About This Event
Thank you for your interest in being involved in Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2019! Going into its 31st year in 2019, Grand Rapids Pride Festival works to create a safe, open, and inclusive environment for Grand Rapids community members to come out and celebrate who they are!
In 2018, Grand Rapids Pride Festival has its biggest year ever. With almost 12,000 attendees, over 100 vendors, three electric headliners, Grand Rapids Pride Festival has been deemed one of the most exciting one-day events in Grand Rapids. Since 2013, Grand Rapids Pride Festival has grown by almost 500%, approximately 9,000 attendees, offering events sponsors increased exposure as a LGBTQ-affirming business. The Advocate magazine in 2018 polled their membership and determined that more than 75 percent of LGBT adults and their friends, family, and relatives say they would switch to brands that are known to be LGBT friendly and concluded that the LGBT consumer buying power was over $917 billion in 2017 alone!
As its largest fund raiser, Grand Rapids Pride Festival also funds multiple groups and initiatives of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, including its nine social and support groups, its health access program, and advocacy initiatives. Since 1988, The Grand Rapids Pride Center has empowered our LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness. We aim to be at the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals. The Grand Rapids Pride Center offers supportive services through social and support groups, education and training, health access programs, and advocacy initiatives. Serving over 2,500 persons per year, the Grand Rapids Pride Center continues to see an increased demand for its services and funding from events like Grand Rapids Pride Festival allows it to grow and continue offering those services to the Grand Rapids LGBTQ community.
Past or Current Sponsors and Vendors
All vendor booths include (1) 8ft table & 2 chairs. Additional tables available for rent at checkout Step 1.