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Louisville Shows Off Its Pride

Louisville Shows Off Its Pride

Louisville will be extra prideful during the annual Kentuckiana Pride Parade and Festival on June 17

(June 8, 2023) — Louisville will be extra prideful during the annual Kentuckiana Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17, with Louisville’s Mayor Craig Greenberg serving as the parade Grand Marshall to welcome the more than 20,000 people anticipated to gather and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

The free parade steps off from the NuLu neighborhood at noon from Campbell Street and will work its way up Preston Street ending at the Big Four Lawn festival grounds at Waterfront Park. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to line the parade route as part of the celebration hitting the streets of Louisville.

The Kentuckian Pride Parade runs directly in front of NuLu’s recently opened Hotel Genevieve, which is hosting a pre-parade brunch in their lobby restaurant Rosettes from 10am - 3pm featuring drag performances by Leah Halston and Gilda Wabbit along with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Rooftop hotspot Bar Genevieve will also be opening an hour early at 3pm to keep the celebrations going after the parade.

The festival runs 12pm-10pm with the entertainment lineup anchored by VINCINT, who is set to headline The Stonewall Stage. A full day of performances include 2023 GLAAD Media Awards nominee for Outstanding Breakthrough Artist, Brooke Eden, rising pop singer-songwriter, Slayyyter, indie pop singer-songwriter, Morgxn, country artist, Chris Housman and more.

The talent of Louisville’s artists will also be represented on The Stonewall Stage and Rainbow Stage featuring performances by The Daddy Sisters, pop-rock artist, Adam Thomas, cover band, Most Wanted, and the chorus, VOICES of Kentuckiana.

Louisville continues to be celebrated as a welcoming and inclusive destination. The city has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index every year since 2015 and Louisville's LGBTQ+ scene has recently received international recognition by the New York Times, Travel Pulse and OutThere Magazine.

Ticket options for the Kentuckiana Pride Festival are on sale now at http://www.kypride.com. Funds raised during the event help the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation promote social, economic, and health equity of Kentuckiana’s sexual and gender minorities, as well as advocates pride, celebrates achievements, and educates leaders.

Guests can use Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to see the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots and bourbon distilleries. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at gotolouisville.com.

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