OEC Pride

June 3 - 4, Saturday, Sunday
Celebrating PRIDE all weekend with art, dance, education & fun


Sunday, Jun 04 2023


All Day


Old Ellicott City


Multi-Day Event
Old Ellicott City welcomes all to join us June 3 & 4 as we celebrate PRIDE and our diverse vibrant community!

This year’s town-wide festivities include the return of the Mascara Run (this time up and down Main Street!), the Art Fair and Drag Story Hour. Throughout town find live music, special performances, a special movie presentation of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and lots more. OEC shops and restaurants will be rolling out the rainbow carpet with themed specials and their spin on Pride fun.

On Saturday, grab a dress and some tennies (no heels please!) and meet at AxGard at 1 for a little axe throwing then eat, drink and compete your way through town during the Mascara Run. Visit 14 OEC spots down the north side of Main Street then up the other side to finish in Lot F. Tickets are just $10, get your tickets HERE

Lot F will be full of Pride fun Saturday!  Starting at noon dance with DJDeezy, sip on Manor Hill Brewing craft brews and orange crushes, nosh on great eats from Buen Gusto and Bull on the Loose, and shop the Art Fair. Live music happens 3:00 to 7:30 with a group wedding/vow renewal and drag show mixed in between!

Find more vendors and live music on lower Main Street with Oella River Band rocking the street 1 – 4 pm on Saturday, and 2 – 5 pm on Sunday at B&O Plaza.

On Sunday at 11 am there’s Drag Story Hour at Backwater Books and the Art Fair moves to the EC Pops / Ooh La Lal parking lot just off Main Street on Old Columbia Pike

Count on plenty of free parking throughout town AND free shuttles run on Saturday 2 – 9 pm from the George Howard Building and old Circuit Courthouse lots to Main Street.

Proceeds from Mascara Run and Lot F festivities  go to the wonderful people at CARY (Community Allies of Rainbow Youth in Howard County). Learn more and support them HERE

OEC PRIDE Specials

Bohemian HouseBohemian House is your biggest Ally and we’re ready to celebrate the rainbow! Stop in to get a temporary Pride tattoo. All proceeds will go to the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ youth.
ClayGround Studio & GalleryMosaics on Sunday June 4th – Drop in and make a rainbow or heart full of colorful glass pieces. Only $10.00 to experience the happiness of creating your own rainbow of colors. 12:00pm to 4:00pm. No reservations required.
Clipper’s Canine Cafe25% off toys for dogs and cats
Ellicott Distilling Co.Ellicott Distilling Co. - WELL DRINKS in parking lot Fon June 3rd - 🌈 GUMMY 🐻 DRINKS@ Ellicott Distilling Co ALL WEEKEND
Georgia Grace Cafe'We take great PRIDE in our drinks as we celebrate PRIDE WEEKEND IN OEC! - The Lion's Pride 🦁🏳️‍🌈 - Titos Vodka, Gg's house-made lemonade, unsweetened Raspberry Tea topped with Blue Curacao $8, The Cub 👶🏳️‍🌈 - a virgin Lion's Pride $5, Gg's Rainbow Snow Cone 🍧🏳️‍🌈 $3
Gloss Hair StudioCelebrate Pride at Gloss Hair Studio with shimmering hair tinsel + colorful bubble braids!
Judge's BenchOrder a can of Zadie's lager beer and get a free Rainbow can koozie; or order our special Rainbow cocktail and get a Pride gift! (Both while supplies last.)
Made On MainHandmade Pride jewelry. Whatever your color combo of the rainbow, we are happy to decorate you. Custom colors of earrings & bracelets made to your specs at no extra charge & usually in just a few minutes. FREE Pride stickers for everyone! (no purchase needed) FREE Pride flag w/ $20 purchase or a Pride hand fan w/ $50 purchase
Simply The Best BoutiqueCome visit us on the MASCARA RUN - we've got all the glitter you could ever need
Southwest Connection & Silver Arrow Fudge20% off Select Sterling Silver Charms - 30% off Select bagged Candy & Chocolates - Free Pride Merchandise with any purchase. $10 & $15 MYSTERY BAGS!FREE PRIDE BRACELET/ PIN / STICKERS WITH ANY PURCHASE
St Peters Church OECSaturday June 3 Photo BoothPictures with Pete at Pride OEC! 11 am to 3 pm in front of Classic Interiors
Sweet CascadesPride Chocolates!

OEC Pride Events

Sunday, Jun 04 2023
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
No event found!


BIG THANKS to our generous sponsors the Army National Guard and TMA (The Marketing Arm)


Ellicott City Partnership [ECP]
‭(443) 240-2060‬