Colorado Springs Pridefest organizers expect record crowd

Pridefest (Photo: FOX21)
Pridefest (Photo: FOX21)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It’s the 27th year of the Colorado Springs Pride Parade and Festival. The event is a full weekend-long festival on July 8 and 9.

Organizers expect this year to have record attendance, because they said they’ve gained momentum the last few years and believe they have more support from the community.

“In a town like Colorado Springs, we have constant opposition from different organizations or political sides. People want to come out and show that there is support for the LGBT community,” said organizer Nic Grzecka.

There will be food vendors, shows, and music talent, including America’s Got Talent competitor Brian Justin Crum.

Admission is $5 both Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday will be a family-friendly day.

Grzecka said there will be security in place so festivalgoers can feel safe.

The Pride Parade is Sunday at 11 a.m. It starts at the corner of Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue and ends at America the Beautiful Park, where the festival will continue.

>> See the full schedule and to learn more about the event.

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