Hastings Pride is on June 11th from 11:00 AM -10:00 PM. The celebration kicks off at 11:00 AM with a parade through the heart of town. Starting at McNamara field, the parade will head north on Eddy Street ending at Jaycee Park. The festival at Jaycee Park is the second annual family friendly pride that includes drag shows, king shows, games, face painting and many other activities. At 8:00 PM the adults-only portion of Hastings Pride will begin with a Pride bar crawl. Several downtown bars will be participating. A list will be provided at the event complete with entertainment and a party at The Onion Grille restaurant. Prior to the festival on June 9, there will be a pre-pride party at Spiral Brewery.
IDEA Hastings is proud to report a large list of LGBTQ-friendly businesses, found on their website. These include the Black Dirt Theater and LuminTheater Lab, the Pleasant Hill Library, several wellness, lifestyle, salon and spa brands, as well as the Fireside Social House, Froth & Cork, Geek Haven Coffee, Hawk Meadow Winery, and The Onion Grille to name a few.
Hastings Pride is hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Alliance of Hastings. IDEA Hastings is a local grassroots organization that is working with community, city and state officials to seek an end to the systemic barriers that perpetuate racism and improve inclusivity, diversity, and equality for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ community members.