This year, Mid-Missouri Pridefest is spilling over from its usual Cherry Street location to take over some of 4th Street, too. The family-friendly fest features entertainment, vendors, food and a literally colorful atmosphere. But other festival quirks make this event different than most street fairs. For instance, participants can enter their canine pals in the light-hearted “Gayest Dog Contest.”
Where: Cherry and 4th streets, Flat Branch Park
When: Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.