Austin + Pride Week = Best Week EVER
Are you sitting around right now dreading work and wondering what you’re going to do this week? Grab your friends and head downtown because IT’S PRIDE WEEK BABY!!
By Kaylin Balderrama
Here’s how to celebrate:
Go to Rendezvous Pride
What: A super fun event full of stand-up comedy, burlesque, and drag performers hosted by The Gay Agenda.
Where: North Door
When: August 22nd
Austin Pride: BOOGIE WONDERLAND! Celebration
What: A day-long festival happening in East Austin. There will be Drag Queen story time, inflatables, games, carnival rides and like everyone who is cool in Austin. Tickets can be bought online here or at the door.
Where: Fiesta Gardens
When: 11 am- 6 pm on August 10th
The PRIDE Parade
What: The main event y’all. A parade that starts on Congress Ave. and weaves thoughout Austin to the Warehouse District.
Where: Meet at the Texas State Capitol Building
When: 8-11 pm on August 10th
Chappy X Bumble After-Party featuring Alyssa Edwards
What: The social networking app Chappy and dating app Bumble are teaming up to throw some awesome pride events. After you’re done walking in the parade, head over to their after-party where there will be a DJ, drinks and a special appearance from drag performer Alyssa Edwards.
Where: Cedar Street Courtyard
When: 11 pm-2 am on August 10th
Me and my bestie at this party:
Chappy X inLieu: PRIDE Pool Party
What: When you wake up on Sunday after the Chappy After-Party, head over to the pool to nurse the hangover and party a little more. There will be signature cocktails, merchandise, drag performances and more. Drink tickets will be provided to people who show they have a Chappy profile.
Where: East Austin Hotel Pool
When: 2 pm-6 pm on August 11th
Bumble X Chappy PRIDE Ride
What: Do you love cycling? Go hang with Chappy and Bumble on the Wednesday before the big parade. There will be a post-class happy hour after with FREE cocktails. So go work-out and then treat your self after the class while you mingle!
Where: LOVE Cycling Studio (507 Pressler St #900 Austin, TX 78703)
When: 7 pm- 9 pm August 7th
Illusions the Drag Queen Show
What: Do you love burlesque and comedy and drag queens? We have the perfect show for you! This celebrity tributes drag queen brunch/dinner show is amazing, but tickets here.
Where: Divas Men ‘s Club
When: Every Saturday 7 pm
Dirty Dynasty Bingo
What: Join Austin Pride at Oil Can’s for Austin Pride’s Pride Week Edition of Dirty Dynasty Bingo! With performances/hosted by Lady-Grackle Birdbreath & Cupcake!! Drink specials at the bar. This event is age restricted to 18 and up, but may not be suitable for all ages. FREE to Play! Fierce Prizes! Food & Drink Specials! Win free prizes from some of your favorite Austin businesses, There will be a raffle benefiting Austin Pride, with some extra special prizes!!
Where: Oilcan Harry’s (211 W 4th St. Austin TX 78701)
When: 7 pm-9pm August 6th
Amateur Strip Off: PRIDE Edition
What: Mark your calendars! Thursday, August 8, is the Pride edition of our all-male amateur strip off sponsored by 2(X)IST! All contestants will receive a FREE pair of 2(X)IST underwear, and the winner will get an entire gift bag! Exclusive Pride rainbow wristbands will be given to all attendees which contain a QR Code with huge discounts off 2(X)IST merch!
Where: Rain on 4th
When: 10 pm- 2 am August 8th