Check out the 10 Springfield IL outdoor festivals coming this summer

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art. Classic hot rod. firework. Music under the stars.

The outdoor festival is back.

The opening of the Pridefest, Old Capitol Art Fair and Old Capitol Farmers Market highlights busy weekends and hosts many festivals and rallies in the downtown area of ​​Springfield.

For some, like the Art Fair, it’s a return from the COVID-19 pandemic limit.

For others, such as Springfield Jacey’s Capitol City Celebration, it was a longer wait.

Here’s what’s in the store:

Mahogany Night will be attending a drug show at PrideFest on Saturday night.

Pridefest

On the day of embracing diversity and celebrating the Central Illinois LGBTQ community, PrideFest departs on Saturday and the parade begins on Fifth and Allen Streets at 11:30 am.

The parade heads north on Fifth Street to Capitol Avenue, ending at the event stage on Capitol Avenue. A kick-off presentation is scheduled for noon.

Entertainment at Y Block includes Deep Hollow (12:30 pm), Thornhill (2:15 pm), Blue Water Kings (4 pm), Diana Night, Mahogany Night, Vincent Night, Mimi Van Cartier, J Estarad Night. Includes a drug show featuring. And Veronica Night (8 pm)

There is also a kids area and many grocery stores.

PrideFest is sponsored by the Phoenix Center, an LGBTQ community center that offers a variety of group services, training, social and educational events, and temporary housing. For more information, please visit www.springfieldpride.org.

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