June has arrived, and you know what that means – Pride Month is in full swing! What could be more perfect than honouring love, equality, and fabulousness by joining the spirited celebrations in lively Bangkok? With marriage equality finally on the horizon, Bangkok is ready to take the festivities to a whole new level.
So, whether you’re a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community or a dedicated ally, below are 10 must-attend events to make your Pride Month 2023 one for the books.
When: 1 – 30 June 2023
Price: Free admission
Where: cetralwOrld, 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Central Shopping Centre has joined forces with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand and Muse by Metinee to present the Proud to be Pride Event, an integral part of Thailand’s Pride Celebration 2023, embracing the theme “Pride For All”.
This event not only showcases Central Pattana’s commitment to nurturing creativity but also highlights its dedication to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and equality, as well as championing the value of LGBTQIA+ individuals. The Proud to be Pride Concert, fired up by Talat Sot, is set to be the event’s exciting opener, boasting a stellar lineup of leading Thai stars, artists, and a spectacular ensemble of over 500 live performers.
Kicking off at 16:00 on 1 June 2023, immerse yourself in the grand fashion parade orchestrated by Muse by Metinee, in partnership with Central World and the UNDP. As the clock strikes 18:00, the Proud to be Pride Concert will commence, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of vibrant performances and lively celebrations.
In addition, the Spicydisc Singles Market Made with Pride, running from 1-4 June, will showcase 32 enticing booths offering a range of products and food items from celebrities and various LGBTQIA+ groups. Central shopping centres across the nation will partake in the month-long celebrations, hosting a series of engaging discussions and events. These include the thought-provoking Pride Talk with influential LGBTQIA+ community members, Tinder Presents ‘Single Market’ – Made with PRIDE, and the inspiring installation art piece “Seat the Pride” by renowned artist Teiyi-Prapatsorn.
When: 31 May – 30 June 2023
Price: Free entry
Where: Riverside Plaza Bangkok, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
The renowned artist, writer, and LGBT+ campaigner Oat Montien has joined forces with AVANI+ Riverside to curate a captivating exhibit featuring 12 Thai artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Thiti Teeraworawit, kicked off on May 31 and will run throughout June, celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and the power of self-expression.
Discover a month-long display of remarkable creativity that spans various art forms, including mixed media, painting, installations, photography, and fashion. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking exhibitions showcasing the works of exceptionally talented artists and highlighting the beauty of individuality.
When: Friday, 2 June 2023 from 19:00
Price: 950 THB (Early bird via Megatix) / 1,200 THB (At the door)
Where: Lost & Found, Riverside Plaza Bangkok, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10160, Thailand
On the second day of Pride Month, gear up for an unforgettable celebration with Aof Pongsak at the Avani+ Riverside Bangkok. The event promises a night filled with dazzling performances, exclusive shows, and the mesmerising voice of the ever-charming Aof Pongsak, one of Thailand’s most iconic singers. If you’re keen to show off your pride and make lasting memories, look no further.
Hosted by Lost & Found, this vibrant party invites you to join like-minded individuals and immerse yourself in the messages of love and acceptance conveyed through Aof Pongsak’s powerful act. Furthermore, attendees can look forward to Monkey Shoulder promotions and special drag shows in honour of this pride-filled month.
When: Friday, 2 June 2023 from 18:00
Price: 500 THB per person, include 2 complimentary drink
Where: Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, 19/9 Sukhumvit 20 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Continue your Prime Month celebrations this Friday with the electrifying Pride on 20 party at Sky on 20, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. Embrace the palpable excitement in the air while you sip on delicious drinks, groove to fantastic music, and marvel at the spectacular performances staged throughout the night.
The event, scheduled to start at 18:00, boasts a stunning array of guest appearances, including Khun Nui Num Stars from the Ten o’clock show and Drag Race Thailand sensations, Annee Maywong and Kandy Zyanide. DJ GP Good will also be on hand to keep you on your feet with their pulsating beats.
When: Sunday, 4 June 2023 from 12:00 – 20:00
Price: Free Entry
Where: Starts from Pathumwan Intersection to Ratchaprasong Intersection (Rama I Road)
Get ready to gather and celebrate as the Bangkok Pride Parade makes its triumphant return! Mark your calendars for June 4th, with festivities kicking off at 12:00 for pre-parade event at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Welcome Stage and 16:00 for the parade. Assemble at the Pathumwan junction and march along Phra Rama 1 Road towards Ratchaprasong junction.
This year’s Pride Parade highlights the theme “Beyond Gender_? What gender inequality issue would you like to overcome?” It aims to embrace dreams, hopes, and pride within a warm and joyous atmosphere, welcoming everyone from the gender diversity community.
Join the march alongside fellow supporters and display your pride as you make your way through the colourful procession. Moreover, spectators can enjoy the spectacle from both sides of the road as they cheer on the participants.
When: Every Wednesday all June (beginning on 7 June 2023) from 19:00 – 02:00
Price: Free entry
Where: Flamenco Bangkok, EmQuartier, 9th Floor, Building A, Em Quartier, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Prepare to let loose and express yourself at Flamenco’s “OUT LOUD” LGBT+ nights, taking place every Wednesday beginning on 7 June. Embrace your vibrant true colours and join the festivities featuring glitter, drag, and absolutely no drama!
The exhilarating line-up includes three fantastic DJs: DJ Nance, Kinky D, and DJ Yui Truluv, who will set the mood for a night of fun and celebration.
When: Friday, 9 June 2023 from 19:00 – 23:45
Price: 1,800 THB (General Admission – standing ticket with Free Flow Beer for 2 hours from 19:00 – 21:00) / 2,200 THB (Glam – Seating ticket first come first serve with Canape & a Bottle of Wine / or Free Flow Beer for 2 hours from 19:00 – 21:00).
Where: Oriental Residence Bangkok, Saffron Collection, 110 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
On June 9, immerse yourself in a celebration of all gender-diverse identities at The Pride Night: Genderless Party. Held at the Oriental Room, this remarkable event welcomes you to embrace everyone beyond the binary and dance the night away.
Enjoy live music provided by the talented Teddy Band, and vibe to the tunes of special guest DJ Rattana (Khun Na from Polycat Band). Be sure to dress your best, as there will be a costume competition with incredible prizes awarded to the top three outfits!
When: Friday, 16 June 2023 from 18:30
Price: 300 THB (Early bird ticket at Megatix, include 1 welcome drink)
Where: amBar Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 15, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Asoke’s renowned Am Bar is bringing back their much-awaited annual Pride party on Friday, 16 June 2023. The celebration promises a spectacular night filled with dance music, imaginative costumes, and a captivating drag queen show–the perfect setting for embracing all gender-diverse identities, both within and beyond the binary spectrum.
Join the festivities and immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere. And don’t forget to don your best attire for the chance to win an exclusive surprise giveaway!
When: Friday and Saturday, 9 – 10 June 2023 from 18:00 – 23:00
Price: 500 THB per person per day (early bird) / 800 THB per person per day (regular) / 1,200 THB per person per day (at the door)
Where: Bangkok Island opposite the Post office, Saphan Phut Road, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Want something extra special? Why not join a sensational 2-day event aboard the Pride Cruise – a regular feature on the Chaophraya River. Setting sail on the 9th and 10th of June, the cruise offers an unforgettable celebration for the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere and immerse yourself in non-stop entertainment that includes mesmerizing aerial shows, hot DJs, and thrilling drag queen contests.
Let your true colors shine at this extraordinary party of the year! Expect a wild time with dance performances, karaoke, and special guests as the cruise meanders through Bangkok’s mighty river. Everyone is welcome – whether you identify as LGBTQ+, straight, or an ally.
To get a taste of what to expect, the lineup includes an exhilarating selection of events like aerobics dance sessions, exciting performances by Golf and Tour, and karaoke with MC Zymone Gill and Madame Rouge. The event also boasts a range of DJs playing various genres like disco, techno, Latin, and 90’s pop.
W Drag Brunch
When: Saturday, 17 June 2023 from 12:30 – 15:30
Price: 1,899 THB (Just For Food – Early Bird) / 3,499 THB (The Experience – Regular)
Where: The Kitchen Table, W Bangkok, 106 N S Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Get ready to flavor up your Pride weekend by indulging in one of Bangkok’s very few drag brunches. On 17 June 2023, from 12:30 15:30, W Bangkok is transforming its famed Saturday brunch at The Kitchen Table into a fabulous drag-themed brunch to celebrate Pride Month.
Satisfy your taste buds with an extensive variety of mouthwatering dishes, including fresh seafood, Louisiana seafood, salt-crusted whole fish, fluffy soufflé pancakes, baked eggs with avocado, smoked beef brisket, BBQ pork ribs, and smoked chorizo sausage. Round out your gastronomic experience with a dessert, cheese and charcuterie bar, as well as a live cocktail station for those who choose The Experience Package.
While feasting on these delectable offerings, revel in a lively and colourful atmosphere as some of Bangkok’s best drag performers dazzle you with their lip-sync shows and glamorous costumes. Embrace the spirit of Pride Month as you enjoy a truly unique and entertaining brunch experience at The Kitchen Table.
Bangkok offers a plethora of fabulous events and celebrations throughout Pride Month 2023, catering to a wide array of tastes and preferences. From concerts and exhibitions to river cruises and parties, the city guarantees a memorable and inclusive Pride experience for everyone. It’s truly a city that champions love, equality, and the power of self-expression.
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