LGBTQ2S Events & Activities

Rainbow Center celebrates the entire LGBTQ2S* community.

We host celebratory activities throughout the year including family bowling nights, a Queer Career Social, drag queen story hours, and many other programs.  


Rainbow Center stewards Tacoma Pride® brand and produces the Tacoma Pride Festival (TPF). TPF centers and celebrates the LGBTQ2S community while entertaining and inspiring more than 17,000 South Sound friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues, as well as visitors to the area. In 2019, festival programming spanned the entire month of July. The largest event is our Tacoma Pride® street festival, held the second Saturday of the month.  

Our annual Black & White Gayla is known as the most fabulous night in Tacoma, with an exciting silent and live auction followed by a legendary party. Attendance tops 550 and our auction features the most unique excursions and experiences. 


* Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and two-spirit.