Thursday, June 13, 6 to 9 p.m.
770 Pennsylvania Street
Queer-friendly wedding-planning service the Day-of Weddings + Events is partnering with the Grant-Humphreys Mansion to host a special event for engaged and "engaged-curious" LGBTQ+ couples interested in working with wedding vendors and venues that are supportive of the LGBTQ community. The event includes complimentary drinks from Mile High Spirits and Colorado Cider Company (making this event 21 and up, with ID required for entry), appetizers and dessert samples from Three Tomatoes Catering and Valhalla Cakes, as well as inclusive entertainers, photographers, DJs, florists and wedding-attire retailers. There will be prizes and giveaways galore from participating vendors, including a luxury hotel stay. Register via Eventbrite to secure your free ticket.
Mortified Live: Pride Edition
Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m.
4335 West 44th Avenue
Part standup comedy show, part confessional, Mortified Live spotlights adults sharing diary entries, poems, love letters, art, and songs from their angsty teenage years in front of an audience of strangers. With LGBTQ pride as this show's theme, prepare for cringe-worthy and hilarious coming-of-age stories told by local queer folks. This 18+ event is a perfect opportunity for queer teens to see exactly how it gets better, and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Rainbow Alley, the Center on Colfax's program for Denver's queer youth. For those over 21, stop by Blush & Blu beforehand for a cocktail during a pre-show happy hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
June 13 to 14
3500 Walnut Street
$10 for 18+, $5 for 21+ (includes skate rental)
Don't let the mandatory waiver scare you. This special Pride edition of Tracks Nightclub's Roll party is sure to be a blast. Get excited for roller skating, drinks for the over-21 crowd, dancing, and a drag performance by RuPaul's Drag Race alum A'Keria Chanel Davenport. While tickets are available for just this event, Tracks also offers a Weekend Pass for $59 that will give anyone over 21 entry to nearly all of the club's events this week – and also allow them to cut the lines. Both types of tickets are available on Exdo's website.
Youth Pre-Pride Party
Friday, June 14, 5 to 7 p.m.
Rainbow Alley at the Center on Colfax
1301 East Colfax Avenue
Bring the whole family to Rainbow Alley's Denver Pride 2019 pre-party to make parade signs, eat snacks and learn more about Rainbow Alley's programs for queer youth and their allies. This event is a great way to get little ones excited about Pride in a family-friendly environment. Rainbow Alley will also have its own section on the corner of 14th and Broadway, called Youth Alley, at Denver PrideFest.
HOLOGRAPHIC Women's Pride Celebration
June 14 to 15
3500 Walnut Street
$10 from 7 to 10 p.m., $12 from 10 p.m. to close
Hosted by Babes Around Denver at Tracks Nightclub, HOLOGRAPHIC is the Official Women's Pride Party for Denver Pride 2019. With aerial, acrobatic, dance, drag and other performances, plus food trucks, drink specials and more, it's easy to see why 2,000 people attended last year's women's Pride party — and this one is supposed to be even bigger. Despite the name, HOLOGRAPHIC is open to people of all gender identities, as long as they are over 21.
June 14 to 15
1902 Blake Street
$10 before 9 p.m., $15 after 9 p.m.
Bearracuda is "the largest attended bear dance party in the U.S." Sponsored by GROWLr, Mile High Gay Guy, Strap Up Custom Gear and Midtowne Spa, Bearracuda promises nearly 1,500 men sporting their leather-daddy best. While go-go bears will be the main attraction and entertainment, the all-ages party will also include a laser show. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ticketfly.