Our Mission Statement
Located in the Heart of Central Washington, Yakima Pride Festival & Parade is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley.
Yakima Pride represents and promotes unity, equality, and diversity by celebrating, educating, and demonstrating to bring people together in the spirit of open celebration of community.
What We Do
Yakima Pride, located in Yakima, Washington, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity. Yakima Pride produces each year Rainbow Prom, Pride Day At The Fair and the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade in Central Washington, one of the fastest growing Pride events in Washington State, plus a variety of educational and community events throughout the year.
Yakima Pride is run solely by committed volunteers from around the Yakima Valley. Our funding comes through donations and sponsorship. Yakima Pride is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible in the USA.
Yakima Pride Events & Programs
Celebrating Pride All Year Long
Yakima Pride Festival & Parade
August 21st, 2021
There is no other event quite like the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade in the Heart of Central Washington and no other LGBTQ+ event brings together so many people in our region. In 2019 we welcomed over 1100 guests to our Yakima Pride Parade and Festival alone.
October 30th, 2021
For many teens the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. In 2018, Yakima Pride started a new annual tradition called the 'Rainbow Prom'.
Pride Day At The Fair
October 2nd, 2021
Partnering with various LGBTQ+ organizations -- together we are inviting the LGBTQ+ community, friends, families, and allies to attend the Central Washington State Fair for an exciting fun filled day of love+visibility.
LGBTQ+ Coffee Social
Bring a friend or two and join the Yakima Pride team for our monthly LGBTQ+ meet & greet coffee social.
Are you a local business or coffee shop that would like to host an LGBTQ+ Social? Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
Yakima Pride On Facebook
Official Facebook Group
"All of us who are openly gay are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist Dorothy Cotton said, to 'fix what ain't right' in our society."
~ Senator Tammy Baldwin