Up North Pride 101

We want to make your Up North Pride experience the best it can be. We have a full week of events designed to educate, advocate, and celebrate the vibrant LGBT community in Traverse City, Michigan and all or Northern Michigan. 

Unless otherwise noted, all Up North Pride events are family-friendly and free to attend. We encourage Pride-themed apparel, but all functions are come-as-you-are. Check specific events for more helpful details. 

If you have questions at any events, visit our merchandise tables. Volunteers will be there to answer any questions you may have or will help direct you to someone who can.

Check out our 2017 Up North Pride March video for a sneak peak at the fun!

All Up North Pride events take place in Downtown Traverse City. 

If you don't want to think about time on a meter, make the Larry C. Hardy or Old Town Parking Garage your parking destination. These facilities offer the most affordable parking rates in town!

Two, three, four, and ten hour metered spaces along the streets and in designated lots make visiting the downtown and waterfront areas hassle free.  Parking meters are enforceable Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM with exception to holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).

Check out the Traverse City's DDA website for more parking information.


Stay in Touch

Up North Pride is different every year, and things move very quickly. The best way to keep up with Traverse City's LGBT news, events, announcements, and additions is to follow us on social media.

Like us on Facebook and our fan favorite Instagram to not only get the latest news but special insider tips and behind-the-scenes looks at the at Up North Pride. And we want you to be part of the conversation, too! Use and follow our #upnorthpride