30 Pride Month Events in Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

30 Pride Month Events in Corpus Christi

From pet parades and movie nights to award shows and live performances, here's how Corpus Christi is celebrating Pride Month 2022.

Photography by Brynn Osborn

Pride Month is a celebration and commemoration of the LGBTQIA+ community, its pursuit of equal justice under the law and equal rights, and the many achievements and advancements the community has contributed to our history. Pride is celebrated internationally every year in the month of June, emerging from the Stonewall Riots that took place in June 1969.

Although the annual Corpus Christi PRIDE Parade has been moved to the month of October this year, there are still tons of family-friendly, interactive and exciting ways to celebrate Pride Month in the Coastal Bend. Here’s a roundup of events happening in the area all month long.

Have an event you don’t see listed below? Email tyler@thebendmag.com event details and we’ll get the information added! 

JUNE 3RD

PRIDE Market and Gallery at ArtWalk Block Parties

On Friday at 7 pm during ArtWalk Block Parties, check out the PRIDE Gallery by Jose “Joey” Gonzalez IV, showcasing LGBTQIA+ artists and their works at PRODUCE Gallery. Plus, ArtWalk Block Parties will feature handcrafted goods by LGBTQIA+ vendors. Check out the Pride Market on Peoples Street and enjoy food trucks and other local vendors in addition to celebrating Pride Month.

Disco 3000 “Utopia”

CATEGORY IS… INTERSTELLAR REALNESS! Come dressed in your best futuristic looks and walk the ball for a chance to snatch some trophies and cash prizes. PRIDE by the BayTransvision and Weird Corpus present DISCO 3000: UTOPIA on Friday from 7-11 pm at The Bay Jewel. Get ready to move at this ultimate futuristic dance party featuring drag performances from Alanah Barbie Davis and her disco dolls. Admission is donation based and the event is open to all!

JUNE 4TH

YNOT Prom

The Coastal Bend Pride Center presents YNOT Youth Prom from 7-11 pm on Saturday. Organized as a safe environment for all LGBTQIA+ teens 13 through 18, YNOT Youth Prom takes place at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation’s community room. This year’s theme is Night in the Enchanted Woods. Purchase tickets in advance online for $10 or at the door for $15.

Pride Diva Showcase

Join Pride by the Bay at The Bay Jewel for the 6th annual “PRIDE DIVA SHOWCASE” starring Brittany Andrews. Hosted by Nathan C. Paris, entertainment includes performances from Honey Andrews, Naomi Evans, Alannah Davis, Vivi LaGrand, Hysteria Brooks, and Frankie! Plus, you’ll have the chance to catch Mr. & Miss Gay Universe 2022 Seymour Chilton and Kitana Sanchez. Admission is donation based and doors open at 8 pm.

JUNE 5TH

We Love The 90s PRIDE Brunch

Pride by the Bay presents We Love the ’90s Pride Brunch brought to you by AZUL Entertainment debuts at 11 am on Sunday at House of Rock. Dress in your best ’90s outfits and enjoy brunch and drag performances hosted by Isis Paris York. Tickets are $25 for general admission and include event entry and brunch.

PRIDE Week Kickoff

The Hidden Door is hosting its Pride Month Kick-Off Party on Sunday, June 5, starting at 2 pm featuring costume contests, a swimwear fashion show, a drag show, specialty drinks, a turkey leg, and roasted corn cookout, and so much more.

Rainbow Doors, Rededication Quilt Ceremony, Sunday Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ is hosting a service on Sunday, June 5 beginning at 10:30 am, featuring a rededication of “The Everybody Church” quilt. This hallmark piece was created by local gay couple Brent Sheive and Jason Tucker in 2008. The open and affirming church will also be adding a new ‘Rainbow Door’ display to the front of the church after service. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate in the day’s potluck.

JUNE 6TH

PRIDE Movie Night: “But I’m a Cheerleader”

Celebrate PRIDE with a special viewing of the cult classic, “But I’m a Cheerleader,” at Alamo Drafthouse starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and include a fountain drink and personal popcorn.

JUNE 7TH

Poetry Night

On Tuesday, check out the open mic and readings with Switchgrass Review, Vol. 5, Contributors, to celebrate LGBTQ history and community at the Community Room at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation from 6:30–8 pm.

JUNE 8TH

Out Professionals Mixer

The Coastal Bend PRIDE Center is hosting a networking mixer to bring LGBTQIA+ professionals, business owners, and allies together to mingle and learn about local business opportunities. On June 8th, from 5:30 pm – 7 pm, the PRIDE Center has partnered with a Safe Zone certified business, The BUS – Bar Under the Sun, to host the mixer in honor of PRIDE. A cash bar will be available. Come enjoy a diva performance at 7 pm. No sign up needed! Just walk in and bring your business cards.

JUNE 9TH

PRIDE Day

Get your wristbands for PRIDE Day at In the Game’s Funtrackers in Flour Bluff from 6-10 pm on Thursday, June 9. Featuring go-karts, ax throwing, an arcade, bumper boats, rides, and fun for the whole family. Wristbands are $25 with unlimited access for 2 hours during 4:00–10:00 pm.

The Laramie Project

The Port Aransas Community Theatre and PRIDE Corpus Christi present The Laramie Project written by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. Directed by Ken Yarbrough, the production is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. The production will run through June 12.

JUNE 10TH

PRIDE Comedy Night 

Join Coastal Bend Wellness on Friday, June 10 at 8 pm, for an evening of laughs and love with 3 LGBTQIA+ comedians, Ruby Dickulous, Arielle Isaac Norman, and Ky Krebs. Tickets are $25, and beverages and snacks will be available for sale at the event.

Glitter! Drag Show

Presented by local queen Frankie and hosted by Brittany Andrews have put together a wonderful show featuring the best of drag performances at House of Rock beginning at 9 pm. Featured queens include Alannah Barbie Davis, Kitana Sanchez, Gemini B York, Honey Andrews, Dino Andrews York, Vivi LaGrand, Isis Paris York, Arson Nick, Arya Bizzare and Leona Lane Powers, with special guest MISS KENDOLL (Justin Villanueva). Tickets are $10 and VIP tables are available for purchase.

Rainbow Paintbrush Project at Pride CC

The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors Diversity Committee is proud to volunteer with Pride Members on a community service event on June 10th. Rainbow Paintbrush is a free service to those that might need or want it. Volunteers will be available throughout the day to beautify and add a little color to the front porches of those in our community.  Volunteers can paint entry doors one of 5 paint colors (Red, Naval Blue, Coastal Blue, white or black), and will provide flowering plants, pots, door mats or other items to improve curb appeal. Email rainbowpaintbrush361@gmail.com for more details, and to volunteer or sign a home up for the event.

JUNE 11TH

PRIDE Patio Mixer

The Coastal Bend Pride Center is teaming up with local brewery Lazy Beach Brewing for their monthly pop-up market event in the month of June! All participating vendors are LGBTQIA+ friendly. The event is free to enter and is family- and pet-friendly!

Pet Paw-rade

Bring your furry friends dressed up with PRIDE for the 2nd Annual Pet Paw-rade at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Starting at 10 am, enjoy bouncy castles, food, water, and treats for your pet. Then march with your pets from St. Paul UCC to nearby assisted living centers at 11 am.

PRIDE Downtown Pub Crawl

PRIDE Corpus Christi is throwing back to its roots with a PRIDE Downtown Pub Crawl featuring BUS, Rockit’s, and House of Rock on this year’s route from 6-10 pm. There will be live music at each stop, photo ops with PRIDE decor galore, discounts on food, drink specials, and surprise guests. Then, head to Cassidy’s Irish Pub for the after-party, featuring a PRIDE Downtown favorite, the Space Kiddettes.

CCLGBT Family Day at Grace Presbyterian Church

A family-friendly event for any and everyone to enjoy a day of LGBT affirming, faith-oriented family fun.

JUNE 12TH

Pride Drag Brunch and the Glammy Award Show

Join Pride by the Bay at The Lookout for a special Pride Drag Brunch featuring delicious bites and incredible performances. Later that evening, head to House of Rock for The Glammy Award Show starting at 9 pm. Admission is free and open to all.

JUNE 13TH

Dining with the Divas “Pride Edition” at Sal’s Bronx Pizza

Enjoy some delicious Bronx-style pizza, served with a side of diva to celebrate Pride Month at Sal’s Bronx Pizza from 6-9:00pm.

JUNE 16TH

Pride Third Thursday at Art Museum of South Texas

Celebrating pride with food trucks, fine art, a local artisan market, friends, and more. Free and open to the public June’s Third Thursday event is all about celebrating Pride.

JUNE 17TH

Spectrums: Neurodiversity and the Queer Community

The Islander Spectrum of Sexuality and Gender student organization at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting “Spectrums: Neurodiversity and the Queer Community” on June 17 at 2 PM on campus at the Lonestar Ballrooms in the University Center with PRIDE Corpus Christi. This is a free community panel open to the public with seven speakers on the topic of neurodiversity, mental health, and how we can be better allies to each other. The 3 professionals on the panel are Dr. Jared Wiehe (advisor to the ISSG, professor of English and Women and Gender Studies), Dr. Briana Sacco (adolescent and child psychologist for Driscoll Children’s Hospital), and Dr. Alison Marks (psychologist for TAMUCC).

JUNE 18TH

Midsummer Night Renaissance Festival & Pride Show

Head over to Water Street Village starting at 9:00PM for an evening of themed fun to showcase Pride.

Pride Comedy Show

If you’re looking for some comedy, head over to Bella Luna Downtown at 9:30PM for a Pride comedy show.

JUNE 19TH

LGBT Family Day

With fun for the family, this family day will have everything you’ll need to celebrate Pride and enjoy a day out with the family. The event will be located at The Bay Jewel.

JUNE 23RD

Hooks PRIDE Night

Head out to Whataburger Field on Thursday, June 23, for the Corpus Christi Hooks PRIDE Night featuring an LGBTQIA+ opening flag ceremony and special guest Miss Gay Corpus Christi USofA 2021 Lisa Perry for the first pitch. Tickets are $9.

JUNE 24TH

Dining with Divas

Looking for dinner and divas? Bella Luna Downtown’s Dining with Divas event is the perfect opportunity for fun, food, and celebration.

JUNE 26TH

Brittany’s Diva Brunch

Make plans to attend Brittany’s Diva Brunch happening at Sugarbakers on June 26. The event, an official programming event in the Pride by the Bay lineup, will feature drag performances, tasty brunch items, mimosas, and more. Check out Pride by the Bay’s Instagram page for more information.

JUNE 28TH

PRIDE Day Bohemian Rainbow – Teens & Up

Join Pant with a Twist and  Pride Corpus Christi for an afternoon of fun and art. No art experience is necessary! Painting with a Twist will provide all art supplies for the project and instructions. Their artist will walk guests through the painting step-by-step and each participant will get to take home your own completed and dried custom work of art.