Celebrate with us

Pridefest 2022

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Welcome to

Pridefest Collaborative

Pridefest Collaborative is a community focused non-profit, charity whose mission is to advance unity, visibility, self-esteem, support, and wellness among adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and to promote a positive image throughout the Upstate.

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Pridefest 2022

Who is Coming?

Free Parking

Access

Local Food

Family Fun

Location provided by

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church is an affirming support thread to our local community and is the generous host of Pridefest 2022! Visit their website below to see how they serve our community.

Relaxing

Sensory Room

Enjoy our Sensory Room provided by 864 PRIDE for a less stimulated experience during our Pridefest event.

"Be You"

What to Expect?

Eating healthy
The Food Will Be Lit!

We will have local, steet-side food + drink options to choose on-site to fiesta with our frends + allies!

(alcohol not permitted)

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Fun activities to enjoy

We have a jam packed day of family fun + full schedule worth of free activities for everyone to enjoy!

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Now Accepting Participants

We invite you to join Pridefest 2022! We are accepting organizations who are affirming and supportive

Live Music From

SYNERGY TWINS

Heads up! This groundbreaking electric string duo is fast tracking their way to the top, reinventing the industry model for electril string acts. Performing live, both Stephen and Jeff Neil are a household name in throughout the Upstate!

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Pridefest Schedule

Get Your Pride On!

12:30pm
Gates open

By You! Celebrate PRIDE with us during Pridefest 2022.

ALL DAY
"DJ RubberBandMan"

Malik “DJ RubberBandMan” Baxter from  Epic Entertainment in the house.

ALL DAY
Life Size games & Fun

Games & family fun for everyone!  Aim your hand in cornhole or life-sized jenga + more

ALL DAY
FREE MOM HUGS

Hugs from Moms & Dads will be absolutely free for everyone to get a squeeze

ALL DAY
Sti testing (free)

Know your status! Get free STi testing from AID Upstate. 

ALL DAY
Passport scavenger hunt

Find the pot at the end of our rainbow with our  scavenger hunt

ALL DAY
Free Hugs 4 U

Hugs from Moms & Dads will be absolutely free for everyone to get a squeeze

ALL DAY
Narrative writing
Session

Take your turn trying your hand in our writers block for a narrative writing session

2:30p-3p
SYNERGY TWINS

Get your Pride on with electric violin from this dynamic duo

ALL DAY
Dance Party

Dance to the beat  with spin cycles from “DJ Rubberbandman” 

ALL DAY
"Remember Your Why" Photo Booth

 All seriousness aside! Give it your best shot in our Pridefest 2022 photo booth.

ALL DAY
Postcards to Legislators

Create a post card to legislatures to stand up for the right to be beautifully you

ALL DAY
"PUMP-IT-UP" JUMP ZONE

Jump ’till you can’t jump “no more” in our pump-it-up jump zone for the kiddos

ALL DAY
Participants

High five our participants and grab resources and swag from local affirming orgs

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Grub Hub

Eat your heart out with fresh sustainable grub from our food vendors

4:30pm
End Time

Thanks for celebrating Pridefest 2022 with us! Now, smile + remember your why!

We Celebrate You

Official Pride Flags

Celebrating diversity amongst our pride family and allies is often displayed by our flags which represent each particular groups identity and color representation. Familiarize yourself with the various pride flags which you may see at our upcoming events!

Here, we have provided a glossary of LGBTQIA+ flags to help you identify and represent your pride throughout our event.

Ask away

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission is absolutely FREE for anyone who attends + everyone is welcome!

Yes, parking is free in our main parking lots with adjacent parking to an overflow parking area.

Currently searching for food vendors to attend this event. Apply here if available.

Please let our event staff know upon arrival of any severe food allergies.

We prefer you leave your furry friends at home with the exception of service animals who are deemed necessary to provide assistance.

Yes, our event will feature both gender neutral and gender specific restrooms to ensure everyone feels welcome during our event.

If you are under the age of  (18), please bring someone who is (18)  years old or older with you.

Yes, our entire event is indoors and completely ADA accessible. 

Yes, we are a  non-profit, community charity event registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State and considered in “good standing.” Public Charity ID: 72086. Contributions gifted to Pridefest Collaborative and/or Pridefest are not tax deductible at this time, but stay tuned to our website for the latest information regarding contribution and deduction status as this is subject to change.

For legal inquiries or to request financial information from our group, please contact us or visit give.pridefest.info to donate.

Complete our volunteer registration to sign up to volunteer during our event.

Join other organizations in celebration of Pridefest! Complete our participant application to be considered to join our event.