Thank you to everyone who came out and supported equality in Kingsport!
Now, let’s get started on Bristol 2020 Planning!
In October 2017, we set out to deliver an amazing PRIDE parade and festival to our community, the first of its kind on this scale. And with your support, what an incredible, historic day September 15, 2018 became!
We followed up in our second year and held the TriPride Parade & Festival in downtown Kingsport on September 7, 2019. This was Kingsport’s first pride parade and festival. An estimated 10,000 participants came out to enjoy the day, many of which were experiencing their first pride. Around 1,100 participants marched in the parade representing 70+ groups, and over 100 vendors and exhibitors filled the festival space.
TriPride is a nonprofit organization formed to build a stronger and more inclusive community across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. That’s been our goal since day one. We celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and welcome allies, supportive nonprofit organizations, faith congregations and local businesses to become our community partners.