Celebrate LA Pride 2023 in Style with Our Event Guide

With June ushering in LGBTQ Pride Month, the Greater Los Angeles area transforms into a party with a purpose. Sure, there are the clubs, parades, pool parties, and picnics. But it all comes back to raising visibility for our marginalized brothers, sisters, and non-binary siblings. That being said, there’s also a lot of fun to be had over the course of the month. We had every intention of making things easier by putting together our LA Pride list of events. But, honestly, when you see what’s happening this year, it’s more likely to make things difficult. After all, you can’t be everywhere at once. Choose wisely!

The Abbey Food & Bar 

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This world-renowned LGBTQ monument promises to go big for both the WeHo Pride and LA Pride weekends. While details have yet to be announced, expect notable DJs starting on Friday, June 2nd. Not to mention a heaping helping of what makes this arguably the best gay bar in all of LA. 

Where: The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4 & Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11


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All that’s gold doesn’t necessarily glitter as proved by SilverLake dive Akbar. This come-as-you-are gem may take a more casual approach to their festivities, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar with more heart and authenticity. On Sunday, they’ll be honoring LA Pride with a diverse array of outdoor dance parties sure to get even the wall flowers blooming.

Where: Akbar, 4356 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

When: Sunday, June 11

Bearracuda (LA Pride Edition)

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Grab your favorite teddy bear or grizzly and head to downtown’s Precinct for a special edition of this monthly party. DJ Mateo Segade is sure to keep all of you animal lovers moving through the night!

Where: Precinct, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

When: Saturday, June 10

Bears in Space (LA Pride Edition)

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Bears in Space, Silverlake’s summer-season soiree, is officially back! They’re teaming up with Horse Meat Disco on June 9 at a secret downtown location for their special LA Pride edition. Having just kicked things off for the 2023 season at Akbar earlier in May, they’ll also be returning to the Silverlake spot on June 11. 

Bears in Space x Horse Meat Disco

Where: TBA

When: Friday, June 9

Bears in Space

Where: Akbar, 4356 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

When: Sunday, June 11

Disney Pride in Concert

It’s the collab you’ve been wanting for years! For the first time ever, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will be singing the iconic music of Disney. Thanks, Ron DeSantis? Expect 200 singers backed by a 25-piece orchestra and countless teary eyes in the audience! Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Disney digs… yes, that includes costumes! Don’t miss this concert 44 years in the making!

Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

When: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25th

Eagle LA

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If leather is your love language, then don’t miss the Eagle’s take on LA Pride! On Saturday, June 10, the legendary leather bar will be hosting their bi-weekly, adults-only Meat Rack party. And, yes, it’s every bit as juicy as it sounds. 

Where: Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

When: Saturday, June 10

GPS Pride Weekend 

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Drop a pin on these coordinates for a guaranteed good time. GPS, the decadent party series brought to you by Paul Nicholls, pulls out all of the stops for LA Pride. In the midst of LA Pride weekend, GPS will feature Enrico Meloni, Phil Romano, and Danny Verde on the decks. Then, take the edge off on Sunday with Alex Costa guiding you through Sunset Tea. As you can guess, this is one of the main events of the LA Pride weekend.

GPS – Gods of Pride

Where: The Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

When: Saturday, June 10

Sunset Tea

Where: Hyde Sunset, 8117 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

When: Sunday, June 11

LA Pride in the Park

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Part of the official LA Pride festivities, LA Pride in the Park presents a double-headlined bill sure to make it the event of the year. It starts off with a kick on Friday, June 9 as Megan Thee Stallion grabs the mic. Then, the legend Mariah Carey washes it down smooth on Saturday, June 10. Expect plenty of food, drinks, and vendors… but, wait, we’re still processing. Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey?!

Where: LA State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

When: Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10

LA Pride Parade 2023

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Sorry, Santa Claus, the LA Pride Parade is actually the biggest parade in Los Angeles. But don’t worry, you’ll still see plenty of big, bearded, jolly guys waving from floats. Maybe even Santa himself; he has to be an ally. But you can count on seeing Margaret Cho officiating as a Grand Marshal and a heartfelt tribute to Emmy-winning actor Leslie Jordan. 

Where: Route begins at Sunset/Highland, runs north up Highland to Hollywood/Highland, runs east across Hollywood to Hollywood/Cahuenga, then south down Cahuenga to end at Sunset/Cahuenga

When: Sunday, June 11

Masterbeat Pride

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Masterbeat returns with their United in Pride theme as the central event of the 2023 LA Pride weekend. Slip and slide into the weekend on Saturday, June 10 with Masterbeat’s SpLAash Pool Party on the roof of Andaz. Poolside beats will be catered by GPS. But hold onto your lifeguard whistles, because then it’s off to Masterbeat Summer Camp at dance mecca Avalon. Counselors Mohammad and Karsten Sollors will leave you begging for s’more as their sonic campfire roars. Then, dance it off the next day as the party moves to Academy for Pride Tea Dance with selectors Erik Villar and DJ Tomassi. 

SpLAash Pool Party

Where: Andaz, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Saturday, June 10

Masterbeat Summer Camp (Main Event)

Where: Avalon, 1735 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

When: Saturday, June 10 

Pride Tea Dance

Where: Academy LA, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

When: Sunday, June 11

Pride Picnic at Hollywood Forever

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The perfect way to unwind after a few crazy weekends, the Pride Picnic typically chases all of the month’s events. Dine amongst the fallen stars on the evergreen Fairbanks Lawn of Hollywood Forever. The event is put together by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and promises DJs, drag shows, live music, and pop-ups. 

When: TBA

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Pride is Universal

LA Pride in conjunction with Universal Studios revives this grandiose afterhours experience. Expect the usual Universal Studios experience, plus DJs, photo ops, and more!

Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

When: Thursday, June 8


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The 100% POC and queer owned bar Redline will be offering a bit of something different for this year’s LA Pride. During the daylight hours on Saturday, June 10, they’ll be hosting ReunionLA: a party for queer and trans POC to kick back and enjoy R&B, soul, and old school hip hop. It’s events like this that remind us of the diversity that makes LA Pride so special in the first place! 

Where: Redline, 131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

When: Saturday, June 10

Submerge Pool Parties

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If you’re feeling a little more wet ‘n’ wild, then Justin David’s Submerge is for you. The Mondrian’s Sky Bar is getting slippery as gogo dancers line the pool. Lupe Fuentes, Nor D Costas, and Jack Faulkner bring the beats on Saturday. Then, Felix da Housecat and Edward Frame keep the party rolling through Sunday. 

Where: Mondrian LA, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11

Tutus ‘N Heels 

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What would you do for a good cause? How about throwing on a tutu and some pumps? That’s the challenge posed by Tutus ‘N Heels. Participants don their finest frills and heels before hitting the Silverlake trifecta: Akbar, Eagle LA, and Rough Trade. The charity event is organized by Payasos LA with proceeds benefiting Camp Brave Trails. Gay or straight, we’ve all ended up drunk in a tutu before. At least this time it can help fund summer camps and social events for LGBTQ+ youth!

Where: TBA

When: TBA

WeHo Pride

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With West Hollywood being its own separate city from Los Angeles, it’s no surprise they do their own distinct pride weekend outside LA Pride. WeHo Pride runs from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4 with its own events and traditions. Events include:

  • WeHo Pride Street Fair – a family-friendly daytime event with vendors and live performances
  • Outloud@WeHo Pride – live music festival featuring Grace Jones (!), Orville Peck, Santigold, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more
  • WeHo Pride Arts Festival – exhibits of dance, visual and performance art, literature, and more
  • Women’s Freedom Festival – showcases up and coming LGBTQ and BIPOC women and non-binary poets, comedians, musicians, and activists
  • Dyke March – celebration featuring speakers, activists and a march led by a motorcycle contingent
  • WeHo Pride Parade – huge parade celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with floats, music, dance, and more

WeHo Pride Street Fair:

Where: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4

Outloud@WeHo Pride

Where: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4

WeHo Pride Arts Festival

Where: See the WeHo Pride site for various locations

When: Monday, May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) – Friday, June 30

Women’s Freedom Festival

Where: West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: Saturday, June 3

Dyke March

Where: See the WeHo Pride site for route as it develops

When: Saturday, June 3

WeHo Pride Parade

Where: While the route goes along Santa Monica Blvd, visit the WeHo Pride site for exact route as it develops

When: Sunday, June 4

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