Toledo Pride to take place August 27 at Promenade Park
Toledo Pride is proud to formally announce that the second annual Toledo Pride festival will be taking place on August 27, 2011 at Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo. The day-long event celebrates and promotes unity, acceptance and awareness for the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their allies.
The event will kick-off at 2:00 p.m. with the first-ever Toledo Pride Parade, winding its way through Downtown Toledo, featuring local service organizations, business and community groups. At 3:00 p.m. the fun will move to Promenade Park where Toledo Pride will host an afternoon of family-friendly activities, vendors, and a full slate of entertainment on two stages. The Community Connection Carnival, taking place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., will offer attendees a chance to network with local LGBT-friendly businesses, groups, health and wellness organizations, churches and more. Events from noon until 10:00 p.m. are family-friendly and all ages are welcome. After 10:00 p.m. the event will be limited to guests ages 18 and over only. The entertainment will continue until midnight with music, performances from some of the area’s top female impersonators and much more.
Last year’s first-ever Toledo Pride festival was held at Erie Street Market on August 28. With a grassroots effort and promotion mainly via word-of-mouth and on Facebook, over 2,000 people attended. This year with increased visibility, more assistance and building on the success of last year, event organizers hope to draw 4,000-5,000 attendees.
Admission to Toledo Pride will be $5 before 7:00 p.m. for guests ages 18 and over, and $7 after 7:00 p.m. Guests under the age of 18 will receive free admission. After 10:00 p.m., attendance will be limited to guests ages 18 and over only. Wristbands will be available at the entrance to Promenade Park.
More information, including vendor contracts, volunteer and sponsorship information, a photo gallery and more, is available on the official Toledo Pride website at www.ToledoPride.com. Parade routes and participants, entertainment line-ups and vendors will be listed as that information becomes available.
ABOUT TOLEDO PRIDE:
Presented by the Pride of Toledo Foundation, OutSkirts Bar and EqualityToledo, Toledo Pride aims to build unity, acceptance and awareness for the local LGBT community and allies. In 2010, Toledo Pride was officially recognized by the Toledo City Council with a resolution sponsored by Steve Steel. The first-ever event in 2010 was a huge success, attracting over 2,000 attendees.
For more information, please contact:
Kelly Heuss • ToledoPride
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org • 407-616-0567