PACE is thrilled to announce that our Pride in the Park Family Festival will return! Join us at Columbia Park on April 30, 2023 from 11:00-3:00. Thousands attended our last Pride in the Park, and we invite everyone to join us again as we proudly celebrate the lives of Northwest Louisiana’s LGBTQ+ community!
There will be food trucks on hand, various community booths to visit, vendors, entertainment, and much more!
Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to settle in for a festive afternoon. Well-behaved pets on leashes are also welcome. There is no entry fee.
There are always questions as to why we celebrate PRIDE. For years, being LGBTQ+ or having an LGBTQ+ family member was something people didn’t talk about. Or if they did, they did it in hushed tones. This meant the only voices that people heard were the ones completely distorting and misrepresenting the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
This is happening again as those loud voices are trying to make LGBTQ+ people invisible so that the truth of their actual lives remains hidden. Sadly, too many LGBTQ+ people still face daily senseless discrimination yet strive, just like everyone else, to lead meaningful productive lives. Now that is something to be proud of! So we invite all who will celebrate the actual lives of the LGBTQ+ community to join us in April at Pride in the Park.
Heather Goodman D'Anna
Pride in the Park Chair
Drag Storytime captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves!
Show Your Pride
Get your fierce fits ready!!!! We can’t wait to see your pride! Bring the house down with your rainbows, flare, and sequence. 💃🏼🕺🏾🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈