The LGBTQIA+ community unites for a celebration of diversity and inclusion! On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the Columbus IN Pride Festival in Mill Race Park runs from 1-7 pm. Join more than 3,500 attendees to embrace and support this community at this free event.
Bigger than ever, shop over 100 vendor booths for handmade creations and retail merchandise. Non-profits will be on site with supportive programs and resources. Sample food from your favorite local restaurants and bars. The entertainment is free and includes an exciting lineup of bands and performers. Adult beverages available from Upland Brewing Co. and The Garage.
The Kids Zone is a family friendly area with activities ranging from games to face painting. Bounce houses will be set up to keep your little ones active and entertained. Cool them off with a refreshing sno cone located inside the Kids Zone..
COLUMBUS PRIDE AFTER PARTY
Tickets are available now for The Pride After Party at The Forge on 4th in downtown Columbus. Dance, mingle and have a blast as the festivities continue into the night. This Columbus IN Pride fundraiser will feature Drag performances, dance beats hosted by DJ Bill Dolla, scrumptious appetizers, cash bar and an inspiring, vibrant atmosphere. Everyone welcome. Must be 21 and over.
COLUMBUS, IN PRIDE FESTIVAL ORIGIN
As a senior project, high school student Erin Bailey organized the first Pride event in 2018. Wanting to support members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Columbus, others enthusiastically joined her, and this event quickly grew in participation and attendance. Its mission is to unite Columbus as one community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion for all, and celebrates LGBTQA+ residents, allies, and their families.
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Photo 1 – Tony Vasquez
Photo 2 – Don Nissen
Photo 3 – Hadley Fruits for Landmark Columbus