Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival Rescheduled for October

After canceling its annual June celebration, Cincinnati Pride has a new date and new festival location

May 31, 2020 at 9:41 am
Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival Rescheduled for October
Photo: Brittany Thornton

Cincinnati Pride decided to postpone its June 27 festival and parade amid the uncertain conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Good news is, they now have a firm date and location for the rescheduled event.

In a statement, Cincinnati Pride says: 

Over the past few months, our world has faced numerous uncertainties and challenges: friends and loved ones becoming ill, the loss of jobs and income, overwhelming feelings of isolation, and the closure of our favorite places to gather and socialize. One thing that has not been lost during this time: HOPE. We realize that the postponement of our original June date was a disappointment to many, when we all desperately needed to hear some good news. Our Pride Festival & Parade are events that everyone looks forward to year after year. A time to celebrate ALL that makes every one of you within our community, great. We wanted to act in the best interest of the community in which we serve, and to protect those who are the most vulnerable. Your support for this decision was heard loud and clear. 

The Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival will take place Oct. 3, 2020. 

The festival has been moved from its usual spot at Sawyer Point to Second and Third streets between Elm and Walnut streets downtown, and organizers say the downtown parade route and staging area may need to be moved or adjusted as well.

The fest area is where Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has taken place in recent years "to great success," says Cincinnati Pride.

Those who have previously registered to participate in the parade and vendors who have registered for the festival will be automatically carried over for the new October date. They are currently not accepting any new registrations. Pride will be communicating changes with those who have registered.

"Pride is more than one weekend or month of the year. It is a constant celebration within us, to live life as our most authentic selves," says Pride in their release. "Be Safe. Be Kind. Be YOU!"

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