MidMO PrideFest is an annual, family-friendly celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally community in Mid-Missouri.
This festival is FREE and open to the public!
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel PrideFest 2020 here in Mid-Missouri. Please know we at Pride did not make this decision easily.
We took into consideration the overall public safety of holding a Pride event this year, and we realized that the cons outweigh the pros of continuing forward as we originally planned.
Mid Missouri PrideFest has been a part of the local LGBTQIA+ community for more than 15 years and continues to proudly grow and flourish with each year!
Every year, our event is held in Columbia, which is a central location for Missouri. We are honored to be in a location that makes it easy for our community to attend. The board is comprised of LGTBQ+, allies and friends that are from the Central Missouri area and bring many years of knowledge of our community to the table!
PrideFest has something for everyone! Bring the entire family to enjoy our day time events and attractions! Throughout the day, live performances take the stage, vendors line the streets – ready to share their passion for the community! You’ll find merchants with plenty of LGBT+ wares, activities for the kids, a place for teens to hang out and enjoy the scenery, multiple local food trucks, plenty of libation for adults and refreshments for the kids, a rich presentation of our history and education and support for ALL! Stay throughout the evening for the Drag Showcase and Muse Pole Fitness! You’ll enjoy wonderful performances by our wonderful, local drag community as well as nationally recognized drag performers! Muse Pole fitness never disappoints with their amazing shows as well!
Festivals like Pride, are an important and integral part our community because it allows us to not only celebrate our identities and the things that make us unique, but it also gives the community an opportunity to show their support to their LGBTQ neighbors, friends, employees, and customers.
In 2017, we officially merged with The Center Project, Mid-Missouri’s LGBTQ+ resource center, in an effort to better impact the community at large. Now, when you sponsor PrideFest, you are not only supporting an incredible, family-friendly festival, but you are also supporting the initiatives of The Center Project.
Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at The Center Project on Hickman Street at 6:30pm. ALL are welcome to attend!
Become a volunteer
MidMo Pride events are made possible by people like you, the volunteers who care about the LGBTQ community. We work to ensure all experiences with MidMo Pride are positive.
become a sponsor
Our festival is put on entirely by volunteers, and our resources can be small. Putting on a quality festival for a few thousand people can be expensive and is only possible by generous support from our community’s individuals and businesses.
become a vendor
Consider sponsoring our event by hosting a booth. Bring your products, creativity, inspiration and information to this event! You efforts are deeply appreciated all across the community!