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Celebrate PRIDE Month at Waterloo Park on June 11

AUSTIN, TEXAS — May 12, 2022 Waterloo Greenway today announced the return of the organization’s annual Pride Month celebration, Rainbow on the Creek at Waterloo Park on Saturday, June 11. Rainbow on the Creek is a free, family-friendly celebration that connects, educates, and celebrates Austin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) community.

The daylong festival will include activations from Austin-based LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and small businesses on the Love, Tito’s Lawn, with gender affirming care & on-site testing, and performances on the Moody Amphitheater stage. Waterloo Greenway is partnering with Frida Friday ATX, Six Square, The George Washington Carver Museum, Beyond Brotha, Austin Public Library, Dance Waterloo, and aGLIFF’s (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) to curate performances and activations that celebrate Austin’s spirit of inclusion, unity, acceptance of diverse LGBTQIA+ cultures, communities of color, and varied genders and sexualities.

Families and children can spend the day in the park exploring a variety of hands-on art and cultural learning activities including drag queen storytime, ‘Taste the Colors of the Rainbow’ with Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops, a dance workshop with Dance Waterloo, Pride Family Portraits, and a Pride Parade in the Park.

Featured Performer: Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez

Highlights

  • Local LGBTQIA+ Nonprofit Organizations, Small Businesses, and Advocates 
  • Gender Affirming Care and On-site Testing
  • Queer BIPOC and Latinx Artisan & Craft Market curated by Las Ofrendas
  • Drag Queen Storytime presented in partnership with Austin Public Library
  • Dance Making Workshop presented in partnership with Dance Waterloo
  • ‘Taste the Colors of the Rainbow’ with Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops
  • ‘LGBTQIA+ Equity in Public Spaces’ Panel | Moderator: Jeremy Teel, Beyond Brotha

The celebration culminates with an evening of electrifying entertainment including performances from DJ Chorizo Funk, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Roxxxy Andrews, and Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez.

Featured Performer: Roxxxy Andrews of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Performances

  • Thor & Friends featuring Andie, Hermajeste, P1nky Star, Y2K, Val
  • Happy Hour with Pelvis Wrestley
  • WERK! Dance Battle hosted by Erica Nix & World Famous *BOB*
  • Austin Drag Queen Showcase hosted by Vylette Ward & Jezebel
  • DJ Chorizo Funk
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Roxxxy Andrews 
  • Latin Grammy Nominee Gina Chavez 


Rainbow on the Creek is presented by Ascension Seton, Capitol Wright Distributing, Google, PNC Bank, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, with support from Four Hands Furniture, H-E-B, Kind Clinic, LALO Tequila, The Powell Foundation, Rambler Sparkling Water, Richard’s Rainwater, and Tapestry Foundation. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support our free community programming, contact development@waterloogreenway.org.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Waterloo Park celebrates our natural environment with a major environmental restoration underway along Waller Creek, 1.5 miles of scenic trails, and thousands of native plants. The 11-acre greenspace is a public park, restored in partnership with the City of Austin, and is open daily from 5am-10pm for everyone to explore and enjoy.