Floats and performers will kick things off with an equality parade at noon. The 2023 parade route will start at the Springfield Municipal Court parking lot on the corner of Chestnut Expy. and N. Benton Ave.

By Peg Cameron Gill

The 2023 Ozarks Pridefest parade route will be different than in years past, due to construction. You can view the parade route and get other details here.

Post parade, the afternoon will be filled with family-friendly activities, performances by drag artists and The Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks, and a lot more.

At 4 PM headliner Crystal Methyd, a Springfield native, will take to the stage along with special guest performers.

After Pridefest wraps up, those 18 and older can attend Bless: Official Ozarks Pridefest After Party. Doors will open at 6 PM at the Odyssey Lounge at the Outland Complex. There will be music from 6–9 PM, a 6:45 PM VIP meet and greet, drag show, then a dance party.

A portion of proceeds will support The GLO Center and Ozarks Pridefest.

Photo credit: The GLO Center

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