Sunday, September 4, 2022 | 1 – 9 PM PT
Riverside Municipal Auditorium

What is Riverside Pride?

The mission of Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride Inc is to inspire, educate, commemorate, celebrate and illuminate our diverse LGBTQIA2+ community Riverside, California and surrounding areas through public service and public events. In addition to an annual celebration of our community, Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride Inc. serves those in need by connecting community members to resources that help them to thrive, educate others through programs that help them to grow, and events that commemorate and illuminate those who need help to shine.

We are a completely volunteer-directed organization, including our Board of Directors. We are a registered Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation with the State of California, and federally registered 501(c)(3) public charity with the IRS. Direct donations are tax deductible.

What is the Pride Festival?

Riverside Pride is excited to host Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride Festival at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in downtown Riverside on Sunday, September 4, 2022. This event will be a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together for celebration, education and community building. We anticipate 1,500-2,000 attendees from all over southern California and beyond. The festival will feature live performances by fabulous drag queens, captivating bands, and other amazing artists. Attendees will also experience an art walk featuring local artists, LGBTQ+ history, and a community art project. Additionally, guests will find 50+ vendors ranging from food trucks, health and wellness, community resources, retail and much more. This memorable event is not to be missed!

How can you participate?

Monetary Sponsorship

Help to cover the costs of hosting the event, such as venue rental, setup, marketing materials, and all other necessary services for festival attendees.

Be an Exhibitor

Reserve a booth space to market your organization, services or products.

Product Sponsorship & Gifts in Kind

Giveaway items such as t-shirts, gift cards and swag bag items are also greatly appreciated.

How does the Pride Festival help you?

Enhance the Visibility of Your Organization

With your logo on Pride Festival promotional materials your company will have broad exposure to the Riverside LGBTQ+ community. Publicity may include email marketing, social media, flyers, swag bags, t-shirts, programs and logo on the Riverside Pride website. Complete breakdown of visibility is located in levels below.

Gain Exposure to Potential Customers 

Attendees  will have a vested interest in advocacy and empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community and participants will gravitate towards sponsors with the same interest. Currently, Riverside Pride has combined Facebook and Instagram reach of over 5,000 accounts, with 50-100% growth month-over-month.. Anticipated attendance for the Pride Festival is at least 1,500 attendees.

Participation Levels

Sponsorship

🏳️‍🌈 Rainbow – $5,000 (limit 2 1)

  • Includes benefits of Bronze, Silver and Gold, plus:
    • Presenting Sponsor 
    • Pre-event advertising in The Fight Magazine (before July 18, 2022)
    • Double spread advertisement in program
    • 8 VIP swag bags 
    • 8 VIP passes to Pride Festival 

🏆 Gold – $3,000 (limit 4 2)

  • Includes benefits of Silver and Bronze Sponsor, plus: 
    • Logo on step & repeat backdrop(s)
    • Logo on stage video screen 
    • 10×10 booth in premium location
    • Newsletter Announcement 
    • Advertising over all social media channels
    • Full page advertisement in program 
    • 6 VIP passes to Pride Festival 
    • 6 VIP swag bags 

Silver – $1,000 (limit 5 5) 

  • Includes benefits of Bronze Sponsor, plus: 
    • Logo on festival T-shirts
    • ½ page advertising in program
    • 4 VIP passes to Pride Festival
    • 4 VIP swag bags

Bronze – $500 (limit 20 18) 

  • Includes the following benefits: 
    • 10×10 booth 
    • 2 VIP passes to Pride Festival 
    • 2 VIP swag bags
    • ¼ page advertising in program 
    • Logo placement on website 
    • Logo placement program sponsor page 
    • Name rights to use Riverside Pride 

In-Kind Sponsorship

Swag Bag/Giveaway – $500+ (fair market value)

  • Insert in VIP swag bags
  • Company listed on Sponsorship page of website
  • Item(s) posted on social media 

Swag Bag/Giveaway – $100+ (fair market value)

  • Company listed on Sponsorship page of website
  • Item(s) posted on social media 

Exhibitor

Premium – $250 (limit 12 3)

  • Indoor
  • Premium location in front of main stage in Music Hall
  • 10 x 10 booth space
  • Tables and 2 chairs included
  • Power available for low powered devices
  • City of Riverside Business License required if selling products

Regular – $150 (limit 38 10)

  • Most spaces indoor with some in courtyard area
  • 10×10 booth space
  • Limited tables and chairs available by advanced reservation
  • Power available for low powered devices for indoor spaces
  • City of Riverside Business License required if selling products
  • 50% off for non-profits ($75)
  • 50% off for independent artists ($75, excluding art studios representing multiple artists, artist tables might be smaller)

🍔 Food – $250 (limit 4 2)

  • Food trucks or food tents (can be 10×20)
  • Food, snacks, desserts, specialty drinks allowed
  • Canned drinks allowed as add-ons to food items
  • Health permit required

Application Form

If you're interested in participating in the festival, please fill out the application form. If you have any issues with filling in this form, please contact us.