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Everything You Need to Know About Pride Month in Downtown Tempe 

Pride Month is here, and Downtown Tempe is bursting with events, celebrations, and activities to honor love, diversity, and unity. From our vibrant Pride Party to exciting partnerships and fabulous after parties, this blog has all the details you need to make the most of Pride Month in Downtown Tempe!

Downtown Tempe's Love Is LOVE Pride Party at Centerpoint Plaza 

Get your glitter and glam ready because on June 1st from 7 PM to 11 PM, CenterPoint Plaza will transform into a vibrant celebration of love, diversity, and unity. Hosted by the dazzling former Miss Phoenix Pride, Mya McKenzie, with a special drag performance by Queen Diva, this is one party you won’t want to miss! 

More information about this year's party can be found here.

Ride with Pride: Waymo's Got Your Back 

Need a ride to the Pride Party? Waymo, the Official Ride Hail Partner for the Downtown Tempe 2024 Pride Party, has you covered! Download the Waymo One app and enjoy a smooth ride with designated pickup and drop-off spots on 7th Street, just east of Mill Ave. 

Waymo is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, we’ve been working towards improving the world’s access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes.

Keep the Party Going at the Tempe Pride After Party 

The fun doesn’t stop at 11 PM! Head over to Skysill Rooftop Lounge from 10 PM-2 AM for the official Tempe Pride After Party. Enjoy electrifying drag performances by Mya McKenzie and Diva, dance to DJ beats, sip on specialty Pride cocktails, and add some sparkle at the glitter bar. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. This 21+ event promises a night under the stars you won’t forget! 

Purchase your tickets here!

Show Your Pride with Tempe Love T-Shirts 

Want to show off your Pride and support a good cause? Grab a Downtown Tempe Love is Love T-shirt. With $5 from each sale going to Mulligan's Manor, a nonprofit serving LGBTQIA+ youth, you’ll be making a difference and looking fabulous. Order yours today! 

More Pride Events in Downtown Tempe 

  • Poolside Pride: Every Sunday in June, from 12 PM to 4 PM, join us at Skysill Rooftop Lounge for the hottest LGBTQIA+ pool party. Dance to DJ beats, enjoy pride-themed décor, and sip on fabulous cocktails as you soak up the sun. 
  • Desert Overture: Around the World in 90 Minutes: On June 16, 2024, go on a musical journey with Phoenix’s LGBT+ and Ally Wind Symphony at the Tempe Center for the Arts. This 90-minute performance promises a global musical adventure you won’t want to miss! 
  • Phoenix Pride Awards Reception and Mx. Pride Pageant: Celebrate the Phoenix Pride community on June 16, 2024, at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The evening includes community awards, scholarships, and the Mx. Pride Pageant, showcasing incredible talent and fashion. 
  • Miss Gay Arizona America: On June 30, 2024, at the Tempe Center for the Arts, witness contestants compete in categories like talent, evening gown, and on-stage questions. Celebrate the reign of Miss Gay Arizona America 2023, Franzia McKenzie, and meet Miss Gay America 2024, Dessie Love Blake. 
  • Official Pride Bar Crawl: On June 29, 2024, join us for the Official Pride Bar Crawl in Downtown Tempe! Starting at Varsity Tavern on Mill Ave, experience the best of the LGBTQ+ community as we hop between venues, enjoy pride-themed cocktails, and revel in lively entertainment. Grab your tickets and let's make it a night to remember!
  • Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus: Encore! Our Greatest Hits: Celebrate the season finale with the Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus as they perform their most beloved songs and mark Artistic Director Marc Gaston's 22-year tenure at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Enjoy heart-touching pieces like "A Million Dreams" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," alongside contemporary hits like "Bad Guy" and "Blinding Lights.

Downtown Tempe Flies it's PRIDE

During the month of June, the lamp posts downtown will fly Progress Pride Flags. Designed in 2018 by Graphic designer Daniel Quasar, Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the classic Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression.” Quasar’s Progress Pride Flag added five arrow-shaped lines to the six-colored Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognized as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag. 


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