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Our Pride in the Park festival is the highlight of our year. This annual event showcases local queer owned and affiliated businesses, bands, entertainers, support services and fellow organizations dedicated to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community. In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we are honored to partner with Project 16:49 in this yearly event to bring awareness to the 68% of youth that are rejected after coming out to family members. (source)

Project 16:49 is a local non-profit organization serving Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless teens.

This year's festival will take place at Festival Plaza on October 16th, 2022, from 10am-8pm. 

We thank our generous sponsors for their donations and support.

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Vendor applications are closed

7 • 5 • 9 Designs

Custom signs and decor, vinyl apparel and totes, custom drinkware and gifts

Chelsea's Cosmic Crafts

A wide array of crafts and art including acrylic paintings, acrylic pours, knitting, paper flowers and other papercrafts, book crafts, and felting

Kit’s Knits

Crochet and knit gifts, chainmail jewelry, and LGBT Bee's 

Making It Up With Monica

Wooden flower arrangements, home decorations, signs and woodburning gifts

Restoration Candle Company

Natural, clean burning wax melts and candles

GothfromHoth Designs

Pun and pop culture gifts, spooky soaps and goodies and oddities of all kinds

LeLe's Fashion
Mason jar cheesecakes, fashion accessories, bags and purses, and bling bling bling!

Gorgeous Glow Soap Co.

Hand made bath and body care. Soaps, bath bombs, lotions, body butters and more.


Valley Skate and Snow

LGBTQ+ Company that specializes in making unisex/gender neutral clothing

Thai'd in Knots

Macrame art, wall hangings, gorgeous decor items, gifts and more.

Cann Creative Designs

Handmade acrylic jewelry and 3D printed toys and oddities.

We Will Always Be Here:

A Guide to Exploring and Understanding the History of LGBTQ+ Activism in Wisconsin

Visit with Authors Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson to learn about and purchase their incredible book!

Blessed Divine Creations

Handmade gifts, custom gift baskets, fragrance body oils, hair accessories, tutus, mason jar gifts, and cinnamon roasted pecans and cashews. All handmade and created just for you.

Art by Kimberly Blanchett

Kimberly is an author, poet, officiant, artist, photographer and public speaker.

The Sophisticated Lady

This brand houses several product & services, including whipped butters, magnesium oil, beard oils,& other bath & body products, and personal styling.

Mystic Moraine Minerals

Selling Rocks, Minerals, Fossils and Gems for collectors, lapidary work, home décor and reikki.

Interested in being a vendor at Janesville Pride's Pride in the Park festival? Click the button below to fill out our vendor application.




Kat and the Hurricane

Kat and the Hurricane is a genre- and gender-bending synth rock project from Madison, Wisconsin. Kat and the Hurricane has been rising in the indie music scene and in their hometown, sharing stages with the likes of Apes of the State, RENT STRIKE, Telethon, Partner, Yam Haus, Oux, 4th Curtis, and more!


Falling Flat

"Punk and stuff from southern Wisconsin." They have played with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and torn up stages all over the state line.


Sage Worden

Magician and Mindreader, Sage  works with close up magic hypnosis, and reading minds. 


Lola Rome

Our Mistress of Ceremonies, and Janesville's local Drag darling! Past Miss Gay Isthmus WI USofA 2019 and Miss Gay Fox Valley WI USofA. We are so excited to have her grace our festival stage! 


Candace Griffin

Armed with a guitar and a lot of feelings, Candace Griffin has been inspired by other female rockers such as Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and others to share stories through music. She has released four independently produced albums since 2013; each poetically capturing a chapter in her own life in the most relatable way.


Em and Lee

The fem and them, this power couple's performance will give you the warm fuzzies. 



Solo singer and local talent ready to awe you with her impressive pipes. 


Collin Brockwell

Genuinely displays a very soulful, honest, and capturing vocal which portrays a variety of emotions. R&B/Pop


DJ Hayley

Versatile's own karaoke sweetheart joins us as our official Pride DJ. 


BASE - Building a Better Evansville​

Building A Safer Evansville (BASE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safer, healthier and more inclusive Evansville by leading public health and substance abuse prevention initiatives and connecting community partners to resources. From organizational training to LGBTQ+ workshops and youth substance abuse funding, BASE has become a national model for comprehensive community wellness programs across the country.

NOVA Health Services

NMHS focuses on helping people with anxiety/ depression, life transitions, and providing Neurodivergent (i.e. ADHD/ASD)  and LGBTQI+ affirmative therapy.Nova's mission is to provide genuine and caring services that are tailored to your needs. 

Rock County LGBTQ+ Committee 

The Rock County LGBTQ+ Committee will work to promote a safe, inclusive, and accepting environment for all LGBTQ+ community members, through education, activities, and support systems.

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change is a state-certified prevention agency with a focus on reducing substance use and promoting mental wellness. We have a long and rich history in serving the youth of Janesville, WI and surrounding areas.

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road is a Non-Profit based in Beloit, WI. Our goal is to create more awareness and sense of community for the LGBTQA+ community in Rock Co.

Diversity Action Team of Rock County

Striving to eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination in Rock County by embracing diversity and multiculturalism, and fostering justice, dignity and respect for everyone.

 Project 16:49

Empowering Rock County's unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals.

DEFY/SARP Family Services of Beloit

DEFY Domestic Abuse Beloit, is a program of Family Services of S. WI & N. IL, Inc. and strives to reduce the rate of domestic violence through the provision of empowering services to survivors and the community.

The Sexual Assault Recovery Program serves Rock and Green Counties of Wisconsin.

Vivent Health

Vivent Health has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV since the earliest days of the epidemic. At the center of all we do are our nationally-renowned efforts to provide the best patient-centered model of care possible. We champion the needs of our patients and care for them with the utmost respect.

Compass Behavioral Health Clinic

CBHC is a state certified clinic for mental health and substance abuse treatment with two convenient locations in Janesville, WI.

Grainger Equality Alliance Business Resource Group


Hedburg Library

Hedberg Public Library is a service of the City of Janesville and is a member of the Arrowhead Library System, a consortium of public libraries in Rock County.

First Christian Church

As an open and affirming congregation, all are welcome in this church! The Good news of God’s grace is for all regardless of age, abilities, physical and mental health, race, sexual orientation, income, education, or strength of faith

 First Congregational Church

The congregation of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Janesville, WI declare ourselves to be Open and Affirming, welcoming into full membership persons of every gender; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; physical, cognitive, or mental ability; age; race; ethnic background; marital status; and family structure.

House of Mercy

The House of Mercy is a homeless center in Janesville that provides short-term emergency shelter to single women and families along with access to housing, job placement, and child care resources.

Psychic Readings by Brandi

A respected and trusted Psychic Clairvoyant in Madison, WI. Brandi provides a positive and empowering experience to clients with compassion and laughter. Part of the first ever graduating class at the Madison Psychic Institute, Brandi studied with founder Patti Bee, in the Berkeley Psychic Institute Lineage.

Community Action

Community Action is a not for profit organization offering several programs to fight poverty in Rock and Walworth Counties.

American Family Insurance - Colleen Frentzel

LGBTQ+ Owned and Operated Insurance firm that believe everyone’s dream is worth protecting.


Interested in volunteering at our October 9th festival? We have many areas that require volunteers to ensure that our event is successful. 

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