June is Pride Month, and we’re shining a spotlight on the businesses and organizations across the Omaha area who are displaying their support of the LGBTQIA+ community this month and always.
Business owners, organization leaders, and makers are continually offering their creativity, time and expertise in helping to make Omaha a more inclusive city. Omaha supports Pride, and here’s how you can too.
Pride is made more powerful with community celebration.
Benson First Friday, while Proud all year, is kicking it up a notch this month with public art, window displays, visual artists, and more Pride-infused fun (June 3, 2022).
Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails will host a Pride Block Party (June 18, 2022) featuring main stage performances by the show cast from their popular “Drag Yourself to Brunch” recurring Sunday event. Don’t leave without asking for their rainbow shots, a flight of eight colorful shots.
Heartland Pride has a handful of events to look forward to this July. Youth Pride will feature live music and speakers (July 15, 2022). The following morning, the Pride Parade will make its way through the Old Market. Afterwards, head to CHI Health Center Omaha for a ten-hour Pride Festival complete with outdoor activities and main stage entertainment.
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DISPLAY YOUR PRIDE
Wear your Pride with an Omaha Pennant Flag Pride T-shirt available at Made in Omaha. It’s a fitting accompaniment to their colorful window display designed and created by their staff. Also, don’t leave without picking up a Pride koozie.
Milk & Daisy’s Omaha Rainbow Tee comes in three colors and six sizes and is sold alongside shirts with phrases like “be a good human” and “raise them kind.” If you prefer to wear your heart on your ears, Gold Dust Velvet Pride Heart Wood Stud Earrings are another great way to support small business while showing your Pride.
Rainbow-hued sweets are an easy way to add Pride (not to mention brightness) to your day. Each year, Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop donates to an LGBTQIA+ organization in the Omaha community. This year 100% of profits from their Pride pastry sales (bars and donuts) will go to a local project. Previously, Edge of the Universe has gluten-free rainbow brownies from Good Flour Confections on hand. Something to pair with that brownie: A refreshing Marsha P. Johnson cocktail made of peach, honeysuckle Moscato with a splash of cucumber liquor.
For more ways to round out your Omaha experience, go to VisitOmaha.com.