River City Pride is an organization founded to serve the LGBTQ+ community in Evansville, IN and surrounding areas. It is our focus to provide a safe, loving and a accepting environment and to promote awareness, understanding and diversity.
In the past, the LGBTQ+ community has gathered in local celebrations during the Summer months to celebrate Pride. We came together by forming street fairs, joined in AIDS walks, and gathered to be celebrated at local nightclubs. This year we came together to form a non-profit organization, River City Pride, Inc., in order to put down solid roots and secure a place in our community in a prominent position among other cities to celebrate Pride History, right here in Evansville, IN, along with the cities in the surrounding areas.
We are kicking off our inaugural celebration on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with a Pride Parade that will stretch roughly 1.6 miles in the downtown district, which is longer than has ever been done before in Evansville history. There will be food vendors and craft booths available at the day of the event, plus roughly around 8 hours of entertainment to enjoy throughout the entire event. Including live music and Drag shows, which have always been a staple of the LGBTQ+ community.