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Kansas City PrideFest 2018
June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 7:00 pm
“Live Laugh Love… Pride”
Join us in celebrating diversity on June 1st, 2nd & 3rd at Berkley Riverfront Park. Children 12 and under are FREE!
Official Kansas City PrideFest 2018 Merch:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 1st 6:00pm-11:15pm
Saturday, June 2nd 12pm-12am
Sunday, June 3rd 12pm-7pm
More information: https://www.gaypridekc.org/
*Entertainment schedule is subject to change
FRIDAY, JUNE 1:
Gates open at 6 pm and ends at 12 am
Emcee – Dirty Dorothy
6:00 pm-11:15 pm
6:00 pm Rozz Smith – National Anthem
6:01-7:45 pm DJ Chad Slater
7:45-8:55 pm Material Girl
9:15-11:15 pm DJ Roland Belmares
SATURDAY, JUNE 2:
Trans Awareness Day
Gates open at 12 pm and ends at 12 am
Emcee – Widow Von’du
Emcees – Flo and Melinda Ryder
12:00 pm Rozz Smith – National Anthem
12:20-12:45 pm Tucker William
12:50-1:10 pm JAIE
1:15-1:20 pm Trans Awareness Day Committee
1:30-2:15 pm Radial Red
2:35-2:50 pm Jordan Haase
2:55-3:35 pm Royalty Court
3:40-3:50 pm Dove
4:00-4:30 pm Mid America Freedom Band
4:45-5:05 pm Sidekicks – Latinos
5:10-5:25 pm Buttwiser’s Bash
5:30-5:45 pm Black Pride
5:50-6:05 pm Kansas City Womens Chorus
6:20-6:50 pm Heartland Men’s Chorus
6:55-7:15 pm Presentations
7:25-7:40 pm KC Sunshine – The Midwest Michaeal
7:45-8:00 pm Widow Von’Du
8:05-8:45 pm Daisy Buckët
8:50-9:05 pm Missie B’s
9:15-9:55 pm David Hernandez
10:00-10:40 pm Frenchie Davis
10:45-11:30 pm Billy Gilman
SUNDAY, JUNE 3:
Gates open at 12 pm and ends at 7 pm
FREE entry from 12 pm to 1 pm
Emcee – Sasha Blake
Emcee – Buddy and Budweiser
12:00 pm Rozz Smith – National Anthem
12:01-1:45 pm Sidekicks Talentshow
Jaharia Von Du
2:00-2:25 pm Hamburger Mary’s
2:30-2:45 pm Transfinity KC
2:55-3:10 pm SideKicks
3:30-4:30 pm Mad Libby
4:50-5:05 pm Nikita Wood-Rowe
5:15-5:45 pm Monique Heart
6:00-6:45 pm Thelma Houston
6:50 pm Volunteer Thank You
Ongoing Activities on Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Carnival Rides and Games
Commerce Bank Kids Zone – Saturday and Sunday
Body Shop – FREE HIV testing & immunizations, PrEP/PEP information and STI screenings
LGBTQIA Youth Hang Out
Food Fair – Featuring local cuisine
Volley Ball Tournament – Saturday Afternoon
KC Gay Volley Ball – Sunday Afternoon
Renaissance Festival Characters roaming the park
Festival Hours: Friday, June 1st: 6 pm-11:30 pm- $10 admission, Saturday, June 2nd: noon to 11:30 pm – $10 admission, Sunday, June 3rd: noon to 7 pm – $10 admission. There will be free admission on Sunday from noon to 1 pm.
Discounted Tickets are NOW on sale through May 27th. Single day tickets are just $7.50 and the Weekend Pass is only $18.50.
Children 12 and under are FREE.
Drink wristbands are FREE with admission for those who are 21 and older. Wristbands = No cover charge at Missie B’s on Friday and Saturday and no cover charge at Sidekicks on Saturday.
WHERE TO STAY: THE HAMPTON COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA IS OFFERING A PRIDE DISCOUNT, TO ACCESS THE ROOM BLOCK, GO TO WWW.GAYPRIDEKC.ORG
The festival is open to all ages (Children 12 and under with parents) get free admission. To get your drink wristband you must present a valid drivers license. A wristband is required to purchase drink tickets and will be checked at the bars as well.
WHAT ARE MY TRANSPORTATION/PARKING OPTIONS GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL?
There is limited parking available at Berkley Riverfront Park. Parking is $5 per car. Or you can park along the Street Car route located on Main St./ The Grand St and enter off of the 3rd and Grand St. entrance which is just a short walk to the festival via the Grand St. Viaduct.
WHAT CAN/CAN’T I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL
You CANNOT bring your pets (ie. cats or dogs), coolers, water bottles, can/glass refreshments, fire arms, pocket knives or fireworks. You CAN bring a blanket or lawn chair.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?
Please call 816-960-3400 up to May 29.