Recognize Pride Month with festivities that are happening in the Peoria area. This year, in addition to the Virtual River City Pridefest, a variety of smaller events hosted by Peoria Proud, will take place throughout June. These events include Pride Night at Dozer Field and weekly “Pride Nights” at local bars and restaurants. 

Local partners of Peoria Proud include Miss Flo NoMo', Sparky's, Club Diesel, Mack's, Central Illinois Friends, Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts, the Tartan Inn, Kenny's Westside Pub and Broadway Deli & Lounge. 

Event Line-up:

  • Pride Ride (June 25) - Fitness and Party Bike Class, drinks and celebration at Styles Studios Fitness!

  • Drag N’ Paint (June 25) - Grab your friends and head down to Kenny's Westside Pub as hosts Megan Couri and Miss. Flo guide you to create your masterpiece! Miss Flo has gathered her glamorous friends Artemesia Van Ho and Devevia Mann to entertain while you and your friends paint the night away. 

  • Pride Night & Karaoke with Miss G (June 25) - Come out to Sparky's Ringside and enjoy Pride Night and Karaoke with Miss G!

  • Virtual River City Pridefest (June 26) - Among an array of Pride events hosted in Peoria throughout this summer, River City Pride Festival will be holding a large-scale Pride festival virtually once again this year. Sponsored by Peoria Proud, this event will have a variety of speakers, entertainment, information, and much more throughout the day. Link can be found on the Peoria Proud Facebook Page. 

  • Pride Night and Drag Show (June 26) - Bring your friends out to Sparky’s to enjoy a fun-filled evening celebrating Pride and the annual Drag Show. 

  • Pride Night at Dozer Field (June 30) - Enjoy Pride Night at the Chief’s game. The first 500 guests will receive a tie dye Chiefs t-shirt. The ever lovely Gayla A. Winter will be singing the National Anthem!

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River City PrideFest Events - 2021