Welcome to 2018 Bloomington Pridefest
Bloomington PRIDE's fifth annual street festival celebrating LGBTQ culture and community will take place Saturday, August 25 at 3pm on East Kirkwood Avenue.
The all-ages event feature live entertainment featuring Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9), Diane Coffee, Kool Breed, and Huckleberry Funk, as well as vendor booths from area nonprofits and businesses, a poetry slam, activities for kids, and food trucks. Suggested donation of $5 will be grateful accepted at the gates.
We've upped the ante! Pridefest now has two stages: the Upland Stage (CVS parking lot) and the Boston Scientific Stage (Kirkwood & Lincoln).
The fun starts at 3pm on the Upland stage with Huckleberry Funk—a funk, rock, and soul band based in Bloomington. At 4pm, Quarryland Mens Chorus will open the Boston Scientific stage on Lincoln Street. Additional performers include our headliner Sasha Velour, Diane Coffee, and Kool Breed.
Pridefest Community Education Workshops
This year's festival includes six workshops designed to enrich and educate our community and our allies. Topics include: Pride in PrEP: HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis 101, Transgender in Indiana: Sharing Our Experiences, and Why Sex Workers Can't Complain About Work (a look at the impact of SESTA/FOSTA legislation.
More than 90 nonprofit organizations, groups, and businesses will line the festival grounds. Vendor booths will open at 3pm and remain available through at least 8pm. Check back soon for a vendor list and festival map.