Springfield PrideFest

Saturday, May 17, 2025

PrideFest Logo

Get Involved!

We Need YOU! Want to volunteer for this great event? If yes, sign up below!!

Thank You

Springfield PrideFest 2024 is history and it was history making with a crowd of over 27,000 people! How amazing it was to see the streets crowded, people being themselves, open and welcoming vendors, kids having fun and lots of pride colors! The food and drink vendors had record sales and, while they prepared for a busy day, some ran out of food late afternoon.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and the amazing PrideFest committee! Thanks to all who attended. I hope you had an amazing day!

A special thank you to Designer Landscapes, Memorial Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, Molina, C.O.R.A.L., and Clique for your major sponsorships.

If you have any suggestions for next year, email me at jcool@phoenixcenterspringfield.org. We have already started planning and have lots of new ideas for 2025.

Happy Pride!

Jonna J Cooley PhD, Phoenix Center Executive Director


Where do I park? There is street parking and parking ramps at 5th & Capitol and 7th & Monroe.

What time does everything start? The parade starts at 11:30, PrideFest ribbon cutting is at Noon. Everything kicks off from that.

Where is the Pride Parade? The parade starts at 5th & Allen and goes north to PrideFest at 5th & Capitol.

How much does it cost to get into Springfield PrideFest? It is FREE!

Is this event “family friendly”? Absolutely! There is a family area, kids activities, a family stage, over 100 vendors and lots of good food and drinks. 

Will I be able to tip the drag performers? YES! They will be greeting the crowd after their performances and their Venmo/Cash Ap codes will be available!

Will there be vegetarian food  options? YES, several of the vendors have a vegetarian option. 


Springfield Pride 2024

This year’s event is going to be epic!! We have over 100 vendor spaces sold, great entertainment, a phenomenal drag show, great food and drinks, a fun-filled family area, youth and teen talent shows, pride merchandise, and MORE!! I look forward to seeing you there!

See you May 18, 2024!

See the 2024 Springfield PrideFest Theme below!

Jonna J Cooley PhD
Phoenix Center Executive Director
Springfield PrideFest Founder & Co-Chair
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