Accessibility at LexPrideFest

The Lexington Pride Festival Planning Committee is committed to making sure that Pride is accessible to all people. If you have any questions about accessibility or if you need any specific accommodations that are not mentioned below, please call 859-253-3233 or email bdonelson@lexpridefest.org.

Venue

The Lexington Pride Festival is held at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza at the corner of Main Street and North Limestone. There is an accessible entrance located on Barr Street next door to the courthouse. There are both grassy and paved areas of the festival.

Accessible Viewing Area

A viewing area will be provided at both outdoor stages for guests who use wheelchairs or who cannot stand for long periods. A volunteer will be at each viewing area to provide assistance if requested.

American Sign Language

The festival provides sign language interpretation for entertainment

First Aid

The First Aid location is noted on the festival map. Lexington Fire Department and EMS are providing first aid at the festival and will have an ambulance on site in case of emergency. Professional medical staff will assist guests with any medical issues that arise. Festival staff will be guiding patrons to First Aid if a medical emergency arises.

Parking

There is no designated festival parking, however reserved accessible parking is available on Barr Street. Please enter the street from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The closest parking to the festival is at the Courthouse Garage at 105 Barr Street, which has 10 accessible parking spots. The Public Library Parking Garage on Main Street also has 10 accessible parking spots and is near the festival. There are accessible parking spots on Main Street between Martin Luther King and Limestone and on Limestone between Water and Main Streets. See parking map at the following link for more parking locations and ADA parking spots. http://www.lexpark.org/sites/default/files/pdf/dow...

Restrooms

At the venue, there will be wheelchair accessible, gender neutral, portable toilets on Short Street which will be indicated on the festival map. In addition, there are wheelchair accessible indoor toilets at the Lexington Public Library, which is open from 9am-5pm.

Service Animals/Pets

Service animals and pets are welcome at Lexington Pride Fest. However, only service animals are permitted in the Lexington Public Library.

Heat Respite

To provide respite from the heat, Lexington Pride Festival will provide a cooling station. The cooling station will provide a seating area underneath a canopy to provide shade and will have water available for guests and their pets. In addition sprinklers will be provided in the Kid’s Activity area. Some vendors throughout the festival will provide free water. The festival itself also provides free water in our cooling stations and in the library. There will also be a seated area covered by a tent for shade near the food vendors to provide a dining space.

Designated Smoking Area

Smoking at the festival will be limited to a designated smoking area.

Accessibility Support

Volunteers at the information booth located behind the Pride merchandise tent will be available to provide assistance with accessibility needs. In addition, festival staff who will be wearing bright green staff shirts are available to assist with accessibility needs.

Sensory Room/Multi-Sensory Environment

Two sensory rooms will be available in the Lexington Public Library from 11am-5pm on Saturday.

Allergens

We cannot guarantee that any portion of our festival will be free from allergens.