Cincinnati Pride March
CINCINNATI PRIDE – NEW DATE, NEW LOCATION!
RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 AND
MOVED TO 2ND & 3RD STREETS BETWEEN ELM & WALNUT
To our Cincinnati Pride family: Over the past few months, our world has faced numerous uncertainties and challenges: friends and loved ones becoming ill, the loss of jobs and income, overwhelming feelings of isolation, and the closure of our favorite places to gather and socialize. One thing that has not been lost during this time: HOPE. We realize that the postponement of our original June date was a disappointment to many, when we all desperately needed to hear some good news. Our Pride Festival & Parade are events that everyone looks forward to year after year. A time to celebrate ALL that makes every one of you within our community, great. We wanted to act in the best interest of the community in which we serve, and to protect those who are the most vulnerable. Your support for this decision was heard loud and clear.
We have continued to work with local officials, and have rescheduled our event this year to Saturday, October 3. With a new date, comes a new location. The Festival will be moved to 2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm & Walnut, in downtown Cincinnati. This setup is where Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has moved in recent years, to great success. Our Parade route and staging area might be adjusted as well. We know that the transition to October is a WELCOME change to many that hate dealing with the heat of the summer. Previously registered vendors and parade participants will have their registrations carried over automatically. Currently, we are not accepting any new registrations. We will continue to communicate logistical information to those registered and keep them in the loop of the changes being made.
As a final reminder, Pride is more than one weekend or month of the year. It is a constant celebration within us, to live life as our most authentic selves. We encourage you to take part in virtual celebrations throughout the month of June and beyond. We will be sharing many of these events from our numerous community partners, via our social media. Be Safe. Be Kind. Be YOU! We look forward to seeing you in October.