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Be Yourself, change the world


The UP Center would like to thank the City of Champaign and the entire Champaign-Urbana Community for coming together to throw the 9th annual Champaign-Urbana PrideFest! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who participated in the festival.

We’re already starting to plan next year’s PrideFest. If you participated or attended this year, please consider filling out this survey to help guide us.

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SCHEDULE (mobile friendly):


Donate to PrideFest to increase our celebration, outreach, and visibility! 

The UP Center works year-round to provide youth and adult support groups as well as programming and social events for the LGBTQ+ community of Champaign County.

Donate to the UP Center’s support groups here:

Recurring Monthly Sponsorship:
Name (for our sponsor list)

Become a monthly donor to the UP Center here!



Outstanding sponsorships, vendor fees, and parade entries can be paid here

Please list business in the memo line! Thank you for making Pride a truly community event!


Support for one.
Support for all. 

The Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County is the only LGBTQ+ resource center in the greater east central Illinois region. We serve clients from Champaign County and the surrounding areas through support groups, community events, educational programming, guest speakers, referrals, and resources. We also host the annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival and Parade each September. Feel free to browse our website for more information on our programs, services, and events.




Donations to the UP Center create opportunities for equality, change, and affirmation for the LGBTQ community. As a community-supported organization, we rely on sponsorships and gifts to achieve our vision.