From: Friday, June 21, 2024
To: Sunday, June 23, 2024
Cincinnati Pride Ohio 2024
Cincinnati Pride is a colorful celebration featuring a diverse pride parade and unique events including a pool party, leather ball and several after parties.
- Visiting for Pride? Most of the city’s gay bars are located Downtown and towards the North Side. Stay at the Lytle Park Hotel, rated “Superb” by guests, with a beautiful rooftop bar, modern gym and stylish rooms.
Cincinnati Pride Main Parade
- Sat – June 22nd 2024 – The Parade steps off downtown at 11am on the Saturday of the event.
- The route begins at 7th & Central Ave, travels down Vine St past Fountain Square and ends at the Cincinnati Pride Festival at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove.
Cincinnati Pride Festival
- The festival begins at noon at Sawyer Point Park before, during and after the main pride parade on the Saturday. This event is free and will have food, drinks, vendors, as well as performances.
- Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman’s Cove are a pair of side-by-side parks on the riverfront of downtown Cincinnati.
- Stay close to the park at the Cincinnati at the Banks Hotel, rated “Fabulous” by guests and featuring river views and a perfect location for exploring the best of the city.
Pride Tea Dance
- Awaiting dates – Round out Pride weekend with a free Pride Tea Dance at Music Hall ballroom.
- The event features 6 DJs, pop-up performances, dance artists and cocktails and runs from 4pm to 8pm.
- Other events typically taking place during the pride include the Cincinnati Leather Pride Ball hosted by Cincinnati Leather.
Pride Pool Take Over
- Awaiting dates – Cincinnati Pride takes over Ziegler Park Pool, 1322 Sycamore St, with guest DJs spinning for the afternoon sessions.
Pride Market in the Park
- Awaiting dates – Cincinnati Pride hosts “Pride Market at the Park,” an outdoor market featuring over 20 LGBTQ-owned and affirming businesses from the Cincinnati area. Take a leisurely stroll through the Market in Washington Park, stop by The Porch and grab a drink, visit one of the food trucks, bring your dog for a play date at the dog park and spend your Sunday Funday with pride.
They call Cincinnati the “Queen City,” and it’s true that it gives a royal welcome to gays. For a relatively conservative city, Cincinnati has an unusually vibrant gay community.The main gay districts are found Downtown and toward the Northside.
- Downtown is home to several gay bars, clubs and restaurants. Fountain Square is at the center, dominated by the bronze fountain named The Genius of Water. Check out hotels in Downtown
- Northside is one of Cincinnati’s most active gay neighborhoods, classic homes, an eclectic mix of businesses and entertainment venues, and a long tradition of community activism; also home to a handful of gay bars.
- Over-the-Rhine, just north of downtown, boasts a large, 19th-century urban neighborhood of historic architecture. A center of the local arts community, it’s again re-emerging as a trendy shopping and dining district.
- Cincinnati is a somewhat hilly city, and Mount Adams sits atop those hills, offering beautiful panoramic views of the city to those who live there. Full of excellent restaurants, and lively nightlife, it is a stylish and trendy area of the city
Popular gay bars in Cincinnati
- Below Zero Lounge – trendy bar with upbeat music serving a whopping 100 different types of vodka and great locally brewed craft beers. Guest DJs, karaoke nights, and all night dancing.
- Queen City Radio – bar and beer garden built inside of a 1920’s-era gas and car service station on thee corner of W 12th Street and Central Parkway in Cincinnati’s Historic Over the Rhine neighborhood. A unique venue offering local craft brew and a great place to relax with friends.
- Tillie’s Lounge – Popular venue in the Northside entertainment district. Full bar with innovative cocktails. The lounge decor takes customers back to the 1920s when Tillie the elephant could be seen performing at John Robertson circus held in the neighborhood.
Recommended Hotels in Cincinnati
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
History of the event
- In 1973, 40 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women gathered in Washington Park and marched to Fountain Square for gay rights awareness in Cincinnati.
- The protest momentum grew in the wake of The Stonewall Riots in New York City, and Cincinnati Pride has since grown to become one of the biggest events in the city.
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We have chosen hotels in Cincinnati that keep you close to all the shops, restaurants & bars
4 Star – Central Location
- 4 Star – Comfortable Family Rooms
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars
- Flat-screen TV, private bathroom
- Central location, family-friendly rooms, free WiFi, & fitness center for a comfortable stay.
21c Museum Hotel
4 Star, Luxury
- 4 Star, Artistic Modern Decor
- Close to the gay district
- Flat-screen TV, coffee machine
- Art-focused experience, modern decor, nightly turn down service, & well-equipped fitness center.
The Lytle Park Hotel
4 Star – Great Amenities
- 4 Star – Elegant Breakfast Options
- A short walk to the gay bars
- Flat-screen TV, American breakfast
- Stay for elegant breakfast options, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, & private parking.
4 Star – Perfect Location
- 4 Star – American Breakfast
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars
- Satellite TV, private bathroom
- Ideal for its perfect location, American breakfast options, & rooms with satellite TV.