Celebrate Pride Month with Us this JuneMay 12, 2023
Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are celebrating Pride Month this June! Mark your calendar and plan your trip for these fun events.
📷 to left: @thegirl.runs
>> Pride Health & Resource Carnival – Carnaval de Recursos y Salud del Orgullo LGBTQ+
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Noon – 6 p.m.
Zaitz Park, 602 Harrison Ave. (Parque) & 6th St. Gym, 124 E. 6th St., Leadville (Gimansio)
>> Pride Parade followed by Dance Party & Drag Show – Desfile seguido de Fiesta de Baile y Espectáculo de Drag
Saturday, June 17, 2023
4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Leadville – Start at free parking lot on 3rd & Harrison and finish at FREIGHT — Comience en el estacionamiento gratuito en 3rd & Harrison y termine en FREIGHT
Be sure to join us for the first-ever and 1st Annual Lake County Pride event! The celebration kicks off with a Pride Parade on Harrison Avenue, Leadville’s main street. It starts at the free parking lot at 3rd and Harrison streets at 4 p.m. and leads to FREIGHT.
The Red Shed bandstand at FREIGHT is the stage for an amazing drag show at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party until 11 p.m. All events are free.
These events are dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities, and aims to promote acceptance, equality, and raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. / Este evento está dedicado a celebrar las comunidades LGBTQ+ y tiene como objetivo promover la aceptación, la igualdad y crear conciencia sobre los problemas que afectan a la comunidad LGBTQ+.
Lake County Pride is a community-wide effort from Cloud City Conservation Center (C4), Cloud City High School, Colorado State University Extension, Full Circle of Lake County, Lake County Build a Generation, Lake County Public Library, the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation, and local residents.
More Pride Events
But that’s not all! On other dates in June, you are also cordially invited to a night of storytelling, trivia, and a special wildflower hike.
Friday, June 2, 2023
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREIGHT, 320 E. 9th St.
Two brave storytellers will headline by spending 15 minutes on stage regaling the audience with their true lived story on pride. After the featured stories, audience members can join a speed round of short five-minute stories. Throw your name in the hat for a chance to compete. Audience members will vote for a winner, who will receive two free drinks and one-quarter of the door proceeds.
The bar opens at 6 p.m., and stories begin at 7 p.m. The cover is $10.
Friday, June 16, 2023 — 16 de Junio
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
FREIGHT, 320 E. 9th St.
📷: FREIGHT / Sagebrush Photography
Sunday, June 25, 2023 — 25 de Junio
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Hikers of all experience levels and identities are invited to marvel at nature’s rainbow of wildflowers on this free hike!
Join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and local Leadville ambassadors for a community wildflower hike in honor of Pride Month. We’ll trek to Timberline Lake on the Continental Divide Trail. The hike to the lake is uphill, 4.3 miles round-trip, and very scenic. Snacks will be provided. Plan for a warm day, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
We will meet at the Get Outdoors Leadville! gear library on the Colorado Mountain College campus (901 US-24) at 10 a.m. and carpool to the Timberline Lake Trailhead (a 25 minute drive). We’ll start hiking by 11 a.m.
We are excited to share the beauty of the Continental Divide Trail with you, celebrate pride, and learn about wildflowers!