It's Pride Month, and there's a lot of "gay sh*t" happening around town. Welcome the annual celebration by living life to the fullest and being exactly who you choose to be. Check out our picks of events to celebrate Pride.
To kick off Pride Month, Pulse Social Enterprise is holding an art exhibition celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and social well-being. The exhibit includes photos, digital artworks, light installations, and many more from both well-known artists and rising stars. Apart from their place in the Silom CBD, branch galleries at Phrom Phong, Phloen Chit, and Phaya Thai, as well as two partner galleries, Dreamer Studio and House of Heals, will also be showcasing spectacular works.
60/22-23 Silom Road
June 1-August 1, 9:30am-6:30am
This vibrant, full-day festival aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks with panel discussions by queer speakers talking about queer topics, as well as charity raffles and rainbow-themed snacks. In the evening, visitors will get to watch performances by the iconic legend Jai Sira.
W Bangkok, 106 N Sathorn Road
June 3, 4-11pm
Indulge in Belga's five-course set dinner filled with Belgian delicacies and a carefully curated selection of wines provided by Delas Wine and presented by wine connoisseur Paul Edouard Gillard.
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Road
June 3, 7-10pm
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is hosting a film festival showcasing classic LGBTQI+ films as part of an exclusive screening in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, Goethe Institute, and the Embassy of France. Entry is free of charge, although reservations are required due to limited seating.
78 Soi Tonson
June 4, 9am-midnight
It's simply scientific that Pride Month cannot be complete without drag shows. Circus Soi 4 has you covered with drag performances, live DJs, and giveaways. Arrive early to get a table outside, chug a fireball, and watch as the dolls come to werk.
Silom Soi 4, Silom Road
June 4, 8-9pm
Join chef Fernando Chatilla as he walks you through his live cooking stations. Even though "Barcelona" is in the name, the brunch features an array of gastronomic adventures from all around the world. It's 1,600 baht per adult, inclusive of free-flow soft drinks. Our tip: try one of chef Fernando's famous paellas—you will most likely not stop at one.
Volti, Lobby Level, Shangri-La Bangkok, 89 Wat Suan Phlu Alley
June 5, noon-3pm
Bangkok is hosting its very first proper pride parade, starting at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and walking down Silom Road. Everyone is welcome to put the step into their walks at this history-making event. There will also be an afterparty starting at 9pm at Mischa Cheap bar on Khaosan Road.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, 2 Pan Road
Mischa Cheap, 9 Khaosan Road
June 5, 4pm-midnight