Pride Month Events


Theme: May Pride Be With You
Date: June 10th 2017
Pride Parade: Noon-1pm
Rainbow Festival: Noon-10pm
Location: Riverfront Park Lilac Meadows
Festival Booths: Noon-6pm
Festival Entertainment: Noon-6pm
Teen Zone presented by INBA Outreach: Noon-6pm
Family Area sponsored by Delta Dental: Noon-6pm
Pride Bar sponsored by nYne: Noon-10pm
All Ages Dance Party sponsored by The Lucky Puppy: 6pm-10pm
Fireworks: 10pm



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Margaret Cho @ Northern Quest


Out Of The Closet And Into The Spotlight!: Gay Pride Fundraiser @ The Palomino


Pride in the Park in CDA

Pride Cruise in CDA

Gay Pride Pageant @ The Palomino

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City Hall Pride Flag Raising and Proclamation

After Party @ The PIN


Jeremy Wallace @ SCC

Sex Ed Triva @ nYne

Peacekeeper Training @ PJALS


Early Bird Karaoke, Fun & Prizes @ nYne

Interfaith Pride Service @ The McGinnity Room


Pride Trivia @ nYne

Pride Foundation Scholarship Celebration @ Nectar Tasting Room

Queens of the Palomino Present: Colors-A Pride Event @ The Palomino


Pre-Pride Fun @ nYne

Once Upon A Time In & Out of Town Show @ The Reserve


Pride Brunch @ nYne


Dance Party 6PM

Fireworks 10PM

After Party @ nYne

Mr. Miss. Ms. Gay Spokane Pageant @ The Reserve


The Gender Myth @ UUCS

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INBA Pride Luncheon @ The Spokane Valley Event Center

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New Accounts with BECU Benefit OutSpokane

BECU is running a promo for the entire month of June, and every membership opened with this flyer is a $50 donation to OutSpokane! Print out the flyer and bring it into either the Division Branch, 916 N Division St or the Valley Branch at 615 N Sullivan Rd. Thanks so much Pride 2017 Sponsor BECU!

The Blind Buck & Tito’s Handmade Vodka Benefit for OutSpokane

To kick off the month of June and Spokane Pride, The Blind Buck and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1 from every Tito’s drink sold, to OUTSPOKANE!!! This will carry on through the entire month of June!!

The Blind Buck
204 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 443-4014

Mixed Media Photo Art Show

Art Show of the Female Figure from Hypnox showing at Andy’s Bar & Grill, 1401 W 1st Ave Spokane

Thursday, June 1

Margaret Cho @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino


For tickets: CLICK HERE

Friday, June 2

Out Of The Closet And Into The Spotlight!: Gay Pride Fundraiser

8pm-11pm at The Palomino,6425 N Lidgerwood St, Spokane, Washington 99208

Join your Gay Pride Spokane title holders Ms. Lashae, Mr. Great Dane, and Miss LeLani Kaine for their fundraiser “Out Of The Closet and Into the Spotlight!” to raise money for Spokane’s LGBTQ Pride!

Facebook Event: HERE

Saturday, June 3

North Idaho Pride Alliance: 3rd Annual Pride in the Park –  LIVE.LOVE.BE.UNITED

10:00am – 1:00pm – Free – City Park Picnic Shelter, Mullan Rd. & Northwest Blvd., CDA, Idaho/Behind HREI, West of the CDA Resort

The North Idaho Pride Alliance is proud to organize the 3rd Annual Pride in the Park on June 3, 2017. Pride in the Park is a FREE family-friendly community picnic, celebrating diversity and building a safer and stronger community for all. There will be food, entertainment, a family area and community resource tables. The event will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Band Shelter and Picnic Shelter at Coeur d’Alene Park, located at Northwest Blvd. and Mullan Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

Headlining the entertainment will be the Angela Marie Project and Kathy Colton and the Reluctants.  The children’s area will feature face painting, games, coloring and more.  Food will be brought to you by Big Bear Deli of Post Falls.

“Pride in the Park is an event that focuses on unifying our community by celebrating our diversity. We welcome all who believe in moving equality forward to join us in this celebration.” said Juli Stratton, Executive Director, North Idaho Pride Alliance. The North Idaho Pride Alliance and community partners are working together to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people into every aspect of our community. “We have tremendous talents, strengths and diversity within the LGBT community, and our greater Coeur d’Alene community, and that is something to celebrate!” said Stratton. “Coeur d’Alene is a beautiful place with so many warm and welcoming people.”

The North Idaho Pride Alliance is an organization of LGBT people, their families and their friends who are building a stronger and safer community through relationship building, education and advocacy.

21st Annual Lake CDA Pride Cruise – (21+ only event)

1:00pm, Boarding

2:00pm – 4:00pm, Cruise

$20.00; $25.00 day of


Cruise:  Coeur D’Alene Resort, 115 South 2nd Street, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Sponsored by The Blind Buck.  2017 will mark the 21st Annual Pride Cruise on Lake Coeur D’Alene. This staple of the Inland Northwest is always a big hit. The boat takes off from the Coeur d’Alene Resort docks for a two-hour tour of the lake with about 200 of your bestest LGBTQA friends. The Pride Cruise is complete with (2) 21 & over cash bars, DJ, dancing, and giveaways. Meet at the top of the docks with your ticket and ID or cash and ID. The boat takes off promptly at 2pm, do not be late, no refunds given. 21+ only, ID is required to board the boat.

Directions: From Spokane, go east on I-90 to Coeur d’Alene, ID. Take Exit #11 (City Center/Northwest Blvd.) Turn right on to Northwest Blvd., toward city center. Northwest Blvd. curves to your left and as it heads East, becomes E. Sherman Ave., turn right on E. 3rd St. to enter the pay parking lot at Front and 3rd, East of the resort. There is free parking at the east end of the park at City Hall. Valet parking is also available at the resort. The docks are on the South or back side of the resort.

2nd Annual Spokane Mr., Miss, and Ms. Gay Pride Pageant

Location The Palomino, 6425 N Lidgerwood St, Spokane WA 99208, 7pm-10pm

Facebook Event: CLICK HERE

Sunday, June 4

Monday, June 5

Pride Week Proclamation and Pride Flag Hanging

5pm: Flag Raising Ceremony- Join OutSpokane, Spokane City Council and the Human Rights Commission in celebration as the Pride Flag is raised at City Hall. This is a historical event that you won’t want to miss as it is the first time the Pride Flag has been flown from City Hall in the 26 years of Spokane Pride. To be followed by the annual Pride Proclamation.

6pm: Kick off Pride week and join OutSpokane for the annual Mayors Proclamation of Pride Month in Spokane. This annual event proclaims the month of June as Pride month and encourages the residents of Spokane to participate in the activities throughout the month in celebration of the LGBTQIA++ community.

Facebook Event: HERE

Pride Flag Ceremony & Proclamation – AFTER PARTY / DRAG SHOW

Join the PIN and The Imperial Sovereign Court of Spokane for the AFTER PARTY of the Century !!! The Pride Flag Ceremony and Proclamation from City Hall is at 5PM on June 5th. A Great Victory we have fought long and hard for.
Join the FUN and celebrate with the LGBT Community and our allies for a wonderful night of entertainment and fellowship. Special Guests throughout the night. All are welcome to perform and encouraged to bring friends and family. ( music will be required prior to the event )
His and Her Majesties Mark Surreal and Mink Marche’ will be leading us through the night with many many other past and present performers. If you are not yet a member of the ISCS, we will have people on hand to help you sign up if you are interested.
Please share the invite if you feel so inclined and we look forward to sharing your time and entertaining you.

Facebook Event: HERE

Tuesday, June 6

Jeremy Wallace at SCC

Jeremy uses humor to challenge students to make inclusiveness a serious priority in their own lives and in their campus communities at large. (Transgender inclusiveness) For more info about Jeremy Wallace, CLICK HERE.


Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium

Sex Ed Do-Over Trivia Night With Planned Parenthood

6:30pm at nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Calling all sexperts, fun-lovers, and fact-hoarders – the ultimate trivia night awaits you!

Join Planned Parenthood sexual health educators and advocates for the Sex Ed Do Over Trivia Night – the sex ed class you always wanted. We invite folks to bring teams of up to six people for a night of must-know info, cheeky factoids, activities, live music by DJ Pauliday, drink specials, and PRIZES.

Please note:
1. Teams need to be registered by 6:30 p.m. to play – the event kicks off at 7 p.m. sharp
2. This activity is proudly part of Spokane Pride Week and benefits OutSpokane and your local Planned Parenthood! You can count on all content being fully inclusive, supportive, and sex-positive. ♥
3. This event is FREE
4. nYne Bar and Bistro is ALL AGES until 9 p.m

Facebook Event: HERE

Peacekeeper Training at Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane

Light refreshments at 5:30 pm.
Training begins at 6:00 pm and will finish at 8:00 pm.
No cost. Donations gladly accepted!

Facebook Event: CLICK HERE

PJALS is offering a great workshop for protesters, organizers, and folks thinking of volunteering as peacekeepers for any social justice cause! Come learn how trained peacekeepers can help create a successful demonstration for social justice and peace. We’ll cover nonviolence principles and guidelines, techniques to defuse and de-escalate potentially volatile situations, and how to organize a team of peacekeepers. And, we’ll practice so we are more likely to use these new skills in real life!

This workshop will prepare potential peacekeepers for Pride on Saturday June 10. Successfully completing this training makes you eligible to join PJALS’ Peacekeeper Team, but there is NO obligation. Open to all.

Wednesday, June 7

Early Bird Karaoke, Fun & Prizes at nYne

5:30pm – Close – nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

INBA host the LGBTQA community PRIDE WEEK for a night of Summer Fun, Prizes and Early Bird Karaoke.

Early Bird Karaoke 6PM. Summer Hot Dog Bar with salads and chips for the first 75 attending.

Meet and mingle with INBA Members win prizes throughout the night provided by INBA Chamber Partners and members.

Facebook Event: HERE

Interfaith Pride Service – 7pm-8:30pm

Join LGBTQ clergy and allies from a variety of religious faiths to celebrate diversity and inclusion at Spokane PRIDE’S Interfaith Worship service. Come worship God, Spirit, Holy One, in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. 7pm, at The McGinnity Room, 116 W. Pacific Avenue, Spokane. ALL are encouraged to attend regardless of your faith background. Sponsored by OutSpokane.

Facebook Event: CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 8

Trivia at nYne – Pride Themed, co hosted by Michael Jepson and Ryan Jensen 7pm nYne Bar & Bistro

Test your knowledge of LGBTQ history, Pride, and LGBTQ issues- laughs, fun, and glory for the winning team. nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Pride Foundation Scholarship Celebration

Nectar Tasting Room   120 N. Stevens   5:30pm-7:30pm

Honor the 2017 scholars and lift up the voices of the future.
Acknowledge our donors and toast our volunteers.
Raise funds to support out community’s work.

Hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic, an alcoholic beverages will be served.

Facebook Event: HERE

Queens of the Palomino: Colors-A Pride Event

7pm – 2am – Celebrate Pride Week with the Queens of the Palomino!
A night where we celebrate the LGBT+ people of the past, present and future.

18+ event
Tickets are $8 Pre-sale, availalble HERE
$10 at the door
21+ Full bar

Friday, June 9

Pre-Pride Fun at nYne Bar & Bistro

– Fun Ladies @ 8:30pm
– Atari Ferrari @ 9pm
– DJ C-Mad @ 10pm
$5 cover – nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Once Upon A Time In & Out of Town Show

The Reserve – 120 N Wall St

Doors open at 5:30pm Show at 6pm

Cover $10

Saturday, June 10

SPOKANE PRIDE 2017 – Celebrating 26 Years of Pride!

Pride Brunch

9:00am – Noon – $9.00, adults; $5.00, children 8 and under

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and pastries are on the menu.

26th Annual LGBTQA Pride Parade: May Pride Be With You

10:30am, Staging begins – 12:00pm, Parade steps off

Free for all ages; Everyone is welcome

Staging – Intersection of North Stevens and West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane

Staging areas will not be available until 10:30am the day of the parade, after the barricades have been placed. Please do NOT arrive before 10:30am, or you may be ticketed for blocking traffic. After the barricades are up, access to staging for motorized vehicles will be in two places. If you are in the parade please get to the staging area before 11:00am to help avoid any confusion

Parade – Streets of downtown Spokane

Watching – Grab your spot along the parade route to see colorful parade contingents and floats

The Pride Parade starts downtown at Noon, so be sure to get downtown early.

26th Annual LGBTQA Rainbow Festival: May Pride Be With You

12:00pm – FREE for all ages; everyone is welcome

Lilac Meadows (East of the Clock Tower), Riverfront Park, Spokane

The Rainbow Festival also begins at Noon, with stage entertainment kicking off immediately following the parade. Lilac Meadows (East of the Clock Tower), in Riverfront Park will be host to the Rainbow Festival and festival highlights include: Live entertainment, a resource/business fair, Family Area sponsored by Delta Dental (with a climbing wall from Wild Walls). Additionally, Odyssey Teen Zone presented by INBA Outreach (for 13 to 18 year-olds), and the nYne Pride Bar featuring Beer, Wine, & Spirits (for the older kids). Bring your entire family for a day of fun. This year will again feature an art show presented by Art Seed called Pride’s Palette. Many artists will have Pride related artwork for sale with 30% of proceeds being donated to OutSpokane.

Pride Dance Party sponsored by The Lucky Puppy

6:00pm – Free All Ages Dance Party; nYne Pride Bar – 21+ – Lilac Meadows, Riverfront Park, Spokane

This year our celebration will be going into the night with an All Ages Dance Party sponsored by The Lucky Puppy and hosted by DJ Devine Jewels. The nYne Pride Bar will stay open late.

Pride Fireworks

10:00pm – Free for all

Lilac Meadows, Riverfront Park, Spokane

For the second year in a row, at approximately 10:00pm, there will be a fireworks display to commemorate Spokane’s 26 years of Pride!

Official Pride After Party at nYne Bar & Bistro

– DJ JG @ 9am
– DJ Divine Jewels @ 3pm
– DJ C-Mad @ 5pm
– DJ Ricki Leigh @ 9pm

Performances by Freedom Rights and Amore

– $5 cover starting at 9pm is waved for anyone purchasing brunch, a nYne shirt, or have a  wristband from the Pride Bar at the Festival.

nYne Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Mr. Miss. Ms. Gay Spokane Pageant

The Reserve – 120 N Wall St

Doors open at 5:30pm Show at 6:30pm

Cover $20

Sunday, June 11

Post Pride Brunch at Scotty’s Doghouse

All day breakfast menus, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Drink specials thoughout the day from 11am-5pm. Scotty’s Doghouse corner of Sharp & Hamilton.

The Gender Myth: Exploring the Blurry Line Between Male and Female

Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof, UUCS Minister

4340 Ft George Wright Drive
Spokane WA
9:15 and 11 am

Monday, June 12

Courageous Conversation: Transgender Issues In The Community

Join us for the first Courageous Conversation by the LGBTQIA Subcommittee. This meeting will be an open conversation format focused on three important issues for the transgender community. We will be discussing the following topics: Employment Barriers, Public Facilities/Safety and Medical Care. The goal of this meeting is to facilitate a meaningful conversation around these issues and how they effect our community directly. Please join us in this conversation so that we can work towards a more inclusive and compassionate Spokane.

6pm-8:30pm – Community Building/Saranac
25-35 W Main Ave, Spokane, Washington 99201

Wednesday, June 14

INBA June Networking & Pride Lunch

Ally and Advocacy – Our June Speaker is WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown. During her time as a Representative and Senator in Olympia she rose to become Senate Majority Leader and a champion of LGBT rights. Chancellor Brown will discuss being an Ally and Advocate for LGBT Rights. Lunch will be held at Spokane Valley Event Center from 11:30am-1pm. Lunch is catered by chamber partner Red Rock Catering and sponsored by chamber partner BECU.

Facebook Event: HERE