Be sure to join the festivities in Fortitude Valley this Brisbane Pride Festival! 

Make a splash on Saturday 21 September at Brisbane City Council’s colourful (and free!) Pride-themed paint and sip event, hosted at Marquee Bar! Brush shoulders with fellow revellers while showing off your artistic talents over a delicious beverage upon arrival and roving canapes. 

Be quick on the draw though! With only two sessions available at 1pm and 3pm, tickets are sure to book out. Bookings can be made here.

If you don’t grab a seat at the paint and sip affair, gather your friends, feather boas, and plenty of rainbow flags ; here’s where you can celebrate Pride in the Valley throughout September.

Black Bear Lodge

Mark Saturday 7 September in your diaries—it’s time to get all fine and dandy at Black Bear Lodge’s Shandy Queer Dance Party! Strap on your highest heels and strut on in at 9pm to enjoy the great beats courtesy of DJs Kylie Rose and Sweaty Baby, as well as an unmissable performance by premier drag queen Sellma Soul!

Pride Rally and March on Brunswick and Ann

Did you know the biggest event of Brisbane Pride’s calendar is starting right here in the Valley? On Saturday 21 September at 10am, rally your friends and walk in Brisbane’s Pride Rally and March, which starts in the Valley and ends at New Farm Park. Find out more here. 

The Family

Where better to celebrate Pride with your loved ones than at The Family on Saturday 21 September? Welcoming you to be loud and PROUD, the official parade after-party is hosted by Fluffy and the organisers behind Brisbane Pride Festival! A $20 ticket bought at the door will bless dancing queens with drag performances and an exclusive Pride set by Australia’s pop princess Samantha Jade! 

The Wickham

It turns out that The Family aren’t the only ones turning up this Saturday 21 September! Pat on the glitter and dress in your best rainbow colours for The Wickham’s Alice-in-Rainbow Land Pride party starting at 4pm. The best bit? Entry into this magical event is free!

Institute of Modern Art

It’s modern and artistic, just like you! Head to the Institute of Modern Art on Thursday 26 September for the highly-anticipated screening of Marlon T. Riggs' seminal documentary Tongues Untied at 6:30pm! An empowering story surrounding the life of a queer black man in the ‘80s, Tongues Untied is one film that can’t be missed this Pride. Find out more here.

Ric’s Bar

Shining a light on all that’s great and special about Brisbane’s LGBTQI+ community is CandleLight, a story-telling evening hosted by Here We Queer and Ric’s Bar. Taking place on Saturday 28 September in Ric’s Backyard, this candlelit event is a safe space to hear stories on coming out and embracing queerness from members of Brisbane’s local community. Entry is free, so head in anytime between 7pm-10pm!

Cloudland

Con-drag-ulations, Brisbane! Helping you end the city’s Pride Month on a high is Cloudland, who will be adding an extra special touch to their weekly Sunday Drag Brunch session on 29 September. We’re talking big-name hosts like Sellma Soul and Bebe Gunn, wild drag performances, and two hours of bottomless drinks alongside a delicious brunch for just $69pp. Book your table here.