Don’t miss ‘out’ on OUTfest

News 18 This Morning OUTfest interview

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Get “out” of the house Saturday and head to OUTfest.

OUTfest is organized by Pride Lafayette, which is the only lesbian, gay, bisxeual, transgender, queer and intersex community center in the state.

“OUTfest is an educational tool that is a family-friendly festival,” explained chairwoman Ashley Smith during an appearance on News 18 This Morning.

OUTfest entertainment chairman Jeffrey Barbee expanded upon why Pride Lafayette does the festival every year and said, “OUTfest is our chance to throw our hat in with all the great festivals in town — celebrating the community and its diversity, entertainment and talent.”

OUTfest is Saturday, Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. until midnight on Second Street from Ferry to Columbia streets in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under get in free. Tickets will only be sold at the door.

There will be two live stages with five acts each, as well as vendors and a beer garden.

For a festival map, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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