LGBTQIA+ Pride in Arlington 2022

What do you get when you mix crosswalks with rainbow-colored chalk? A whole lot of fun, that’s what!

Our annual night of crosswalk painting has become so popular—we had 50 people of all ages out last year!—that we’ve expanded this year to three nights in East Arlington, Arlington Center, and Arlington Heights!

We will be in…

  • Arlington Center on Sunday, June 5 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Mystic Ave. and Massachusetts Ave.
  •  Arlington Heights on Tuesday, June 7 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Park Ave. and Massachusetts Ave.
  •  East Arlington on Thursday, June 9 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Lake Street and Massachusetts Ave.

Click here to sign up to paint one, two, or all of the nights!

ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 we will celebrate LGBTQIA+ Arlington Pride from 2-5pm at Town Hall Gardens. We’ll be giving out Rainbow Commission swag and playing music. There might even be some karaoke! After two years of pandemic zooming, we can’t wait to get out and socialize with you! (This event will be held RAIN OR SHINE! If it rains, we can move indoors to Town Hall.) 

For a listing of other LGBTQIA+ Pride events taking place in the Greater Boston area, see our post



ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 we will celebrate LGBTQIA+ Arlington Pride from 2-5pm at Town Hall Gardens. We’ll be giving out Rainbow Commission swag and playing music. There might even be some karaoke! After two years of pandemic zooming, we can’t wait to get out and socialize with you! (This event will be held RAIN OR SHINE! If it rains, we can move indoors to Town Hall.) 

For a listing of other LGBTQIA+ Pride events taking place in the Greater Boston area, see our post

2022 LGBTQIA+ Pride Events

Below are LGBTQIA+ Pride events taking place in the Greater Boston area. We have tried to provide as much information as possible, but in some instances, you may need to search online for additional information for events you are interested in attending.

Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 – 4pm, Youth Pride at The Greenway at India St and Atlantic Ave in Boston  

Wednesday, June 1, at 5:30pm, Pride flag raising at Woburn City Hall

Wednesday, June 1, at 5pm, Boston Pride Month Kickoff,Boston City Hall

Saturday, June 4, Trans Pride: A Celebration of Liberation,Boston City Hall Plaza

Saturday, June 4, from 3-5pm, Pride flag raising in Framingham

Saturday, June 4, at 9am, Medway Flag raising ceremony, Choate Park

Saturday, June 4, from 11am-4pm, Waltham Pride

Saturday, June 4, from 11am-4pm, Watertown Pride

June 5th ,1-3pm, Bolton Pride 

Sunday, June 5 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Mystic Ave. and Massachusetts Ave, Arlington.

Tuesday, June 7 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Park Ave. and Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

Thursday, June 9 from 7:30-10:30pm painting the crosswalk at the intersection of Lake Street and Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

Wednesday, June 8, from 5-7pm, Winchester PrideFest, Winchester Town Common

Friday, June 10, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Cambridge Schools Community Pride Day,CRLS

Friday, June 10, at 7pm Boston Dyke March Boston Common: Parkman Bandstand

Saturday, June 11 at 9am Cambridge Pride Brunch, Cambridge City Hall

Saturday, June 11 from 1-3pm or at 4pm  Belmont Pride parade/picnic/bands,Belmont town green (404 Concord Ave)

Sunday, June 12 from noon-3pm, Lexington Pride,Lexington Visitors Center lawn

Sunday, June 12 from 2-5pm Arlington Pride Festival,Town Hall Gardens, in Town Hall if rain.

Sunday, June 12, 4pm Boston Choral Ensemble (BCE) Pride Concert, First Church Cambridge in Harvard Square

Sunday, June 12 Pop-Up Pride in Boston 

Sunday, June 12 at noon Sharon Pride Car Parade & stage events, Memorial Park Beach, Beach St, Sharon, MA

Sunday, June 12 from 2-4, Needham Pride, 

Saturday, June 18, from 2-6pm,OUT MetroWest Pride Event,Exhibit A Brewing Company

Sunday, June 19 from 3-5:30pm Hopkington Pride, 

Saturday, June 25, from 8am-5pm, North Shore Pride Parade and Festival, Salem

Saturday, June 25 at noon Trans Resistance’s 3rd Annual Trans Resistance , Franklin Park

Saturday, June 25 at 8pm BGMC Disney PRIDE in Concert , Symphony Hall

Sunday, June 26, at 3pm, BGMC Disney PRIDE in Concert , Symphony Hall

Sunday, June 26 from noon-4pm Franklin Pride 

LGBTQIA+ Pride Banners!

This year, for the first time, Arlington proudly flew LGBTQIA+ Pride banners in the town center! They were up for the month of September. Next year, they’ll be displayed throughout the month of June. We want to offer our sincerest thanks to all those who generously donated to the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission for the purchase of our banners, which will be used for years to come.

Arlington-Belmont Crew Team

Arlington Human Rights Commission

Laurie Caldwell & Anna Watson

Calvary Church, United Methodist

Ellenhorn LLC

State Senator Cindy Friedman

Patricia and Edward Harlow

David Lenoir Homes

Krattenmaker O’Connor & Ingber PC

Lisa Krinsky

State Rep. Sean Garballey

Bill Gardiner

Molly & Daniel Gillis

Mel Goldsipe

S.R. Nelson Marrufo

Charlotte and James Milan

Heather Phelps

State Rep. Dave Rogers

Andy Rubinson and Robert Davison

Elaine Shea – In honor of her grandchild

Cynthia S. Tavilla, PSY.D.

Richard and Patty Jo Watson

Attorney Mary Winstanley O’Connor

Select Board approves LGBTQIA+ Pride Proclamation

On Monday June 8, 2020, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Rainbow Commission went before the Select Board and were given approval for our June 2020 Pride Month Proclamation. Recognizing and standing in solidarity with communities of color, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color who continue to suffer constant injustice, we felt it important to draw the comparison with the Stonewall riots and the following fight for equality that continues to this day. You can read the full proclamation here.