Each and every year, the festivities commence for the Rainbow Festival at 12:30 on the second Saturday in June to a large crowd gathered in the beautiful Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park. It wasn't always this way; the first Pride Parade in 1992 was a couple of people marching on a sidewalk and there was no Festival portion of the event. But today the Festival has become a crowd pleaser, with up to 5,200+ people coming to see the entertainment, booths, beer garden and family area that have become a staple of the Rainbow Festival.
Organizations large and small, national and local join us for our Rainbow Festival every year by getting booth space to advertise their shops, services, advocacy and educational material. Groups ranging from Statewide LGBT organizations like Equal Rights Washington and local youth groups like INMx and Odyssey Youth to local businesses and shops like The Garland Theater, Over the Rainbow Shop and Native Bead Art participate in our festival. We also have a large family area with plenty of activities from face painting to children's bouncy castles and the WSU Raptor Club showing off their beautiful birds.
We invite all of you to come enjoy the fun this year in Gondola Meadows at Riverfront Park (South-West corner of the park by the Bloomsday Running Statues). The Rainbow Festival kicks off immediately after the Parade. Bring your friends, your family and your children! Celebrate our community. There is something for everyone at Pride; be a part of it.
To register your business, group, or organization to have a booth at the Rainbow Festival this year, please CLICK HERE.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with Pride or one of our many events or fundraisers throughout the year, please fill out this Volunteer Application.
2013 Rainbow Festival Booths:
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Foundation
- AAA Washington
- Over the Rainbow Shop
- Peekay Inc dba "LOVERS"
- Equal Rights Washington
- MOM'S Rainbow Collection
- The Alliance
- KYRS Thin Air Radio
- Human Rights Campaign
- Pride Foundation
- Dancin Colors
- Hospice of Spokane
- Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Odyssey Youth Center
- City of Spokane Office of Police Ombudsman
- Westminster United Church of Christ
- Sears Marketing Center
- Charlayna Marie Photography
- Spokane County Democratic Party
- Lutheran Community Services Northwest
- Spokane Civic Theatre
- Spokane AIDS Network
- Spokane Regional Health District
- Riverday School
- Veradale United Church of Christ
- Conneqtive Inc
- Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
- Planned Parenthood
- Spokane PFLAG
- Experience Your Path
- Spokane Trans* people
- The Inland NW LGBT Center
- Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane
- Camp Ten Trees
- Paul Mitchell the School Spokane
- YWCA of Spokane
- Lindsay Soft Water
- Felicie Venditoris LLC
- WA ST Human Rights Commission
- Pure Romance
- Irv's Bar/Imperial Sovereign Court of Spokane
- Interplayers Theatre
- Destinations / Proud Times
- Metro Clothing Co
- EWU Pride Center
- Spokane Police Department
2013 Rainbow Festival Family Area:
- Volunteer Check In
- WSU Raptor Club
- 7 Inflatables Bouncies
- Sumo Wrestling
- Climbing Wall
- Llama & Goats
- PFLAG/Farmers Insuarance Child ID Kits
Pride 2013 was a huge SUCCESS with 6,600 attendees!
We need help from our community-from YOU-to help us cover all of our expenses for the biggest and fastest growing Pride celebration the Inland Northwest has ever seen!
Your tax-deductible support and generosity make it happen.