June is Pride Month—a worldwide celebration of the LGBTQ community! All month long, every major US city will have rainbow-clad parades and exciting escapades that recognize a full spectrum of sexual orientations, genders and lifestyles. But luckily you don’t need to travel far to embrace Pride. Mark your calendars, because Ontario County has a variety of local pride events happening throughout early June!

In anticipation of this very special month, it’s important to take a walk down memory lane to the event that sparked it all, the Stonewall Riots. The riots occurred on June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn and patrons of the bar fought back in defense. It was a pivotal moment that started the gay rights revolution and is now honored as Pride Month.

Check out these opportunities and festivities to show your support for Pride Month and all the people of Ontario County! You’ll be sure to find something as unique as you are

2024 FLX Pride Festival

​The annual FLX Pride Festival will take place on June 15 in Geneva from 1pm to 9pm. The weekend will be filled with entertainment and activities focused on the diversity of the Finger Lakes region and celebrating the LGBTQ community. The theme is summer camp and it is sponsored by The Center of the Finger Lakes. Interested in volunteering? You can learn more and sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FA8AF22A5FF2-48852176-camp#/


FLX Pride Festival 2024


Flower City Pride Band Performance at Wood Library

Join for a band performance at Wood Library in Canandaigua on Wednesday June 12 from 6:30-7:30pm. Taking place in the Hamlin Room Sides A & B, it will be a fun night with a great performance!

wood library pride event 2024


Paint With Flow

Paint With Flow New York Kitchen

Escape from your usual flow and join us in Canandaigua, New York for a one-of-a-kind Paint & Sip experience hosted by Rochester’s very own Community Queen and Miss Gay Finger Lakes, Miss Eva Flow. Your ticket includes all the supplies you’ll need to paint a masterpiece, as well as instruction. Arrive early for a glass or pint in our 100% New York State Tasting Room for a little liquid inspiration as your inner artist comes to life.

FRIDAY JUNE 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Your ticket includes all you need to paint your very own masterpiece. Arrive early for a glass or pint from our 100% NYS Tasting Room. Additional beverages will be available for purchase in the classroom during the event. $40.00 per person. https://nykitchen.com/event/paint-with-flow/


Drag Me to Brunch at The Social

Drag Me to Brunch

The Social Restaurant and Tap Room at the Naples Hotel will be hosting the area's top drag performers for a day of love, fun, and brunch! 

Doors at 11 am, Food 11-12, Show at 12 pm.

$75 includes Show, a complimentary mimosa & Buffet Style Brunch.

$125 Drag me to Brunch Bottomless Edition; includes show, brunch & a bottomless mimosa ticket!  https://www.facebook.com/events/354517586910947


Ontario County is ready to welcome everyone! But remember that you don’t need to wait for Pride Month each year to show some local love for the LGBTQ community. Small businesses throughout the Finger Lakes welcome and accept all people—so get out there and show your pride all year long!  

If you have any Pride events, send them in to Patti@VisitFingerLakes.com and we will help promote them on our events page!