There's so much we're proud of as a community, that we've decided to share events throughout the week, with our finale on Saturday, August 24th with our 3rd Annual Pride Parade and Festival. This year we celebrated 50 yrs since the Stonewall Riots, so "50 Years of Fierce" fits perfectly.
(First Presbyterian Church - 743 W Michigan Ave)
An opportunity for LBGTQ individuals to talk with religious leaders and congregations interested in providing more inclusive support to the Pride Community. Ice cream and assorted beverages will be served. Interested in attending? Let us know!
(K Gallery - 612 Page Ave)
LGBTQ/Ally artists and craftspeople can sell their works. LGBTQ youth and adults alike, can share original poetry or read contemporary and historical pieces written by the Pride community.
(Michigan Theater - 124 N Mechanic St)
LBGTQ film festival showcases a double feature night with a Veteran-themed documentary entitled, "Breaking the Silence: An Oral History of LGBTQ Veterans and Service Members," and the featured classic film, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar"
Parade kicks off at 11am
(Mechanic St/Cortland St/MLK Jr. Dr./Michigan Ave)
Come find a seat along the parade route and watch the colorful LGBTQ Pride Parade. This year's theme is "50 Years of Fierce." This year's special Grand Marshal is Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel. We'll have groups from close and afar, businesses as Allies, services, and organizations. From motorcycles to glitter, it's what makes a Pride Parade the best.
The Festival opens at 12p til 9:30p
(Entrance located near 171 W. Michigan Ave.)
Click HERE for Festival details
Downtown Jackson Between Hayes Court & the Blake Building (W/E) Between Michigan Ave & Pearl St (S/N)
The Jackson Pride Festival is an event-filled street fair. There will be live entertainment, children's area, and a brand new youth festival within a festival! Local food trucks & vendors. Breakout artist @SuperKnova is our headliner! Musical acts spanning genres from rock to hip-hop. A youth drag show. And Delicious Jackson as our Mistress of Ceremonies.
Check out this great video news coverage of our 2nd annual Jackson Pride Festival. Courtesy of WILX News 10