6th Annual CU Pride Festival




The UP Center presented it’s

Sixth Annual CU Pride Festival September 19th-20th.  


Another CU Pride Fest has come and gone!  Thank you to the C-U community and beyond for supporting and accepting Pride and making it so much fun!  The UP Center would like to thank the planning committee for their hard work and dedication in planning this year.  Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help!  Thank you to Erin Lippitz-Gelsthorpe for making the Parade look effortless!  Thank you to chambanamoms.com​ for sponsoring the free Family and Kids Area, we saw lots of kids having fun on the bounce houses!  Thank you to Miga​ for hosting our drag show and raising $1,000 for The UP Center!  Thank you to all the entertainers who came out and donated their time and talent to give everyone a show.  Thank you to Jade Sotomayor for coming down to party with us.  Thank you to our vendors and those who gave of their time to make the workshops a success!  Thank you to City of Champaign - Municipal Government​ for your work on Saturday and for embracing and supporting us!  Thank you to our sponsors! Thank you to V. Picasso​ for hosting our Drag Brunch!  It was amazing!  We hope to see you all again next year!

2015 Pride Fest Sponsors

Josh Laskowski

The Prize Guy