Kentuckiana Pride Festival pushed from June to October

Kentuckiana Pride Parade
The Kentuckiana Pride Festival has been pushed from June to October this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Canceled in 2020 because of COVID, the Kentuckiana Pride Festival will be delayed this year for the same reason.

The annual event normally takes place in June, but has been re-scheduled for Oct. 8-9.

“Through this pandemic, the health and safety of our attendees, staff, vendors, and entertainers have been the main priority of the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation,” festival officials said in a statement Wednesday. “Moving the festival and parade dates to later in the year will provide more time to ensure we can produce a safe event.”

Also in the statement, officials said there’s good reason behind the Oct. 8-9 dates for this year’s event.

“With National Coming Out Day falling on October 11th this year, the Kentuckiana Pride Board cannot think of a better way to celebrate this momentous day by having the Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade the weekend before by encouraging attendees to be themselves freely and celebrate in unity at the festival and parade,” the statement said.

The festival and parade will take place at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park.

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