WACO, Texas — Waco Pride Weekend is coming back to town Oct. 12 and 13 for its second annual celebration.

What began as a picnic in 2015 grew to OUT on the Brazos, an event that hosted 400 people in Cameron Park. This year, Waco Pride has been expanded to Friday night with OUT on Austin, a night on the town in the heart of downtown Waco.

The weekend will kick off with Waco Pride's inaugural OUT on Austin at Cultivate 7Twelve and along Austin Ave. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be an art auction, social media scavenger hunt and a raffle with refreshments.

The auction's theme will be "Finding the Beauty in Grayscale."

OUT on the Brazos will follow Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brazos Park East. The festival will celebrate Waco's LGBTQ community with live performances, speakers, vendors and food trucks. Barbie DeFacto will headline the event and Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan will be the keynote speaker.

Waco Pride Network was recently created to hold events like these and foster the LGBTQ community.

For more information about the organization or events, visit the group's website.