Spencer Pride Festival

The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest event held on the Owen County Courthouse square.   The purpose of the festival is to provide a place of celebration & educational opportunity within our rural community.  Pride Festivals have a rich history within the movement of LGBTQ+ equality, & Spencer Pride is a unique example.  Spencer Pride is 100% family-focused & welcomes individuals of all ages & backgrounds.  Regardless of how you identify, you are welcome at Spencer Pride for a full-day of free, family fun!

If you are looking to register as a vendor or sponsor for our next festival, please visit our portal at www.SpencerPride.org/portal.

Saturday, June 1  Noon – 7 PM     Downtown Spencer, Indiana

(Note the new time this year!)

 

“Millions of Moments of Pride”

LIVE, ALL-DAY ENTERTAINMENT AT TWO VENUES

HUGE MARKETPLACE

FESTIVAL FOOD

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

RAFFLES

50/50

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

PET PRIDE PARADE presented by ELANCO @ 3:30 PM

FREE HIV TESTING from 2-4 PM

 Sponsored by:

BloomingOUT/WFHB – Bloomington Meadows Hospital – Boston Scientific

Cardinal Spirits – C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management – Catalent Biologics

IU Health Bloomington – Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington – Limestone Post

Historic Tivoli Theatre – White River Valley PFLAG Spencer Chapter

 

Entertainment details can be found on our Facebook event pages.  The schedules for both venues are shown below.

Vendor Line-up is available here!

More About the Spencer Pride Festival

The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQ+ gathering in the state of Indiana & it is the largest small town pride event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer community in the Midwest. Spencer Pride attracts visitors from throughout the entire region.  Spencer Pride is a family-focused & pet-friendly, as well as being fun, fabulous, & free!

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From the Street

2019 Spencer Pride Festival Details

This year marks the 13th Anniversary Spencer Pride Festival and the 12th consecutive one to be held on the grounds of the Owen County Courthouse and square in downtown Spencer.  We hope that you will join us.

2016 Festival - Crowd Observes Bloomington BEAT

Spencer Pride has always been – and always will be – a 100% family-focused festival, with activities for individuals of all ages throughout the entire day.  Types of activities will include: a deluxe all-ages slip-n-slide, inflatable bounce house, rock wall, bungee run, Touch-a-Truck area, & much more!  

We will have a huge variety of items in our choose-your-own raffles. We also will have 50-50 drawings and free giveaways throughout the day.

2016 Festival - Couple in Front of Dragonfly Gallery

The festival is pet-friendly and dogs with responsible owners are welcome. In fact, this will be the third year that our event will feature a Pet Pride Parade presented by Elanco, with those furry members of our families participating to help us raise awareness to the need for the spaying and neutering of animals.  The Spencer Pride Pet Parade will take place at 3:30 PM on the south side of the Owen County Courthouse.  THIS IS A NEW TIME THIS YEAR, IN ORDER TO BE COOLER FOR THE PETS!

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Live, local entertainment will be on the Ivy Tech Stage & in the Gathering place of the Spencer Pride commUnity center throughout the day.   Keep checking our website for updates on our planned entertainment.   Our emcee is Sheryl Daniels, who has served in the role for many years now and is a crowd favorite.

Bloomington BEAT

As always, our popular Drag Show will take place in the afternoon. We typically have 5-7 performers participating in this fun show. This is the only place in Indiana where you can see a drag show on the lawn of a county courthouse.  This year will also feature our first-ever amateur drag show.

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Our festival marketplace will feature more than 113 booths representing both retail businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Official Spencer Pride Festival merchandise will be on sale as well, including our limited edition t-shirts which tend to sell out during the event.  Other items include Spencer Pride rainbow jewelry, magnets, bumper stickers, rainbows, & other assorted merchandise.  These items will be available for sale in the newly opened Spencer Pride commUnity center located at 17 E. Franklin Street, which is within the heart of the Spencer Pride Festival.

2016 Festival - Indiana Forest Alliance booth Enjoys an Elephant Ear

A huge variety of festival foods will be available, including cotton candy, pretzels, fresh baked goods, elephant ears, specialty coffees & teas, candies, and much, much more!

Free HIV testing will be available from 2-4 PM as will many other services throughout the day. HIV testing is provided by Positive Link (a program of IU Health Bloomington).