C-U Pride Fest Parade Saturday

URBANA -- The annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest Parade will be held this Saturday, October 1, starting at 11am in Urbana. The route will start on the corner of Busey and Green Street and head east on Green to downtown Urbana.

Judges for this year's parade are Xander Hazel, Executive Director of the Champaign Center Partnership, long-time local radio personality Diane Ducey, and Berry Stevenson, the Executive Director of the Greater Community AIDS Project. Judges will review entries as they pass from under a tent on the corner of Race and Elm.

This year's awards include the Best Float/Vehicle, Best Marching Group, and an Overall Best of Show. Winners will be announced at the Fair Stage in downtown Urbana at 12:30pm.

Parade route

C-U Pride Fest parade route

The parade route will terminate near downtown Urbana at the Pride Fest Fair, which starts at noon until 4pm. In addition to live entertainment, dozens of local artists displaying their work will be onhand, informational booths for community groups about the activities or services, pop-up vendors, and food from the downtown restaurants.

For more information on Saturday's parade and Pride Week activities contact Uniting Pride of Champaign County at info@unitingpride.org.