Columbus, Ohio is one of the Midwest's most progressive cities when it comes to acceptance of gays and lesbians - it's a city with a lively, vibrant community and one of the most popular and successful Gay Pride festivals in the country, Columbus Pride. Columbus Pride takes place Friday, June 15 to Sunday June 17, 2018.
Columbus Gay Pride Main Events
Columbus Pride's key event is the Pride Festival on Friday, June 15 from 4 pm to 11 pm, and Saturday, June 16 from 11 am to 7 pm. The festival is located at Bicentennial and Genoa Park, 233 Center Drive Columbus, Ohio.
The Columbus Gay Pride Parade takes place on Saturday, June 16 starting at 10:30 am at Goodale & High in the Short North Arts District.
The Pride Brunch is at the Columbus Athenaeum (at 32 N. 4th Street) on Sunday, June 17 from 11 am to 1 pm. Reserve your seats well ahead of time!
Helpful Resources in Town
Area gay bars as well as certain popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Gay Pride. Check local gay papers, such as Outlook for details. And be sure to check out the excellent GLBT Website produced by the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.