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Events to Take Pride In

Evansville celebrates its LGBTQIA+ community the month of June with festivals, a parade, and Pride events at baseball games and amusement parks.

First Fridays in Haynie’s Corner
5:30-9:30 p.m. June 3
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Washington and Adams avenues

June’s First Friday in Haynie’s Corner celebrates Pride Month with live music by Dave Flick, a family-friendly drag show, art vendors, food trucks, and Stef L’s Amour Block Party at the corner of Washington Avenue and Judson Street.

Spring Small Business Saturday
10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4
Downtown Evansville

Sixty-seven cents of every dollar you spend goes back into the cash register of local shops through this spring’s Small Business Saturday in Downtown Evansville. Grab a free Pride-designed shopping bag and buy a limited edition tank top before the River City Pride Parade crosses Main Street at 11 a.m.

River City Pride Festival and Parade
11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 4
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Washington and Adams avenues

Kick off Pride Month with a festival fit for a queen. An hour-long parade up to Main Street and back will be followed by a free, full-day festival atmosphere with craft vendors, a children’s play area, food trucks, entertainment, and a beer garden for guests over age 21.

Pride Night with the Evansville Otters
5:05 p.m. June 12
Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way

June 4’s River City Pride Festival and Parade is your free ticket to see the Evansville Otters play the Gateway Grizzles. Complete the evening with a limited edition rainbow “Otters” hat giveaway at the gate. Since this game falls on a Dog Day of Summer, attendees can bring their pup to the ballpark and also chow down on discounted hot dogs.

LGBTQIA+ Resource Fair
4-7:30 p.m. June 23
EVPL Central Library, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

River City Pride and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana present a resource fair for the LGBTQIA+ community to find information on health care and support all in one place. The resource fair takes place through 6:30 p.m., with an LGBTQIA+ Alzheimer’s Community Forum following.

Pride Day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 25
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, Indiana

Join in the Pride Month celebration at Southwestern Indiana’s most famous amusement park. Tickets are $50 and include a barbecue picnic lunch at the Pavillion, while admission for children three years and younger is free. Tickets must be purchased by June 3, with in-person pickup available at Hudson & Reed Foundation’s booth at the River City Pride Festival on June 4, or the Evansville Otters game on June 12.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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