Your Insider Guide to Austin Pride Weekend

Pride Your Insider Guide to Austin Pride Weekend

From outrageous parties to drag brunches to an exclusive W event with artist Baron Von Fancy, Insider Donna Savage, has you covered on the best places in Austin to celebrate PRIDE weekend.

THursDAY, August 25

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Baron Von Fancy's Snapchat filter being used at NYC Pride

Turn It Up For Change Event

W Austin, 6:30pm


Join us alongside Cupcake and Sabel Scities as we unveil the artwork by Baron Von Fancy (check out his first stop at NYC’s Pride) in support of LGBT equality and Austin Pride with the Human Rights Campaign. Dance all evening for the best cause and be sure to check out his custom Snapchat filters while you’re there. RSVP here!



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Photo via @Noplaymusic

Late Night

After the party is the after party, and Austin is full of them. I recommend checking out the Pleasers, Jean, Teenage Cavegirl, and Two Lips show at Cheer Up Charlies. Cheer Up’s is one of my favorite places in town. It is a gay & vegan dive bar in the heart of the Red River district and they always have great live music or a DJ, and the Alro’s Vegan food truck is a local favorite. At Cheer Up’s try the Kale Ginger-Lime Margarita!

Friday, August 26

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Photo via @oilcanharrys

Party all night!


Girl Pride ATX : Austin Pride Week official women’s party

Video dance party (80’s)

The Highball, 10:30pm

Saturday, August 27

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Photo via @Barleyswine

Breakfast bake sale
Barley Swine,10am


Check out Bake Sale featuring sweet treats from Barley Swine/Odd Duck pastry chef, Susana Querejazu. Make a breakfast out of her delicious croissants and a cup of coffee before hitting the festival. (Her pop-up bake sales always sell out fast so get there early.)

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Photo via @Taylordtrash

Austin Pride Festival & Parade

The PRIDE Festival is the LARGEST annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. The theme this year is “Cirque”. Keep an eye out for our W float!


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Photo via @Stoffelmatt

Midnight screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (punk edition)

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 11:55pm


Let’s do the Time Warp, punk style!

Sunday, August 28

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  • Drag Brunch Sunday: Fierce & Fabulous
  • The Parish, 11am

Not your average brunch.

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Photo via @tamara.tjh

Kawaii Cumbia: Latin & Asian PRIDE party

Cheer Up Charlie’s, 4pm


Imagine Selena & K-pop…

For more Austin city secrets check out our Insider Guide. Have a fun, festive and proud Pride!