6th annual Pride Festival expecting over 17,000 visitors

 

ST. CHARLES, Mo.,On Saturday, June 20th, the sixth annual St. Charles LGBTQIA+ Pride Festival will be held at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Pride Inside 2020 will be a unique setting for the only Pride festival in the St. Charles County area. The day will focus on entertainment and education, providing an opportunity for allies and LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate and share resources.

 

This family friendly event is designed to align those in need of support with resources and organizations within their own community. Last year’s festival was well attended with more than 17,000 attendees. Attendance continues to grow at a rapid pace each year.

 

 “Pride Inside 2020 will be a new venture for us, one that we are excited for everyone in the community to attend and enjoy,” said Beth Finder, President of Pride St. Charles. "We are looking forward to sharing the benefit of increased accessibility of the Family Arena with all of our community members."

 

Pride St. Charles will be held again at the Family Arena in St. Chares. New this year, the festival will be held INSIDE and outside the Family Arena. Vendors will be located throughout the concourse of the Family Arena for the attendees to enjoy in the air-conditioned facility. Also new is the indoor main stage. Festival goers will be able to take in all the entertainment inside the Family Arena.

 

This will be the second year for the Pride St. Charles Parade. The parade will begin at 9:30 AM. The parade route will start at Bales Park, 2598 N Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 then continue to 2nd Street proceeding down to the end of Main Street. Applications for the parade will be launching soon on the website.

 

The Pride St. Charles festival is scheduled to take place from 12 PM to 9 PM. Many businesses and organizations will have booths, food vendors will be available throughout the day, as well as a youth area with fun for the whole family.

 

Vendor applications are currently being accepted and spaces are going fast!

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

 

For more information regarding the Festival please visit www.pridestcharles.org or contact Beth Finder at 636-344-0134. Pride St. Charles President and Directors are also available for interviews over the phone or in-person.

 

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