8th June


11am - 3pm

What is Pridefest?

Always Free, Always Family Friendly

Be You! Our collaborative is a community effort to better the overall health and well-being of our local LGBTQIA+ community living in and around the Upstate of South Carolina.

By partnering with local organizations whose vision aligns with our mission, we are able to make a greater impact in our community focused towards strengthening our LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.

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Collaborative Resources

Meet other local LGBTQIA+ resources and connect with the services they provide to our community that align with the mission of our organization

LIVE Entertainment

Enjoy an electrifying performance from Synergy Twins and dance to the beats with DJ Rubberbandman and the Silent Disco, brought to you by New Wave Sound Company

Shop Vendors

Shop from local businesses who are LGBTQIA+ or support our same values and considered our allies and friends. We’re excited to showcase these unique locals 

Free Parking

Connect Community

Everyone's Welcome

Safe Space

DJ Rubberbandman and the Silent Disco

Brought to you by New Wave Sound Company

Performing Live

Really want to dance? You can crank up the music as much as you want on your personal headphones so everyone else can keep their conversations going.

Silent Bidding Canvas Auction - 11am

Our Triple C Jubilee was a success, and we had 3 AMAZING winners of the canvas competition.  These 3 canvases will be auctioned off at Pridefest and the amount that is raised will be ADDED to the M.I.A Award!  Silent bidding will begin on-site at Pridefest at 11:00AM, so get excited and get ready to help #elevatenotreplicate!

What is The Mission In Action Award?

Every year, Pridefest presents a monetary award to a business or organization in South Carolina that strives to promote inclusion, safety, and compassion for the LGBTQIA+ youth community.

Does your business or non-profit benefit LGBTQIA+ youth in SC?

You can apply for the 2024 award!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 17th.

Cosplay Contest - 1pm

You know we always want you to #beyou.  But sometimes, it’s fun to be someone else here and there!  You could be an action hero fighting off villains and saving the world!  Or a character from a fantasy world where magic and adventure is around every turn!  You could even be someone from your favorite movie or anime show!  The sky is the limit, and we want to see it! 

Sign up to be a part of our Cosplay competition and get a chance to show your creativity and style to the whole audience.  First, second, and third place winners will receive a amazon gift card!

Sign up starts now and ends at 1:00pm the day of Pridefest! 

Who's Coming?

"Collaborating Together to Build Community"

These collaborations from local sponsors and organizations are what makes Pridefest Collaborative special to our LGBTQ+ community and our allies.

Sponsor the Event

Register as a Vendor or Performer

Go Ahead. Make Our Day!

Order supplies from our wishlist and bring it to the event

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Who We Are?

Pridefest Collaborative

Our collaborative of community driven professionals focuses on our  mission to advance unity, visibility, self-esteem, support, and wellness among adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and to promote a positive image throughout the Upstate. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community charity registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State and considered in “good standing.” Public Charity ID: 72086.

Contributions to Pridefest Collaborative are tax deductible in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service. Receipts are provided upon checkout via our website.

For legal inquiries or to request financial information from our group, please contact us or visit give.pridefestcollab.org to donate.

Want to volunteer for the event? More Information Here

We welcome all who wish to sponsor or collaborate with us to share local resources for our LGBTQIA+ community!

Apply to become a Vendor or Performer here

Apply to become a Sponsor here

Contributions to Pridefest Collaborative are tax deductible and further our reach in our local LGBTQIA+ community towards empowering our LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.

Do you want to donate supplies directly to help the event? View our event Amazon wishlist.

You can choose to give one-time or continually right here on our website. Visit give.pridefestcollab.org anytime to contribute to our mission.

If you’re planning on giving $250 or more, consider becoming a sponsor instead to get all the benefits.

Pridefest Collaborative Presents: Pridefest 2024