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Weather and the YS Pride Festival

Updated: Jun 28

We’re excited to celebrate the 2024 YS Pride Festival & Parade with you and want to assure you that your safety is our top priority. We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast to ensure you remain informed, safe, and supported throughout the event.

Whether it's rain or shine, we have protective options in place to help to keep everyone comfortable and secure.


5 Tips to Stay Safe at a Festival During Inclement Weather

Festivals are a blast, but when the weather takes a turn for the worse, it's important to stay safe. Here are five tips to keep in mind:

1. Stay Informed

Always keep an eye on the weather forecast before and during the event. Follow the YSPride social media accounts (Facebook|Instagram) and subscribe to our newsletter for real-time updates and important safety announcements.

2. Dress Appropriately

Wear or bring weather-appropriate clothing. Waterproof jackets, hats, and sturdy, non-slip footwear can help keep you dry and comfortable. It's also a good idea to have a poncho or a small umbrella on hand. It is also HOT - Be sure to stay hydrated even if there is overcast.

3. Know Where to Take Shelter

In the event of thunder or lightning, we'll need to turn off stage equipment for everyone's safety. Familiarize yourself with the festival layout and identify nearby shelters. We recommend taking cover at nearby local restaurants, shops, the Yellow Springs Public Library, or the John Bryan Community Center. These locations will provide shelter until it's safe to continue the festivities. Make a mental note of these locations when you arrive.

4. Stay Away from Open Areas During Storms

Our festival is surrounded by beautiful green space, including trees. If there is thunder or lightning, it is necessary to seek shelter - away from the open area. Head to a sheltered location immediately and wait until the storm passes before returning to the festivities.

5. Keep Communication Lines Open

Make sure your phone is fully charged before heading to the festival and consider bringing a portable charger. This way, you can stay connected with friends and family and receive timely weather updates and safety alerts from the festival organizers.


Being prepared is the first step in safety. Let's make this YS Pride Festival unforgettable, no matter what Mother Nature has in store! We will keep you posted each step of the way!

Stay proud, stay safe, and see you at the festival!

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