Joplin Diversity Pride preview

Josh Hopper and Heath Frazier, two members of the JOMO Pride, join Jesse in studio talk about the Downtown Diversity Pride event, the work that goes into planning it, and how it has changed over the years.

Planning starts the second the previous year’s event ends. It takes nearly a full year just to schedule and plan the Downtown Diversity Pride event.

One of the biggest changes is just how visible the event has become. It use to take place on the outskirts of Joplin in a park, but now it takes place on the Main Street of the city. It will take place between 4th and 5th street in downtown Joplin.

40 vendors and over 2,600 people will be at the Pride Fest this year, which will start at 10:30 A.M. and run until 8:00 P.M.