Oct 3, 2022 - Things to Do

Check out these three events before the Phoenix Pride Festival

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Pride month was technically in June, but here in Phoenix we wait until October for our big celebration (because, you know, the heat).

State of play: Phoenix Pride is hosting several events leading up to the 41st Annual Phoenix Pride Festival on Oct. 15 and 16. Here are a few you shouldn't miss!

Oct. 6: Pride Skate

What's happening: Raise money for the Phoenix Pride Community Foundation with a night of roller skating.

Details: 5:30-8pm at Great Skate Glendale

  • $15 for 2½ hours of skating and skate rental
Oct. 12: A History of Fashionable Queerness

What's happening: Learn how the LGBTQ+ community has used fashion as a form of expression and influenced mainstream trends from fashion history scholar Michael Mamp.

Details: 6:30-7:30pm at the Phoenix Art Museum

  • Tickets are $5
Oct. 14: Official Pride Kickoff Party

What's happening: Get ready for the festival with a dance party featuring DJ Jace M.

Details: 9pm-2am at Boycott Bar

  • Tickets start at $30
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