Each year, Pride celebrates the accomplishments and history of the LGBTQ+ community. Produced by Trillium Health, Rochester Pride is one of New York State's largest pride festivals north of New York City. This year, as always, Rochester Pride encourages the community to be true to themselves, find inspiration from icons in the LGBTQ+ community and utilize every color of the spectrum to highlight individuality and diversity.
With 14 days in July filled with a range of events, we've pulled together a guide with what you need to know about Roc Pride 2022.
- While National Pride Month occurs in June, Rochester celebrates its Pride Parade in July. Pride events held in June can be found at visitrochester.com/blog/post/things-to-do-in-rochester-this-june.
Saturday, July 2
Ontario Beach Park | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This event will feature Arts & Crafts, a Community Organization Fair, Music & Entertainment, and Tabletop & Lawn Games. Bring your swim gear and picnic lunch for a fun day at the beach!
Wednesday, July 6
Comedy at the Carlson | 7:30 pm
Attend the third annual Rochester Summer Pride Comedy & Storytelling Show, presented by Queer AF Comedy. A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit ImageOut.
Thursday, July 7
Monroe County Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
County Office Building | 12:00 pm
Memorial Art Gallery | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Arts & crafts, bubbles, dancing, music, sidewalk chalk! This LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration Day is the place to be. Join the Memorial Art Gallery for this annual celebration of acceptance, community, diversity, learning, and love. Enjoy free museum admission, a unicorn photo op, drag queen storytime with Vanessa LeRoux, workshop performances by Frazee Feet Dance, and more all-ages fun. Dress in your favorite fabulous Pride look or rainbow colors outfit, pack some snacks for dinner in the Centennial Sculpture Park, or bring a blanket to picnic on the lawn!
Friday, July 8
City of Rochester Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Manhattan Square | 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 9
Breathe Yoga | 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Join Webster studio owner Scott Dennis and the breathe yoga team for an inspiring and invigorating outdoor yoga class to celebrate Rochester Pride! Breathe loves how Pride brings the community together and hopes you will join this class to celebrate and practice yoga for a good cause! Please feel free to wear rainbows in support of the LGBTQ+ community if you would like to. All are welcome!
CRISP Rochester | 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Come on out and celebrate PRIDE at CRISP's 1st annual PRIDE Party!! Full menu served, drink specials, costume contest, giveaways, and KARAOKE!!! 1st come, first served all day!
Seabreeze Amusement Park | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Rochester LGBTQ+ Together for Pop-Up Pride events at various venues around Monroe County on 2nd Saturdays monthly. The special July Roc Pride Month program is Pop-Up Pride Day at the Seabreeze on Saturday, July 9 from 12:00-4:00pm at Seabreeze Amusement Park (4600 Culver Rd)! Gates open at 11:00am. Meet us outside the rear gate (stop the hilly parking lot) between 11:00am-12:00pm to pick up your ticket(s).
Allen Main Stage Theatre at School of the Arts | 7:30 pm
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus will be saying “Thank You” as we celebrate Pride in July. They hope their music will build bridges of understanding, acceptance and equality, and that the community will embrace the mission of our organization to strengthen our communities. Attend this concert celebrating RGMC's legacy and future in the LGBTQ community, our city, state, nation, and world.
Comedy at the Carlson | 8:00 pm
Join three of Rochester’s finest drag queens Aggy Dune (Rochester Drag Legend), Kyla Minx and Ambrosia Salad for the "Proud Mary's" Pride show.
Sunday, July 10
Genesee Valley Park | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Go for a ride with pride! The Rochester Rainbow Riders' Pride Ride 2022 starts and ends in Genesee Valley Park. This is a casual, no-drop ride. This means that riders will keep a pace that allows everyone to keep up. There will be ride leaders at the front and back of the group to make sure no one gets lost.
Genesee Valley Park, Roundhouse Area | 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kick-off Pride week at the 50th anniversary of the community picnic! Join for food, entertainment, and fun for all.
Monday, July 11
Todd Union Hall | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 12
VAULT Rochester | 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
The Good, the Bad & The Funny
Equal Grounds Coffee House | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour
Rochester | TBD
Gayme Nite: Pride Edition
Bachelor Forum | 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
Wednesday, July 13
Bachelor Forum | 5:00 pm
ROAR | 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
5:30: Bingo with Vivian Darling!
7:00: Trivia with Samantha Vega!
9:30: The Lion Kings Drag Show with Valentino Rose & Tayler Mayde!
Frontier Field | 7:05 pm
Game featuring a t-shirt giveaway to the first 500 fans. Stay after the game for fireworks presented by Ellenwood Electric.
Thursday, July 14
ROAR | 5:00 pm
Pole Dancing Class with Roc Pole & Fitness. Signups at 5PM, class starts at 6PM. $10 to participate.
VAULT Rochester | 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Second Thursday Networking Event
Bachelor Forum | 5:30 to 7:30 pm
The Little Theatre | TBD
Sassy in the South Wedge
Lux Lounge | 6:00 pm
A community party to celebrate Pride with carnival games, Pride prizes, $1 tacos, drink specials, and more!
BlakeRyan at the Eastview Mall | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bring what you would like to drink if you are drinking. BlakeRyan will supply the rest! All ages are welcome to get tickets for painting.
Paul Louis Arena | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Players of any skill level are invited to participate in a 90 minute scrimmage aimed at celebrating and cultivating diversity in the sport of hockey. LGBTQ+ players, allies, friends and family are welcome to lace up and skate out for a night of friendly competition!
ROAR | 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Come sing on a stage under the bright lights... you are the star from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. DJ Yavvis takes over for a big special Pride Dance Party at 11:00 pm. Hosted by Breezy from 98PXY with a drag show at midnight!
Friday, July 15
Brighton Town Hall | 12:00 pm
Ambush Pride Bar Crawl
ROAR, Seed + Stone Cidery, Bachelor Forum, The Avenue Pub | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Photo City Music Hall | 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Saturday, July 16
Pride Parade Day Celebration
Roc Brewing Co. | 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Stop by Roc Brewing Co. on Parade Day - just a few minutes walk from Park Ave! They'll be celebrating Pride in Rochester with rainbow beers on tap, plus food, drink, and great company to fuel your Pride Parade day fun.
Park Avenue | 1:00 pm
The parade is back! Join the Rochester community on Park Avenue to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in the Greater Rochester area.
Cobbs Hill Park | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The ROC Pride Fest will take place at Cobbs Hill Park immediately following the parade! There will be: food, wine & beer; games and activities; vendor tables; and live music and performances.
Photo City Music Hall | 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 17
Hyatt Regency Rochester | 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Come continue the Pride celebration at Hyatt Regency Rochester with Rochester’s most dazzling drag queens! Aggy Dune, Ambrosia Salad, Samantha Vega, & Maya Douglas
Seed + Stone Cidery | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Welcome back to the monthly Bad Apple party, this time for pride weekend edition! All are welcome. Alcohol will be served at Seed + Stone Cidery and Meadery (21+) along with non-alcoholic drinks and treats from Happy Guy Sanctuary. There will also be pizza slices from Peels On Wheels Pizza. Music will be playing and outdoor games will be going, so come on down for this Sunday Funday party!
Pride Ice Cream Social
VICS - Village Ice Cream Shop | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Colonial Belle at Packett's Landing in Fairport | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Fluid Flower presents a collaboration of music and dance as you cruise along the scenic beauty of the Erie Canal on The Colonial Belle.
Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24
Rochester Queer Handmade Yardsale
30 Shaftsbury Rd. Rochester, NY | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday, July 29
Kings Billiard | 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
The Black Pride University Pep Rally! Kick the weekend off at Kings Billiard at 400 Jefferson Road. Drink Specials, Games, Pool Tables, Live DJ and more!
Saturday, July 30
Cobbs Hill Park Pond | 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join an outdoor Pilates mat class taught by Evolution Pilates studio owner, Michelle Pritchard. ALL proceeds will be donated to LGBT+ Giving Circle of Rochester. All levels are welcome for this movement class that will both calm and invigorate the body.
BPU: Class is in Session
MOCHA Rochester | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Grand Occasions Ballroom | 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Its that time of year and Rochester Black Pride is back! Black Pride University present Homecoming: The Kiki Ball.
Sunday, July 31
Canalside Shelter, Genessee Valley Park | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
For more information on ROC Pride 2022 and additional event details, visit trilliumhealth.org/patient-and-community-services/pride-2022. And, don't forget to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #VisitROC and #RocPride2022.