Springfield Pridefest comes back to the state capital

The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield during 2019 Pride celebrations. (Photo provided by Springfield Pridefest)

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”19″ display=”basic_slideshow”]SPRINGFIELD — The state capital had it’s Pride Parade and ninth annual Pride festival on Saturday, May 18.

Organized by the Phoenix Center, Springfield’s LGBTQ community center, the festival brought hundreds to the downtown area with perfomers, vendors and activities.

All photos by David Clodfelter. Many more photos at the Springfield CORAL Facebook group.