FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s Pride Festival started on Friday night.

It filled Headwaters park with people and rainbow-colored apparel alike.

The two-day-long event features live music, a number of different vendors, and spaces for kids. Another big feature will be the Pride Parade at 11:15 on Saturday, starting just in front of Headwaters Park.

Director of Fort Wayne Pride, Nikki Fultz says her goal is to have this be a space for people to come and feel welcomed.

“Pride itself we’re here and we are here for visibility reasons to make sure people see that there are LGBTQ living in our community,” Fultz said. “Education purposes as well, and also joy, this is a weekend of joy where people can come and be themselves and feel like they can be excepted no matter what,” Fultz said.

You can find more info on the Fort Wayne Pride website.