Champaign/Urbana celebrates Pride

Photo courtesy of UP Center of Champaign County

The Champaign/Urbana community held their annual Pride celebration last month, with a parade and festival.

The event was a return to an in-person event after last year’s virtual Pride Fest.

Nicole Frydman, director of operations for the Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County, said this year’s parade had 50 entries. And while there is no firm number between both the festival and parade, she said that the crowd was estimated in the thousands.

“We sold out our Friday Kick Off Party well before the event date,” she said. “And we definitely had an uptick in attendance to both the Parade and Vendor Fair.”

To see all photos from the festival and parade, go to the UP Center website.