COVINGTON, Ky. -- Stage performances, food vendors and live music will be part of the Northern Kentucky Pride Festival, a four-day celebration beginning June 2 at Covington’s Mainstrasse Village.
The annual celebration draws around 2,000 people, showcasing diversity and promoting inclusion within the community.
Fairness Campaign, a community organization dedicated to equal rights, has supported Northern Kentucky Pride since its inception.
Bonnie Meyer, president of Northern Kentucky Fairness, stressed the importance of celebrating as a community in light of recent pushback in Kentucky regarding LGBTQ legislation and policies.
“This year, we celebrate the seventh year of Northern Kentucky Pride,” Meyer said. “Our Pride is a unique event in that we are not only community based, but intentionally inclusive of LBGTQ allies and families as we aim to celebrate and educate during this event. In light of recent anti-LBGTQ policy in Kentucky, it is more important than ever to be visible in the community to advocate and celebrate together.”
Northern Kentucky Pride celebrations begin Thursday and go through Sunday.
Thursday, June 2, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Tillie's Lounge in Northside
Kickoff Happy Hour: Building Bridges from Northern Kentucky to Northside
Kick off NKY Pride weekend with Happy Hour at Tillie's Lounge in Northside. Grab some swag and get all the details for this year's NKY Pride. Proceeds go to NKY Pride. All tips and donations go to NKY Pride.
Friday, June 3: Mainstrasse
Pride Weekend Happy Hour & Pub Crawl
Full details to be announced on Facebook
Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.- 10 p.m.: Mainstrasse
NKY Pride Festival
Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: The Metropolitan Club
Fourth annual NKY Pride Brunch