2023 PRIDE

The 2023 Dubois County Pride Festival was held at Dave Buehler Plaza on the Riverwalk Saturday.

Here are a few photos.

In the photo, Danni Schaust led participants through a free Yoga session prior to the festival launching. This year’s festival was held in Dave Buehler Plaza from 1 to 7 p.m. Organizers said the area was more conducive for the festival and the additions this year. Those additions included vendors and more room for information/support booths as well as multiple food trucks and several shelter houses with benches and picnic tables. Photos by Matthew Crane.
Marshall Barkley, 10, couldn’t help but dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” while his parents took part in the free yoga session before the fest kicked off.
Dubois County PRIDE president Mary Warner opened the festival with remarks and gratitude for the many local sponsors that show their support for the annual PRIDE festival. Warner expressed that she was overwhelmed with the number of residents that came forward to volunteer at the festival.
Victoria Easley with the Dubois County Humane Society posed with Peppa (yes, named after the popular pig because she snorts). Peppa is a deaf terrier mix that has been with the society for about two months.
Vendors and information booths were greatly expanded compared to previous years. The larger area created a great venue for the extension.
Stephen Schneider, a member of Turners Circus out of Louisville, entertained with his juggling skills.
Emily Peak helped create jewelry and handed out temporary tattoos at a popular table near the kids’ area.
Three-year-old Ruby Taylor enjoyed the parachute provided by Jumping Jasper. The company also provided an inflatable slide that was popular in the shaded area where the children’s activities occurred.
Visitors played corn hole in the park.