LGBTQ+ Pride Month is almost upon us, and Missoula is really going all-out in a way that it never has before. The first weekend of Pride is going to be jam-packed with all kinds of events, activities, parties, and more - it's going to be tough to know where to go next!

That's where we're coming in - in the weeks leading up to Pride, we're running down a few of the key events that you're going to want to check out during that first weekend. There are a lot of them, and we've got a handy shortcut over here if you want to peruse your options - or, if you want to go more in-depth, you can check out the Missoula Pride website.

Check Out Poetry and Jazz with Smooth Sayers at Missoula Pride

If you're looking for a totally free, all-ages event during Pride Weekend, here's one to check out: Starlight Reunion is teaming up with Missoula Pride to host a Smooth Sayers poetry and jazz event at the Missoula Public Library on Saturday, June 4th.

There will, of course, be poetry readings, discussion, smooth jazz music, and refreshments. The event will be held on the 4th floor of the library beginning at 4 PM.

For more info on this event, you can find that right here. And it's far from the only event happening for Pride in Missoula - we've also got the Pride Parade, Paddleheads Pride night, Pride Revival Comedy Night, and more coming up. What are you most looking forward to?

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