5th Annual CU Pride Festival


The UP Center presents it’s Fifth Annual CU Pride Festival on Saturday September 6th.  The Pride Festival will include a Parade this year and will be in Downtown Champaign.  This year's theme is Live. Love. Be. Festivities begin at 3pm with vendors and Family Fun Area. The Parade will be at 5pm.  9pm will bring the night-time fun from the Downtown Champaign Bars!  Click Here to check out our Sponsors and give them your support!

Parade Information

It’s time again for the 5th Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival. The UP Center of Champaign County is thrilled to bring this celebration to the streets of Downtown Champaign!  This year’s festival will include a parade and will take place on Saturday, September 6th from 5:00 PM to approximately 6:00 PM.  


We would like to extend an invitation to all organizations to be a part of this year’s exciting parade. This is a great opportunity to showcase your creativity and talents and celebrate with the community.  The entry fee for the parade is an optional donation. Please check the box next to the donation level you wish to give or leave it blank.  Please note all donations will go towards paying fees associated with the parade.


Please complete the entry form and return it to the address listed along with your donation, or email the completed form to heath@unitingpride.org. You will receive a confirmation letter approximately 1 week after your entry form is received.


Thank you and see you at the parade!


Heath Peterson

The UP Center of Champaign County

Parade Entry Form

Parade Route

Vendor Information

Below you will find the Vendor Application and Vendor Guidelines for this year's Festival.  Vendors will have a 10' by 10' space. The location will be Downtown Champaign in the parking lot at Neil and Washington (in front of Orpheum Children's Museum ).

Please not that we are not able to offer electricity, water, or internet at this event.  We will not be able to accept Food Vendors. time. 

2014 Vendor Application

2014 Vendor Guidelines

Volunteer Information

Click the picture to the right to sign UP.  

You can email Jonathan at shankles94@gmail.com for more information.