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2019 CU Pride Fest


Queer History. Our History.

10th Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest 2019

The UP Center of Champaign County is proud to announce the 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of our local pride celebration, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village, New York, the community will honor these milestones the weekend of September 27-29, 2019, in downtown Champaign.

The popular outdoor celebration and vendor fair will take place in teh City of Champaign lot, north of One Main Plaza in downtown Champaign on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM, with performances and entertainment on the main stage throughout the day.

The UP Center will once again partner with the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum to provide family fun for children of all ages. There will be no entrance fee to the museum from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM for families to enjoy all the Orpheum has to offer.

At 3:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 28th, Illinois’ LARGEST downstate pride parade kicks off. The parade is free, family-friendly and a celebration of love for all.

Parade and vendor applications are now live at www.unitingpride.org. Please keep checking in with our website (https://www.unitingpride.org/pride-fest-2019), and follow us on social media ( https://www.facebook.com/UPCenter/) for continued updates on our expanding schedule of events during and leading up to PrideFest weekend in Champaign-Urbana.

For media inquiries about the 2019 Pride Fest, please contact pride@unitingpride.org.

Be sure to stick around after the parade for all the Pride festivities!!

Help us create an amazing, inclusive celebration by being yourself to be on the right side of history!

Please follow the links below for more information.