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Watertown Pride


Celebrate Pride in the Thousand Islands all weekend long and beyond! Events kick off Friday, June 16 at the historic Paddock Arcade, with The Paddock Club supplying food and drink specials, followed by drag show performances. Get an early start on Saturday with a flag raising at City Hall. The event begins at 9 AM but arrive early–this draws a crowd. At noon, head to Thompson Park for a 5k Color Run and Festival. That evening, the entertainment comes to you when a traveling drag show travels from bar to bar, gracing each one with a 20-minute performance. Saturday’s events conclude with Pride Night Fireworks at Duffy Fairgrounds. On Sunday, wrap up Watertown Pride weekend with a Tea Dance at Garland City Beer Works, a local LGBTQIA+-owned brewery. Still in the mood to celebrate Pride in the Thousand Islands? Stick around for River Pride the following weekend, with celebrations taking place all along the St. Lawrence River in communities like Cape Vincent, Clayton, and Alexandria Bay.

Thompson Park
  • 1 Thompson Park
  • Watertown, NY 13601