Out and proud: Pride in the Park brings visibility and awareness to Eagle County’s LBGTQ community

Second annual event in Avon brings together community organizations, LGBTQ residents, youth and allies to celebrate love and acceptance


Following a year where many people felt cut off from community and connection, Eagle County Pride gave everyone a reason to celebrate and reengage at Saturday’s Pride in the Park event at Harry A. Nottingham Park. “Everyone is so excited to get out and make connections and do things,” said Madison Partridge, one of five Pride in the Park committee members. “[Pride] helps the health of the LGBTQI community; it creates friendships that are hard to find, especially in this valley.”

While last year’s event consisted of a Pride parade around the park, this year’s event had a full schedule of events meant to engage everyone in the celebration.