June 04, 2021

20 parties, brunches, drag shows and other ways to celebrate Pride in San Antonio

The pandemic can't stop this year's Pride festivities.

Community members and businesses across the city are offering events and fundraisers for San Antonio's LGBTQ+ community, including new ones and old favorites. Whether you're hoping for a night out on the town or looking to celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there's something for you.
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"de los otros"
Free, on view through July 18, Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, (210) 212.4900, artpace.org
Acclaimed San Antonio artist Jose Villalobos' "de los otros" is centered on the true story of a gay farm worker who was part of the Bracero Program that brought millions of Mexican laborers to the United States between 1942 and 1964. The exhibition can be viewed through Artpace's window facing N. Main Avenue.
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
"de los otros"
Free, on view through July 18, Artpace, 445 North Main Ave, (210) 212.4900, artpace.org
Acclaimed San Antonio artist Jose Villalobos' "de los otros" is centered on the true story of a gay farm worker who was part of the Bracero Program that brought millions of Mexican laborers to the United States between 1942 and 1964. The exhibition can be viewed through Artpace's window facing N. Main Avenue.
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
VOICES
Free, 6-10 p.m., June 4-30, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, facebook.com/BrickatBlueStar
Curated by local artist Jose Villalobos, VOICES is a celebration of queer visual artists and their work, including works from several San Antonio artists.
Photo via Instagram / brickatbluestar
VOICES
Free, 6-10 p.m., June 4-30, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, facebook.com/BrickatBlueStar
Curated by local artist Jose Villalobos, VOICES is a celebration of queer visual artists and their work, including works from several San Antonio artists.
Photo via Instagram / brickatbluestar
Drag Brunch at Paramour Bar
$17.60, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm and 1pm, Paramour Bar, 102 9th St, Suite 400, (210) 340-9880 paramourbar.com
Sip on Paramour’s signature cocktails at the only drag brunch in the San Antonio area, hosted weekly by Kristi Waters, voted best San Antonio drag performer in 2020. The theme changes every weekend, so be sure to check Paramour’s Instagram page before heading out!
Photo via Instagram / thekristiwaters
Drag Brunch at Paramour Bar
$17.60, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm and 1pm, Paramour Bar, 102 9th St, Suite 400, (210) 340-9880 paramourbar.com
Sip on Paramour’s signature cocktails at the only drag brunch in the San Antonio area, hosted weekly by Kristi Waters, voted best San Antonio drag performer in 2020. The theme changes every weekend, so be sure to check Paramour’s Instagram page before heading out!
Photo via Instagram / thekristiwaters
Rainbow Drag Ball
$20-$75, 7 p.m., June 11, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, eventbrite.com
Enjoy drag performances by Tezla Rawzè, Nomi Nou, DaminKa, and more at the Rainbow Drag Ball, hosted by Aysia J Rawzè. 
Photo via Instagram / official_hbic_aysia1
Rainbow Drag Ball
$20-$75, 7 p.m., June 11, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, eventbrite.com
Enjoy drag performances by Tezla Rawzè, Nomi Nou, DaminKa, and more at the Rainbow Drag Ball, hosted by Aysia J Rawzè.
Photo via Instagram / official_hbic_aysia1
A Day With a Queen
$10-$40, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12, Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Blvd, (210) 874-2120, eventbrite.com
The whole family can come along to spend a day on the rooftop with the (drag) Queen while enjoying lunch, story time, bingo and a silent auction. All event proceeds will benefit the Pride Center of San Antonio. 
Photo via Facebook / Liberal Moms of Stone Oak
A Day With a Queen
$10-$40, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12, Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Blvd, (210) 874-2120, eventbrite.com
The whole family can come along to spend a day on the rooftop with the (drag) Queen while enjoying lunch, story time, bingo and a silent auction. All event proceeds will benefit the Pride Center of San Antonio.
Photo via Facebook / Liberal Moms of Stone Oak
Pickleball & PRIDE
$60, 3-6 p.m., June 13, Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Blvd, (210) 874-2120, pridecentersa.org
Take part in the inaugural Pickleball & PRIDE tournament, presented by Planned Parenthood and hosted by Chicken N Pickle in support of The Center.
Photo via Instagram / chickennpicklesat
Pickleball & PRIDE
$60, 3-6 p.m., June 13, Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Blvd, (210) 874-2120, pridecentersa.org
Take part in the inaugural Pickleball & PRIDE tournament, presented by Planned Parenthood and hosted by Chicken N Pickle in support of The Center.
Photo via Instagram / chickennpicklesat
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Panel Discussion
Free, 6-7 p.m., June 17, City of San Antonio, (210) 207-7234, sanantonio.gov
Local experts Sandra Whitley of Thrive Youth Center, Alex Gomez of The Trevor Project, F. Leanne Lindsey of Center for Health Care Services, and a representative from the San Antonio Gender Association will serve as panelists, discussing how parents and community members can support LGBTQ+ youth.
Photo courtesy of City of San Antonio
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Panel Discussion
Free, 6-7 p.m., June 17, City of San Antonio, (210) 207-7234, sanantonio.gov
Local experts Sandra Whitley of Thrive Youth Center, Alex Gomez of The Trevor Project, F. Leanne Lindsey of Center for Health Care Services, and a representative from the San Antonio Gender Association will serve as panelists, discussing how parents and community members can support LGBTQ+ youth.
Photo courtesy of City of San Antonio
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
$125-$250, 7-11 p.m., June 19, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, fiesta-youth.org
Enjoy a fun-filled evening with specialty drinks, a Fiesta-themed menu, live music, a silent auction and extravagant stilt-walking and fire-dancing performances at the sixth annual masquerade extravaganza. The night’s impressive lineup includes performances by the Spazmatics and singer-songwriter Laura Marie, as well as DFNTLY Entertainment and Group Folklorico de Bendiciones. Proceeds from the event benefit Fiesta Youth, a local LGBTQ teen and young adult support group.
Photo via Instagram / q1019sanantonio
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
$125-$250, 7-11 p.m., June 19, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, fiesta-youth.org
Enjoy a fun-filled evening with specialty drinks, a Fiesta-themed menu, live music, a silent auction and extravagant stilt-walking and fire-dancing performances at the sixth annual masquerade extravaganza. The night’s impressive lineup includes performances by the Spazmatics and singer-songwriter Laura Marie, as well as DFNTLY Entertainment and Group Folklorico de Bendiciones. Proceeds from the event benefit Fiesta Youth, a local LGBTQ teen and young adult support group.
Photo via Instagram / q1019sanantonio
San Antonio FC Pride Night
$15-35, 7:30 p.m., June 19, Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Drive, sanantoniofc.com/promotions
The San Antonio FC and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros are going head-to-head in SAFC’s Pride Night, a celebration of “futbol for all.” A portion of ticket proceeds go towards Thrive Youth Center, a safe space for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.  
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniofc
San Antonio FC Pride Night
$15-35, 7:30 p.m., June 19, Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Drive, sanantoniofc.com/promotions
The San Antonio FC and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros are going head-to-head in SAFC’s Pride Night, a celebration of “futbol for all.” A portion of ticket proceeds go towards Thrive Youth Center, a safe space for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniofc
Fiesta Market and Pride Flow
Free, 5:30-9 p.m., June 19, Honest Flow Yoga, 223 E. Hildebrand Ave. #103, (210) 201-3648, events.getcreativesanantonio.com
For its one-year anniversary, Honest Soul Yoga is hosting a celebration featuring local vendors in its Shop Local Market: Fiesta Edition as well as a donation-based flow session that benefits the Pride Center of San Antonio.  
Photo via Instagram / honestsoulyogasatx
Fiesta Market and Pride Flow
Free, 5:30-9 p.m., June 19, Honest Flow Yoga, 223 E. Hildebrand Ave. #103, (210) 201-3648, events.getcreativesanantonio.com
For its one-year anniversary, Honest Soul Yoga is hosting a celebration featuring local vendors in its Shop Local Market: Fiesta Edition as well as a donation-based flow session that benefits the Pride Center of San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / honestsoulyogasatx