Celebrating Pride Sustainably

A person waves a Pride Progress flag. In the forefront of the photo are tree leaves.

This Pride Month, the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability is proud to stand with and recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community. We know that our vision of a thriving, equitable, and resilient Austin cannot be achieved without their presence and contributions. 

Did you know that the green stripe in the Pride flag represents a connection with nature? To honor Pride and the ultimate mother, Mother Earth, we’ve pulled together some local events that will help you celebrate sustainably. 

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Austin Pride Trail Run/Hike

Hosted by the East Austin Run Club

On the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Thursday, June 13, from 6-8 pm

Meet others and enjoy outdoor spaces that may not always feel welcoming. All are invited, from seasoned runners to those who have never been on the trail before. There will be multiple paces to accommodate hikers, joggers, and runners.

Learn more and register.

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Pride Takeover: Queer Safe Space Day

Hosted by Urban Roots

At Urban Roots' East Austin Farm on Saturday, June 22 from 9 am - 12 pm

Urban Roots invites LGBTQIA2+ community members to join them for a Queer Safe Space Day. Attend to enjoy food, music, company, nature, a makers’ market, clothing swap, and more with the opportunity to participate in optional farm work.

Learn more and RSVP.

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DAC Nights: Mend Mania

Hosted by the Dougherty Arts Center

At the Dougherty Arts Center on Wednesday, June 26, from 7-9 pm

Textile arts have a deep thread interwoven with Queer history, from challenging gendered connotations to demanding visibility from those around them. Led by DAC’s own weaving wonder Cidnye Stott, this event will provide supplies and guidance to strengthen well-loved textiles or transform clothing through patchwork and visible mending, queering the idea of fabric and thread itself!  

Learn more and register.

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Pride Picnic

Hosted by the Pease Park Conservancy

At Pease Park on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am - 2 pm

The Pease Park Pride Picnic will include 30 unique local vendors, improv exercises, tie dying, drag n’ draw, a plant swap, friendship bracelets, a yard swap, DJ, and food trucks! Be sure to find our Office of Sustainability table to pick up sustainable swag to support your celebrations.

Learn more.