Family Pride

SC Pride is committed to inclusion for all, including LGBT and ally parents and their children! We have partnered with Harriet Hancock LGBT Center and Richland Library to bring Family Pride—an alcohol-free zone for kids in our festival!

Our FREE Family Pride area is located on Washington Street from Main towards Assembly.

12pm to 5pm

Fun • games • crafts • family-friendly vendors

Drinking Prohibited in Family Area

Richland Library

If you’re going to the festival with the kiddos, look out for the Family Pride Area at Main & Washington Streets, where you’ll find the Richland Library bus. Head here to hang with other families and give the kids a chance to meet new friends. New this year, Drag Story Time starts at 12PM and showcases favorite children’s books read aloud, along with a drag performer showcasing artistic expression during the reading.

Family Pride Schedule

12pm: Official start
1pm: First Storytime
1:30pm: Activities
2pm: Second Storytime
2:30pm: Activities
3pm: Final Storytime
5pm: Bus returns to Richland Library

DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME w/ Marty McGuy and Friends

Family-Friendly + Safe Activities at Family Pride Area

Craft Kits – Picture Frames
Photo Booth
Decorate the Bus with Pride / Pride Messages
Craft Kits – Pom Poms

We're proud to protect our kids!

Masks required for ages 3+

Other Events Happening in Conjunction with Pride

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Meet the Author: Jodie Patterson
Join us in this virtual discussion with Jodie Patterson, a social activist, entrepreneur, and author. She discusses her new children’s book Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Richland Library Online.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
OUTTalks: LGBTQ+ Stories from South Carolina
Community members share their uniquely powerful LGBTQ+ experiences. Modeled after TED Talks, speakers will address topics such as finding one’s identity, the process of coming out while balancing religion and family, coming out later in life, and making sense of our coming out stories — using narrative to establish who we are and how we got here.
6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Richland Library Main (Downtown) or Virtual

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Tell Your LGBTQIA+ story
Sign up for a “StoryCorps” type recording of your LGTBQ experience. Historic Columbia is collecting and sharing these diverse stories of our LGBTQIA+ Community. Richland Library has reserved a room at Richland Library Main during SC Pride Family Day. Sign up through this link to share your story. You will be guided to a room for two discussing your unique experience.