Our Top Picks For Things to do During North Shore Pride

(Thanks to our partners at Make Unicorns Great Again for the compilation!)

Here on the North Shore, we love the month of June and one of the main reasons is PRIDE MONTH! We even get our own celebration!  The North Shore Pride Parade & Festival takes place on June 23, 2018 in Salem, MA. Between the Community parade, the festival on the Commons afterwards and lots of really great nightlife, there is a little something for everyone.  Friends, supporters, allies and all persons are invited to join in on the fun. Pride is a celebration of self and this year’s theme for North Shore Pride is:

North Shore Pride Theme True Self

Here is a list of our TOP PICKS for fun things to do during North Shore Pride:

NORTH SHORE PRIDE 2018 INTER FAITH CELEBRATION : JUNE 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | FREE

North Shore Pride weekend 2018 officially commences with the annual Interfaith Celebration, which brings people of many backgrounds and belief systems together under one roof to celebrate faith, love and pride in a safe and inclusive environment. The event is held at Tabernacle Church Salem 50 Washington St Salem, MA 01970.  You can RSVP online here.

PRIDE KICK-OFF SUNSET CRUISE BY RAINBOW TIMES: SOLD OUT:  JUNE 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | $39

The Rainbow Times is hosting their second annual Pride Kick-Off Sunset Cruise to benefit North Shore Pride. DJ Andrea Stamas will provide the high energy soundtrack as we cruise Salem Harbor, with drag hostess Kristi Kreamm, cash tiki bars, complimentary catered food by Mercy Tavern, 50/50 raffles and more. We hope you got your tickets already for this one!

NORTH SHORE PRIDE 2018 PARADE AND FESTIVAL:  JUNE 23 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Free

Come out and celebrate the 7th annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival. The Parade kicks off at noon with celebrity Grand Marshall comedienne Caroline Rhea (TV’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) and a new expanded route through downtown Salem that ends on Salem Commons park for the festival. Join radio personality Angie C of WZLX as she hosts a fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy with live music acts, a dedicated kids zone, dozens of vendor tables featuring some of the best LGBTQ-inclusive companies and local businesses and much more! You can RSVP online here.

North Shore Pride Parade and Festival Creative Collective

NORTH SHORE PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY & AFTER-AFTER-PARTY:  JUNE 23 @ 4:00 PM | Free – $20

DJ Andrea Stamas returns to pack the dancefloor on the patio at Murphy’s Pub for the Official North Shore Pride After-Party. Get there early because this party gets PACKED!

**General admission is free and includes first floor patio party with dancing. $10 cover includes exclusive access to air-conditioned second floor bars during After-Party (4-8pm) AND admission to the After-After-Party (8pm-close) upstairs with a comedy show featuring celebrity Grand Marshall Caroline Rhea (TV’s ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’) and more music and dancing with DJ Andrea until closing time / $20 VIP admission also includes exclusive meet-and-greet with Caroline after her show.  You can RSVP online here.  Located at Salem Common and Murphy’s Restaurant 300 Derby St. Salem, MA 01970

North Shore Pride Festival and Parade Sisters of Perpetual indugence Creative Collective

UP THE LADDER ROOFTOP PRIDE PARTY hosted by Equality Salem:  JUNE 23 @ 4:00 PM | Free

Up The Ladder Rooftop Pride Party is happening at the brand new upscale Hotel Salem in the heart of downtown Salem. Expect to meet the who's who in the local LGBTQ community as we ascend to the top floor of the Hotel Salem for an evening of dancing, food, and drinks. Enjoy views of the pride flags and entire downtown area while we party the night away with Drag Queens and everyone celebrating Pride. You can RSVP online here.   Located at The Roof Salem 209 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970

NORTH SHORE PRIDE CLOSING TEA DANCE WITH DJ JIM CLERKIN:  JUNE 24 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Free

Come close out North Shore Pride weekend at the official Closing Tea Dance with music by Boston favorite DJ Jim Clerkin. The Flatbread Company is also generously donating 10% of profits from all pizzas sold during the event to benefit North Shore Pride, so come give back and get down as we say our goodbyes to North Shore Pride 2018! You can RSVP online here.  Located at Flatbread Company 311 Derby St. Salem, MA 01970.

Flatbread Pizza Company Creative Collective

Gender Revolution: A Screening & Panel Discussion Event - June 28 - 7:30 PM - The Cabot - Beverly MA.

In this 90 minute documentary, Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity. 

Please join the Beverly Human Rights Committee, their newly formed LGBTQIA+ task force and Salem's No Place for Hate for the screening of this revolutionary film. The film (90 min) will be followed by a brief (30 minute) panel discussion (panelists TBA). Learn more here. 

We are asking for a $5 donation at the door to help offset the costs of the screening and to further the missions of the committees involved. 

We hope to see you out and about! Look for our table on the Salem Common and get your Pride/Transgender button before we run out! Happy Pride!



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