As the Grand Marshal for the 43rd Annual Illuminated Night Time Parade (on June 16 in Providence, RI), I want you to know that EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate! Here are five reasons you should get louder and prouder at this year's Annual Pride Celebration.

Block Parties Galore
Dark Lady Block Party

Why choose one Block Party when they’re all within walking distance? Some popular ones are being held at: The Dark Lady/Alley Cat, Ego, The Stable, Mirabar, Freeplay Bar and Arcade, and Providence Eagle. Find their event pages on Facebook. 

Drag Artists 


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Drag Queens, Drag Kings, everyone outside and in-between — Providence has an exceptional local drag community that would impress Mama Ru herself!  

Illuminated Night Parade


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This is where the magic happens. Displayed in our parade are the core values of freedom, love, equality, inclusion and, of course, pride.  

Pride RI

PrideFest is a welcoming festival where you can make friends, learn about the organizations advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community, and enjoy free entertainment. The main stage will feature Monét X Change at 4:30 p.m. Also, fun volunteering opportunities are available — with perks!  



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Who doesn’t love rainbows? Bring your rainbow gear or purchase some stylish official merch here:

Bonus: Hasbro Kids Zone
Pride Event

The Hasbro Kids Zone is a great spot for families and children of all ages.

Start making your plans for PrideFest or click here for other fun things to do while you're in Providence.