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Flag Raising at Worcester City Hall 

Thursday, September 1 

Commence local Pride festivities with the Queer Coalition of Greater Worcester, Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Worcester City Councilor-at-Large Thu Nguyen at the official City Hall Flag Raising

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Pride Art Walk & 21+ After Party at Electric Haze 

Friday, September 2 to Saturday, September 3 

Stroll alongside fellow celebrants in the Pride Art Walk, featuring a 21+ After Party at Worcester’s staple neighborhood lounge Electric Haze to follow. 

Polar Park Pride

Worcester Red Sox Pride at the Park at Polar Park 

Friday, September 2 

Witness the WooSox take the Buffalo Bisons at Pride at the Park, presented by the Worcester Red Sox at their home stadium: Polar Park. Proudly sponsored by George’s Coney Island Hot Dogs, the evening features festivities like a Pride flag raise, rainbow-themed fireworks, a drag show and more.  

Pride Worcester Latin Night

Latin Night Dance Social (21+) at BrickBox Theater 

Friday, September 2 to Saturday, September 3 

Light up the dance floor at Latin Night, presented by Queer the Scene at the BrickBox Theater.  

Bio-Tek Dance Party at Bedlam Book Café

Bio-Tek Dance Party at Bedlam Book Café 

Saturday, September 3 

Jam out to DJ Disko-Punx, who’s presenting the BIO-TEK Dance Party at Bedlam Book Café, a beloved local spot fostering unique curiosities, from the academic to the esoteric.  

Sip & Sights at ArtsWorcester

Sips & Sights at ArtsWorcester 

Tuesday, September 6 

Preview new shows at ArtsWorcester with Sips & Sights, a fall season kick-off featuring words by over a dozen regional artists on view—open to all with free entry and a cash bar.  

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Vogue Worcester at JMAC Worcester 

September 6, 7, 13 & 14 

Master your vogue with HBO Max’s Legendary season one contestant London Fleur De Lis at Vogue Worcester, presented by Queer the Scene.  

Women Seeking Women Speed Dating Event at Canal District Wines

Women Seeking Women: Queer Speed Dating at Canal District Wines 

Tuesday, September 6 

Embrace nine different dates and five fabulous wines at Canal District Wines’ open call speed dating event, hosted by the wife-and-wife owner duo.  

Pride Celebration at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Pride Celebration at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill 

Thursday, September 8 

Explore scenic gardens and trails among live music, face painting, artwork, crafts, goods from local vendors, a drag show, DJ dancy party and important community resources at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill Pride Celebration.  

Beyond Acceptance Queer Youth Prom at Pride Worcester

Beyond Acceptance Queer Youth Prom & Dance of the Decades

Thursday, September 8 

Embrace a coming-of-age adventure at the Beyond Acceptance Queer Youth Prom (hosted for ages 11 to 17) presented by SWAGLY Youth Group and offering a brave space to embrace all queer identities in Worcester’s beautiful White Room.   

Hosted in partnership with SWAGLY’s Beyond Acceptance Queer Youth Prom, attendees will dress to the beat of their favorite decade at Safe Homes Dance of the Decades. This evening at Open Sky Community Services also features a drag show with a surprise Queen, snacks and beverages—entirely free of charge.  

Queer AF Fashion Show by Love Your Labels

Imagery credit to: Love Your Labels

Queer AF: Art+Fashion Fundraiser (18+) at the Palladium 

Friday, September 9 

Embody the spirit of the famous Met Gala at Love Your Labels' Queer AF: Art+Fashion Fundraiser hosted at the Palladium, newly open to an 18+ audience. The event welcomes Peppermint (from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Netflix’s Pose), former Project Runway designers and a local singer from The Voice. With 75+ participants gracing this show, Queer AF: Art+Fashion proves, time and time again, to be an iconic New England nightlife production featuring queer+ fashion, music, drag, performance art and more. (Pro tip: Use code WOOLOCAL for a ticketed discount to the show.)  

The Floating Dance Floor at Pride Worcester

Queer AF After Party: The Floating Dance Floor (21+) at the Palladium 

Friday, September 9 to Saturday, September 10 

Unite with Love Your Labels in reviving The Floating Dance Floor, an homage to a lesbian-led effort in 1970s Worcester during which women created a dance party that would move from place to place around the city. This 21+ disco tech after party will rock the Palladium’s upstairs club space. 

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Pride Worcester Festival in Downtown Worcester 

Saturday, September 10 

Support local LGBTQIA+ artists, makers and crafters coordinated by Creative Hub Worcester as well as performers and speakers coordinated by Queer the Scene at this year’s Pride Worcester Festival on Franklin Street.   

Deity by Studio X at Pride Worcester

Deity at JMAC BrickBox 

Saturday, September 10 

Immerse yourself in a cirque style aerial dance revue with local talent and oddities at Deity. This sultry-style event (intended for a mature audience yet welcoming of all ages) is presented by Studio X. 

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Wormtown Drag & Comedy Brunch at Wormtown Brewery 

Sunday, September 11 

Enjoy a Sunday brunch like no other, with dining and laughs with Wormtown Brewery’s Wormtown Drag & Comedy Brunch.  

Discover a full list of events on the Pride Worcester website, from MB Lounge Block Party and Comedy is a Drag (both 21+) to a Youth Pride Movie Night (for ages 11 to 23) and The Woo Bar’s Tea Dance Brunch. All event dates/times/locations are subject to change at any time. Refer to for the most up to date information.