Upper Cumberland Pride Festival


It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the 2021 Upper Cumberland Pride celebration scheduled for Saturday, August 21st, 2021.

Due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, we cannot, in good conscience put the health and well-being of our community, their family, and their friends at risk of contracting this despicable virus.

We know this is disappointing to everyone, and it is to us as well. This decision was not made lightly, and all pros and cons were weighed. We had so many amazing surprises planned for you all, and we hope to be able to bring them to you soon. We will be reaching out to vendors, sponsors, and performers as soon as possible to discuss rescheduling or other options.

Thank you for understanding,
The Board of Upper Cumberland Pride

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Presenting Sponsor for Upper Cumberland Pride 2021

Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Love

Upper Cumberland Pride (UCP) unites the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer and allied communities (LGBTQIA+) to support inclusion, dignity, and equality of all people. We build safe, inclusive communities in Cookeville, Tennessee, and the surrounding Upper Cumberland region, accepting and valuing individuals of all sexual orientations or gender identities.

Our core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to our community, such as health, safety, and marriage equality. UCP celebrates every person’s individuality and diversity as we all strive for acceptance from parents, friends, and society at large. We do this by providing opportunities for positive visibility in and around the community, providing a safe environment that permits the expression of diverse perspectives, and education to cultivate harmony within the community.


Upper Cumberland Pride Festival

Saturday, August 21, 2021
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. CDT
Dogwood Park in Cookeville, Tennessee

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