is open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background. Live local Music, Food and Entertainment with over 150 booths of restaurants non-profits, businesses and artists.New in 2015:
    March rom Seattle Central Campus to Main Stage on Harrison. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and history. The Capitol Hill Pride Festival March will be an all ages, all orientations, all gender/transgender civic march with no fees open to the public. The march has no fees as the Directors of the festival feel an individual should not have to pay a fee to march, demonstrate or show civic and community pride.
  • June 27– The Seattle Dyke March — Broadway (info)
    The 2015 Seattle Dyke March is on Saturday June 27th. Rally from 5-7pm at the Seattle Central Community College Plaza at Broadway Ave E and E Pine St. The March steps off at 7pm to go around Capitol Hill and back to the Plaza.

    2014's Dyke March (Image: CHS)

    2014’s Dyke March (Image: CHS)

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