YAKIMA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE
This annual event takes place the third Saturday in the month of June.
Throughout history, in the courts, in Congress, in the media, and on main streets across the nation, there have always been, and continue to be, people attempting to silence our voices and erase our community. They openly challenge our right to exist as Americans with the same rights enjoyed by others.
We must be willing to stand up and to speak out against all forms of injustice, discrimination, and violence wherever it exists and in whatever form it takes. Equality before the law is the guiding principle that has provided the foundation for the civil rights advances of the past two centuries.
As we commemorate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, we must all stand up with pride, and speak out!
We speak out! proudly about our past, our present, and most definitely as we move forward into the future!
This annual event takes place in the month of May.
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, our very own Yakima Pride President motioned to start a new tradition called the 'Rainbow Prom'.
PRIDE DAY AT THE FAIR
This annual event takes place during the Central Washington State Fair.
STATE FAIR PARK, 1301 SOUTH FAIR AVE., YAKIMA, WASHINGTON 98901
Yakima Pride in partnership with Tri-Cities Pride, Pride of Ellensburg, and OutSpokane Pride festival organizers are inviting the community to attend the Central Washington State Fair for Yakima Pride's annual ‘PRIDE DAY AT THE FAIR’.
Our intention is to grow this event year after year as a friendly casual gathering of Washington State's LGBTQ+ community, friends, families, and allies for an exciting day at the fair!
Attendees are encouraged to show their support by wearing purple shirts and rainbow swag.
Activities usually include; a meet & greet, delicious fair food lunch group gathering, animal barns and petting zoo, group ride on the Giant Wheel, Pride Day At The Fair group photo, and more!
A complete list and schedule of fun and memorable activities will be made available on the Yakima Pride's website as the event date closes in.
LGBTQ+ COFFEE SOCIAL
This monthly event takes place at LGBTQ+ supportive coffee shops in the Yakima Valley.
Bring a friend or two and join the Yakima Pride team for our monthly LGBTQ+ meet & greet coffee social!
This is a super casual meet-up, so don't hesitate to stop by and say hello to our directors of Yakima Pride and the incredible business owners of the various coffee shops we visit.
Also, this is a great time to see how you can get involved and volunteer with Yakima Pride and our upcoming events.