PRIDE Corpus Christi Announces 6th Annual PRIDE Week Celebration

PRIDE Corpus Christi, now in its sixth year, is excited to announce this year’s upcoming PRIDE Week celebration events in June and October. A total of 15 events are planned after two difficult years maintaining social distancing and masks to protect our fellow Texans. The events are designed indoors and outdoors to promote a fun, safe environment for our LGBTQIA+ community in the Coastal Bend with the help of affirming businesses and organizations.

Painting with a Twist for PRIDE

From June 1st to the 28th, Painting with a Twist in Moore Plaza is hosting 4 spectacular opportunities to Paint with PRIDE! Each event is $39 per ticket, with options for materials. Events are BYOB and drinking is not a requirement to attend.

Art Gallery at PRODUCE® Gallery

PRIDE Week kicks off on June 3rd during the Downtown Management District’s Art Walk with a wonderfully curated Art Gallery by Joey Gonzalez exhibited downtown at PRODUCE®. This free event will showcase LGBTQIA+ artists and their unique works in a variety of mediums.

Vendor Market Downtown

Also on June 3rd, to better help you prepare for the events ahead, LGBTQIA+ vendors will be taking over part of People’s St. with a market featuring handcrafted goods alongside the Downtown Management District‘s Artwalk Mural Festival; featuring food trucks and many other local vendors. Applications for vendors are now open until May 25th on the DMD’s website. Applicants MUST mention PRIDE in the notes to be included on People’s St. for our festivities.

YNOT Youth Prom at Coastal Bend Pride Center

Our good friends at the Coastal Bend PRIDE Center will be hosting their YNOT Youth Prom on June 4th. This prom is uniquely organized as a safe environment for all LGBTQIA+ teens and will be hosted at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation’s community room on Holly St. Ticket sales are now available. $10 if purchased ahead of the event. $15 at the door.

Rainbow Doors, Rededication Quilt Ceremony, Sunday Service at St. Paul UCC

St. Paul United Church of Christ is hosting a Sunday service at 10:30 AM on June 5th, featuring a rededication of “The Everybody Church” quilt. This hallmark piece was created by local gay couple Brent Sheive and Jason Tucker in 2008. The open and affirming church will also be adding a new ‘Rainbow Door’ display to the front of the church after service. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate in the day’s potluck.

PRIDE Week Kick Off at Hidden Door

 We’ll be kicking off our PRIDE Week Celebration on June 5th with a party at Corpus Christi’s oldest LGBT bar, The Hidden Door, on Staples St. beginning at 2pm with a tea dance, ‘Best PRIDE’ Costume Contest at 3:30, turkey legs and roasted corn at 4pm, an Underwear Fashion Show presented by OUCH Apparel of San Antonio at 5pm, Mr. Hidden Door Pride Contest at 6pm, Swimwear Fashion Show presented by Ouch Apparel at 7pm, a Ms. Hidden Door Pride Contest at 8pm, and a Drag Show featuring Victoria West and other performers at 8:30.

Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse

We’re bringing back a PRIDE Corpus Christi favorite with an Alamo Drafthouse Movie Night on June 6th. This year’s movie is cult classic “But I’m a Cheerleader” with Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul and many more! The event will be hosted by the wonderful Robyn Valentine and your attendance grants you a chance at a Bath and Body Works ‘Love Always Wins’ giveaway! Tickets are now available for purchase

Poetry Night at CBWF

The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation will be hosting a free Poetry Night on June 7th featuring Switchgrass Review, Vol. 5 contributors and an open mic. RSVP is encouraged.

Out Professionals Mixer at BUS

The Coastal Bend PRIDE Center will be hosting their OUT Professionals Mixer at BUS downtown on June 8th beginning at 5:30 with light refreshments. This event is a great opportunity for all Corpus Christi LGBTQIA+ professionals and their allies to meet and greet around their respective careers. Join us after at 7pm for a diva performance at the BUS stage.

PRIDE Day at Funtrackers (In the Game)

As a celebration first, for the lead feet and the thrill-seekers, PRIDE Corpus Christi is excited to work alongside In The Game for a PRIDE Day full of speed and entertainment at Funtrackers in Flour Bluff on June 9th. Wristbands are available for purchase.

PACT Opening Night

Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT) will be hosting a production of “The Laramie Project” opening on June 9th. More information and ticket sales may be found on the PACT website.

Comedy Night at CBWF

Live, Laugh, Love the night away with another 2019 PRIDE favorite, Comedy Night at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation’s community room on June 10th; featuring LGBTQIA+ comedians Ruby Dickulous, Arielle Isaac Norman and Ky Krebs. Tickets are now available for purchase. Each ticket purchased grants you one entry in our Bath and Body Works ‘Love Always Wins’ raffle at the event.

Rainbow Paintbrush Community Service Project

The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors Diversity Committee is proud to volunteer with Pride Members on a community service event on June 10th. Rainbow Paintbrush is a free service to those that might need or want it. Volunteers will be available throughout the day to beautify and add a little color to the front porches of those in our community.  Volunteers can paint entry doors one of 5 paint colors (Red, Naval Blue, Coastal Blue, white or black), and will provide flowering plants, pots, door mats or other items to improve curb appeal.

Email for more details, and to volunteer or sign a home up for the event.

Pet Paw-rade at St. Paul UCC

Bring your friendly pooches decked out in rainbows and pride for the free 2nd annual Pet Paw-rade at St. Paul UCC, June 11th, on Corpus Christi’s Southside. Join us Saturday morning at 10am for dog treats, free hot dogs and water, bouncy houses, friendly faces, and more while we parade our happy pets from St. Paul UCC to make smiles at nearby nursing facilities. Lineup starts at 10:30am for the Paw-rade and begins at 11am.

Pub Crawl Downtown

If that wasn’t enough celebration, we’re really looking forward to honoring our organization’s founding with a PRIDE Downtown Pub Crawl on June 11th, a throwback to the original PRIDE Downtown Corpus Christi. The pub crawl begins at 7pm with a downtown favorite, BUS, complete with PRIDE decor, a balloon arch and more. Our group will then proceed across the street to Rockits for ‘taste the rainbow’ shots, music by The Grooves and dollar pizza slices. At 8:45, we’ll begin making our way to House of Rock for a performance from Chain Links and additional food specials. An after party celebration will be held at Cassidy’s Irish Pub, featuring Space Kiddettes at 10 PM.

Community Panel at TAMUCC

The ISSG (Islander Spectrum of Sexuality and Gender) student organization at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is hosting “Spectrums: Neurodiversity and the Queer Community” on June 17th at 2 PM on campus at the Lonestar Ballrooms in the University Center with PRIDE Corpus Christi. This is a free community panel open to the public with 7 speakers on the topic of neurodiversity, mental health, and how we can be better allies to each other. The 3 professionals on the panel are Dr. Jared Wiehe (advisor to the ISSG, professor of English and Women and Gender Studies), Dr. Briana Sacco (adolescent and child psychologist for Driscoll Children’s Hospital), and Alison Marks (psychologist for TAMUCC).

PRIDE Night at CC Hooks

Last, but not least, for our sports fans, the Corpus Christi Hooks will be hosting PRIDE Night with their $3 off food and drink offered at the ballpark deal on June 23rd. Join us as we sit together in support of our local baseball team, parade PRIDE flags pre-game, and cheer on a Corpus Christi win.  Tickets are now on sale.

Sunday Service at All Saints Episcopal

All Saints Episcopal Church is hosting “A Place At The Table” Sunday for June 26th at 10:30 AM. “A Place At The Table” Sunday is a special Sunday service held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church that celebrates inclusion and the unique gift that every person brings forth simply by being their true, authentic selves. No matter who you are, or where you’re from, you are accepted as you are, for who you are, and there’s a place at the table for you. All are welcome.

October – Parade and Block Party

With more details to come, PRIDE Corpus Christi is excited to announce its Block Party event on October 8th at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and a Family Fun Day on October 22nd at St. Paul UCC. With the help of our sponsors, more information is to come on our PRIDE Parade celebration.

Make certain to stay tuned by following our Facebook and Instagram as additional details arise for PRIDE Corpus Christi 2022.


19 thoughts on “PRIDE Corpus Christi Announces 6th Annual PRIDE Week Celebration
  1. Virginia Smith

    I believe the family fun day at St Pauls is Saturday 10/23 not 10/22.

    March 25, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      We double checked with Dana and were able to confirm the date of Saturday, 10/22. Thanks for verifying with us!

      April 5, 2022 Reply
  2. Roz Ferrell

    How does a business sponsor PRIDE, please?

    April 6, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Thank you so much for your interest in working with us and sponsoring PRIDE Corpus Christi. We are completing our sponsorship materials this week and should be updating the website with new information shortly. Feel free to reach out to us at as well and we’ll send you the information once it has been finalized.

      April 6, 2022 Reply
  3. Christine

    Hello, I have a question about volunteering at some of the up coming events? I am The Chairman of The Diversity Committee at The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors. We would love to join and help. Also, collaborating 🙂 thank you, Christine

    April 11, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Hello Christine, thank you so much for your interest in working with us at PRIDE Corpus Christi. It takes a tremendous team to pull off these PRIDE events each year and volunteers make all the difference! If you could please reach out to us at, someone on our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.

      April 11, 2022 Reply
  4. Memorie

    I think y’all should bring back prom night for the adults also I had so much fun when we had prom 80’s one year

    April 17, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Thanks for reaching out and letting us know what you enjoyed from past PRIDE events! This is certainly something we can look at for our October event lineup. What about the adult prom did you enjoy the most?

      April 20, 2022 Reply
  5. Brenda Greene

    Could you please post age limits on the events. I know those at bars are 21+ but what about everything else?

    May 1, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Hi Brenda, the art gallery and vendor market are both open to the public without age restriction. Our PRIDE Day at Funtrackers and the Pet Paw-rade are designed to be family friendly and are open to all ages. YNOT Prom is 13-18 only. The Movie night event is open to all but focused on 18+. Comedy Night is 18+. Poetry Night does not have an age restriction but 18+ or parent guardian in attendance is advised. Our pub crawl event is 21+. The Hidden Door kick off and OUT Professionals mixer are 21+. Alcohol sales are reserved for 21+ across every event. The Hooks event and PACT Theatre performances are not age restricted.

      May 1, 2022 Reply
  6. Sunny

    are we going to have a pride walk this year?

    June 2, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Yes, on October 8 during LGBT History Month when the weather is cooler.

      June 2, 2022 Reply
  7. Daisy

    For the funtrackers event, can we get the bracelets there in person, or do we have to buy them online first?

    June 5, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Wristbands for In the Game may also be bought at the door. Look for our PRIDE Corpus Christi booth when you arrive!

      June 6, 2022 Reply
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  9. Vivian

    Super excited for the Community Panel at TAMUCC! As a queer neurodivergent person, I am so happy to see that people like me are also being seen in the community! I can’t wait to learn and meet up with a lot of like minded people!

    June 17, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      We’re so glad to see that this event is receiving such a great response! We hope you will be able to join us in person, though a livestream option has also been made available here: We want to make this event as accessible as possible to the community. Thanks so much for your support!

      June 17, 2022 Reply
  10. Shelley Clark

    Is there a parade this Sunday?

    June 24, 2022 Reply
    • Jonathan Swindle

      Ours is scheduled for October 8th once it has cooled down some. If there is a parade on Sunday, we aren’t aware of it.

      June 24, 2022 Reply
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