Best Of 2021

Best Pride Party Pack: “Outside for Pride’’

Cincinnati Pride’s 2020 in-person parade and festival were canceled due to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop the city from celebrating Pride Month. Kroger, 8451, HRC Cincinnati, Cincinnati Black Pride and DANCEFIX by HBDC collaborated with creative agency AGAR to bring “Outside for Pride’’ to the front yards, porches, patios and balconies of the Queen City this past June. The group created a special, free “Pride Pack’’ featuring rainbow food and drink recipes, a Pride playlist, outdoor activities and printable party decor. Everyone who RSVPed for a pack was also automatically entered to win a visit from a dancing-unicorn and the DANCEFIX flash mob. While Cincinnati Pride has already put the kibosh on this year’s large-scale events for COVID safety reasons, festival and parade chairperson Benjamin Morano says they plan to host virtual or smaller events instead.