Mid-Missouri Pride


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!

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!

Aieta Buffet
Aieta BuffetAgust 8, 2019
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This year’s entertainment is spectacular. Good job!!
Franczhesca martinez
Franczhesca martinezAugust 26, 2018
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Proud to live in a community that has this! Loved going! The music was great, the booths were very fun and informative and the food was great! Loved the shows at the end of the night!!!! Great place that the whole family can attend!
Gus Anderson
Gus Anderson
August 22, 2015
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Great location. This area is more level and the streets are not a mess with brick pavers and patchwork blacktop or concrete repairs. Plenty of shade around Rose Music Hall and the North side of Park. I'm really hoping that a long term relationship can develop between Rose Music Hall and MidMO PrideFest. It just seemed like an awesome fit.
Adrianna Lillith Slate
Adrianna Lillith SlateJuly 25, 2015
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A lot of fun . It's always super great. My friends n I love it
Shawn Watts
Shawn Watts
August 29, 2014
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It was a great time it was my first time and can't wait till next year
Janet Davis
Janet Davis
@September 3 2019
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Always proud of what this group does! This year's show was great and will be even better next year!
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