Seattle PrideFest is produced by PrideFest, a 501c3 non-profit, with vendor assistance by One Degree Events, with Festival Director Egan Orion, an amazing support staff, and tens of thousands of supporters.
We took over the festival in 2007, when financial problems from the previous festival producers made it impossible for them to produce that year's festival. We only had six weeks, but it was a big success, and we've been building our festival ever since. One Degree Events couldn't do this without a lot of help. Volunteers, staff, the Seattle Center, amazing artists from the Northwest and around the country who add to the excitement of Pride Weekend, and the community that continues to support us year after year. Because of you, we've grown PrideFest into the largest free Pride Festival in the country - THANK YOU!
Egan Orion - Executive Director
Egan is a Seattle and Northwest native, and has been producing events for the LGBTQ community since 2003 and PrideFest since 2007. With his team, he's grown the Seattle Pride Festival from a small, local celebration to the busiest single day of any event at Seattle Center.
LA Kendall - Deputy Director
L.A. Kendall has been a fixture in the Seattle Nightlife Scene for nearly two decades, playing at and throwing some of Seattle's hottest events. She founded Seattle's hitgirl! collective in 1997, and has been a passionate advocate for women in the industry ever since. Along with her business partner, David "D$" Richey, she founded Qulture Qreative, and together they produced some of Seattle’s most notorious club nights, of which you can see the influence across the queer nightlife community today. She's been a contributor to Seattle PrideFest since 2009.
Anjuli Grossmeyer - Assistant Producer
Anjuli is the newest member of our team and brings kindness and competence to her work with Seattle PrideFest. She has many years of service experience to bring to the festival and will help manage all areas of the festival, with an emphasis on vendor management. Her 4 years of work on PrideFest makes her an invaluable part of the team.