Indy Pride Festival: By the Numbers


Tens of thousands came out for the annual Circle City IN Pride Festival on June 9, and the organizers’ final numbers are in. Per Indy Pride’s own by-the-numbers Facebook post on June 26 and Stephanie Swanson, chair of Circle City IN Pride, here are some figures from that Saturday festival and the week of events leading up to it:

12  Events over eight days

500  Volunteers

370  Runners and walkers in the inaugural Rainbow 5K on June 2

500  Attendees at the Pride community picnic in Garfield Park on June 3

1,000  People on hand at the Bat N’ Rouge Softball Game, featuring male players in drag on the field, held June 3

450  People on wheels and watching who sweated to the oldies (or at least ’80s hits) at Pride Skate, also on June 3

530  Humans present at Pet Pride (full photo gallery here) on June 4

650  Women who joined in for the Girl Pride event

70,000+  People present at the June 9 main festival event (Indianapolis Metro Police Department estimate)

300  Vendor booths on that day, plus 17 food vendors

450  Bags of ice drained on June 9 for official Pride use alone

115  Units in the parade to open the main day’s events—21 floats; 230 vehicles; 2,000 participants; and 30,000 spectators

29  Performers on the fest’s second stage

150  Performers on its main stage

80,000  Attendees throughout the week-long festival

Thousands  Hours of volunteer manpower

>> MORE: For a post-Pride Q&A with Stephanie Swanson, 2012 Pride chair, click here.

Photos by Jonathan Scott