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June 9, 2019 | 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Special Event
Location: Hart Plaza
1 West Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226
Cost: $5
Occurring: Jun 8, 2019, Jun 9, 2019
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Two days of pride and entertainment

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Entrance gates close at 8:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Noon – 7:00 p.m.
(Entrance gates close at 6:00 p.m.)

There will be three entrances to the festival. The main gate will be off of Jefferson Avenue & Woodward, another gate will be at the west end of the park off Jefferson by the Ford UAW building & the third riverfront entrance gate will be located off of the Detroit river walk.

There is a $5.00 cover charge. There is no charge for youth 12 and under.

Complete event information (including prohibited items):


About Pride Celebrations

On the night of June 27, 1969, the usual crowd gathered at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. New York Beverage Control Board agents and NYC police officers raided the bar to enforce an alcohol control law that was seldom imposed anywhere else in the city.

Raids on Gay establishments, however, were common at the time and were conducted regularly with little or no resistance. Fearful Gay patrons were often physically forced out of their gathering places, sometimes beaten, and arrested, with no just cause just for simply congregating.

On this historic night, Lesbians, Gay men and Drag Queens came together to fight back against police harassment for the first time. The crowd inside and outside of the bar erupted into violent resistance against the officers.

Word spread quickly about the confrontation and outraged crowds gathered on subsequent nights to protest the mistreatment historically inflicted on the Gay community. These protests came to be known as the Stonewall Rebellion, with the uprising serving as the catalyst for the modern political movement for Gay and Lesbian liberation.

Now, Pride events are planned annually each June throughout North America to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and to continue the LGBTQ community struggle for equality.


For more information about this event, please contact Motor City Pride at 313-537-7000 or