These LGBTQ+ Pride events are happening this month in the state. Find out how you can celebrate – MassLive.com

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The massive and iconic Boston Pride Parade that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and draws in thousands of participants a year, will not take place this year.
However, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Pride Month this June, with a slew of Massachusetts communities holding events of their own.
Here are just some of the Pride events going on this month.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and other city officials, joined lead organizer, Taurean Bethea, to announce that the city will host its first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride Parade downtown on June 4.
The parade will start at the Springfield Technical College campus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. Attendees, volunteers and organizers will march all the way down to state street, city hall and Central Square.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and other city officials, join lead organizer, Taurean Bethea, to announce that the city will host its first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride Parade downtown.
To appropriately start the first official day of Pride month, the city of Boston will be lighting up Boston City Hall in rainbow colors which will remain lit for the majority of the month, according to the City of Boston. There will be a brief speaking portion of the event, including remarks from Mayor Michelle Wu and LGBTQ+ community members about “the commitment to equity and equality in Boston for all LGBTQ+ communities.”
There will also be live performances from local LGBTQ+ artists at the kick off. The event will take place at 1 City Hall Square and will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.
Provincetown, known for having a large LGBTQ+ population, is celebrating Pride during the first weekend of the month. From June 3 to 5, P-Town will celebrate its fifth annual Pride celebration.
The weekend will come with a Pride Queer Comedy Showcase, a cabaret style show called Provincetown Follies, Queer AF Bingo, a Pride 5K run and walk, and LGBTQ+ history trolley tours of Provincetown. More information about how to get involved with the individual events can be found here.
Provincetown has a large population of LGBTQ couples, according to the 2019 census. (Douglas Hook / MassLive)
Boston will also be hosting a Boston Urban Pride weekend. This is a weekend of events geared toward Black, Brown and Latinx residents of the inner city of Boston, City of Boston said. They will celebrate their pride from June 30 to July 3.
Highlights include a welcome mixer, a brunch day party, a Mr. and Ms. Gay Urban Pride pageant and a music and arts festival.
Located in Worcester County, Bolton will host its second annual Pride Parade.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at the Emerson School on Mechanic Street and continue to the town common, according to All Events. The rally will also include guest speakers, local organizations, vendors and a raffle to benefit OutMetrowest, a LGBTQ+ non profit organization.
On June 11 at Faneuil Hall in Boston, the annual Boston Pride Crawl will take place.
After last years “insane turnout,” EventBrite says, they are expecting close to 3,000 to 4,000 people this year.
Beers will start around $2-3, with colorful cocktails discounted as well. Those participating will receive an itinerary with all bars and deals when checking in at the event.
Tickets are $20 and include:
The participating bars are Wild Rover, Sissy K’s, Hong Kong, Tiki Rock, Koy, White Bull Tavern, Hennesseys, Green Dragon, Point and Bell in Hand.
All participants must be 21 years or older. Tickets and more information can be seen here.
Boston Pride held its 49th parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The parade reflected on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that took place in Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan in 1969. (Kristin LaFratta/MassLive)
On June 4, Berkshire Pride will host its first ever parade celebrating pride. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Common on First Street in Pittsfield and is being held rain or shine. Vendor, resource and parade applications are currently closed but the general public is still welcome to show.
Amherst Pride kicks off with the raising of the rainbow flag and a proclamation in front of the Amherst Town Hall on June 3 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place for the whole first weekend in June.
Here is a lineup of events:
Saturday, June 4th
Sunday, June 5th
Tickets can be bought here.
The pride car parade will showcase cars around Sharon, Mass., driving in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. The event will take place June 12 at 12 p.m.
“While we celebrate Pride with all its usual rainbow flair, we also continue to stand against racially motivated violence and anti-Black, anti-Semitic, and anti-Asian injustice. We hope cars will show solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, faith groups, and LGBTQ+ youth of color. Please especially show support for our transgender/non binary kids and adults targeted by hateful and damaging state legislation this year yet again,” the event wrote on their website.
Registration can be completed per car that wants to sign-up here.
This Northampton spot is celebrating the first week of Pride with a brunch hosted by drag queens. On June 4 at 12:30 p.m., the brunch will be hosted by Priscilla Porcelain with performances by Mz October MayLay, Harry Scruff and Devine Intervention.
The saloon has a full bar, so bloody Mary’s will be on the drink menu with mimosas and mimosa flights as well. Tickets are $25 and includes a breakfast buffet and drag show. Tickets can be purchased at Majestic at any time.
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