Champaign/Urbana gets ready for Pride celebration

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign/Urbana area will have its Pride celebration on Sept. 15 through 16, organized by the UP Center of Champaign County.

The tentative schedule for the weekend is:

Tentative Schedule:


Queer Dance Party 9pm-2am featuring Cazwell


Festival and Vendor area 2pm-7pm

Talks and Panels at Big Grove 2-5pm

Parade through downtown Champaign 5pm

Official Evening Party 8pm-2am with Alaska 5000

Teen Event TBD


Drag Brunch Noon-5pm

Volunteer Appreciation 5-7pm

Pride After Party 5-10pm

There are vendor and sponsorship opportunities available. If interested, contact the UP Center at

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