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Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride Festival 2023
September 10 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm PDT
PRIDE is free for everyone, but if you'd like to help out the event and elevate your experience, get your VIPride badges to Riverside's premiere PRIDE festival! Not only will your ticket benefit Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, you'll enjoy these POWERful exclusive perks!
Expedited check-in · VIP buffet · Private VIP bar · Special access area to view the main stage · VIP swag bag · Commemorative badge · Truly EXCLUSIVE! Only 50 badges available!
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!
Interested in sponsoring our festival? Please check out our sponsorship packet.
Our FREE Pride festival returns in 2023 on Sunday, September 10, 2023. This year we will be at the Riverside Convention Center!
#PRIDE is in Riverside! Join us for a day of celebration, elevation, and reflection. You will enjoy performances by unique entertainers, dance to the beat of up-and-coming LGBTQIA+ performers, experience queer art displays, and enjoy the company of LGBTQIA+ oriented and friendly organizations and companies.
This is a FREE event. Hours are as follows:
- Door opens at 12 PM, after 7 PM 18+ only
- Expo floor: 12 – 7 PM
- Youth Zone: 12- 6 PM (17 and under by Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance)
- Workshops: 12 – 7 PM
- Main Stage: 2 – 10 PM
Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, 100% volunteer-powered. We cannot succeed without our dedicated volunteers and the community's support.
The mission of the festival will be to give our communities a safe and fully inclusive place to celebrate their true selves, educate about LGBTQ+ issues and history, commemorate those who came before us and who have sacrificed for progress, and illuminate our current community to increase visibility and shine a light on those making change.
The festival will be at the Riverside Convention Center. We have both the outdoor plaza space, and the entire Upper Concourse.
More details will be released as we get closer to the event. Stay tune to this space for links to more details!
- Main Stage Entertainment
- Workshops and Panels
- Artist Showcase
- Youth Zone (17 and under)
- Food & Beverage
- DJ and dancing out in the open areas
- Festival-only Merchandise
Grammy award winning and world-renowned rapper and entertainer. HYM has been on San Francisco Pride main stage, Long Beach, Orange County, Phoenix, LA and headlined Sacramento Pride. As an Inland Empire native, HYM has a huge fan base in SoCal.
Mariah's performance is fun, high energy and inspires connection between the stage and audience. She speaks directly to people's hearts and performs like nobody and everybody is watching simultaneously.
Latin recording artist and self-proclaimed fitness addict, Leyo is an independent artist raised by Mexican parents. Influenced by the greats of Latin music, spinning what they did on its head and doing it his way. Sexy, swaggy, vibe music with passion and meaning.
Main Stage Schedule
|12:00 PM||Doors Open|
|1:00 PM||Jahida Sky|
|2:20 PM||Jeffrey Chan|
|3:40 PM||Ron Blakely|
|4:20 PM||Drag Show hosted by Jackette Knightley, feat. Kirby LaBrea, Danity Zann, McDonatella|
|5:20 PM||Joey Young|
|6:40 PM||DJ Auras Josh|
|7:20 PM||Mariah Counts|
|8:45 PM||Ballroom by Ballmain|
Workshops & Panels
PRIDE is more than just a party! We've got some great programming too. From speakers to projects, get your brain on with our workshops & panels! All panels and workshops take place in the Stonewall Room.
*Panelists, hosts, locations and performers subject to change.
The venue is ADA accessible. There will be reserved seating area in front of stage for those who need it. Spoken content on stage will have ASL interpreters. We will also have a deaf/hard-of-hearing assistance table.
Want to be involved?
- Sponsorship Packet | Application (closed for this year)
- Exhibitor Application (closed for this year)
- Performers (closed for this year)
- Artists (closed for this year)
Also, check out our last year's content:
RSVP either below or on Eventbrite for your free ticket and be notified of event details!