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Idaho Falls Pride 2023

11th Annual Celebration, June 22-24
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Chukars Pride Night

Thursday, June 22  
Doors Open at 6:00pm
Game Starts at 7:05pm  
Melaleuca Field

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pride Night with the Chukars baseball game.

Tickets

The first 500 people to bring two canned food items or provide a $5 donation for the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen will earn a free ticket into the game.

If you would like to purchase your tickets ahead of time, those can be found here.

Pride Jerseys

The team will sport special edition pride jerseys, available for a few lucky spectators to take home after the game. Come see our booth near the entrance for more info.

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Drag Show

Friday, June 23
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Show Starts: 8:00pm 
Westbank Convention Center

Enjoy the art of drag with inspiring performances from many of your favorite local artists.

Tickets

Tickets for this year's show are all sold out! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

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Festival

Saturday, June 24 
10:00am - 5:00pm 
Idaho Falls Greenbelt 

We can't wait to celebrate with you at our 11th annual Pride Festival! There will be live music, interactive performances, goodies for purchase, and more! As always, the Festival is a free and family friendly event.

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Parade

Saturday, June 24 
Lineup: 9:00 - 10:00am
Parade Starts: 10:00am 
Unitarian Universalist Church

Show your pride by joining us for our parade. We will start at the Unitarian Universalist Church (across the street from the festival) at 10:00am and walk around the greenbelt (to the Westbank and back to the festival). All are welcome to participate in this free and family-friendly event.

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Rainbow Narratives

Saturday, June 24 
3:00 - 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church

Rainbow Narratives is a Q&A style community forum and a unique opportunity to learn from fellow LGBTQ+ people as well as those who love them. Join us as we share stories of struggle and hope. We hope you are able to walk away having been inspired and feeling the love of your community. The Rainbow Narratives event is free and family friendly.

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Safety

Guidelines and Code of Conduct

The Idaho Falls Pride Board of Directors is committed to ensuring a safe Pride weekend celebration for all attendees in Idaho Falls. The current political climate has led to an unfortunate increase in unnecessary hostilities and acts of violence, as such all Idaho Falls Pride events and space have implemented safety guidelines and a Community Code of Conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

Safety Guidelines:

  • If you see something, say something: Pride is about community. Look out for each other and report any suspicious persons or activity to event staff, event security officers or a police officer. In the event of an incident that requires the immediate attention of law enforcement or paramedics, please call 911.

  • First Aid: A first aid tent will be available at the Pride Festival staffed by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

  • Day-of Volunteer Crew: In addition to our Idaho Falls Pride Board, we will have a number of volunteers on-site at the festival. They will be identifiable by their Stand Together Idaho Falls Pride t-shirts.

  • Security: All Idaho Falls Pride events will have trained security officers present, these officers can be identified by their bright yellow shirts. 

  • Regional Resources & Partnerships:  We have established formal relationships with the City of Idaho Falls, the Idaho Falls Police Department, the Western States Center, and other regional Pride organizations. We have compiled their advice, insights gained from past experiences, and recommendations to advise safety planning for all events. Special thanks to the North East Idaho Pride Alliance (NIPA) for sharing their experience and resources.

 

Community Code of Conduct:

All participants and attendees of Idaho Falls Pride events are expected to behave with respect and peace towards all who are present in our shared spaces. This code of conduct applies to all Idaho Falls Pride spaces, including our social media channels, our public Facebook groups, comments on our website, and at Idaho Falls Pride hosted, sponsored, or co-sponsored public and private events. 

 

  • Be Respectful: Idaho Falls Pride is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

  • Consensual Content: We ask all event attendees including: volunteers, vendors, and attendees to be mindful of sharing and tagging content such as photos or videos. Please be sure your content is thoughtful, respectful, and embodies the mind of a peacekeeper. Do not make assumptions about fellow Pride attendees, their identities, and/or comfort with appearing in photos publicly. Please do your best to ask for consent before posting, sharing, and tagging.

  • Zero Engagement with Protesters: In the event of a protest, do not engage in negative dialogue or debate. Debating only serves to reinforce their belief they have a valid position. Our rights, freedom, dignity, and our lives are not debatable. Focus your energy on the community celebration rather than those attempting to distract from the purpose of our event. Protesters want attention. Don’t give it to them. Learn to internalize a total indifference to their presumed positions of authority. 

 

Participants not adhering to the Community Code of Conduct will be asked to stop the behavior and are expected to comply immediately. If a participant does not follow the Community Code of Conduct after being asked the Idaho Falls Pride Board, staff, or other representatives may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Idaho Falls Pride spaces.

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Volunteers

We need the help of our wonderful volunteers to make our events a success. Although 2023 volunteer sign up is closed, you are welcome to sign up for our volunteer email list so you will be the first to know the next time we need some helping hands.

If you signed up for the 2023 events, thank you for your help! Check your email for more information. Contact rachel@idahofallspride.com with any additional questions.

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Festival Booths

We are incredibly grateful to all of our sponsors. You make these events possible! If you have signed up to be a sponsor and/or for a booth, see the details below for what to expect the day of the festival. For any additional questions, email idahofallspride@gmail.com.

 

Festival - June 24

Booth Setup: 8:00-10:00am

Unload your vehicles at the parking lot on Memorial Drive. We cannot reserve the parking lot, but we will have a few spaces blocked off on the north side of the lot for vehicles actively unloading. Please work efficiently to unload your vehicle and make space for more people to use the area. An Idaho Falls Pride volunteer will greet you to show you where your booth is located. We have a lot of booths this year; please only set up in your assigned location.

Festival: 10:00am-5:00pm

Booth Tear Down: 5:00-6:00pm

Please use the same section of the parking lot on Memorial Drive to load your vehicle after the festival. Please be courteous and efficiently load your vehicle so others may use the space.

Parade - June 24

Everyone is welcome to walk in the parade! See the Parade section of this page for more info.

FAQs

Where do I park?

Just like any other downtown event, parking will be limited — lots can be found on the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Website.

 

What should I bring?

Please bring your own table and chairs, and we recommend a pop-up canopy. While there is some shade, some spaces may be in the sun and we expect it to be HOT. We recommend plenty of liquids to stay hydrated, sunscreen, and anything you’ll need to stay comfortable. Coolers and snacks are welcome but please keep in mind that this is a city park and a family friendly event, please do not bring any alcoholic beverages.

 

How many people will be in attendance? 

We expect 2,000 - 3,000 people throughout the day.

 

Can I get electricity to my booth? 

We cannot provide electricity. Please plan accordingly.

 

Who do I talk to if I have a question or need help during the festival? 

If you have any questions on the day of the festival, find someone with a STAFF or VOLUNTEER shirt or visit the Idaho Falls Pride Booth (located next to the stage.)

Thank you again for supporting Idaho Falls Pride, we can’t wait to see all of you on June 24th!

Thank You
2023 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
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