CU Pridefest is Coming Soon

The UP Center is excited to announce that our 9th annual CU Pride and Parade will happen this year September 14-16. Downstate Illinois’ LARGEST Pride Parade 🏳️‍🌈 is at 5PM!

Sponsorship, vendor, parade, and volunteer forms are available now! Help us create an amazing, inclusive celebration by being yourself to change the world!  Check out more at:
or donate to: Paypal or GoFundMe:

Tentative Schedule:

9:00 pm – 2:00 am Queer Dance Party\

12:00 pm Festival and Vendor area opens at noon
5:00 pm Parade through downtown Champaign
8:00 pm – 2:00 am Official Evening Party
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Youth Event

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Drag Brunch
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Volunteer Appreciation
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pride After Party

Hosted by The UP Center of Champaign County