WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita, Hutchinson and Salina will have several events to celebrate Pride month.


HUTCHINSON

Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18

Hutchinson Salt City Pride:

Salt City Pride is hosting a family-oriented event built upon the five core values: acceptance, tolerance, equality, unity, and love. The event will feature shows, booths, food, fun, and an annual pageant. It runs from 7-10 p.m. at Shadduck Park Boys & Girls Club at 2nd and Van Buren Street. Don’t miss the kick-off show!


SALINA

Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18

Pride Fest: Legends 2022:

North Central Kansas Pride is hosting Pride Fest: Legends 2022 in Salina on June 17 and 18. Come enjoy music, food, games, karaoke, performances, and more.

On Friday, the public is invited to start the free family weekend with a block party at the corner of Santa Fe and Ash from 2-10 p.m. The party will be hosted by MX Lucky and will include drag show performances, games, karaoke and much more.

On Saturday, the festival moves to Oakdale Park, 730 Oakdale Drive. There we will enjoy more talented performances, vendors and merchandise available. Both locations and dates are free to enter and start at 2 p.m. It is encouraged that the public brings cash for entertainment, playing games, etc. 


MCPHERSON

Saturday, June 25

McPherson LGBTQ+ Celebration of Pride and Diversity:

The McPherson Coalition for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity – MCEID will be hosting a celebration at Lakeside Park. It will kick off at 2 p.m. from the McPherson College Roundabout with a march down Simpson Street to Lakeside Park. The afternoon will be followed by food trucks, drag performances, a local craft and vendor market, and kids’ activities. The event is scheduled to wrap up by 6 p.m.


WICHITA

Saturday, June 18

Pride Bar Crawl – Wichita:

By purchasing a ticket to the Wichita Pride Bar Crawl, you will gain access to exclusive drink specials, local food, waived cover fees, pictures taken by a professional photographer, an after-party, access to the crawl map, and the first 400 check-ins will recieve a U.S. Stadium cup. In addition, special vouchers will gain you access to even more.

Check-in time is from 4-6 p.m. at Peerless. This crawl includes four other bars: Industry Old Town, Revolution Lounge, River City Brewing and Pour House. After the crawl ends at 10 p.m. is when the after-party begins.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young LGBTQ+ young.

For more information, visit the Wichita Pride Bar Crawl’s LinkTree.

Pride Celebration at Brickyard:

Celebrate pride with “Lady Gaga” and “Elton John” hosted by DJ Carbon.

Come dressed as one of our two favorite artists, or both, and enter to win Brickyard’s first-ever Pride Costume Contest. Prizes will be offered.

The party begins at 8 p.m., admission is $10, and you must be above the age of 21 to enter.

Thursday, June 23

Wichita Super Senior Pride Prom 2022: Pretty Out Pink:

Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the way you always wanted at Wichita Super Senior Pride Prom 2022: Pretty Out Pink at The Crown Uptown, 3207 E. Douglas. The 80s-themed event runs from 7-10 p.m. and benefits Proud of Wichita, Inc., the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Wichita Pride, Inc.

Rain Bistro, 518 E.Douglas, is the location of the official Pride Prom 2022 Happy Hour (3-6 p.m.) pre-party and After Prom Karaoke headquarters (10:30 p.m.-close). Take the free Q-Line (runs between 5-11 p.m.) for a safe ride between Rain and Crown Uptown Theatre.

For tickets, click here.

Friday, June 24

Wichita City Pride 2022: Love is Victorius:

This event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at Evergy Pavilion at Naftzger Park.

Wichita’s Injoy Fountain, “The Voice” contestant, will direct a cast of Wichita’s best LGBTQ+ singers, dancers, drag performers and more. Music Theatre of Wichita will present a live performance of their 2022 shows. The night will finish with a citywide dance party.

Get information and services from LGBTQ-affirming health care providers on site. In addition, there will be drinks by Wave, food trucks, local vendors and walking the open streets on Douglas Avenue and St. Francis Street throughout, before and after the event.

Proud of Wichita, Inc., the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the City of Wichita, and Wave are all part of the event.

Saturday, June 25

Wichita Pride Unity March and Family Picnic:

A Unity March will start at Warren Plaza in Old Town and end at Naftzger Park with a picnic to follow. It begins at 10 a.m., followed by the Pride Family Picnic at Naftzger Park. Here you can find burgers, hot dogs, sides, games, and entertainment.

Wichita Pride buttons will be on sale at the event for $7. They will be your admission into the picnic as well as all Wichita Pride events for 2022. Follow the Wichita Pride Facebook page for updates and future events.

Free Mom Hugs – Kansas will also be there carrying a banner in the march and sitting at a table at the picnic.

Sunday, June 26

Positive Directions Fusion drag show:

This event is said to run from 5-8 p.m. Get ready for the event by purchasing a pride shirt from Central Standard Brewing. They will be donating $5 from each purchase to Positive Directions, Inc. More information will follow soon.


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