Toledo Pride

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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

OutSkirts Bar
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
Saturday, August 27, 2pm-midnight

Promenade Park
Downtown Toledo

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!


Toledo Pride After-Party
Saturday, August 27
Doors open at 9pm

Bretz Bar
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!







Toledo Pride Post Party and Drag-A-Palooza
Sunday, August 28
Doors open at 3pm

OutSkirts Bar
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.






For more information, including maps, entertainment schedules and more, head over to the Toledo Pride website!


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  1. Hi Doug, I did find a posting on the TransOhio website for last year’s Findlay Pride Picnic. It seems like what you might be looking for. It was sponsored by the New Hope Community Church and took place at Litzenberg Park in Findlay on Rt. 224. Hope that helps!

  2. I went to a gay Picnic at a park west of Findlay on Rt.224 last summer. I’d like to go again this year but I cant figure out the date of the event or the name of the park. Do you or anyone you know happen to know the date and mabey a contact number for the orginizers? I would be so thankful for any help you can give me!
    Doug V.

  3. Thanks for your interest in helping out! If you want to e-mail me your contact info (, I will make sure that it gets passed to the correct people. We can use all of the help we can get!

  4. I need more info on how me and my partner can volunteer or participate in the festivities. I am great with fundraising, organizing, and getting people from other places to come and attend. My Mate is a great speaker, as well as motivator, . We also have a friend Dave whom is great for speaking and counseling. I even have a DR. with a PHd. in LBGTQ counseling from school aged on up to the young at heart… WE WANT TO HELP !!

  5. That’s too bad that you didn’t find out until that day. It was an amazing event! We didn’t organize Pride, just helping to get the word out. I would suggest registering for the site so you get updates from us, or friending us on Facebook. If nothing else, just check Outlines Toledo periodically. We’ll always keep you posted on what’s going on in the local LGBT scene.

  6. Need to advertize this better. would have come but didn’t find out about it happening until mid afternoon on the 28th. I do not watch t.v., read newspapers. I listen to some radio, but not all day long. Most of my news comes from internet, word of mouth, and bulletin boards.

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