Prizm News / March 25, 2019 / By Bob Vitale

Above: The Columbus Pride parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 15. (Prizm photo) Top: Cincinnati Pride is scheduled for Saturday, June 22. (Cincinnati Pride photo)

Cleveland, Dayton and Findlay kick things off on June 1, and Pride festivals will continue through August.


By Bob Vitale

Pride will be celebrated in more than a dozen Ohio cities this summer, from the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky to the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati and Portsmouth.

Here are all the festivals, picnics and parades scheduled so far. We’ll keep you up-to-date with all the events at PrizmNews.com.

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Cleveland: Saturday, June 1 in Public Square 

Dayton: Saturday, June 1 at Courthouse Square 

Findlay: Saturday, June 1 at Riverside Park 

Athens: Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9 

Newark: Saturday, June 8 in the Canal Market District 

Columbus: Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15 at Bicentennial and Genoa parks 

Sandusky: Thursday, June 20-Sunday, June 23 

Cincinnati: Saturday, June 22 at Sawyer Point 

West Liberty: Saturday, June 22

Portsmouth: Saturday, June 29 at Tracy Park 

Yellow Springs: Saturday, June 29 at John Bryan Community Center 

Youngstown: Saturday, June 29 

Mansfield: Saturday, August 3 

Toledo: Friday, August 16-Sunday, August 18 at Promenade Park 

Akron: Saturday, August 24 at Hardesty Park 

Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.