Flag Raising

As the official kick-off to the 49th annual Boston Pride festivities, the Flag Raising Ceremony, hosted by Mayor Marty Walsh, will introduce the 2019 Boston Pride Marshals (see page 48) to our community. Held at the epicenter of municipal authority, on the steps of Boston City Hall, the yearly hoisting of the queer, rainbow-striped standard is a demonstration of pride and power, of celebration and struggle, of hope and resilience. Addressing the celebration’s theme Looking Back, Loving Forward, the Ceremony will fittingly reflect on our past, honoring the Stonewall Uprising and its legacy five decades in the making. Likewise, local speakers and leaders in our community will inspire the next generation to keep up the good fight, as our multicolored flag waives defiantly, through the full Boston Pride celebration, in the coastal winds of the Hub of the Universe.

EVENT DETAILS

Friday, May 31
12:00PM
Rain or shine

City Hall Plaza Flag Poles
1 City Hall Plaza, Boston
Logo of the MBTA
Government Center (Blue and Green lines)
Logo of the MBTA
Wheelchair accessible
Logo of the MBTA
ASL interpretation available
Logo of the MBTA
Free and open to the public
It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration!
It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration!

It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration! Credit: Marilyn Humphries

It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration!
It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration!
It’s not Pride Week until the rainbow flag is hoisted high above City Hall Plaza. So come join the ceremony to begin the celebration!