Since 2010. The UP Center of Champaign County is hosting the Pride Festival at Lincoln Square in Urbana! People and Families will enjoy a large festival and kids area with groups selling pride swag, others spreading awareness of issues gender and sexual minorities face, and businesses spread information like Champaign- Urbana Public Health and local government. Great kids area sponsored by Chambanamoms.com with children's entertainment, bounce houses and carnival style games. The parade is a big part of the event with a step off at 3PM Saturday in Downtown Champaign. Following the parade area bars and restaurants host evening activities like live bands and drag performances.