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Pride in Springfield, MO

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June is finally here! For some of you this means lazy days at the lake, starting on your summer book list, or experiencing a new activity. In addition to all the amazing things that June brings us, it is also Pride month for the members of the LGBT+ community and their allies. This year, Pride month is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Springfield is pulling out the stops! Here are a few events happening around town this month in celebration of Pride:
 
June 1
Pride Feast BBQ
When: 4:30-8 PM
Where: Phelps Grove Park
950 E Bennett St, Springfield, MO 65807
What: From Evensi.us: Did you know that Phelps Grove Park was the location of the 1st ever Greater Ozarks Pridefest? Let's celebrate our history with Pride! All Ages
Cost: Free
 
Get Dusted: Pride Fest
When: 9 PM
Where: The Complex Springfield
307 Park Central E, Springfield, MO 65806
What: From Showclix.com: SprinGood Presents Get Dusted’s Pride Fest with Laila McQueen and Tammie Brown From RuPaul's Drag Race. Ages 17+
Cost: $17
 
June 13
SGF Cardinals Pride Night
When: 6-9 PM
Where: Hammons Field
955 E Trafficway St, Springfield, MO 65802
What: From Allevents.in: Join LGBTQ friends, family, and allies to watch the Cardinals take on the Midland Rockhounds.A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the GLO Center, which provides a gathering place for LGBTQ people and their families. All Ages
Cost: $15
 
June 15
Pride at Martha’s Vineyard
When: 4 PM- 1:30 AM
Where: Martha’s Vineyard

219 W Olive St, Springfield, MO 65806

What: Drag shows, indoor/outdoor dance party, drink specials throughout the night. Ages 18+

Cost: Free before 6PM, $10 after 6PM

 

If you haven’t grabbed one of our Pride Edition Love Will Change the World or Love More tees, come by either location or order online at 5poundapparel.com. Purchasing one of these shirts will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the GLO Center here in Springfield. We started this campaign in 2016 after the Orlando tragedy, and we will always stand by the message. Have a safe and happy Pride from all of us at 5 Pound Apparel!

Laura Payne | June 1, 2019

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