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Pride on the Great River Road​.

Celebrate community! Music, parades, dances, pub crawls and drag! These riverside festivals bring LGBTQIA+ awareness and culture — with a dash of color.


Twin Cities Pride (Minneapolis, MN)

Bring your family and enjoy 4 free stages of music, 40 food vendors, and over 400 booths (fireworks and a parade too!). There will be plenty to watch in Minnesota’s bustling city of LGBTQIA+ supporters.

St. Cloud Pride (St.Cloud, MN)

Watch local, regional, and national drag performers — including Latrice Royale from the hit series Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Furry friends also get to participate in costume contests.


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Viroqua Area Pride (Viroqua, WI)

Rock your rainbow colors in a photobooth or bust a move to some fun tunes. Viroqua’s first annual Pride celebration was in 2019!

La Crosse Pride in the Park (La Crosse, WI)

Get your tickets early for the festival’s “So You Think You Can Drag?” – it sells out! Families are welcome to join in on the fun with the “PRIDE Family Picnic” and numerous live musical performances.


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Unity Pride Week (Davenport, IA)

A full week of Pride!  The Quad Cities are celebrating with a pub crawl, a pageant, and much more.

Key City Pride (Dubuque, IA)

Dubuque is steppin’ out for a whole week of events celebrating pride and the LGBTQ+ communities!   There will be a festival, performances, a drag river cruise and a bar crawl, so it looks like they’re gonna do it right.


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#amazingforall (Galena, IL)

This small town holds big city views! Galena is on the Pride map for its #amazingforall campaign and effort to build community ties.

Metro East Pride Fest (Belleville, IL)

Live music and performances along with contests and downtown booths for food, drink and shopping.


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Pride St.Louis (St.Louis, MO)

Funding support goes to college scholarships, educational programs, and community efforts! Watch the Grand Pride Parade full of LGBTQIA-friendly creatives, businesses, nonprofits, and more.

Cape Pride (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Cape Pride is fairly new with a debut in 2019! Join the fun and watch drag performances and participate in family-friendly activities.


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Heartland Equality Pride (Paducah, KY)

This 3-day celebration is packed with runway shows, Mud Wars, food, and camping activities. Pitch a tent in this inclusive community!


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Memphis Pride (Memphis, TN)

Memphis marks this festival as the “most colorful weekend of the year”. Expect over 200 vendors, a car show, a wrestling ring, and two performance stages.

Outflix Film Festival (Memphis, TN)

Celebrate film in the mid-south — but LGBTQ+ films in particular. These festival films shed light on various topics and voices of the community.


Have to head off the River Road to celebrate Pride in Arkansas, but Little Rock’s got you covered.

Little Rock Pride (Little Rock, AR)

Little Rock Pride celebrates LGBTQIA+ music and film in a series of events! Keep an eye on their website and social media for future Pride opportunities.


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Y’all Means All (Natchez, MS) 

Natchez mixes it up with a wine and cheese welcome party, followed by an after party, and an after-after party for those die-hards.  Plus, the Y’all Means All Ball will have the music and performances you expect from a Pride weekend.


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New Orleans Pride (New Orleans, LA)

In 2019, Wire Magazine listed NOLA Pride as one of the “Top 18 Prides Around the World”! Join others for four days of events including a block party and plenty of fun contests at several bars and restaurants around New Orleans and cheer for diversity.

Baton Rouge Pride (Baton Rouge, LA) 

Since 2010, Baton Rouge Pride has been the largest indoor pride celebration in the south. Join others and enjoy a great entertainment lineup, a queer pop-up art market, educational resources, and more family friendly activities!