Evansville’s River City Pride Currently Accepting Entries for 2022 Pride Parade
The River City Pride Parade and Festival are making their glorious and colorful return to Evansville for 2022 hosted by River City Pride and you can register now for the parade! Keep scrolling to learn how.
Meet River City Pride
River City Pride is Evansville's newest LGBTQIA+ organization. At River City Pride the focus is on uniting, educating, and serving the community. River City Pride is currently in the planning process to host the 2022 Pride Festival and Parade.
Evansville's First-Ever Pride Parade and Festival
In 2019, River City Pride hosted Evansville's first-ever Pride Parade and Festival. It was a beautiful day full of joy, love, and celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. People lined the streets to cheer as the parade traveled through parts of downtown Evansville, including along historic Main Street. Once the parade came to a close, the festival began!
2020 & 2021 Didn't Go As Planned
During the First Annual River City Pride Festival, there was plenty of food and vendor booths, music, dancing, drag, and more. It was a truly magical and memorable day! In 2020, the coronavirus threw a bit of a wrench in the works for the Second Annual Pride Parade and Festival, forcing event organizers to cancel the event.
River City Pride was hopeful for 2021, but ultimately the organization had to pivot to a virtual event, bumping it back from June, the traditional month to celebrate Pride, to October. It was held as a live stream with a Halloween theme - A Virtual Spooky Pride, shared via Facebook Live.
River City Pride Parade and Festival Are Back for 2022
We are so excited that River City Pride plans to make a triumphant return with the 2022 Pride Parade and Festival and we will once again be the media partners for the event. The in-person, public event will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Evansville's historic Haynie's Corner Arts District.
Participate in Evansville's 2022 River City Pride Parade
At this time, River City Pride is accepting applications for parade participants. Whether you want to bring a float or a walking troup, sign up using the form found here to register your parade entry.
Follow River City Pride on Facebook.