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Annual Metro East Pride Fest set for Oct. 1 in historic downtown Belleville

All are invited to attend the 14th Annual Metro East Pride Fest in Belleville from Noon to 10 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2022

The 14th Annual Metro East Pride Fest, organized by Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois, Inc. (“MEPSI”), will be held on Oct. 1, 2022, from Noon until 10 p.m. The festival will take place in historic downtown Belleville on West Main Street, from the fountain at South Illinois Street to North 3rd Street.

Dozens of craft, food, beer, and other vendors will be on site. Two stages will host entertainment throughout the day. And as a family-oriented event, there will be activity areas designated for kids and teens.

All members of the community interested in celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to attend.

For more information about Metro East Pride Fest or MEPSI, visit online at or email

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