PRIDE Corpus Christi Announces 6th Annual PRIDE Week CelebrationMarch 21, 2022
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.
Pride Pallet: Wednesday, June 1 | 7-9 pm
- Pride Palms in Corpus: Monday, June 13 | 7-9 pm
- Pride Month Rainbow Moon: Thursday, June 23 | 7-9 pm
- Pride Day Bohemian Rainbow: Tuesday, June 28 | 1-3 pm
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
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.
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.
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