TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Pride Center of Terre Haute is hosting the first ever, Pride festival on June 4. We reached out to organizers to find out why they’re calling the event groundbreaking.

The Pride Center of Terre Haute is planning it’s first major event since opening to the public last year. Vice President Katie Lugar said that The Pride Festival is to celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

“We love our LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers and siblings, and we want to be there for each other,” said Lugar. “This is a groundbreaking moment in Terre Haute history and will be a part of the community forever.”

The Center is seeking entertainment,  food, and vendors for the upcoming festival. The West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center is recruiting small businesses to be involved. Business advisor Claudine Dollinger said the festival could benefit by bringing more local businesses to Terre Haute.

“Its only going to grow. This might be a little bit smaller in scale then what the other cities have, the bigger cities. But each year we’re going to pick up momentum and it’s definitely going to grow,” said Dollinger.

Organizers are also looking for volunteers. Volunteer coordinator for the festival Edie Hollis said they are hopeful the festival will lead to more support.

“Pride has always been like just a huge celebration of we’re here and we exist, and we love each other. It’s a celebration of all the ones who’s come before us and the ones who will come after us,” said Hollis.

Pride Festival will be held in downtown Terre Haute on Wabash Avenue, on Saturday June 4. If you would like to sign up to volunteer or be part of the entertainment you can do so by messaging the Pride Center’s Facebook page.