PRIDE Festival and Parade Returns to Argenta Arts District on October 21, 2023

North Little Rock Tourism is excited to host Central Arkansas Pride’s 11th Annual PRIDE Festival and Parade on Saturday, October 21 at the Argenta Arts District and Argenta Plaza. The event will open with the Central Arkansas Pride Parade at 12:00 p.m. and then be followed with over 5 hours of entertainment. The theme for the 2023 PRIDEFest and Parade is “PRIDE 365.” Pride is everyday! All are welcome to attend the PRIDEFest and Parade!

This year PRIDEFest will include two stages of entertainment, a Pride family zone, a vendor village, a food truck zone, and an exclusive VIP experience! General admission to PRIDEFest is Free. PRIDEFest will feature a rich line-up of internationally recognized performers and speakers including:

  • Lillie McCloud – R&B Singer and X-Factor star
  • Scarlett Santana – CC Music Factory Singer, Actress & Poet
  • Latrice Royale – Rupaul’s Drag Race Star
  • John Levengood – Singer, Performer and Queer Advocate
  • Esera Tuaolo – Former NFL Player, Mr. Aloha, & Champion of “Hate is Wrong”

In addition to the PRIDE Festival, Central Arkansas Pride will also host a Pet PRIDE event on October 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Flyway Brewery at 314 Maple Street. This event will benefit the Humane Society of Pulaski County and will feature a pet runway where prizes will be handed out for best spirit and best costume, music by DJ Keica, and adoption opportunities through the Humane Society of Pulaski County.

For more information on events, programming and parade route visit: https://www.arpride.org/

Central Arkansas Pride is able to deliver this rich experience thanks in-part to our amazing Premier Sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Additionally, FLYWAY Brewing Company is the VIP Experience Sponsor and NAMI Arkansas is the Pride Family Zone Sponsor.

About Central Arkansas Pride

Central Arkansas Pride is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization and volunteer-based group that has been building a welcoming community for LGBTQIA+ Arkansans for more than 11 years. We come together to celebrate the history and culture of Arkansas’s LGBTQIA+ community through Pride events and programming that inspire, strengthen and unite.

About North Little Rock Tourism

North Little Rock Tourism is the destination marketing organization for North Little Rock, Arkansas. It promotes North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors. For more information about where to stay, where to eat and what to do in North Little Rock, visit NorthLittleRock.org.

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