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While many celebrate pride during Pride Month in June, Austin has hosted its Pride events later in the summer since 2011. The Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation, the organizers of Austin PRIDE, announced in January that this year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019,  and as in the past, you can expect  a week of events — both official and unofficial — leading up to the Austin PRIDE festival and parade.

In response to the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Austin Pride announced that it has stepped up security at this weekend’s Austin Pride 2019 Celebration during both the festival and parade:

Security Statement in behalf of Austin Pride:

The shootings from this weekend are nothing short of heartbreaking. The mass murders of our people is criminal and change and justice must occur quickly. Our Ohio and El Paso neighbors follow in a long legacy of terror within our own borders and we cannot continue in this manner. No other country experiences this. We must change the system that has created a climate of living in constant fear and the resulting despair of these increasingly common incidents.

Austin Pride is a 10 day celebration of people, individuality, and freedom. In light of this weekends’ mass shootings, we’d like to inform our attendees and volunteers that safety is always paramount. We a have heavy security presence through drones, plain-clothed and uniformed police, sheriff, and SWAT forces at our annual Pride Parade and heavy security at our festival, where weapons are strictly prohibited. This is the standard yearly, which comes as an infringement of rights to some, and an overwhelming presence of protection to others. This year we will be increasing measures as safety is paramount and in a climate of armed terror, we are cutting no corners.

To those who lost a loved one this weekend, we hold you deeply in our hearts and we will support action and change, we will march on the front lines with you. That’s what freedom and unity are and we cannot let terror win. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

We’ve put together our annual Austin Pride Planner to help you plan your week and get the most out of everything that is going on. This guide is an active document and will be updated regularly as new events are added to the calendar leading up to pride week. You are encouraged to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

This is an active post and is updated. It also features a curated list of events. For a complete list of upcoming events, check out our community calendar.

PRIDE vs. pride. Not all the events listed in this guide are ‘official’ Austin PRIDE events. Many ‘pride’ events have no connection to the Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation. Some are stand-alone events by allied businesses showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community and many are regular weekly/monthly events with a special pride theme in honor of the week. This guide is intended as a resource to show locals and visitors alike, all that Austin has to offer. To help differentiate between official and unofficial events, any reference to ‘official’ Austin PRIDE events include the Austin PRIDE logo in their header and use ‘PRIDE’ (in all caps). For the most up-to-date listing of official events, visit the Austin PRIDE website at www.austinpride.org.

If you don’t see an event listed, email details to info@therepubliq.com or submit your event online.

SATURDAY // 03 AUGUST 2019

03aug2:00 PM4:00 PMOpen NOH8 Photo Shoot2:00 PM - 4:00 PM W Austin HotelCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

03aug5:00 PM7:00 PMHRC Austin Pride Kickoff Happy Hour5:00 PM - 7:00 PM W Austin HotelCategories:LGBTQ+,NetworkingAges:21+

03aug8:00 PM10:00 PM"A Twink In Mink" Launch Party"8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sellers UndergroundCategories:LiteratureAges:21+

03aug(aug 3)8:00 PM04(aug 4)1:00 AMSecond Chance Quince8:00 PM - 1:00 AM (4) Meet at RelayCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

SUNDAY // 04 AUGUST 2019

04aug11:00 AM3:00 PMFierce on 4th Street Drag Show & Sunday Brunch11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ChispasCategories:Drag,FoodAges:All Ages

04aug12:00 PM3:00 PM80s Throwback BrunchBenefiting Kind Clinic12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Gibson Street BarCategories:DragAges:All Ages

04aug12:00 PM4:00 PMFeaturedThe Big Gay Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch12:00 PM - 4:00 PM El Chilito Tacos Y CafeCategories:Drag,FoodAges:All Ages

04aug4:00 PM5:30 PMFeaturedLGBTQIA+ Pride Interfaith Service4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Temple Beth ShalomCategories:Faith & SpiritualityAges:All Ages

MONDAY // 05 AUGUST 2019

05aug7:00 PM9:00 PMCamp Wannakiki Season 2 Preview PartyHosted by Miss Kitty Litter7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Iron BearCategories:DragAges:21+

05aug8:00 PM10:00 PMFeaturedOUT at the MoviePresented by Austin PRIDE8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ZACH TheatreCategories:FilmAges:All Ages

TUESDAY // 06 AUGUST 2019

06aug11:00 AM1:00 PMAustin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine BarCategories:NetworkingAges:All Ages

06aug5:30 PM7:00 PMPride is Still A Protest ATX5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Impact Hub AustinCategories:ActivismAges:All Ages

06aug6:00 PM7:30 PMMental Health Workshop for Loved Ones6:00 PM - 7:30 PM The Q AustinCategories:HealthAges:All Ages

06aug7:00 PM9:00 PMFeaturedDirty Dynasty Bingo: PRIDE Week EditionPresented by Austin PRIDE7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oilcan Harry'sCategories:Drag,FundraiserAges:21+

WEDNESDAY // 07 AUGUST 2019

07aug4:00 PM8:00 PMCommunity Night Spotlight: LGBTQ Family Pride4:00 PM - 8:00 PM The ThinkeryCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

07aug6:00 PM9:00 PMThe Austin Chronicle's Qmmunity Summer of Pride Party6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Blanton Museum of ArtCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:21+

07aug7:00 PM10:00 PMFeaturedRainbow Skate: PRIDE Week EditionPresented by Austin PRIDE7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Playland Skate CenterCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

07aug(aug 7)10:00 PM08(aug 8)12:00 AMFeaturedCeline Dion "Flying On My Own" Single + Remix Release PartyPresented by therepubliq10:00 PM - 12:00 AM (8) Rain on 4thCategories:MusicAges:21+

07aug(aug 7)10:00 AM08(aug 8)2:00 AMJoterías presents DiscotecaHosted by Tatiana Cholula10:00 AM - 2:00 AM (8) Elysium AustinCategories:DragAges:18+

THURSDAY // 08 AUGUST 2019

08aug11:00 AM3:00 PMFeaturedWerQ it OutPresented by Austin PRIDE11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Workforce Solutions Capital Area North Career CenterCategories:LGBTQ+,NetworkingAges:All Ages

08aug6:00 PM8:00 PMFeaturedLGBT+ Happy Hour with the 'LooBenefiting Waterloo Counseling Center6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Rain on 4thCategories:FundraiserAges:21+

08aug(aug 8)6:00 PM09(aug 9)12:00 PMLoud & Proud! Happy Hour + Concert BenefitBenefiting Out Youth and Kind Clinic6:00 PM - 12:00 PM (9) Barracuda AustinCategories:MusicAges:21+

08aug7:00 PM9:00 PM#bossbabesATX Pride Happy Hour7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Space 24 TwentyCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

08aug7:00 PM10:00 PMOfficial Unofficial Austin Pride Comedy Show7:00 PM - 10:00 PM North DoorCategories:ComedyAges:18+

08aug(aug 8)8:00 PM09(aug 9)12:00 AMEarly Afters: PRIDE EditionHosted by Kelly Kline8:00 PM - 12:00 AM (9) The Brewer's TableCategories:DragAges:All Ages

08aug9:00 PM10:00 PMFeaturedOfficial Pride Comedy ShowBenefiting Out Youth9:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Velveeta RoomCategories:ComedyAges:All Ages

08aug9:00 PM10:00 PMTrans, Enby, Intersex & Queer Swim9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Categories:SwimmingAges:All Ages

08aug10:00 PM11:00 PMFeaturedOfficial Pride Comedy ShowBenefiting Out Youth10:00 PM - 11:00 PM The Velveeta RoomCategories:ComedyAges:All Ages

08aug(aug 8)10:00 PM09(aug 9)2:00 AMFeaturedAll-Male Amateur Stripoff: PRIDE EditionHosted Bobby Cook & Cupcake10:00 PM - 2:00 AM (9) Rain on 4thCategories:NightlifeAges:18+

FRIDAY // 09 AUGUST 2019

09aug(aug 9)12:00 PM10(aug 10)12:00 AMCheers, Queers! Leslie Beer Release PartyBenefiting Out Youth12:00 PM - 12:00 AM (10) St Elmo Brewing CompanyCategories:Fundraiser,LGBTQ+Ages:21+

09aug5:00 PM10:00 PMAustin Bouldering Project Pride PartyBenefiting Out Youth5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Austin Bouldering ProjectCategories:ClimbingAges:21+

09aug6:00 PM8:00 PMSpeed Networking Happy Hour for LGBTQ FoundersHosted by StartOut Austin6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Walmart TechnologiesCategories:Education,NetworkingAges:All Ages

09aug6:00 PM9:00 PMPride with a Purpose: Queer Asylum Seekers at the U.S. Border6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mexic-Arte MuseumCategories:Activism,LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

09aug6:00 PM11:00 PMPride Dye Party6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Black Star Co-op Pub & BreweryCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

09aug(aug 9)7:00 PM10(aug 10)2:00 AMFeatured#DripDrop 7: Austin Pride Weekend ft. Blame It On KwayPresented by Austin Black Pride7:00 PM - 2:00 AM (10) The Venue ATXCategories:NightlifeAges:21+

09aug(aug 9)10:00 PM10(aug 10)2:00 AMCruise Control: PRIDE EditionFeaturing Roxy Brooks10:00 PM - 2:00 AM (10) Oilcan Harry'sCategories:Drag,NightlifeAges:21+

SATURDAY // AUGUST 10, 2019

Austin PRIDE Festival

The 2015 Austin Pride Festival at Fiesta Garden. Photo credit: Chase Martin/therepubliq

The Austin Gay & Lesbian Pride Foundation presents the 28th annual Austin Pride Festival at Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (a/k/a Fiesta Gardens) featuring entertainment, games and activities, drinks, food, family zone, and 140+ booths featuring local non-profits organizations and businesses. Fiesta Gardens (Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park), 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin TX 78702. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM CDT. All ages. General admission: Adults $20-$150, children ages 7-17 $10, children 6 & under FREE.

Parking around Fiesta Gardens is ALWAYS an issue. Give yourself some extra time to find a spot and if you park in the surrounding neighborhood, don’t block someone’s driveway. If you plan to park downtown and then catch a ride over to the Festival, remember to feed your meter. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use alternatives: carpool, carshare services, bike or walk via the Hike and Bike Trail or use Capital Metro. Capital Metro’s #21/Exposition and #22/Chicon routes pick-up and drop-off at the stop at Holly & Robert R. Martinez, Jr. streets, 3 blocks from Fiesta Gardens. Both routes have stops in the Warehouse District and near the MetroRail’s Downtown Station and MetroRapid stops.

If the admission fee is too much for your budget, consider signing up to be a volunteer. Austin PRIDE needs about 200+ volunteers to help the festival and parade run smoothly and volunteers receive free admission to the festival.

10aug11:00 AM6:00 PMFeaturedAustin PRIDE Festival11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Fiesta GardensCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

10aug(aug 10)6:00 PM11(aug 11)2:00 AMFeaturedDISCO Inferno: Official Austin Pride Womxn's Party 2019Hosted by Lesbutante and The Boss6:00 PM - 2:00 AM (11) The VaughnCategories:NightlifeAges:21+

10aug(aug 10)7:00 PM11(aug 11)12:30 AMPride Equality DiscoPresented by HRC Austin7:00 PM - 12:30 AM (11) InterContinental Stephen F. AustinCategories:LGBTQ+,NightlifeAges:All Ages

10aug(aug 10)8:00 PM11(aug 11)2:00 AMFull SpectrumPresented by Unbounded Agency8:00 PM - 2:00 AM (11) Native HostelCategories:Nightlife,PerformanceAges:21+

Austin PRIDE Parade

The Apple contingent in the 2015 Austin Pride Parade
The Apple contingent in the 2015 Austin Pride Parade. Photo credit: Chase Martin/therepubliq

The main event, the Austin Pride Parade is by far the largest event of Pride Week(end). Last year featured well over 100 contingents in the parade with over 400,000 attendees downtown for the event. If your organization would like to be part the of the Austin Pride Parade, you can register online. Downtown Austin. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8 – 10 PM CDT. All ages. FREE; $35 for VIP seating.

10aug8:00 PM11:00 PMFeaturedAustin PRIDE Parade8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Downtown AustinCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

10aug(aug 10)9:00 PM11(aug 11)2:00 AMATX Trans PrideBenefiting Transgender Education Network of Texas9:00 PM - 2:00 AM (11) Cheer Up Charlie'sCategories:NightlifeAges:21+

10aug(aug 10)11:00 PM11(aug 11)2:00 AMChappy Pride PartyFeaturing Alyssa Edwards11:00 PM - 2:00 AM (11) Cedar Street CourtyardCategories:Drag,NightlifeAges:21+

SUNDAY // 11 AUGUST 2019

11aug11:00 AM3:00 PMFierce on 4th Street Drag Show & Sunday Brunch11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ChispasCategories:Drag,FoodAges:All Ages

11aug12:00 PM5:00 PMLoud & Proud12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Rules & RegsCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:21+

11aug12:00 PM3:00 PMBrunch Out With Trevor AustinBenefiting The Trevor Project12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kimpton Hotel Van ZandtCategories:Drag,FundraiserAges:21+

11aug1:00 PM4:00 PMFeaturedDeep Eddy Drag Queen Bingo Bus1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery & Tasting RoomCategories:DragAges:21+

11aug1:00 PM5:00 PMSummer Swell: Rainbow Connection1:00 PM - 5:00 PM East Austin HotelCategories:LGBTQ+Ages:All Ages

11aug10:30 PM11:30 PMLindsay White10:30 PM - 11:30 PM The Saxon PubCategories:MusicAges:21+

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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