Pride Festival returns, but no parade this year in downtown Hilo

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kala Benford plays with bubbles at the Prizma Youth tent during the 10th annual Hilo Pride Festival in 2022.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Aurora Segovia holds a Pride flag during the 2023 Pride Parade in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Palehua reacts while performing on stage for hundreds during the 2022 Hilo Pride Festival in Hilo.

Hawaii Island’s LGBTQ+ community on Saturday will hold the annual Pride Festival in Hilo — but without the parade.