Kentuckiana Pride announces COVID guidelines for Oct. festival

Several fall LGBTQ+ organizations canceled their fall Pride festivals, but Kentuckiana Pride lives on as an in person event with strict COVID precautions.

KPF announced today that all attendees entering the festival are required to present either proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a medical facility taken within 72 hours (3 days) prior to October 8.

Children under 12 that cannot get a vaccination can show a negative test to enter the festival. Those with health conditions and religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving vaccination can also show a negative test result.

Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees are encouraged to wear a mask to ensure everyone’s safety. Parade participants are also encourage to wear masks.

Masks will be available for free at the entry gates, information tent, and first aid tents. KPF will have increased hand sanitizer stations on site, and their cleaning crews will do frequent cleanings in high touch areas.

KPF is also recommending advanced ticket purchases to reduce person to person contact the day of the festival.

KPF said as we approach the festival (October 8-9, 2021), any updates regarding COVID-19 will be posted on this page and on social media.