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    Independence Pride 23 - Walk, Expo with FREE Concert, Drag Show and more!

    2023 is the 3rd year for Independence Pride. This years' Pride Walk is reversing the course. Walkers will start at the Liberty Lounge in Independence Square and end at the Englewood Arts District where they can attend the Pride Expo with FREE live music featuring Joey Marlow and Material Girl & the Fame Monster!

    Independence Pride t-shirt & drawstring bag

    Register for the Pride Walk by purchasing a Independence Pride 23 t-shirt or bag at www.westindconnection.com. This year's Independence Pride 23 design was created by Ash Emerson at Definitive Tattoo Gallery in Kansas City.  Shirts are printed on demand and shipped directly to customer - recommend to order by June 14th.

    Adult: https://westindconnection.com/collections/winc-wear/products/independence-pride-23-classic-tee

    Youth: https://westindconnection.com/collections/winc-wear/products/independence-pride-23-youth-short-sleeve-t-shirt

    Bag: https://westindconnection.com/collections/winc-wear/products/independence-pride-23-drawstring-bag

    Parking & Shuttle Service

    WiNc & Independence Square Association is offering shuttle service from Englewood Arts District to the Liberty Lounge at the Independence Square starting at 3pm. For best access to the Pride Walk start we recommend parking in the Englewood Arts District then taking the shuttle bus to Liberty Lounge at the Independence Square.

    Independence Pride Drag Show

    Want more? Get your tickets to the Independence Pride Drag Show featuring some of the most talented Drag performers in the metro at the Englewood Arts Center! Show starts at 7:45pm. Tickets & show details visit www.westindconnection.com.

    WiNc Promotion - Independence Pride Shirt N Show!

    Go to www.westindconnection.com and purchase an Independence Pride T-Shirt and receive 30% off the Independence Pride Drag Show ticket price! Discount is automatically applied when both items are put in the cart. Shirts are printed on demand and shipped directly to customer - recommend to order by June 14th.


    • 3:00 Shuttle Bus Begins -Hop on the Bus at Englewood Arts and take to Liberty Lounge at the Independence Square - Every 30 minutes
    • 3:45 Pride Party @ Liberty Lounge
    • 3:45 Pride Expo Opens in Englewood Arts District
    • 4:00 Shuttle Bus Ends - Last chance to hop a ride to Liberty Lounge at the Independence Square
    • 4:15 Opening ceremony and walk start @ Liberty Lounge
    • 5:30 Joey Marlow
    • 6:30 Material Girl & The Fame Monster
    • 7:45 Independence Pride Drag Show - Tickets are going fast!


    Any funds made during the Independence Pride event supports the WiNc Inclusion Center. The WiNc Inclusion Center is a #SAFESPACE to commune, socialize, learn and be free from judgment, and supports the community of Greater Jackson County with programming and resources for LGBTQ+ community members and their families.


    A Shuttle bus will be available to provide rides back to the Independence Square from the Englewood Arts District. Limited transportation will be available along the walking route to assist those in need.

    West iNd Connection is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact westindconnection@gmail.com . All requests must be made prior to the event date. We will attempt to implement late requests but cannot guarantee they will be met. We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodation for our events. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

    Events at the Englewood Arts Mainstage access are ADA compliant. Ramps are available in the front of the building.

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