Texas Gay Pride Calendar 2018 – Houston Pride – Dallas Pride – Austin Pride – San Antonio Pride
Gay Pride festivals around Texas have always been provided a great opportunity for LGBTQ Lone Star residents to share a sense of solidarity and – to be sure – let their hair down and march, dance, eat, drink, and celebrate.
Since marriage equality became the law of the land, and scores of the state’s half-million-plus LGBTQ residents are now exchanging vows, Pride celebrations Texas have taken on an extra sense of affirmation and joy. If you are in the wedding-planning stages, you may also want to make a special effort to attend some of the state’s key Pride festivals for research purposes, as many of these events feature expos and markets where local businesses – some who provide wedding services – appear. Of course, another excellent resource is our comprehensive Texas Gay Wedding Resource Guide.
One nice aspect of Pride festivals in Texas as that communities around the state consistently avoid staging their events on the same weekend.
Here’s a 2018 calendar of Texas Gay Pride festivals, along with details on a handful of celebrations in the neighboring states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The events below are listed in chronological order.
- Eureka Springs Spring Diversity Weekend – Apr. 6–8, 2018
- South Padre Island Spring Splash – Apr. 26–29, 2018
- Houston Splash Black Gay Pride – May 3–7, 2018
- El Paso Sun City Gay Pride – May 30–June 3, 2018
- Tulsa Oklahoma Gay Pride – June 2, 2018
- Conway Arkansas Gay Pride – Early June 2018 (tentative)
- Albuquerque New Mexico Gay Pride – June 8–9, 2018
- Galveston Gay Pride – June 8–10, 2018 (also check out our Galveston Gay Travel and Wedding Guide)
- New Orleans Louisiana Gay Pride – June 8–10, 2018 (also check out our guide to New Orleans gay weddings and romance vacations)
- North Texas Gay Pride (in Plano)– June 9, 2018
- Dallas Black Gay Pride (aka Dallas Southern Pride) – June 14–17, 2018
- Northwest Arkansas Gay Pride (in Fayetteville) – June 14–17, 2018
- Baton Rouge Louisiana Gay Pride – June 16, 2018
- Houston Gay Pride – June 17–24, 2018
- Oklahoma City Gay Pride – June 22–24, 2018
- Pride in the Park (in McAllen) – June 23, 2018
- San Antonio Gay Pride – June 30, 2018
- Santa Fe New Mexico Gay Pride – June 30, 2018
- Eureka Springs Arkansas Summer Diversity Weekend – Aug. 3–5, 2018
- Taos New Mexico Gay Pride – Aug. 9–11, 2018
- Austin Gay Pride – Aug. 25, 2018
- New Orleans Southern Decadence – Aug. 30–Sept. 3, 2018
- Dallas Gay Pride – Sept. 15–16, 2018
- South Padre Island Fall Splash – Oct. 4–7, 2018
- Southern New Mexico Gay Pride (in Las Cruces) – Oct. 6, 2018
- Tarrant County Gay Pride in Fort Worth – Oct. 6, 2018
- Little Rock Arkansas Gay Pride – Late October 2018
- Eureka Springs Arkansas Fall Diversity Weekend – Nov. 2–4, 2018