PRIDE: /prīd/ – a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction

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 21st, through Sunday, August 23rd. Toledo Pride includes many exciting events for our community, including Pride Kick-Off on Friday night at Promenade Park! The Toledo Pride festival on Saturday kicks off with a parade at noon that runs down Adams Street to Promenade Park, where we’ll party into the night! Don’t miss out on the Big Rainbow Brunch on Sunday. 

The Toledo Pride Festival is a large-scale, outdoor event showcasing the best in local and national entertainment. The festival also boasts a parade, food and merchandise vendors, and networking with numerous community organizations including social groups, churches, and health and wellness groups.

Toledo Pride has always been a family-friendly event and is excited to welcome a greater number of families and younger audience members to the parade.

Click here to find out all of the details about Toledo Pride 2020.

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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.

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We need volunteers for Toledo Pride events year-round. Click here to help out!

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Interested in getting a merchandise vendor/organization booth at Toledo Pride?

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“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”

Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Harvey Fierstein

“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.”

George Takei

“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.”

Chaz Bono

Upcoming Events


  • 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.