June is officially pride month, we've come a long way in this country and our state, celebrating yourself for being who you are. This is something people have taken for granted for a long time and something others wished and fought for even longer.

Now in 2022, we want to see your pride we want to celebrate you and your love, so this month of June we found three ways and places you can celebrate Pride month!

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3.) LGBTQ+ Poetry Club June 16th

This online event lets you showcase your art in poetry, take some of your best work and share them on this online event to meet others and express what it was like for you growing up, and what it's like for you now. Inspire others with your words or find something that inspires you.

2.) Drink&Games

Drink & Games has always been an LGBTQ+ friendly establishment, they have gone above and beyond to make all patrons feel welcome and included. They have themed nights such as rockband, emo nite, and a lot more. One of their more popular events is their drag nights, see drag queen shows like never before right here in Yakima. For more info follow the link below

Drag Night at Drink&Games 

1.) Yakima Pride Parade & Festival June 18th

The Pride Parade festival is for everyone to come out, and celebrate pride in the Yakima valley and the difficulties overcome by those in the community. It's a chance to show support or celebrate who you are as an individual. This is the official statement released by Yakima Pride giving all the details on how you can get involved or come enjoy the fun.

"2022 Yakima Pride Festival & Parade
A community event proudly produced by Yakima Pride and its annual partners!
We need community and connection more than ever and allowing us to both connect and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience in the face of this pandemic and the true spirit of Pride.
In 2020 and 2021, the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 meant that most PRIDE celebrations did not take place during June as planned or canceled altogether.
Whether you are a returning guest or coming for the first time, it is a magical experience like no other!
Please join us; invite your friends and family to proudly celebrate PRIDE and share this beautiful event in our amazing community! #YakimaPride 🏳️‍🌈
Yakima Pride Parade
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
10:00 AM - Step Off Time
Begins: S 16th Ave & W Yakima Ave
Ends: E Yakima Ave & Naches Ave
Yakima Pride Festival
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Naches Parkway - Located along N Naches Ave (Between E Yakima Ave and E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
Yakima Pride Festival will take place in Naches Parkway on N Naches Ave (between E Yakima Ave and E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.). The festival will be utilizing the center park area, Naches Parkway, on this street for all our attendees!
Our Main Stage will be located on Pendleton Way between The Seasons Performance Hall and the Yakima Pride Office. You can expect LIVE Music, Drag Performances, and much more!"

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