Pride Guide

Circle City Pride - June 6-12, 2010

By: Michael Matson

Indianapolis, AKA Circle City, has a massive week long Pride celebration. The festivities kick off June 6th with gay roller skating and culminate on June 12th with Taylor Dayne headlining the Pride festival. 

Check out all the events, as well as, local bars, restaurants, and hotels after the jump.

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Community Picnic

Family-orientated picnic featuring bingo, volleyball, and the Bat 'N' Rouge charity softball game.
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Garfield Park Pagoda

Pride Skate ’10

Get your Xanadu on at the annual fundraiser. Admission is $10 and includes all you can eat pizza.
Skateland roller rink
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Day of Service

Circle City IN Pride is partnering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to overhaul a pocket park in the Cottage Home area.
Cottage Home Pocket Park
748 Highland
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Pride of Indy Band and Jazz Band Concert
Bring your lawn chair and a picnic basket out to the grassy area east of the Fireman's Memorial and enjoy a great evening of free, family-friendly music.
Lawn by the Fireman's Memorial at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave, College Ave, and St. Clair St
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Harvey Educational Seminar: How to be Politically Active in 2010

A panel discussion follows the screening of the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk.
Phoenix Theater
7:00 PM


Bag Ladies 3D: Three Decades of Divas!

Around Halloween 1980, approximately 70 men dressed in drag, boarded three buses, and rode into history as one of the very first organizations of its kind to raise money for those infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Come celebrate their 30th anniversary!
Greg's dance floor
9:00 PM

Girl Pride ‘10    

It’s ladies night with performances by Cari Ray, Neon Love Life, Upshot, and Holly Petree.
Talbott Street Nightclub
7:00 PM


Indiana Youth Group: A Night to Share

Youth group fundraiser featuring live entertainment and a silent auction.
Indiana War Memorial
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Circle City IN Pride Parade

The Pride Parade had grown to over 100 units including several floats, walking groups, and the Pride Indy Marching Band. 
Massachusetts Ave between College and Penn
10:00 AM

Circle City IN Pride Festival

Taylor Dayne will headline this year's festival, along with American Idol Season Six runner up Blake Lewis, and award winning performer Nhojj.
American Legion Mall
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


501 Eagle
501 North College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Two floors of Levis and leather and bears, oh my! Plus, the Eagle offers friendly bartenders, strong drinks, and a pool table on the first floor.

Unicorn Club
122 West 13th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indianapolis' hottest male go-go dancers rotate between two stages seven nights a week. And, um...Unicorn Club!

Zonie’s Closet
1446 East Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Intimate East side watering hole with weekly drag shows.


Canal Creation Café
337 West 11th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Funky bistro located on the first floor of historic Buggs' Temple with spring and summer patio seating overlooking the downtown canal. The menu features delicious soups, sandwiches, and salads with an emphasis on homemade and fresh ingredients.

Downtown Olly’s
822 North Illinois
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Voted best breakfast in Indy, 2009.

707 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
This restaurant and nightclub serves up sandwiches with as much sass as the weekly karaoke singers. Get there early on weekend nights, because the place gets packed.


Crowne Plaza Hotel
123 West Louisiana St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
This historic building is housed within America’s first union station and offers passenger train-themed rooms.

The Stone Soup Inn
1304 Central Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Old style inn with charming rooms and fine dining.

The Westin Indianapolis
50 South Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
This hotel is conveniently connected via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center, RCA Dome and Circle Center Mall.

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