The annual Mid-Columbia Pride Festival continues July 18-20 with a parade, music events, film screening, games and contests.
Pride was organized as a way to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer pride events in the Mid-Columbia and Northwest, and celebrate equality and diversity among people, the organization's website states.
Here's what's planned during the next few days. All events are free.
-- July 18: Screening of the movie Edie and Thea: A Very Long engagement at 7 p.m., Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive.
The film is about finding an all-encompassing, passionate love that will last a lifetime. More information about the movie can be found at blessblessproductions.com.
-- July 19: Fun in the Sun day is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Leslie Groves Park, 40 Park St., Richland.
There will softball and kickball games, a BBQ of hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers. No alcohol is allowed at the park.
Then at 8 p.m., there will be the Miss Gay Columbia Basin pageant at the Out & About nightclub, 327 W. Lewis St., Pasco. Open to 21 and older.
-- July 20: Festivities begin with the Pride Parade at 11 a.m. It starts at the corner of Lee Boulevard and Goethals Avenue and ending at John Dam Plaza across from the Federal Courthouse between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way in Richland.
Find more information about Pride events at www.midcolumbiapride.com.