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We're back!

PACE is thrilled to announce that our Pride in the Park Family Festival will return! Join us at Columbia Park on April 27, 2024 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



DJ J Mizzle

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Drag Storytime

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

Costume Contest

Get your fierce fits ready!!!! We can’t wait to see your pride! Bring the house down with your rainbows, flare, and sequence. 💃🏼🕺🏾🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

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Join us at Pride in the Park and dive into a day filled with:


* Delectable delights from Happy Belly’s, Yeero Yeero, and The Brit Bakehouse

* Valuable insights from local community organizations

* Arts and crafts corner for the little ones

* Local vendors flaunting their unique creations

* Groovy beats by DJ J Mizzle

Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a comfy afternoon! Well-mannered furry friends on leashes are welcome too. And guess what? No entry fee! So, spread the word and bring along your pals and family for some unforgettable moments!

For extra parking, Robinson’s Rescue has got you covered nearby. See you there!

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We want to extend a huge thank you to our Pride in the Park 2024 sponsor, Geaux Talk! Thanks to their generous support, our children's area at this year's event is going to be even more amazing!

Geaux Talk, created by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), is doing incredible work to empower Louisianans and improve the health outcomes of our communities. Their campaign focuses on incorporating comprehensive sex education (CSE) into school curricula to address high rates of teen pregnancy and STDs. Geaux Talk's approach to CSE includes abstinence-based messages while also providing age-appropriate, medically accurate information. This allows parents and caregivers to select material that aligns with their family values and supports the health and well-being of their children.

We're grateful to Geaux Talk for their dedication to promoting education and health in our community!

To learn more about Geaux Talk and their important work, visit their website:

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