October 2nd – 4th
On the streets around Ilus Davis Park & City Hall!
Show me your pride!
October 2 – 4, 2020 on the streets around Ilus Davis Park & City Hall
FREE entry on Sunday from 12PM to 1PM. Children 12 and under are always FREE!
2020 Headline Entertainment
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2020 Entertainment Schedule – Coming Soon!
Ongoing Weekend Activities
Carnival | Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Kid Zone Inflatables | Saturday & Sunday
Commerce Bank Animal Adoptions | Saturday & Sunday
Market Place | Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Food Fair | Friday, Saturday & Sunday
We ❤️ Our Volunteers!
Volunteer Registraion Information Coming Soon!
Our Volunteers Recieve:
Entry to the park for each day worked
Kansas City PrideFest Volunteer T-Shirt
Invintation to our Volunteer Thank You Party after the Festival
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the festival located?
Join us at our new home on the streets around Ilus Davis Park & City Hall.
414 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Additional directions will be announced soon, please check back with our website and social media for more information.
What are the hours of operation?
Friday, October 2nd 6:30PM – 11:30PM
Saturday, October 3rd 11:00AM – 11:30PM
Sunday, October 4th 12:00PM – 7:00PM
FREE ENTRY FROM NOON – 1PM
Are pets allowed?
No. Animals of any kind are not allowed. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not allowed. Service animals that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability are allowed.
What items are allowed inside the festival?
Small and parasol type umbrellas
Use discretion with what you choose to bring into the festival. Please keep in mind you are subject to search by a police officer or a member of the PrideFest Staff at the gate.
What items are prohibited?
Animals of any kind (excluding trained service animals)
Any outside food or drink items, including alcohol and water
Open or empty containers
Drugs or drug paraphernalia
Knives or weapons of any kind
Fireworks of any kind
Canopies or tents
All bags, purses, handbags etc are subject to search by a police officer or member of the PrideFest staff at the gate. We discourage attendees from bringing any type of bag, but if you do, it will be searched. Police officers are on the festival grounds 24/7.
NOTE: On-site promotions are reserved for official event partners. No papering, leafleting or material distribution of ANY kind is allowed inside and/or around the festival area.
What is the water policy?
A water drum and cups for small glasses of water will be provided. Open or empty containers, any outside drink items, including alcohol and water are prohibited. Please do not bring these items into the festival.
Is there a parade?
No. The last Pride Parade was in 2002, due to the high cost of insurance, cleanup agreements, parade fees, publication fees, law enforcement escorts and traffic control assistance required by the city of Kansas City, MO.
How much are tickets?
More information coming soon!
How much is parking?
Because we will not have control of parking at this time, each parking garage will have their own rate. We encourage you to use one of the ride share programs with the drop off and pickup at 12th and McGee. Or, take the free Streetcar or Bus to the festival. Bike racks will be available near the 12th and McGee entrance.
How much are the carnival rides?
1 ticket for $1 at the festival and sold at the Carnival Ride booth.
Pre-sale of 30 ticket packs for $25. Sale ends at Midnight on Thursday, September 24th. You will be issued a voucher with can be redeemed at the Carnival ride ticket booth.
Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
Yes, we accept cash or card.
Do I need to print my tickets?
No. You will receive a link to your ticket via text message at the number you provided. When you arrive at the festival the barcode in this link will be scanned and validated to grant you admission to the event. You may also print out your tickets at your discretion.
Where is the Lift and taxi drop-off?
12th and McGee.
How do I purchase alcohol? (21+)
KC PrideFest uses a “Drink Ticket” system.
Drink Tickets can be purchased by the stage just behind the bar at the Drink Ticket Tent. Show your ID, get a 21+ wristband, and then purchase drink tickets.
Each drink ticket is $6 or you can get 4 for $20
1 drink ticket = 1 mixed drink, beer or wine
2 drink tickets = Makes Harder Lemonade or Cranberry Lemonade or RedBull with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Wristbands = No cover charge at Missie B’s on Friday and Saturday and no cover charge at Sidekicks on Saturday.
Is the festival family friendly?
Yes. The daylight hour are family friendly on Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy the Commerce Bank Kids Zone. After sundown, around 8:30PM, the festival becomes the equivalent of a late night at a gay club/bar. You could also think of it as a R rated movie with Mature themes. We encourage families to use their own judgement about what they feel is kid friendly. Everybody has a different perspective.
Can I leave and re-enter the festival?
Yes. You will receive a wristband at the gate that permits reentry. If you need to store anything in your car that you might need during festival hours you are welcome to leave the festival and come back in later.
Are there ATM's available?
Yes. Multiple ATM’s are available throughout the festival grounds.
Do you accept credit and debit cards?
Yes. Credit and debit cards can be used to purchase tickets at the gate, carnival tickets, non-alcoholic drinks and drink tickets. Food and merchandise vendors may support this payment method at their discretion.
Is there an age limit?
All ages are welcome!
Can I buy official apparel at the festival?
Limited addition shits will be available at the festival.
Is the festival accessible for those with disabilities?
Yes. Downtown, KCMO is accessible and festival parking lots have accessible parking available.
Can you accommodate special medical needs?
Yes. Please notify a volunteer at the gate when you arrive to make arrangements. Refrigerated medicine must be taken to First Aid Tent. When you require your medication please return to the first aid tent for assistance.
Do you have refrigeration for baby formula?
Yes. Baby formula must be taken to First Aid Tent. When you require your formula please return to the first aid tent for assistance.
How do I get answers to other questions?
Message us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @kcpridefest. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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