2018 Frederick Pride
Saturday June 23 2018, 11:00am
7th Annual! Free admission. For booth rental or garage parking info see website : www.frederickpride.org
Frederick Pride is celebrating its 7th year in 2018! This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Carroll Creek Linear Park in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick. This year we are anticipating up to 7,000 attendees and over 100 participating organizations!
Be part of the action! We have booth spaces for for-profit organizations and table space for non-profits. The main stage will be at the amphitheater, near the Carroll Street entrance. A second entertainment area will be at the opposite end of the park near Market Street. The festival will extend all the way down the creek to East Street this year, with children’s activities and boat rides on the creek! Attendee admittance is free. Families and allies welcome; this is a community event!
The crowd loves downtown, with many newcomers making their first visit to Frederick specifically because of this event. All attendees receive a Frederick Pride rainbow bracelet from welcome stations at each major entry to the park. Businesses can sign up to offer discounts/specials to anyone wearing one of these bracelets; this is our "Buy Pride" program and is free to any area business. Be known as an ally. Corporate sponsors are also sought to name various parts of the festival with your company banner.
There will be bands, drag shows, DJ, dancing, and more live acts at the amphitheater. At the Market Street venue there will be smaller acts, drag performances, DJ, dancing, and more. There will be organized youth group activities in the area near East Street as well as fun for the younger kids. The program will be full -- there is no way to see it all. The food court will be located above the amphitheater, with the beer and wine area next to it. Be sure to visit the official TFC Pride merchandise booth at the top of the amphitheater for all your Pride paraphernalia: shirts, flags, and more! Proceeds support all the programs of our local LGBTQ community center.
2018 RELATED EVENTS
Proclamation of June as LGBTQ Pride Month -- Frederick City Hall, 101 N Court St, Frederick. Be prompt, photo on outside steps after ceremony. Date TBD.
Pride Silent Auction Party -- Cash bar, silent auction, music, food menu, drag performances. No cover. Proceeds to The Frederick Center, organizer of Frederick Pride. Exact date and location TBD
F3Pride -- a LGBTQ film festival in partnership with the Frederick Film Festival. Two sessions of movies, purchase one or both. Location and date TBD.
Pride Pink Drinks -- Friday 6/15/18, 6-8pm, location TBD. A networking event for aged 21+ LGBTQ/allies to make community connections and to help build a better local environment. BYOB.
VIP reception and Ally of the Year announcement -- Friday 6/22/2018, 6-8 pm, ERUCC, 11 West Church Street:
Pride Ecumenical Service, location TBD -- Saturday 6/23/18, 11am-noon
Pride After Party @ The Lodge -- Saturday 6/23/18 9pm+, details TBD.
General Pride email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General TFC email: email@example.com