Events

Middletown Pride is June 15th, however there will be events taking place before and after. To partake in the full extent of pride, see all events on this calendar. 

Main Events

Pride Parade

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Begins at 2 p.m.
St. Johns Square to Union St.
View an exciting family-friendly parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning in our community.

Pride Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Immediately Follows the Parade.
Historic South Green will include music, performers, vendors, and food trucks. Fun for the whole family!

A section of the South Green will be fenced -in to feature a beer garden with Middletown's 3 local breweries. You must be age 21 or older to purchase and enter the beer garden with a wristband. 

Pre Pride

Pride Dance Party

Friday, June 14, 2019
7:30 p.m - 10:30 p.m.
Vinnie's Jump & Jive
424 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Drag Queen Story Hour

Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.
Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore
413 Main St. Middletown, CT

Drag Queen Story Hour 
is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. DQSH was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco. 

"The Bold World" Book Discussion

Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
Russell Library Meeting Room 2
(Second Floor).
As part of the City of Middletown's first ever Pride Festival, we will discuss the book The Bold World by Jodie Paterson. "Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation."

 

Love, Simon and Milk playing at Metro Movies 12

Showtimes on Saturday, June 15, 2019 & Sunday, June 16, 2019
140 Main Street Middletown, CT 06457
Milk showtimes:
Saturday, June 15th 1:55 p.m. & 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, June 16th at 5:10 p.m. & 8:05 p.m. Love, Simon showtimes:
Saturday, June 15th -7:45 p.m. & 10:20 p.m.
Sunday, June 16th-11:00 a.m. & 2:30p.m.

Coming Out Story at Perk on Main

June 15, 2019 4pm-8pm
Perk on Main
486 Main Street Middletown, CT In honor and celebration of Pride in all its forms, Perk on Main invites you to an open mic night to tell your personal coming-out stories, be they heartwarming, embarrassing, tragic, or all of the above. Perk is a safe and supportive environment. Come and enjoy the stories. 1/2 price wine and beer, any needed hugs are free.

Free Cupcakes at Sweet Harmony

Rainbow Pretzels & Specials at the Hop Knot

June 15, 2019 11:30 am- till close
The Hop Knot

170 Main Street #6 Middletown, Connecticut

They be making rainbow pretzels where each pretzel sold with the rainbow dough, $1 will be donated to The Trevor Project. They will also have drinks specials called Taste the Rainbow, Spill the Tea, and the LGBTeQuila. Also anybody who is donning any of the pride colors is going to receive 10% off their bill limit 1 per table. At the very least if you can not come down and see us this Saturday please consider donating to the Trevor Project, it is a wonderful charity that helps at risk younger members of the LGBT+ community

Post Pride

Presented by: Green Sponsor Lady Katharine Cruises

Pride on the Water Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019
8:00 p.m - 11:00 a.m.
(boarding at 7:30 pm.)
Departs Harbor Park Laning
Middletown, CT

All are welcome on Lady Kate Cruises following the annual Middletown Pride Parade! Continue your day of festivities aboard the Mystique with a night of food, drinks, music, and fun.

You’ll enjoy a nighttime cruise from 8 to 10 PM, followed by a final hour of celebration dockside until 11. Dancing on the top deck, Reformed Wh*res in the basement, and food in the middle!

Rate: $40
21+ only  

Pride Reception

Saturday, June 15, 2019
7:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar hosts
437 Main St. Middletown, CT


Esca opens it’s patio immediately following the Pride Festival to meet the Performers, Members of the Committee that helped found Pride, and Grand Marshall Madison Duchannes.

Presented by: Green Sponsor Herd Restaurant

Pride After Hours at Herd

Saturday, June 15, 2019
4:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
Herd Restaurant hosts
200 Main St. Middletown, CT

Herd Restaurant (located behind 200 main street, in metro square) will be having a post-pride party featuring food and drink specials, a special pride dessert, trivia, music, and celebrations from some local celebrities.

Barbara Street-sand, Connecticut's Premier Barbra Streisand impersonator and Connecticut's Premier Judy Garland Impersonator Summer Orlando will be appearing at the event after riding in the parade in the Herd Restaurant convertible!

Join us, all day long. Special treats with a special top chef joining our own Chef Sergi will be available on the South Green during the pride events. Come join us, grab one of our special key chains or beverage koozies, and enjoy Pride with them! For details, check out their facebook page below! @herdonmain  

Post Pride Bash

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:30 p.m - 1:00 a.m.
La Boca Mexican Restaurant
377 Main St. Middletown, CT

La Boca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is proud to welcome Grand Marshal Madison Sapphire Duchannes and some of her favorite performers and friends to host this After Party with us. It’s going to be an action packed Blast with Drag Performers, Shot Boys, and an Amazing Signature Pride Drink for the Evening! Come Celebrate the first ever Middletown Pride with us and Congratulations Middletown! 

The Pride Brunch

Sunday, June 16, 2019
11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
ION Restaurant
606 Main St. Middletown, CT
The Best VEGAN Brunch in the World!
ION Restaurant opens it's doors on the north end for a simple pride brunch. Madison Sapphire Duchannes will be brunching with a host of other queens.

Conspiracy Presents: “High Tea with the Queens - Pride ReCoup with Guest Host Madison Sapphire Duchannes

Sunday, June 16, 2019
3:00 p.m
Conspiracy
350 Main St. Middletown, CT

Conspiracy's Royal Tea with the Queens is the best spot to recoup and rest your weary dancing feet! With special Pride-themed cocktails and tasty tea trays, this event gets even better at 4 PM, with a drag show hosted by Scarlett Bleu. Reservations are highly encouraged, so call ahead, and get those pinkies out!