Pridefest 2023. Sat. June 10th. 11a-4p.

Pridefest is an annual event that brings together LGBTQ+ communities and allies to celebrate diversity, equality, and inclusion. Held by the Pridefest Collaborative, this event is more than just a fun day out – it’s a symbol of progress and an opportunity to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ rights.

Pridefest provides a platform for people to express themselves and their identities freely and without fear of discrimination. It creates a space where LGBTQ+ individuals can connect, share experiences, and feel a sense of belonging. This is especially important in communities where LGBTQ+ people may face stigma, prejudice, and even violence.

But Pridefest is not just about creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ people. It’s also about educating others and raising awareness about the issues that affect LGBTQ+ communities. By bringing together people from all walks of life, Pridefest creates a space for meaningful conversations and dialogue, allowing people to learn from one another and break down barriers.

Through events like Pridefest, the Pridefest Collaborative is working towards a more inclusive and accepting society, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. This is an important initiative that benefits everyone, not just LGBTQ+ individuals.


In addition to being an opportunity to promote equality and inclusion, Pridefest also provides a boost to local economies. It attracts visitors from far and wide, boosting tourism and creating job opportunities. This is particularly important in smaller communities, where Pridefest can help to stimulate growth and development.

Overall, the importance of Pridefest cannot be overstated. It’s a celebration of diversity and progress, and an opportunity to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ rights. By bringing people together and creating a safe and inclusive space, Pridefest is helping to build a better, more accepting world for everyone. So, let’s celebrate Pridefest and continue to support initiatives like this that promote equality, inclusion, and respect for all.

What I appreciate most about Pridefest Collaborative is their focus on empowering LGBTQ+ youth to become leaders and advocates for themselves and their community.

They provide opportunities for young people to develop growth, skills, and engage in advocacy work, and create positive change in their own lives and communities.

Our Mission & Vision

“This organization is truly helping to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth around the Upstate of South Carolina.”

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Support our LGBTQ+ Youth by Sponsoring Our Collaborative

Join us in supporting the LGBTQ+ community by sponsoring PrideFest Collaborative! As a sponsor, you will be contributing to an inclusive and vibrant event that celebrates diversity, equality, and love.


By supporting PrideFest Collaborative, you’ll help us create a safe and welcoming space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community, and provide an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate their true selves.