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Essentials: Seattle’s Queer/Pride Fest Returns

Standalone three-day festival begins June 23

By Rob Smith May 19, 2023

Queer Pride Festival - QPF 2022 with CarLarans

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2023 issue of Seattle magazine.

Tickets are on sale for the Pacific Northwest’s largest 21 and over music and arts Pride Festival.

The Queer/Pride Festival, held from June 23-25 in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, features national and local artists, musicians, drag queens and burlesque dancers. Tier 1 tickets sold out quickly, but single-day tickets are still available.

The festival is sponsored by Burgess Hall Nightlife Group, owner of Queer/Bar and The Cuff Complex and co-owners of Elliott Bay Book Co. and Big Little News. Burgess last year bought the iconic Oddfellows building from restaurateur Linda Derschang.

Queer/Pride Festival 2022

Photo by Travis Gillett

“Capitol Hill has seen massive growth and many changes over the years, says Burgess Hall co-owner Joey Burgess. “I remain deeply committed to this neighborhood.”

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