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Sun, Jun 25


Northend Riverside Park

Pride Big Rapids Festival - Live with Pride

Join us for our FREE 2nd Annual event! This year's theme: Live with Pride! Our one-day celebration includes a beer tent, live music, a drag show, food vendors, and much more. We’re also providing a safe environment for all with LGBTQIA+ educational booths. Visit our FAQs page for more info!

Tickets are not necessary! Cost/Entry fee: $0
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Pride Big Rapids Festival - Live with Pride
Pride Big Rapids Festival - Live with Pride

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Northend Riverside Park, Trestle Bend Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307, USA

About the event

Cost/Entry fee: $0

The Pride Big Rapids festival is a welcoming and inlusice event; having both time and space to come together with friends, family, and loved ones, to recognize the past and current struggles along with future possibilities of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We believe this event will not only improve the lives of the LGBTQIA+ area residents, promote inclusion and acceptance, but also become a community favorite for years to come.

Our one-day celebration includes a beer pavilion, live music, a drag show, food vendors, and more. 

We’re providing a safe environment for all with educational booths. There are lots of ways you can get involved and show your support: monetary donations, in-kind donations, volunteer, etc.

We’re excited to celebrate the diversity of all in our Big Rapids area! 

Founding Sponsors:


United Church of BR

Ferris State LGBTQ+ Resource Center


Pride BR Choir

Glen & Paula

Spiritual Service

Mackinac Island Getaway Raffle!

PowerDiva Productions Show

Pride After-Party at Gypsy Nickel!

Live Bands:

Glen & Paula

T.K. Kelly

 Queens of ToneAge

Our headliner: Raised on Radio!

Special Guests: 

Bob Aldrich, DJ @ 103.9

DJ Monica Parker 

Master of Ceremony:

DeeDee Chaunte


Food Trucks

Beer Pavilion

Family Activities Area (bouncy house and face painting)

Educational Tents

Quiet Area



• Veronica Jean  Gallery • Norwex  • Jewelry • The Eccentric   Hedgehog • Basil &  Bobbin • The Kraft Room • Draagona Essentials • All Weather Seal • Custom Cuties Creations • Russell's Farmhouse workshop • White Elephant Bazaar • Sarah Jean Land Original Artwork • Scentsy • The Color Life • Grandma's tumblers • Tupperware • P&J's  Plantiques  • Glacier to Glamor  • Life on the Edge • Big Rapids Counseling • Planned Parenthood • Coopers Buddies • Lisa's Gnomes • Support the T • Honey's Creations • Meri's She Shed Creations • Brits Creative Designs • Beatty Made • Big Rapids Library • Colorful Creations • DHHS  • Loomis &  Kennedy • Muskegon Pride • GR Pride • Attainable Knowledge  • Bork & Boop • CC Chainmaille • Deborah Kay • Magic Moment Travel Agency • Queerazon • Dunegrass • Embroidery+ • Lume Cannabis • Planet Fitness • SKYMINT • Corwell Health • LightTouch • Tattoo • Flat River Doulas • Timber Cannabis • Pours by Mary • The Hat Rack • Wiley Wreaths • NOCIRC • Project Starburst • Witch Rose Books • Homma's Happy Creation Place • TNR Mecosta • Great Historical Fiction • Mecosta County Democratic Party • Meeme's Art • HeadStart • Affirming Faiths Booth • Mom & Dad Hugs • Community Mental Health • B.R.'s Gellyball • Gay-Straight Alliance • Toinette's face painting  • and many more!

Follow our social media pages:


Instagram: @pridebigrapids




  • 20 minutes

    Festival Kick-Off / Introductions

  • 20 minutes

    Host DeeDee Chaunte

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