Wichita Pride is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Allied communities in and around the Wichita Kansas area.

Buttons are required for all events and are $5 each. They are available from local Sponsors, The Center, or from Button Salespeople the day of events. We will update with a list of locations that have buttons as soon as they are distributed.

Wichita Pride Announces June 2017 Festival, Asks for Theme and Artwork Submissions

Wichita Pride this month announced the dates for the 2017 Pride March and Festival.  After listening to input from Wichita’s LGBTQ community, the Pride board of directors chose the weekend of June 17th and 18th.

“Pride celebrations are traditionally a June event across the United States,” said Travis Hooper, Wichita Pride president.  “While we’ve had successful events in September since 2012, many in our community have asked us to move our celebration back to June,” Hooper said.

As in the past few years, the Pride festival will be held on a Saturday and Sunday at the Mid-America All-Indian Center.

“We understand people may be concerned about an early June heatwave, and we are taking steps to address those concerns,” Hooper said.  “Our parade route is shorter than our last June festival, and we will be setting up water stations along the parade route,” he said.  “Additionally, the Indian Center is fully air-conditioned, so anyone needing relief may join the party indoors,” he said.

Since 2006, Wichita Pride has asked the community for theme suggestions and artwork submissions.  Any member of the LGBTQ and allied communities are welcome to submit a theme and artwork for the 2017 celebration.  Previous year’s themes have included “Out and About,” “Simply Equal,” “Proud Family,” and more.  Artwork and theme will be used on all Pride 2017 printed materials, buttons, and merchandise such as t-shirts.

The winning designer of the theme and button will get two free buttons to all Wichita Pride 2017 events, and will be featured in an article in the 2017 Pride Magazine.

Themes should be no more than a few words in length.  Artwork must be in a scalable vector format, and be legible on items as small as a 3” button.  Please design for either a 2.5” x 3.5” rectangle (vertical or horizontal) or a 3.5” diameter round button.

Artwork and theme suggestions must be received by Wichita Pride no later than January 7, 2017.  Please note:  All submitted themes and artwork become the sole property of Wichita Pride, Inc, and may be modified to meet minimum printing standards and layout needs.  The winner may include final versions of all applications in their portfolio.

Please send questions, or submit your designs, to no later than January 7, 2017.