City of Pasadena Announces 2024 Pride Month Schedule of Events

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is hosting various events throughout June to celebrate Pride Month. This year's events reinforce the City's commitment to promoting equality and inclusivity for all.

Festivities kick off with the Pride Movie in the Park at Memorial Park on Saturday, June 1, followed by the Pride Flag Raising, a symbolic gesture of support for the LGBTQIA+ community, on Monday, June 3. Additional events during Pride Month include live music performances, arts & crafts activities, and more.

 

Pride Movie in the Park
Saturday, June 1 • 6 -10 p.m. • Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to a showing of “Mean Girls.” Come early to grab a spot and wear pink to get free popcorn. Snacks will be available for purchase. This movie is rated PG-13. Therefore, some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. Viewer discretion is advised. For more information, call (626) 744-7500.

 

Pride Flag Raising
Monday, June 3 • 12:30 p.m. • Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Join Mayor Victor M. Gordo and the City Council for the Pride Flag Raising at Pasadena City Hall. Wear colorful attire and participate in our community rainbow. For all ages.

 

Take & Make: Beaded Pride Suncatcher
Monday, June 3 • Virtual While supplies last

Create a shimmering beaded suncatcher for Pride Month. Reserve a kit at CityOfPasadena.Libwizard.com/f/PPLpridesuncatcher. Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3. Kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd. For all ages.

 

Take & Make: Pride Candle
Wednesday, June 12 • 12 - 2 p.m. • Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.

Show your pride with a DIY candle craft that represents a LGBTQIA+ flag. Sign up to reserve a kit, with the option to join us during Lunch at the Library in the Innovation Lab to learn about LGBTQIA+ flags, make your candle in-person, and then enjoy a free lunch. To attend, sign up at CityOfPasadena.net/Library/Calendar/. For ages 10+.

 

Pride on the Patio
Friday, June 14 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.

Celebrate love and unity at our family-friendly Pride event on the patio! Join us for crafts, games, fun, and a special storytime. Your presence makes the celebration complete – see you there! For all ages.

Take & Make: Pride Pet Keychain
Sunday, June 16 • Virtual While supplies last

Make a beaded lizard keychain using colors that show your Pride!  Reserve a kit at CityOfPasadena.Libwizard.com/f/Pride_Pet. Contains small parts. Sign-ups begin on Sunday, June 16. Kits can be picked up at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. For ages 6+.

 

Pride Month Outreach
Friday, June 21 8-10 p.m. • The Boulevard Bar, 3199 E. Foothill Blvd.

The Pasadena Public Health Department will be at The Boulevard Bar to help celebrate Pride Month with free giveaways, educational materials, and risk reduction items (HIV self-test kits, fentanyl test strips, and more). Because this establishment is a bar, the event is limited to people ages 21+. 

 

Pride Month Celebration: Love, Loud & Proud!
Saturday, June 22 • 5-9 p.m. • Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host its 3rd annual Pride Month celebration, Love, Loud & Proud!, to champion Pasadena’s LGBTQIA+ community. Enjoy entertainment, local food trucks, arts & crafts activities, face painting, a vaccine clinic (mpox, hepatitis A and meningitis from 5:30-7:30 p.m.), and more with local LGBTQIA+ organizations, community partners and allies. This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages with food available for purchase. For more information, call (626) 744-7500.

 

This is Our Brave Space: A Group Art Exhibit
Today – June 30 • Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.

Safely expressing feelings and emotions is an important part of mental health. Teen Central’s Share Your Secrets box enabled youth to share their vulnerable emotions and thoughts. This is Our Brave Space is an interactive exhibit of “secrets” collected from that box between 2016 and 2018. The exhibit will highlight both heartbreaking and heartwarming secrets from children, teens, and young adults.

 

If you have a secret that you’d like to share, you are invited to write your secret on a slip of paper and drop it into the “This is Our Brave Space” lockbox, which will be displayed during the exhibit. We will choose a “new” secret each week to highlight.

 

Gender Expression Early Equity Book Kit

Year-round Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.

A curated resource for young learners dedicated to raising socially conscious children. This kit contains 6 books related to gender expression and a sharing guide. While the books included in the kits are intended for young children, ages 0-8, the kit materials can be shared with all ages. Check it out with your library card!

 

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at CityOfPasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the City Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.

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