PRIDE “BBQ” to bridge the gap this September, and maybe a parade.

Riverside, CA — June 2, 2024 –  Pride month is upon us and Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride announced big changes to their PRIDE celebration known as Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride.

Riverside Pride’s President, Ray Yu, announced the event last night at the organization’s annual fundraising gala. “For our first two years attendance has been amazing and we’re expecting our next event to be bigger than ever,” Said Yu. “We’ve outgrown our indoor venues, and we realized an outdoor event in September would be uncomfortable for everyone, so our next festival will be on May 10th, 2025 at White Park in Downtown.”

And that’s not the only big news for Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride, as Yu hinted: “Now that the event is at White Park, it will be the perfect endpoint for Riverside’s first PRIDE parade.” 

In 2023, Riverside’s Inland Empire Pride festival attracted more than 4000 attendees who enjoyed performances, vendors, and more at the Riverside Convention Center in Downtown Riverside. 

In the meantime, the non-profit organization is still planning an event for September. “We don’t want to make everyone wait until May for PRIDE so we’re working on something special,” says event organizer Troy Kristoffer. “We’re very excited to be partnering with our friends at TruEvolution who will be helping us host a PRIDE themed BBQ event at their new Inland Empire LGBTQ+ Center.” 

The Riverside Pride BBQ Jam will be on September 28, 2024 and the event will include food, entertainment, games and vendors, Kristoffer said. Tickets will be free and become available on Riverside Pride’s website on August 1st.Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride (aka: “Riverside Pride”) is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charity working to inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse Riverside community. For more information about Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride, contact Troy Kristoffer at ‪(951) 554-0783‬ or gro.E1718208474Iedir1718208474Pedis1718208474reviR1718208474@yorT1718208474 .


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