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Kentuckiana Pride parade, festival kicks off Thursday

The festival is being held at Waterfront Park and features several concerts and local vendors. Events begin Oct. 7.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. β€” It's back! The Kentuckiana Pride Festival kicks off Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 9. 

The annual event will be held on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park and festivities begin with a kick-off party at Chill Bar.

The celebration at the HIghlands bar will feature a show by local drag entertainers and an address from Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman. 

A Pride Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The parade will showcase local organizations committed to supporting pride and LGBT+ communities. 

Streets surrounding the venue will be closed - check out the Louisville Metro Police Department's website for closures. The closures may last up until 10 p.m.

At Waterfront Park, guests can expect a weekend featuring vendors, local food and drinks and multiple concerts. 

Concert headliners include Neon Trees, Todrick Hall, DJ Spinderella and Tiffany. Louisville artists like Cover Me Badd, The Daddy Sisters and the Louisville Gay Men's Chorus will also perform. 

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Posted by Kentuckiana Pride Foundation on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Festival guests will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the festival.

Weekend tickets are on sale online or at the gate for $5 per day. 

For more information on the Kentuckiana Pride Festival and the weekend events, click here.  

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