Island Events & Attractions

Block Island Pride 2021

Celebrate Block Island Pride by supporting the island’s one and only LGBTQIA+ organization. From art classes to drag cabaret to dance parties to nature walks, this Thursday, September 16th kicks off a 4-day long unique Pride celebration like only Block Island could do! Join together to promote cultural diversity and progress through these inclusive events and the community Rainbow Pride March. And, thanks to the Glass Float Project, don’t forget to hunt for the elusive one-of-a-kind glass Rainbow ORB hidden on the island.

Date of Events:

Thursday September 16th - Dodge Night Market
5:00 PM Ninny Nothin & Danuel Duel’s Drag Queen Mingle at The Island Free Library
6:00-8:00 PM Rainbow Tie-Dye at the Traveling Seamstress
6:00-9:00 PM Queer Tarot and Jazz Band at Persephone’s Kitchen

Friday September 17th
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Drop in Photo Booth and Button Making at The Island Free Library
5:00-7:00 PM Welcome Social at The National
9:00 PM-1:00 AM Liquid Dance Floor at Captain Nick’s with Ninny Nothin, Danuel Duel and DJ Zoilarosa Z

Saturday September 18th

10:00 AM Ninny Nothin & Danuel Duel’s Drag Story Hour at The Island Free Library
12:00 PM Ocean View Foundation’s Rainbow Pride March through town
2:00-4:00 PM Life Drawing Class at The Darius Inn*
10:00 PM-1:00 AM Drag Cabaret at Tigerish with Gia Devaroux, Jealousy Jonz and DJ Soundwaves

Sunday September 19th
2:00 PM The Nature Conservancy’s Queer Nature Walk with Kim Gaffett from Andy’s Way to Beane Point*
6:30 PM Soundwaves Showing “Pride” film at Town Beach Pavilion

*Reservation required on

Please consider donating to Block Island Pride, a grassroots campaign relying heavily on volunteers to promote Block Island as a socially progressive tourist destination. Fundraising efforts for Block Pride will be used to organize our pride event in September with all additional funds going to support queer community oriented projects on Block Island and next year’s pride festival.

September 17, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Block Island, RI 02807