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Pride 2021 is scheduled for July 23rd & 24th at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. Fort Wayne Pride is one of the largest area celebrations of the LGBTQ community and includes live entertainment, a vendor market, nonprofit resource fair, food, a beer tent, workshops, tournaments/ trivia, KidSpace and Pride March. All supporters are welcome to join us for one of the best parties of the year!
Location: Headwaters Park
Friday (7p-midnight)- The kickoff party includes music from local bands as well as a dance party for the last hour. There will be a beer tent and food as well as some of the vendors will be set up.
Saturday (noon-midnight)- Fort Wayne Pride- The festival includes: A vendor market; nonprofit resource fair; beer tent; food vendors; workshops, cornhole tournament; KidSpace and live entertainment from a variety of local, regional, and national bands/ singers...new this year... 2 entertainment stages!
Vendor Market-Noon-7p (some vendors are open throughout) which includes nearly 125 retail, business, and a nonprofit resource fair as well as the Pride Food Plaza which is open throughout the festival
KidSpace- Noon-6p- Free w/ admission; Children under 12 which includes games, prizes, crafts, a magic show, character appearances, and inflatables (subject to change)
Workshops- Noon-6p; Variety of Categories presented by community experts each followed by a Q & A
Cornhole Tournament- 2p-5p- Enter by 1:30p or until bracket is full; free to enter; $50 for 1st prize team; email firstname.lastname@example.org for early registration (you still need to check in prior to 1:30p)
Trivia- Held at various times during the festival (see entertainment schedule) & includes prizes for the top 5 winners at each time slot. Anyone can play using an internet connected device on Kahoot!
There are a few things to keep in mind while attending Pride:
** All ages are welcome at Pride, but after 8pm children ages 5 and under will need to leave the festival. With the crowds getting larger, it is not safe to have little ones in the festival grounds. After 8pm, we do not guarantee "family friendly" which may include cursing in songs, large crowds, and louder music than in the daytime.
** PRIDE IS SMOKE FREE EXCEPT IN THE DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA INSIDE THE VENUE.
** We are not responsible for any illegally parked vehicles. There are convenient lots next to the park as well
as free parking throughout downtown.
** All laws regarding proper clothing in public must be followed in and around the festival. During Saturday's "family friendly" hours (noon-8p) additional dress code enforcement will take place.
** Only those who have paid for a vendor space are allowed to sell, distribute information, or solicate at Pride.
** Pets are not allowed at Pride due to city regulations. We love pets, but please leave them at home.
** Outside alcohol is prohibited at Pride. This breaks laws as well as risks our loss of liquor license.
** Pride prohibits weapons of any type in the park throughout the festival.
** Be sure to arrive early for better seating during our events.
** Accessible seating is available. An ASL interpreter will be on stage from 9p-midnight on Saturday.
** An ATM is located near the entrance of Pride for your convenience.
** FW Pride reserves the right to eject individuals breaking laws.
** Fort Wayne Police, both uniform and plain clothes, will be on site during the festival for security purposes.
** Bag searches will be conducted at the gate to help keep attendees safe. Security cameras are in use around
the festival grounds as well.