Experience Unity and Pride at the Kentucky Black Pride Festival 2023

Embrace Diversity Through Music, Food, and Community Interaction

This year's Kentucky Black Pride Festival is a date to mark on your calendar. Happening today, September 16, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, this annual gathering promises to be a unique and inspiring experience. Whether you are part of the QTPOC (Queer, Trans, People of Color) community or an ally, this event welcomes everyone who believes in promoting unity, pride, and positive visibility.

The Roots of Kentucky Black Pride

Kentucky Black Pride is not just an annual event; it's a movement. Established in December 2016 by Shawn Ka'Ron Bumpase, this nonprofit organization has been making strides to elevate the lives of QTPOC individuals in various areas of central Kentucky. Our mission focuses on Lexington and its surrounding counties but also extends to other cities such as Frankfort, Louisville, and Covington.

Our annual festival is more than just a one-day event; it's a declaration of unity and self-awareness. Held every third weekend of September in Lexington, the festival offers a range of activities for all attendees. Expect live music to groove to, a variety of food options to suit all taste buds and vendors who support the cause and community.

  • Live Music: From local talents to renowned artists, our music line-up has something for everyone.
  • Food Stalls: Satisfy your hunger with diverse food options that celebrate various cultures.
  • Community Vendors: Purchase merchandise or learn about local services that align with the values of unity and pride.

Be part of a celebration that aims to unite and elevate the QTPOC community in Kentucky. Your presence can make a difference!

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