On Saturday afternoon, thousands celebrated love and community as the Kentuckiana Pride Festival & Parade returned to its first "typical" event since 2019.
Unlike 2021's in-person festival, which happened in October, and 2020's festival, which happened in June but virtually, the celebration this year was fully in-person and happened during Pride Month. Even so, this was a one-day festival instead of the two-day event it had been in previous years, but the crowd showed up just as much — in fact, organizers said, this was a record-breaking year for attendance.
After the parade came the festival on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park, where there were drag shows, musical performances, crafts and activities for kids and more.
Check out LEO's photos of the parade and the first few hours of the festival.
06/18/2022 | Photos by Carolyn Brown • [email protected] • @cebrownphoto