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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and YS Pride information. Learn more about Yellow Springs Pride and the annual LGBTQ+ family-friendly celebration.

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The 2024 YS Pride Festival will take place in Yellow Springs, Ohio - Saturday, June 29th, 2024 from 11am - 5pm on the block of Mills Lawn Elementary School.


OB&E Takes the Stage
YS Pride Parade & The PURPLE March

The Cinci Brass LIVE at Mills Park Hotel

Directly across from festival.

The Spirit of Pride Remarks
Contest Winners Announced

DC King & VIPeach


2:30PM - 3:30PM
Magnus Lovesong • Atlas Stone • National Holiday • Octavius Rashad • Scarlett Moon • Vodka Anne Cox •
Tova Ura Vitch • Anaslaysia

& Jareje Rashad

4:00PM - 4:45PM
Dj Industrial Badger Performs feat.
Kilyo and Kelo

4:45PM - 5:00PM
Thank you for coming. See you in 2025!
Festival ends. 


* 7:30PM
Little Art Theatre

Advance tickets available.


10:00pm - 1:00am

YS Pride Beach After Party feat. Scarlett Moon & Friends 18+ | Free admission
Peach's Grill




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YS Pride Parade+

The most colorful parade of the year is back & bigger than ever! This year, YS Pride introduces The PURPLE March to the annual YS Pride Parade. From decorated floats and vehicles, to those who will march in their best purple & pride attire, the 2024 YS Pride Parade & The PURPLE March are set to electrify the village with winners being announced of The Spirit Award for best decorated vehicle, and the Best-in-March for the most spirited walker.  The theme this year is PURPLE. Decorate/dress accordingly. 

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All participants of the Parade & The PURPLE MARCH are to line up at 10am in the rear parking lot of Mills Lawn Elementary School. Vehicles must enter from West Limestone (Dayton Street) and turn left into the Mills Lawn Parking lot. A volunteer will direct you upon entry. When the parade is over, floats and decorated vehicles are permitted to re-enter and park in the parking lot. 

Those joining The PURPLE WALK are not permitted to park in the parking lot, and should find parking around the event area and walk to the line-up. 

While lining up, Ms. Demure and Associates will survey all of the floats and vehicles to name the winner of the 2024 YS Pride Spirit Award, sponsored by Little Art Theatre, for the best decorated float or vehicle. "Best-in-March" will also be judged and the winner will be named for the. most purple & pride themed outfit. More contest info...

Winners will be announced on the YS Pride Stage at 1pm.


  • Passengers are not permitted to exit vehicles once parade begins.

  • Items (including candy, merch, etc...) is not permitted to be thrown from the parade. 

  • All participants (mobile/marching) will refrain from wearing adult themed, or derogatory/slur/profanity verbiage on their clothing/person or will not be permitted to participate. 

  • The Annual YS Pride Festival is a family-friendly celebration. No profanity is permitted to be shouted or amplified from any vehicle or individual participating in the parade. 

  • All participants must remain in the parade for the duration of the route. Entering or exiting mid-route is not permitted.

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Little Art Theatre is sponsor of the 2024 YS Spirit Award, and host of the 2024 LGBTQ+ June Movie Series. 

Look who is coming to YS Pride!

ACLU of Ohio

Adore Boutique

Amalltheo's Artwork

Antioch College

Arcane Moon Studio

Art by Jamie & Ashley

Asexual Aromantic Alliance of Ohio

Beads n Buddies

Bitter Blossom Teapothecary

Blue's Mews Siamese Cat Rescue

Brick Books


Crazy Good Customs

Cruise Planners

Dayton VA Medical Center

Digital Sky 3D

Enchanted Ears By Kennedy

Equality Ohio

Equitas Health

Felicity Flea

Femme Artisans

First Presbyterian Church

FTG FacePainting

Glamor and Glitz

Glasshouse Realty


Greene County Democratic Party

Greene County Public Health

Handmade Like You

Harmony Creek Church

Have A Gay Day Inc

Imme and more

Inspirit Arts

Knots & Nonsense

Kozmic dyes

League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area

LGBTQ Chaplain Services, LLC

M Layne Art

M.A.D Creations by Liz

Matrix Media Press, LLC

Miami Valley Harm Reduction Ohio

Mills Park Hotel

Miss Thangs

My Oopsie Daisy

Name of Business/Organization

Natsukashii Dreaming

Pajaro Negro

Peace, love, and vintage


Pro-Choice Ohio

Project Warmth

Pure Ohio Wellness

Q+ Youth Center


Renewal by Andersen


Rufftimes, LLC

Sugar Witch Magical Treats

Sunny Corner Dyes

TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Tender Loving Paws

The Trendy Tribe

The Wonder Strand

TimTam Enterprise LLC/DBA: BakedWright Gourmet Popcorn

Treehug Trading Co

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs

United Church Homes, Inc.The Trinity Community at Fairborn

Valkyrie Stitchworks

Wallflower Bakery (LLC)

Waybridge Counseling

Wolford Ventures

Wonderful Sunshine Studio

Wright State University LGBTQA Center

Meet the Vendors
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YS Pride
After Party+

Peach's Grill | Yellow Springs, Ohio
Saturday Night
Doors open @ 9:30pm+

Get ready for the after party of the year. We are getting BEACHY with Scarlett Moon & Friends as they help us close out our annual LGBTQ+ celebration.
Admission: Free
Ages: 21+ | ID Required

Get ready for Merch • Drinks • Raffles • Drag • & Good times!!!

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After Party



Yellow Springs Pride Inc. is grateful for all of 2024 YS Pride Festival sponsors & community partners.

Village of Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs Brewery
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Peachs Grill
Wolford Ventures
Mary Kay
Tyler Hicks and Glass House
Emporium Wines
Pure Ohio
Trinity Fairborn
Kari McGee
Layh & Associates
Bootleg Begals
YS Toy Company
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Three Ten Bed and Breakfast Logo
Dino's Cappuccinos
Darkstar Books & Comics
Wallace & Turner
Little Art Theatre Logo
Urban Handmade
Arise Cafe Sponsor
YS Schools
Yellow Springs Library Association
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Truitt Fitness
Sugar Witch
From the Planet
Windy Wicked & The Rainbow Witch
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  • Where should I go when I arrive at the festival? What should I wear?
    Volunteers must check in and out with volunteer organizer Alissa Paolella or a Pride Festival Committee member at the YS Pride Info Tent for safety and tracking purposes. Wear your pink YS Pride Volunteer T-shirt. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins.
  • Where is the Pride Tent?
    The Pride Tent is located on the south end of South Walnut Street, just past Short Street and near the First Aid Tent. It will be under the smaller of two large rainbow arches. You can’t miss us!
  • Where is the First Aid Tent?
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  • Can my child or teen receive credit for volunteer community service at Pride?
    Yes, as long as our event meets all qualifications. Please review arrangements thoroughly to determine eligibility and bring any required paperwork for the Pride Festival volunteer organizer (Alissa Paolella) to sign at the end of the child’s/teen’s shift.
  • Who should I contact if there is an emergency?
    While we appreciate the quick and decisive action of volunteers,only trained law enforcement should handle a potentially conscientious situation. Flag down an officer, EMT, or another volunteer or planning committee member for support. Inform law enforcement of suspicious activity or unattended items. Historically, our Pride Festival has not drawn protestors, but it is always possible. Do not engage with protestors.
  • What are the street closures for the Pride Festival?
    South Walnut Street will be closed between West Limestone and Elm streets. Additionally, Short Street will be closed.
  • What is the Parade Route?
  • What is the plan for inclement weather?
    Power outages: YS Pride will use generators for electricity in the event of a power outage. Dangerous weather: In the event of dangerous weather, we will communicate directly with you. Meet at the YS Pride Info Tent, if possible, so we can know everyone is accounted for. Rain: The event will continue through rain unless lightning is observed in the area.
  • Are pets allowed at the YS Pride Festival?
    For the safety of attendees and their animals, pets are not permitted at Pride. If you observe someone walking a pet (which is not the same as a service animal), you can gently remind them that we value the safety of attendees and pets and ask them to come back later without their pet.
  • What steps are you taking to ensure accessibility for those with disabilities during Pride?
    YS Pride and our volunteers value inclusion. You will assist with accommodation requests. Accessible parking will be designated in the Mills Lawn Elementary School parking lot for those with handicapped placards. Like our approach to pets, this is conducted on an honor system. Accessible portable restrooms will be placed at both ends of the wheelchair-accessible event. Be observant. If in doubt, reach out to Alissa or stop by the YS Pride Info Tent. Remember, not all disabilities are visible.
  • Who belongs at Pride?
    The short answer is everyone! This includes people of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and more. An essential part of your is to make everyone feel welcomed and included.