Did you miss Deborah Cox at Los Angeles Pride back at the beginning of June or at Toronto’s WorldPride this past weekend? Well, don’t worry. You still have the opportunity to catch her before the end of 2014 at San Diego Pride, Hampton Roads Pride or South Carolina Pride.
While it could be that everyone wanted Deborah Cox to entertain or concern about weather (June can be extremely hot in Palm Springs) or a desire to be different (why compete against New York City or San Francisco when you don’t have to) or a scheduling issue (look how hard it is to get a bunch of divas to agree on a spot for brunch), not every LGBT Pride celebration happens in June. As a matter of fact, there are more than two-dozen U.S. Pride events between July and December.
According to research by Community Marketing, Inc., which specializes in gay travel market research, Pride remains the top LGBT event influencing travel decisions. And why shouldn’t it, a Pride celebration is a great opportunity to explore a new destination or return to a favorite local.
Here is a calendar of remaining Pride events for 2014:
July 11 to 16 – Tacoma, Washington
July 18 to 20 – San Diego, California
July 19 to 20 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 2 – Dover, Delaware
August 2 to 10 – Charleston, North Carolina
August 9 – Eugene, Oregon
August 16 – Reno, Nevada
August 18 to 23 – Norfolk, Virginia
August 22 to 23 – Lansing, Michigan
August 22 to 24 – Toledo, Ohio
September 5 to 6 – Las Vegas, Nevada
September 5 to 7 – Lincoln City, Oregon
September 6 to 7 – Roanoke, Virginia
September 13 to 21 – Austin, Texas
September 14 – Burlington, Vermont
September 20 – Pasadena, California
September 21 – Dallas, Texas
September 27 – Durham, North Carolina
September 20 – Columbia, South Carolina
September 27 – Memphis, Tennessee
October 6 to 12 – Orlando, Florida
October 11 – Oceanside, Califorinia
October 11 to 12 – Atlanta, Georgia
October 18 – Tucson, Arizona
November 8 to 9 – Palm Springs, California
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