Pride in the Heart
of the Starved Rock Area
Join us in beautiful downtown Ottawa, Illinois, in the heart of the Illinois Valley, for the Ottawa Family Pride Festival. The second-annual festival’s them is “In This Together” and will feature vendors, artists, food, live music, drag queens, crafts, activities, and so much more!
Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing more info about the festival
and ways to get involved. Follow the official page for up to date information
The Ottawa Family Pride Festival is an annual event that celebrates diversity and inclusivity within the LGBTQ+ community. Held in Ottawa, Illinois, this festival is a platform for families, friends, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community to come together and support each other.
The festival is organized for the benefit of the Youth Outlook Drop-In Center in Ottawa., which is dedicated to advancing the rights and recognition of the LGBTQ+ youth community. The organization works to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of all genders, sexual orientations, and identities.
The Ottawa Family Pride Festival is a family-friendly event that provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ families, children, and youth. The festival features a range of activities and events that are designed to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity.
One of the main highlights of the festival is the parade, which is a vibrant and colorful display of LGBTQ+ pride. The parade is a family-friendly event that features a variety of floats, costumes, and performances. The parade route winds through the streets of downtown Ottawa and is a sight to behold.
In addition to the parade, the festival also features a range of other events and activities, including live music performances, dance parties, workshops, and family-friendly activities. There are also food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and a marketplace where attendees can purchase a variety of LGBTQ+ merchandise.
One of the unique features of the Ottawa Family Pride Festival is its focus on families and children. The festival provides a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ families to come together and connect with each other. There are a variety of activities and events that are designed specifically for children, including face painting, crafts, and interactive games.
The festival also provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other LGBTQ+ parents and discuss issues related to parenting in the LGBTQ+ community. There are workshops and discussion groups that cover a range of topics, including adoption, surrogacy, and co-parenting.
The Ottawa Family Pride Festival is an important event that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity within the LGBTQ+ community. It provides a safe and supportive space for families, children, and youth to come together and celebrate their identity. The festival is a powerful reminder that everyone deserves to be accepted and loved for who they are.