The countdown to the second-annual Toledo Pride has begun! Come out this weekend and celebrate with the community. Besides the official Toledo Pride festival on Saturday, there are several other events this weekend you won’t want to miss!
Prom Before Pride
Friday, August 26, 8:30pm
5038 Lewis Ave., Toledo
Start your Toledo Pride weekend off right! Bring a date or come solo, just make sure you dress to impress. Cover is just $5 if you’re over 21 and $7 if you’re under 21. They’ll be celebrating Pride all night, with lots of great giveaways.
Toledo Pride officially kicks off at 2pm on Sat. Aug. 27 with the first-ever Toledo Pride Parade. The parade steps off from the corner of Washington and St. Clair and ends at Promenade Park. From 3-7pm, visit the Community Connection Carnival. Dozens of community organizations and vendors will offer family-friendly activities, great merchandise, food and more. There will even be a special kids’ activity area for the little ones. The live entertainment starts at 3:10pm and lasts until midnight. Enjoy a wide variety of music from local and national acts, including Bitch. The night ends with a 18 and over only drag extravaganza with performances from all of your favorite queens and kings.
Toledo Pride is a cash-only event, so make sure to plan accordingly. There is a 24-hour ATM located at 3 Seagate St., about 0.1 miles east of Promenade Park. Seating at the event will be limited. Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wristbands for the event will be available at the main entrance to Promenade Park. Admission is $5 before 7:00pm and $7 after 7:00pm for guests age 18 and over. Admission is free for those under 18.
And don’t forget to stop by the Outlines Toledo booth to pick up the Preview Issue of our new monthly magazine!
2012 Adams St., Toledo
Don’t let the party stop! After Pride, head over to Bretz Bar for the Official Toledo Pride After-Party. The doors open at 9pm with entertainment from Deja D. Dellataro, Felaciana Thunderpussy and special guest Genesis. Cover is just $5 for 21+ and $10 for under 21. There will be great giveaways. Don’t miss out!
5038 Lewis Ave., Toledo
To wrap up your Toledo Pride weekend, OutSkirts Bar will be hosting the Toledo Pride Post-Party and Drag-A-Palooza starting at 3pm on Sun., Aug. 28. There will be live music from Bitch, The Shiz and Backbone and great drag performances. The parking lot will be closed off starting at 3pm, with My House Diner cooking up $1 hot dogs, $1 fries and $2 burgers.