Security at the 2017 Cville Pride Festival

We’ve heard from many of you your concerns about safety at this year’s event, given the tragedies of August 11 and 12.

Cville Pride is committed to the safety and security of all Pride Festival attendees and participants. Our location this year – the Sprint Pavilion – provides greater security than our past venue. There will be only three entry/exit points and each of them will have security personnel hired for the event. Volunteers will provide additional security monitoring, and we have hired a medical team to staff the event.

Will Weapons Be Allowed at the Festival?

No. No weapons of any kind will be allowed in the venue. Bags will be checked at all entry points.

At the Pride Festival, we encourage and tolerate only respectful speech and behavior by all participants.

Police?

We want a safe, secure event for everyone, and we are doing everything in our power to create that. We understand and take seriously safety concerns that make some people want police and others not want them at all. The Sprint Pavilion requires a police presence, so yes, we will have officers present at the festival.

 

Here’s to a peaceful, happy Pride Festival!

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