Each year, the Waco Pride Network hosts OUT on Brazos, a festival celebrating the Greater Waco LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The day-long event features musical performances, food trucks, vendors and community. The event takes place in October of each year to commemorate National Coming Out Day (also, y'all, it's HOT in Waco in June).
The 2019 festivities sponsored by Lake Air Pool Supply blew us away as more than 500 attendees came to the day-long celebration, which featured more than 40 vendors, multiple musicians, a drag show, community speeches and so much more. Check out event photos here.
It all began in 2017 when the OUT on the Brazos Planning Committee relaunched Waco Pride. What began as a picnic grew to an event of 200-400 people in Cameron Park and received substantial local coverage. Check out event photos here.
In 2018, the Waco Pride Network officially organized and launched as a nonprofit to host the OUT on the Brazos event. Despite inclement weather, the event was attended by about 250 people over three hours. Check out event photos here.
Fast forward and planning for OUT on the Brazos 2020 is underway!
We're seeking vendors, sponsors, food trucks, volunteers, student groups, community groups, welcoming houses of faith, speakers, poets, performers and more!
If you are interested in helping with this year's event, especially in any of the above ways, please contact Pride Volunteer Coordinator Amissa Hackworth.
Location: Brazos Park East
Music Performances by:
Check out past event photos
About the venue
Brazos Park East, 3516 North M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., features a boat ramp, pavilion, disc golf course, trails, horseshoe pits, and a scenic view of the cliffs along the Brazos River. The park is the site of the annual Duel on the Brazos drag boat races.