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Pride Month 2022: where to celebrate in the Valley

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 13:48:14-04

PHOENIX — Looking for ways to celebrate Pride Month in Arizona?

Here’s our roundup of local shows, events and activities that are happening across the Valley this June.

Alyssa: Life, Love and Lashes tour
WHEN: June 9 at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
LOCATION: The Van Buren [401 W Van Buren St.]

  • This event is for all ages; kids that are 12 years and under must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian.

LOVE LETTERS

  • The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is celebrating Pride Month with their “Star Bar” located on the second floor where you can write a love letter to someone you care about.
  • LOCATION: 215 N. 7th Street.

Phoenix Pride Awards Reception
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Tempe Center for the Arts [700 W. Rio Salado Parkway]
COST: $20

“TIMELESS” at Charlie’s Phoenix

  • A two-night Celebration of Miss Gay America & Miss Gay AZ America.
  • WHEN: Thursday, June 23 [Showtime at 8:30p.m.]

Friday, June 24 [Showtime at 8:30p.m.]

  • LOCATION: Charlie’s Phoenix [727 W Camelback Rd.]

PRIDE NIGHT at Footprint Center
Basketball game: Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream
WHEN: Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

  • They’ll be giving away pride flags.

TGIF: THANK GRANDÉ IT'S FRIDAY
WHEN: Every Friday, event is hosted by Espressa Grandé
LOCATION: The Rock [4129 N. Seventh Ave.]

PRIDE NIGHT 2022 at Chase Field
Baseball game: Diamondbacks vs. the Detroit Tigers
WHEN: June 25, Saturday, at 7:10 p.m.

  • According to a press release, the first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a D-backs Pride Tee.

THE MORE YOU KNOW
Pride Month is celebrated annually in June because it commemorates the 1969 riots near the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City.

Ever asked yourself what each color in the pride flag represents? Well according to the city of Scottsdale, here’s the meaning:

    • Red is for Life.
    • Orange is for Healing.
    • Yellow is for Sunlight.
    • Green is for Nature.
    • Blue is for Serenity. 
    • Purple is for Spirit.