Longmont Pride Week Will Be Held June 18-23

Longmont Pride Week 2018 will take place June 18 through 23. The celebration will come to a close with the annual Pride Festival on Saturday, June 23 from 2-6 p.m. in downtown Longmont on 4th Avenue between Main and Emery Streets. This exciting festival includes live entertainment, flash mobs, a dunk tank, photo booths and many other family-friendly activities celebrating the diverse LGBTQ communities in Boulder County.

This is the third year Out Boulder County, a local non-profit, will plan and produce the annual Pride Festival celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities throughout the county. They work with community partners and local businesses to create an exciting event that is free, family-friendly and diverse. Last year the event hosted over 1,000 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors, and they promise to make the 2018 Longmont Pride Festival even bigger.

This year, Out Boulder has partnered with community businesses and sponsors to host a weeklong celebration. There will be events throughout Longmont Pride Week including mixers, happy hours and family-friendly gatherings. Please see below for a list of events.

Longmont Pride Week 2018 Events

Monday, June 18

Rainbow Storytime
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave.
6-6:30 p.m.
Kick off Longmont Pride Week with an LGBTQ book reading for children and families. Enjoy stories for the whole family that celebrate incredible people.

Trans Voices
Out Boulder Office
630 Main St.
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Out Boulder for a panel of transgender community members as they share their stories and talk about their varied experiences. This is a great chance to learn about diverse gender identities, life stories and cultivate compassion and understanding in our greater community.

Tuesday, June 19

QTPoC Happy Hour
KCP Art Bar
364 Main St.
Join KCP Art Bar for a happy hour that will include: live music from local musician Destino Mondragon, happy hour-priced drinks and free food catered by LGBTQ-owned Latinx food truck, Summit Tacos. All ages are welcome.

Wednesday, June 20

50+ LGBTQ Mixer
Out Boulder Office
630 Main Street
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Please join Out Boulder and the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging for a 50+ LGBTQ mixer. Enjoy the company of fellow members of this diverse community, free food and beverages. This mixer is open to LGBTQ folks and allies 50 years of age and older.

Thursday, June 21

Happy Hour
Wibby Brewing
209 Emery St.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wibby Brewing will host a happy hour celebration for the LGBTQ community and its allies. This event is for folks 21 and older.

Saturday, June 23

Longmont Pride Festival
4th Avenue between Main and Emery Streets
2-6 p.m.
This free festival is a family-friendly event open to all. Come and celebrate the LGBTQ community and enjoy live entertainment, flash mobs, photo booths, a dunk tank, LGBTQ merchandise booths and much more.

Out Boulder County, established in 1994, educates, advocates and provide services, programs and support to Boulder County’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Through activities, support groups and events like Pride Longmont they reach over 7,000 people annually. They have two Boulder County offices: 630 Main St. in downtown Longmont and The Pridehouse, 2132 14th St., in Boulder. Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For all the latest on Longmont Pride Week and to learn more about Out Boulder County, visit www.outboulder.org.