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Pride St. Louis announces August event

"Pride is Alive" will take place at Ballpark Village with live entertainment, vendors and more

ST. LOUIS — After a year of events lost to the pandemic, some of St. Louis' biggest attractions are coming back, and organizers from PrideSTL have announced a three-day party at Ballpark Village while they plan for the return of a full PrideFest in 2022.

"It was a painstakingly slow process because there are a lot of hoops and things that have to do," Pride STL's Jordan Braxton said.

Organizers had previously said this year's PrideFest was postponed when they couldn't obtain the necessary permits.

The free outdoor event -- called "Pride is Alive" -- includes live entertainment, sponsors, vendors, a VIP experience and more.

"We did start the planning when we weren't sure what the restrictions would look like," Ballpark Village Chief Operating Officer Mike LaMartina said.

"Pride is Alive" is scheduled for August 27 to 29. Friday night is called a "Pride Happy Hour."

Pride St. Louis is proud to announce a celebration “Pride Is Alive,” August 27-29, 2021 at BallPark Village. “Pride is...

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Pride St. Louis normally plans PrideFest in June, which is recognized as Pride month. In April of this year, the Pride St. Louis Board of Directors announced that PrideFest would be postponed to June 2022 due to an issue with permits.

Learn more about the history of Pride St. Louis on their website.