Indy Pride 2021 Virtual Festival
While the streets of downtown Indy may not be flooded by the signature rainbow sea this June due to the pandemic, Indy is still celebrating Pride month. For the second year in a row, this Signature Event will take place virtually via Zoom and Twitch. See live entertainment from artists like Pat Yo Weave, and use the interactive festival map to shop at the city’s LGBTQ + supporting store, where you can also explore LGBTQ + resources and chat with fellow attendees. Indy Pride is hoping to hold an in-person festival this fall, but sign up for a 2021-style celebration for now.
Pride Night in the drive-in
Although the Pride festival itself will be held online, Indy Pride has found ways that Hoosiers can safely gather in person as well. Grab some friends and a bag of popcorn and settle into your car at the Tibbs Drive-In to experience a family-friendly dual role of Cruella and Raya and the Last Dragon, both new films. Rain or shine, the show continues in honor of Pride month.
Baby’s Pride Drag Brunch
What better place for a drag brunch than a former drag bar? Treat yourself to a three-course meal and enjoy the performances of some of Talbott Street Nightclub’s legends at Baby’s Pride Drag Brunch. During the day there will be three performances for all age groups (10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.), and in the evening a show for those aged 21 and over (9 p.m.). Get ready to indulge in baby laden tots, chicken waffles, and famous milkshakes (which can also be topped up for an adult milkshake). The vibrant atmosphere of this Herron-Morton hangout is the perfect place to celebrate Pride. Tickets for this event are often sold out, but there is a waiting list.
Tickets and waiting list here.
Pride Block Party and Stonewall Party at Downtown Olly’s
June 11th and 26th
One of Indy’s most iconic LGBTQ + friendly venues, Downtown Olly’s is hosting its annual Pride Block Party in its brand new outdoor area. The event for people aged 21 and over offers a live performance by the local band Audiodacity to kick off the club’s summer concert series. A few weeks later, Olly’s is holding a Stonewall party to celebrate the origins of Pride month by honoring those who spoke up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Both bashes will have great food, cheap drinks, and games.
Bright colors and bold patterns from American Lives Theater at The Play Ground at IndyFringe
11-12 and 18. – 19. June
After receiving a wedding invitation that says “go without bright colors and flashy patterns,” Gerry comedically explores gay identity and other issues in this one-man show. Presented by the American Lives Theater, the outdoor performance will take place at The Play Ground at IndyFringe. This official Indy Pride event will take place four times this month with Indy actor Jay Hemphill. With theater returning to town as the pandemic slows, don’t miss the opportunity to both laugh and celebrate with pride.
Punk Rock Night Pride Show at the Melody Inn
Indy’s Punk Rock Night takes on Pride in one of the city’s oldest live music classics, the Melody Inn. Put on your leather jacket, add some rainbow, and jam late into the night to local bands that all have at least one member of the LGBTQ + community. You can also rock out from home while the performances are streamed live on Melody’s website. PRN Pride is the ideal event to be loud and proud this month.