2023 Toledo Pride
As Northwest Ohio’s largest and most recognized event for the (LGBTQIA+) community, Toledo Pride is pleased to invite you to become a sponsor of the annual Toledo Pride celebration! This year’s events will be held Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20.
Toledo Pride includes many exciting events for our community, including:
- Toledo Pride – Kick-Off on Friday, August 18, 2023.
- Saturday Parade at noon on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
- All-day Toledo Pride Main Festival after the parade on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
- Big Rainbow Brunch Crawl on Adams Street on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
The Toledo Pride Festival is a large-scale, outdoor event showcasing the best local entertainment. The festival also boasts a parade, food, merchandise vendors, and networking with numerous community organizations, including social groups, churches, and health and wellness groups.
Click here to find out all of the details about Toledo Pride.
Toledo Pride depends on the support of our generous sponsors. Click here to see our current sponsors or to find out how your company can get involved.
“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”
“I’ve been embraced by a new community. That’s what happens when youre finally honest about who you are; you find others like you.”
TOLEDO PRlDE BY THE NUMBERS
Nearly 20,000 people gather over the weekend to celebrate one of Toledo’s largest festival.
About 1,000 people attended Pride Kick-Off on Friday night, the money raised supports many local area non-profits.
100+ organizations gain exposure in the Toledo Pride Parade, which had thousands of spectators.
Over 100 vendors and organizations set up at the festival, including nonprofit organizations, LGBTQIA+ friendly businesses and LGBTQIA+ affirming faith based groups.
During the festival, sponsors have provided free mammograms and provide free, confidential HIV/AIDS tests.