ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A full schedule of events has been released for Abilene’s first-ever pride parade and festival.

The event is set to take place in downtown Abilene, beginning at N 1st Street and Pine Street around 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, followed by a festival at the Festival Gardens by the Abilene Zoo at 3:00 p.m.

There will be vendors, musical entertainment, a drag show, and more!

“Bust out the bright wigs, tutus, and rainbow gear! We are beyond excited to celebrate our community by showing up and showing out in our best PRIDE apparel,” a post to the event page explains.

Events will take place as follows:

2:00 p.m. – Parade in Downtown Abilene

Nelson Park Festival Gardens
Abilene Zoo open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (admission is free during this time)

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Intro of Grand Marshalls, Monica Warn-Walker
  • Opening Remarks, Blaine Beyer
  • Land Acknowledgement, Cierra Villarreal

3:30 to 3:45 p.m. – DJ Kody Mac
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Jonathan Hester
4:45 to 5:00 p.m. – DJ Kody Mac
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Cassidy Sooter
6.00 to 6.15 p.m. – DJ Kody Mac
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. – Danny Jaymes
7:15 to 7:30 p.m. – DJ Kody Mac
7:30 to 9.30 p.m. – PrideFest Drag Show 

For more information on the Pride parade and festival, visit the event’s Facebook page.