Tag: Pride

2019 Aurora Pride Festival looking for sponsors

AURORA — The Aurora Pride Festival is looking for sponsors as planning gears up for its 2019 set of events, scheduled for June 7 through June 9. With sights set higher than ever, the Aurora Pride Festival boasts numerous events throughout the weekend including a Rainbow Run 5K, Pride Marketplace, opening and closing celebrations, and…

Peoria Pridefest starts planning for 2019

PEORIA — Peoria Pridefest is starting the planning for next year’s event with a meeting this Saturday, Dec. 8. From Peoria Pridefest’s Facebook post: One Voice, your Central Illinois LGBT Alliance is trying to plan Peoria Pridefest 2019, and we need engaged and energetic PEOPLE to make that happen! I won’t sugar-coat our needs…and we…

Buffalo Grove Pride adds festival for next year

BUFFALO GROVE — This Chicago suburb’s first Pride celebration has just gotten bigger. The celebration, called the Pinta Pride Project after 12-year-old Molly Pinta who started the fundraising, will also include a festival as well as a parade. According to the Pinta Pride Project website, the parade will be on a mile-long round on Checker…

Buffalo Grove Pride invites participants

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove Pride 2019 has put out a call for participants in next year’s Pride in the town. The organizers are inviting any group or business that supports “love, acceptance and equality for all.” They said that business, religious organizations, school groups and clubs, families, sports teams and more are welcome. Residents…

Halloween Fest 2018! Party with Pride in Romeoville

ROMEOVILLE — Spanky’s Bar and Grill in Romeoville will serve as host for a Bolingbrook Pride fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 26. From the Facebook event: Please join us for our next Pride event in conjunction with Spanky’s Bar and Grill! Bring the whole family or come party with your friends. Dress in costume and have…

Quad Cities Fall Pride

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Quad Cities will host a Fall Pride festival October 5 and 6. The festivities will be at 2nd and Warren streets in Davenport, Iowa with two days of entertainment, including a kids’ area on Saturday, Oct. 5. The schedule for the weekend is: Friday, Oct. 5 4 p.m. – DJ Wayne…

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: Friday: Queer Dance Party 9pm-2am featuring Cazwell Saturday: Festival and Vendor area 2pm-7pm Talks and Panels at Big Grove 2-5pm Parade through downtown…

MetroEast Pride to host Pride Night with Gateway Grizzlies

SAUGET — MetroEast Pride will be hosting a Pride Night with the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team on August 30 at the Grizzlies home field. From the Facebook event: August 30, 2018 – 6:35 pm, Gateway Grizzlies Baseball will be holding a very anticipated Pride Night! Gateway Grizzlies VS Southern Illinois Miners Be sure…

Aurora Pride Festival announces logo contest winner

AURORA — Aurora Pride Festival, the Pride celebration in Illinois’s second largest city, announced today that an entry from Alisa Kober of Arlington Heights as their logo for 2019. Indivisible Aurora announced the contest in mid-July. Alisa came out ahead of 20 semi-finalists. Among the prizes she wins are a $300 cash prize, t-shirt and…