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Pride Day

June 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A stylized rainbow pride flag made up of several horizontal photos of different colorful wildflowers.
A stylized rainbow pride flag made up of several horizontal photos of different colorful wildflowers.

Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community (and their dogs!) are invited to celebrate love and self-acceptance at the Wildflower Center during our inaugural Pride Day event. Take a spirited Pride Hike through our Texas Arboretum, make a rainbow nature bracelet, sign up for family-friendly Drag Bingo and more!

Note: Pride Day is free with general garden admission, and there’s no extra cost to bring your dog! Walk-ups will be admitted as space allows. Drag Bingo tickets are $25 and include the cost of general garden admission. 

Activities & Start Times:

  • Show your pride outside and join us for a Pride Hike in the Texas Arboretum! Bonus points for decorating your baby stroller, blasting tunes, and/or dressing up your dog. Meet at the Arboretum entrance at 10:45 a.m. The hike will begin at 11 a.m. Note: We do not allow balloons, confetti, glitter or handheld signage. Please review our Etiquette & Policies page prior to arrival. 
  • Make rainbow nature bracelets in the Family Garden. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Go for a walk-and-talk with the couple behind the popular Instagram account @gayswhogarden. 10 a.m.  
  • Play a few rounds of family-friendly Drag Bingo in the Great Hall with two of Austin’s most dazzling drag queens! (Pre-registration required and includes the cost of general garden admission. Register here.2 p.m. 
  • Meet representatives from Equality Texas, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, Garden Seventeen, Native Edge and more!  


Bringing Your Pup? Here Are the Rules:

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and remain on marked trails.
  • As a courtesy to other visitors. Please bring only well-behaved, socialized dogs.
  • Leashes must be no longer than 6 feet. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
  • Dogs are not allowed inside Wildflower Café. Outdoor seating is available and we’ll have water stations scattered throughout the Center.
  • Dogs may not enter any of the water features or ponds.
  • Keep those paws and noses safe! Stay on the trails.
  • Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and registration.
  • Handlers must pick up after their dogs and properly dispose of waste. Clean-up bags will be available on-site.
  • The Wildflower Center reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog thought to be dangerous to other dogs or visitors.
  • Dogs must not be tethered to a stationary fixture (such as a post or tree) or left unattended.
  • The Wildflower Center is not responsible for any injury or illness.
  • Each dog owner is responsible for their own dog. If your dog causes damage to any person or property, you are responsible.
  • An adult (16 years old and up) must maintain control of each dog’s leash at all times — limited to two dogs per handler.
  • Please give space to all humans and dogs. Do not allow your dog to approach other dogs or humans.
  • Dogs are the only companion animals permitted for this event.


June 11, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center