For over a decade, Uniting Pride of Champaign County has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment, education, and outreach events to celebrate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities in Champaign County. They are well known for their annual Pride Fest and Parade (the second largest in Illinois), however have had to change the way some of their programs and events operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past pride 2020 was virtual as are many of their regularly scheduled programs and groups. However, with vaccine availability increasing, and rate of vaccines rising, they are planning an in-person festival this year.
Full details of the 2021 PrideFest will be released by August 1st on their website and through their newsletter.