PADUCAH — Western Kentucky Pride Festival plannin is back in full force. The festival is set to take place at Carson Park in Paducah from May 29th – 31st.
Opening ceremonies will take place at 12 pm on Friday, May 29, and closing Ceremonies Sunday, May 31, at 2 pm. This year’s event was moved from the Paducah Riverfront to Carson Park to handle the expected growth of the festival.
The first year saw more than 6,000 people in and out over the two days. This year, there will be two-plus stages featuring over 52 hours of live entertainment, field day events, and mud wars for teams of five competing to win prizes, and trophies. A youth pavilion, VIP areas, meet and greets, midway games, vendors, and fun for all ages.
This year will also see the addition of on-site campsites available for our first-ever “Pride Camp”, Cornhole Tournament, Pride Yard Sale, Arts Expo, Photo Booth, and so much more in the works.
There is an open call for vendors, sponsors, field day teams, talent, and volunteers. Information can be obtained from the Welcome Center at (270) 408-LGBT. The Western Kentucky Pride Festival is put on by the Paducah LGBT Welcome Center, a registered 501(c)3 organization serving Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Northwest Tennessee.