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Frequently Asked Questions

Let us inform you!

How much does it cost to attend Pride Festival?

General admission is for the event is FREE!

Your donations help us keep it free of charge for our community.

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.

Where do we park?

The festival will be held Downtown Big Rapids, on Michigan Avenue, between Elm Street and Pine Street. Parking can be found on the side streets and any Public parking lots.

Are there other events associated with Pride Big Rapids?

Yes! We are planning several free events before and after the festival. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on Pride events!

Are animals allowed?

Yes! However, 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 12m to 8:00pm. 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.

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!

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.


With the help of our security team, We will not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behavior against participants, volunteers, staff, security personnel, and attendees.

Pride Big Rapids 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.

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