NWA Pride Parade Registration

Online registration for the 2016 NWA Pride Parade has closed.

Didn’t register in time? No problem! Click below for the details.


NWA Pride Festival Vendor Registration

Register here for booth space at the 2016 NWA Pride Festival.

Registration ends Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.


Business Support Opportunities

Your business can contribute to NWA Pride’s success in a variety of ways, ranging from no-cost options to full sponsorships.


Plan Your Trip

Pack bags and head to the Ozarks for one of the largest LGBT Pride celebrations around. Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas are ready to welcome you!


Show Your #NWAPride

Let everyone know you’ve got pride by purchasing an NWA Pride t-shirt or rainbow flag…or buy a flag for us to display around town during NWA Pride weekend.


NWA Pride Happy Hour

June 16, 2016, 5:30 pm
Tavola Trattoria, Bentonville

Kick off #NWAPride by hanging out with old friends and meet new ones!

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NWA Pride Pub Crawl

June 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
Dickson Street, Fayetteville

We’re taking Dickson Street by storm...NWA Pride style! Enjoy drink specials at an array of downtown Fayetteville establishments, and once you’ve checked in with all participating locations, claim your prize.

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Queens of Dickson Show Starring Trixie Mattel

June 17, 2016, 9:30 pm
George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville

Join the Queens of Dickson featuring the region's favorite entertainers and “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7” fan favorite, Trixie Mattel, for a night of comedy and entertainment!

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10th Annual Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade

June 18, 2016, 11:00 am
Dickson Street, Fayetteville

The Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade has added color to the Ozarks for the past 9 years. Let's make the 10th one extra special. Join us for Arkansas' largest pride celebration!

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10th Annual Northwest Arkansas Pride Festival & Rally

June 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
Old Main Lawn, Fayetteville

Continue Northwest Arkansas' annual Pride celebration with the Pride Rally and Festival on Old Main Lawn. Festivals begins following the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade on Dickson Street.

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7th Annual White Party

June 18, 2016, 8:00 pm
George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville

NWA Pride weekend explodes with Arkansas’ largest parties. Celebrate ten years of pride in the one of the first places to openly welcome our local LGBT community.

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NWA Pride Interfaith Fellowship Gathering

June 19, 2016, 12:30 pm
Spirit of Peace, Fayetteville

Join people of faith for a potluck celebrating NWA Pride, our local LGBT community and allies. This free event is family friendly.

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In 2006, Northwest Arkansas saw its first official pride parade roll down Dickson Street. Prior to that parade, groups of local citizens organized various celebrations to unite the LGBTQ community and promote acceptance; these included small rallies, parades, picnics, and as early as 1975 – the Miss Gay Fayetteville pageant.

In 2007, NWA Pride, Inc. was formed by Ken Boyle, Joney Harper and Norman Hadley to formally operate what’s become an annual tradition. Growing from 200 participants and spectators to what is now a multi-day festival of events and Arkansas’ largest Pride celebration.

In 2015, NWA Pride, Inc. merged with the NWA Center for Equality to share resources and better serve the growing local LGBTQ community.

2016 Sponsors

The NWA Center for Equality is a nonprofit grassroots organization. The success of our programs and events, including Northwest Arkansas Pride, depends on the generosity of businesses and individuals across Northwest Arkansas. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring NWA Pride. We are thankful for the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission

Silver Sponsors

IDK? Cafe

Bronze Sponsors

Coldwell Banker – Mayer Team
University of Arkansas PRIDE Alumni Society