Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQIA+ community by celebrating pride in who we are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the South Puget Sound region. Through curating cultural events, establishing community partnerships, and honoring the history of Pride, we invite you to CELEBRATE with Us!

News & Announcements

Congratulations to the 14th annual LGBTQ Community Pride Award Recipients! Sapphire Award is awarded to Karter Karter. Ruby Award is awarded to Jamilia Sherls-Jones. Emerald Award is awarded to The TSM Shop. Pearl Award is awarded to Tara Newton. Diamond Hall of Fame Award is awarded to David Strong.
Visit Tacoma's Points of Pride

Rainbow Center is committed to celebrating Pride in Tacoma in the most safe way possible in 2021. This year, we will facilitate a community full of Pride on July 10th and we want you to join us!


In an effort to continue to keep our community safe, Pride will be a virtual parade that will highlight our resilience as a community and the spirit of Pride as well as the businesses and organizations that honor Pride in the Tacoma. We are offering a different way for partners to participate in Tacoma Pride – as Points of Pride. Each Point of Pride will offer a special promotion or activity in recognition of Tacoma Pride. 2021 Tacoma Pride is an opportunity for both LGBTQIA+ visibility and to support local organizations and businesses.  We hope that this year’s celebration highlights how the our community is woven into the fabric of Tacoma and our region. We are part of every community, every neighborhood, and every family.

The series of event that make up the Tacoma Pride Festival will take place through the month of July. Events may be scaled down or adjusted in some way. We will provide updated information as it becomes available on this website and social media. These events also offer the chance to support local organizations and business who need us now.

News & Announcements

Congratulations to the 14th annual LGBTQ Community Pride Award Recipients! Sapphire Award is awarded to Karter Karter. Ruby Award is awarded to Jamilia Sherls-Jones. Emerald Award is awarded to The TSM Shop. Pearl Award is awarded to Tara Newton. Diamond Hall of Fame Award is awarded to David Strong.
Visit Tacoma's Points of Pride

Tacoma Pride is going to look different in 2020. Rainbow Center will not hold a street festival to celebrate Tacoma Pride in 2020. Instead we will facilitate a community full of Pride on Saturday July 11th and we want you to join us.


Normally, we are joined by over 100 supportive organizations and businesses at Tacoma Pride. In 2020, we are offering a different way for partners to participate in Tacoma Pride – as Points of Pride. Each Point of Pride will offer a special promotion or activity in recognition of Tacoma Pride. 2020 Tacoma Pride is an opportunity for both LGBTQ visibility and to support local organizations and businesses.  We hope that this year’s celebration highlights how the LGBTQ community is woven into the fabric of Tacoma and our region. We are part of every community, every neighborhood, and every family.

The series of event that make up the Tacoma Pride Festival will take place through the month of July. Events may be scaled down or adjusted in some way. We will provide updated information as it becomes available on this website and social media. These events also offer the chance to support local organizations and business who need us now.