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2024 Heartland Pride Parade and Festival details: Join us July 12-13

Published: June 20, 2024
Heartland Pride

The 2024 Heartland Pride Parade and Festival is July 12 and 13, and Methodist Health System is excited to sponsor this year’s event in partnership with the SHINE Employee Resource Group (ERG).

All employees and their loved ones are invited to join SHINE for this year’s event! There are several different options to participate. 


Walk with the SHINE ERG in the parade

Join SHINE in supporting our employees, patients, students and community by walking behind The Meaning of Care banner in the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13. DJ Angie Spence, a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital, and Fran Adrianto (aka Lady Etta Mommy), a care tech at Methodist Hospital, will provide entertainment on the SHINE float.

Wear a Methodist Pride T-shirt or any Methodist or rainbow shirt, or come as you are. 


  • The parade begins at 10 a.m. SHINE will line up at 9:15 a.m. on 16th Street between Chicago and Davenport streets.
  • The parade will take place rain or shine.
  • No pets on the parade route unless they are previously approved by Heartland Pride.
  • Please bring your own water to stay hydrated.
  • There is no cost to join the parade group. 


Attend a festival 

There are two festivals as a part of this year’s event: Youth Pride on Friday night, July 12, and the Pride Festival on Saturday night, July 13. Tickets are required for both festivals and can be purchased here.

Nebraska Methodist College will have a booth at the Youth Pride festival on Friday evening and invites all Methodist employees, their families and their loved ones to stop by. 


SHINE T-shirt and item delivery information

In June, SHINE offered a variety of SHINE branded items for sale, and more than 850 items were purchased! Anyone who placed an order will be notified via email when their item(s) are ready for pickup in early July (date may vary by location and hours).


Additional Information 

More information about the Heartland Pride Parade and Festival can be found at For a flyer with information on Methodist's involvement, click here.

For more info on the Methodist SHINE or other ERGs, including how to join, click here.