Jun 1, 2021 - News
Calendar: Pride month events in Northwest Arkansas
Illustration of the words "Y'all means all" repeated to form an LGBTQ Pride flag.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

June is Pride month, which celebrates LGBTQ+ people and commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when people rioted against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

What's happening: Several events are going on around NWA to celebrate Pride. Here are a few.

June 5: You Belong — a community resource fair with food, music, and drag shows. The event will focus on how domestic violence affects the LGBTQ+ community, co-hosted by The Momentary and the NWA Women’s Shelter.

  • 12-5pm at The Momentary in Bentonville
  • Tickets are free but required

June 12: Crystal Bridges' Forest Concert Series — featuring Little Rock-based Dazz & Brie and Kansas City band True Lions.

  • 7pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for people under 18

June 18: 21c Bentonville Pride Patio Party

  • 6pm at The Hive in Bentonville
  • Tickets are free but required

June 20: Ozarks Drag Brunch: Advocates and Allies

  • 12pm at Fayetteville Town Center
  • Tickets are $120 for a buffet of four

June 24: NWA Trans March — this new event is a protest against the state's recent passage of laws concerning transgender and gender non-conforming people, according to event host Northwest Arkansas Equality.

  • Starts at 7pm at West Avenue and Spring Street in Fayetteville

June 25: Out in the Ozarks — comedy show featuring Matteo Lane

  • 8pm at Fayetteville Town Center
  • Tickets are $260 for a table of four

June 26: The 17th annual NWA Pride Parade

Of note: The usual NWA Pride festival in Fayetteville that includes street vendors will not happen this year because of COVID-19, according to Northwest Arkansas Equality.

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