Welcome! Below is information about last year's Spencer Pride Festival. Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 event, which will be held on Saturday, October 7.
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 Evie), 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 and at various downtown locations throughout the day. Local brewery Civilian Brewing Corps and local distilleries will be onsite selling alcohol for those 21 & over.
Our festival marketplace will feature more than 110 booths representing both retail businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The marketplace is sponsored by C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management.
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! Food & Beverages are sponsored by Civilian Brewing Corps.
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 1 – 4 PM. HIV testing is provided by Positive Link (a program of IU Health Bloomington).
Free COVID-19 vaccinations & other vaccinations will be available from 1 – 6 PM. This is provided by the Indiana Immunization Coalition.
Monkeypox vaccines will be available by the Indiana State Department of Health.
Other health & wellness services will also be available. Stay tuned for more details about these services as we get closer to our 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.
If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2022 Spencer Pride Festival, contact festival director Jonathan Balash at Jonathan@SpencerPride.org.
2022 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.