Pride Festival to celebrate LGBTQ community in Columbus Saturday

Columbus will have its first Pride Festival on Saturday to celebrate the LGBTQ community in the city.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Street in downtown Columbus.

The event will feature informational booths, vendors, food and entertainment. It is meant to celebrate Columbus as a welcoming and diverse community.

The festival is being organized by Erin Bailey, a senior at Columbus Signature Academy New Tech High School as her senior project. The event is being billed as the first Pride Celebration in Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown.