A new event added for Dayton PRIDE 2018!
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin: The Gay Pride Weekend Kickoff
Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Downtown Dayton Public Library – Main The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
This award-winning documentary examines the life and work of the creator of “Tales of the City” book series and PBS mini-series, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer Jennifer Kroot’s documentary moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny with the help from Maupin’s friends including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan. Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to life in 1970’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
Friday, June 1st – Our celebration begins with an “Affair On The Square” from 5 pm to 10 pm, a beer, and food truck rally for the whole community to enjoy. The Affair will feature entertainment by the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and The Rubi Girls.
Following the “Affair On The Square” will be a .5k Bar Crawl From Courthouse Square to what we affectionately call the Fruit Loop. This crawl is approximately .5K where we will be hitting each of the local establishments for a drink. So plan now to join us for an “Affair On The Square” and the Svedka .5K bar crawl.
Saturday, June 2nd – Dayton PRIDE once again starts with a hearty breakfast served up at M.J.’s on Jefferson beginning at 9 am. (Cost is a mere $5.00 donation per person.)
Line up for the Parade begins at 11 am at Cooper Park on the Corner of 2nd & St Clair Streets. Step off will begin promptly at Noon. The Parade will turn right from St Clair onto Third Street and proceed to Jefferson Street where the parade will turn right onto Jefferson proceeding down Second Street where it will turn Left. Once on Second Street, the parade will continue to Main Street where it will turn left and proceed to Courthouse Square to the awaiting crowd of folks to welcome them to our community festival which will take place from Noon until 4 pm. Dayton PRIDE 2018 will include a children & youth section. Third Street will be blocked between Main & Ludlow to create this section. The East end, close to Main Street will feature an Auto Show with both new and classic cars. The West end will feature a small stage area for youth, children, and more family-friendly entertainment. This area will have a tent for face painting and exhibitors geared towards a family-friendly atmosphere. It will also feature a bouncy house for the younger ones to enjoy.
The highlight of every Dayton PRIDE festival will be happening on the Main Stage! The excitement will continue throughout the day, we have a full line up of great local entertainers for your enjoyment! An insightful group of exhibitors will be sharing their information and services and do not forget the great food and drink, and yes, BEER!
This year is our 3rd edition of Spikes and Heels – A Greater Dayton Pride Kickball Tournament Sunday, June 3rd 12pm-6pm complete with a Beer Tent & Food Trucks.
Spikes & Heels at Greater Dayton Pride Kickball Tournament is an exciting addition to the Greater Dayton Pride events! We invite teams of all athletic abilities to this fun, family-friendly, & fantastic kickball tournament! Come in your best spikes or heels to play or come cheer on your favorite team!
Kickball registration is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Captains, once available, please fill out an online application form, and your team will be included in the tournament as soon as we receive your payment in full. Waiver forms must be completed by all team members at check-in at the start of the tournament on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.