That’s a Wrap!

August 26, 2014 in PrideFest by midmopride

Wow! Thank you for making Pridefest 2014 such a success! The weather was blazing hot, but you stuck with us and helped to make Pridefest 2014 one of the best ever! Don’t forget to tag your photos and videos with #MidMoPride, and if you have any great videos of the drag show, let us know! We’d love to be able to share it on our facebook and website.

Please help us out by taking a quick survey about Pridefest 2014. See you next year!

VIP Tickets Available

August 8, 2014 in PrideFest by midmopride

We think that everyone who attends Pridefest is pretty special, but did you know you can give yourself a little bit of the celebrity treatment (a Mid-MO celebrity at least) by purchasing VIP tickets? VIP ticket holders have access to priority seating in the VIP area for all the great entertainment at the Déjà Vu Main Stage. Ticket holders will also receive food and drink tokens redeemable for items from the specially-created Pridefest Menu. Also, don’t forget the Swag Bag filled with great gifts from our sponsors to you. 

VIP-ticket1__16442_zoomVIP tickets are $20 each or two tickets for $30! Go ahead and get two while you’re at it and surprise a friend! Purchase your tickets through the Paypal button below and pick them up the morning of Pridefest at the Pride Pointe Information Booth.

Purchase One VIP Ticket: $20





Purchase Two VIP Tickets: $30





Time is running out to register your booth!

July 17, 2014 in PrideFest by midmopride

Be seen by thousands of LGBTQ individuals and allies from Mid-Missouri and beyond. Make sure to reserve a booth space for your group, organization or business before its too late! To register, CLICK HERE or send an email to info@midmopride.com!

Join the Pride Circle of Friends!

June 25, 2013 in PrideFest by midmopride

Circle of Friends logo

Mid-Missouri PrideFest is a free event every year — thanks to the generous support of our friends in the community! The Pride Circle of Friends is our way of thanking the amazing sponsors that help make this event possible. Check out the different levels (and the freebies that come with it!) in the chart below:

Click the link below to donate via PayPal!

You can also write a check payable to “Mid-Missouri LGBT Coalition” and mail it to:
PrideFest Sponsorships
PO Box 10216
Columbia, MO 65205

Pridefest 2014!

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized by midmopride

If you haven’t already…put MidMO PrideFest on your calendars for August 24, 2014! It will be hosted at the intersection of Fourth St. and Cherry St. It will be a family friendly event that stretches from Deja Vu to Flatbranch Park! Get Excited!

Rockin’ Rents & PrideFest

July 17, 2013 in PrideFest by midmopride

Thanks to Rockin’ Rents, a new Columbia-based rental company, this year’s Mid-Missouri PrideFest will have more activities for kids than ever before.

Rockin’ Rents will be on hand August 18 with a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course and more in the children’s area.

Rockin’ Rents specializes in special event rentals, including a variety of bounce houses, water slides, inflatable obstacle courses, popcorn and snow cone machines, and general event services.

Columbia residents Jeremy and Kara Truitt decided to start Rockin’ Rents in late 2012. Jeremy Truitt says they tried to rent a bounce house for their then-7 year old son and found that the cost was ridiculously high.

“…one company doesn’t deliver, one company delivered for an extra $60 and another delivered for an extra $125 or so,” their website states. “We got really frustrated when we couldn’t rent a simple bounce house for under $250. That’s ridiculous. As such, we decided to change it.”

Rockin’ Rents delivers within Columbia city limits for free, plus they set up and tear down the equipment at no cost.

Part of Rockin’ Rents’ mission is to give back to the community through non-profits and charities. In addition to Mid-Missouri PrideFest, Rockin’ Rents supports 5K Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run, an organization that helps girls develop healthy relationships and high self-esteem. Also, Rockin’ Rents plans to donate 10 percent of its gross revenue in September — which is Suicide Prevention Month — to a local nonprofit that deals with suicide prevention for young kids and teens. 

“Owning a business affords us the ability to do stuff like that,” Truitt says. “Since growth has been faster than we planned, we really want to give back. The eventual goal is to give 10 percent of our annual revenue to non-profits and charities.”

Truitt bought 5 units to start — at no small expense to him and his wife. Even lower-end bounce houses generally cost more than $1,000. Now Rockin’ Rents has expanded to nine units, with plans to buy more in the near future.

“Our business plan accounted for 3-4 rentals per month,” Truitt says. “We’re now doing 6-7 every weekend.”

Although it’s very physically demanding work (one of the units weighs about 900 lbs.), Truitt says it’s a very gratifying business to be in.

“The best part is the happiness from the kids,” he says. “It’s such a fun business.”

With the business growing much faster than expected, Truitt says they plan to expand their catalog to become a one-stop-shop for mid-Missouri’s party needs. Looking forward, Truitt has been eyeing a 33-foot Slip ‘N’ Slide, another obstacle course, a dunk tank and some interactive games like human bowling and a velcro wall.

“The ultimate goal down the road is that someone can call us from anywhere in central Missouri and we have everything,” Truitt says. “Birthday parties, family reunions, corporate functions. There’s nothing we can’t provide.”

Visit the Rockin’ Rents website for more information. Visit our donation page to help make PrideFest the best it can be!