Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Spencer Pride Festival will be postponed until this fall. The new date will be communicated once it has been approved by the Spencer Town Council, which we expect will occur in April. Thank you for your understanding.
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, fabulous, family fun!
More About the Spencer Pride Festival
The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQ+ gathering in the state of Indiana. Spencer Pride attracts visitors from throughout the entire region.
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. The festival is pet-friendly and dogs with responsible owners are welcome. In fact, this will be the 4th 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.
Live, local entertainment will be on the Ivy Tech Stage at the historic Tivoli Theatre, in the Gathering place of the Spencer Pride commUnity center, & at Juniper Gallery throughout the day. Local brewery Civilian Brewing Corps will be onsite at the Tivoli Theatre selling beer for those 21 & over.
Street Performances will also pop up throughout the day. Keep checking our website for entertainment updates. As always, our popular Drag Show will take place in the afternoon.
Our festival marketplace will feature more than 100 booths representing both retail businesses and not-for-profit organizations. A huge variety of festival foods will be available, including cotton candy, pretzels, fresh baked goods, elephant ears, specialty ice cream, candies, and much, much more! Vendor Line-up will be available this Spring.
The festival will fill the streets in downtown Spencer. Spread throughout the event will be various plazas where individuals can gather & focus together.
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 at the Spencer Pride commUnity center located a within the heart of the Spencer Pride Festival.
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.
Free HIV testing will be available from as will many other services throughout the day. HIV testing is provided by Positive Link (a program of IU Health Bloomington). Other health & wellness services will also be available. Details will be shared closer to the event.
The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest event held in downtown Spencer. 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.
The 2020 Spencer Pride Festival is sponsored by: Bloom Magazine, Boston Scientific, C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management, Elanco, Eskanazi Health, Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, IU Center for Rural Engagement, Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington, Jill Reitmeyer, DDS, Limestone Post, Snugglerscove Cottage, White River Valley PFLAG, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County, Tivoli Theatre, & local Walmart stores.
2020 will be the biggest, boldest, & best Spencer Pride Festival ever. We welcome you to join us!
The Spencer Pride Festival is a place where all are welcome, regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, or ability. At Spencer Pride, you will not just be tolerated for your differences – you will be celebrated for them.