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Knox Pridefest 2021 postpones in-person celebrations and goes virtual due to COVID-19

According to organizers, Knox Pride will share content from local artists and creators and host interactive and collaborative events online.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville Pridefest 2021 has announced that it will cancel in-person celebrations and instead will host virtual pride events due to COVID-19.

According to organizers, Knox Pride will share content from local artists and creators and host interactive and collaborative events online, such as digital drag shows and virtual performances from local entertainers on Facebook and Instagram.

Since 2006, Knox Pride has organized an annual “Pridefest” to provide a safe platform for the LGBTQ+ community to stand together in solidarity and love.

In 2020, the effects of COVID-19 forced Knox Pride to postpone in-person events.

Knox Pride hasn’t confirmed plans for Pridefest 2022 but they remain hopeful that Fall 2022 will allow in-person events. If it is safe for the public, Knox Pride will consider hosting events like ArtOut as early as Spring 2022. 

If you would like to support Knox Pride through creative contributions or remote volunteer efforts click here

The Knox Pride board will have an open forum on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:45 p.m. via Facebook Live to answer any questions or concerns.