In just three days, thousands of people will converge on Downtown Knoxville to celebrate gay pride.
Pridefest 2013 will kickoff Saturday at noon with a parade. Organizers say they are hoping the event will be bigger than ever this year.
It will now be held in World's Fair Park, instead of Market Square, to give it more room.
"We just ran out of room, both space here on Market Square and Krutch Park," said Todd Cramer, president of the East Tennessee Equality Council.
The event will also run longer this year and have more vendors.
Musician T. Strickland used to live in Knoxville. She came back to town to celebrate this year's festival.
Strickland said Pridefest has come a long way.
"Pretty much, it was about 25, 30 people out on the City-County Building lawn," she said.
But, Pridefest will not be the only thing on the minds of festival goers this year. The Supreme Court is expected to make a monumental decision on gay rights in America soon. Millions of citizens are still waiting for a decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
"The DOMA decision is going to be huge," Strickland said. "It doesn't matter what states want to do, it has to be done on a national level and once it's done, things are going to be a whole lot better."