Become A Sponsor

The 2021 TriPride Parade and Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the heart of downtown Bristol, Virginia / Tennessee. Thank you for joining us in celebrating Pride!

Your financial support, community passion, and a shared commitment to diversity and inclusion are the key driving factors in our success and in our shared communities’ growth. Thank you for your part in that success.

We couldn’t do it without you.

Considerations Regarding COVID-19

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our community.

COVID-19 continues to present challenges to planning any type of event. The 2021 TriPride Parade and Festival is no exception. TriPride’s organizers remain in close consultation with our Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA city partners. The October 16, 2021 date was chosen primarily to provide a longer timeline to get COVID-19 under control in our community and nation. All planning parties are committed to producing an incredible Pride event in Bristol this year. However, if the health landscape is still impacted by COVID-19 when it comes time for the event, our commitment to our community will demand we cancel the parade and festival, as we did in 2020. As much as organizers and community members want to get back to normal and have our Pride event, we also want to be responsible leaders and do what’s best for the community.

TriPride’s Board of Directors, in consultation with key planning partners from the cities of Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA will continuously evaluate the event’s viability as we progress towards October 16, 2021. We will look at any and all available health data to determine the best path forward.

Since our founding, TriPride organizers have sought to be as transparent as possible regarding financial contributions and support. In the event that the 2021 TriPride Parade and Festival is canceled due to Covid-19 concerns, TriPride will offer you the option to hold the sponsorship and keep it active for the next parade and festival OR TriPride will refund 100% of your sponsorship. The choice is yours.

If the 2021 TriPride Parade and Festival is canceled, we will do our best to continue engaging and connecting with the community. In 2020, we helped promote and organize, along with other organizations, the Pride Car Parade in Johnson City, TN. TriPride provided free rainbow Pride flags to the community. We participated in a voter registration drive and Juneteenth celebration in Bristol. We collaborated with local musicians and community members to produce a music video celebrating Pride. 2021 contingency events and promotions are still being considered, but it is certain TriPride will continue to celebrate Pride with our community however we can.

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