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Feel the Pride

Pride Month kicks off today, and Evansville is preparing for a big party. Join in the celebration at one of the events throughout the month of June.

Kelley Coures “Out in Evansville” Reading and Book Signing
6 p.m. June 1
Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
LGBTQ+ advocate Kelley Coures will read from his recently released book “Out in Evansville: An LGBTQ+ History of River City” and answer audience questions. Find a discussion of “Out in Evansville” here in the May/June issue of Evansville Living.

June First Friday
5:30-9 p.m. June 2
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Southeast Second Street and Adams Avenue
This First Friday at Haynie’s Corner will celebrate Pride Month with a free drag show plus art vendors and food trucks including Lashbrooke’s Barbecue, Stuft, Bruce Li, Taco Bar, Barrel House Food Truck & Catering, and JB’s Barnyard.

Pride Festival & Parade in Downtown Evansville
12-10 p.m. June 3
Downtown Evansville, Main Street
Celebrate the local LGBTQ+ community at this River City Pride-organized parade and party through Downtown that includes local artists, musicians, vendors, and more. Visit Evansville Living’s booth while you’re there!

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Throughout June
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library locations
The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has Pride events throughout the month. Kelley Coures gives another reading of his new book “Out in Evansville: An LGBTQ+ History of River City” at EVPL Central on June 14. Other events include crafts, activities, screenings, and a book club.

Warrick County Pride Festival
10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 10
Old Lock and Dam, 525 E. Hwy. 662, and Allen Family Amphitheater, 600 State Road 662, Newburgh, Indiana
Head to Newburgh for a full day of musical entertainment, including The Honey Vines, plus comedy and a family-friendly drag show, vendors, non-profits, and food trucks.

Pride Night at the Otters
5 p.m. June 11
Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
The Evansville Otters show their support for the LGBTQ+ community at this ballgame, which includes Pride-themed giveaways.

June Exchange: Pride Panel Discussion
5 p.m. June 15
Newburgh Chandler Bell Road Public Library, 4111 Lakeshore Drive, Newburgh, Indiana
The Southwestern Indiana Women of Action will hold a conversation with panelists from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss Indiana legislation, LGBTQ+ issues, and how allies can help.

Haynie’s Corner Arts District Music Fest & LGBTQ Resource Fair
5-8 p.m. June 16
Haynie’s Corner, Second Street and Adams Avenue
LGBTQ+ performers The Randy’s, Laralye and Hannah Evelyn, and Syzygy will perform, with a guest appearance from the Rainbow Choir. Vendors providing resources will be in attendance.

Third Annual Pride in the Park
11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 17
Garvin Park, 1600 N. Main St.
The theme for this year’s Hudson & Reed Foundation event is “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Stop by for a good time that includes food booths, activities, music, and drag performances.

Second Annual Wag-n-Drag
5-8 p.m. June 23
Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Drive
Pets, people, and pride join together for extended adoption hours plus raffle prizes, local vendors, and food trucks.

Haynie’s Corner Wiffleball League Third Annual Pride Tourney
June 25
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Adams Avenue and Parrett Street
This single day, single-elimination wiffleball tournament is a showdown between existing Haynie’s Corner wiffleball divisions and LGBTQ+ organizations.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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