Frequently Asked Questions
Let us inform you!
How much does it cost to attend Pride Festival?
General admission is for the event is free,
Is there going to be a parade at Pride?
We are not currently planning a parade, but are willing to chat if someone wants to take that initiative for next year.
What will security be like at the Festival?
Our Pride Big Rapids Board is working to ensure that our Festival remains a safe and welcoming atmosphere for the LGBTQ and our ally community. We will not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behaviour against participants, volunteers, staff, security personnel, and attendees. PBR reserves the right to remove any group or person(s) from the premises of the festival if their behavior is deemed offensive, puts attendees at risk of physical harm, or hinders the progress of the festival.
Are there other events associated with Pride Big Rapids?
Yes! We are planning several free events before the festival. Check our Event Info page or visit our festival Facebook page to stay updated on Pride events!
Are animals allowed?
Animals* will not be permitted into the food and entertainment (stage) area. We are asking that all animals must be leashed and picked up after.
*Service animals are permitted.
What is the schedule of the festival?
The Pride Big Rapids Festival will be from 10am to 9:30pm. Please check back as we get closer to the event to learn more about our entertainment schedule.
What are your COVID policies?
Please note that all Pride Big Rapids events are subject to change to accommodate for everyone’s health and safety, up to and including event cancellation if necessary.
We are monitoring guidelines set forth by the health department and the CDC, recommendations by other health officials, and using covidactnow.org as a guide on the current status of COVID-19 in Mecosta County.
Although masks and proof of vaccination are not required to attend, we encourage you to take the necessary precautions for your health and safety. Feel free and safe to wear a mask at our event!
Where do we park?
Northend Riverside Park will be closed for our event. Parking will be located at Original Footwear's parking lot (1005 Baldwin St, Big Rapids, MI). A shuttle will be available to and from the festival.
The parking spaces in Northend Riverside Park will be for handicap/accessible parking only. Thanks for understanding.