Michigan Pride Guide Summer 2013

By |2013-05-09T09:00:00-04:00May 9th, 2013|Michigan, News|

Ferndale Pride

Date: June 1, 2013
Location: 9 Mile and Woodward in Downtown Ferndale

~Two sound stages with a variety of musical performances, including The Cliks, My Pal Val, Cullen Blue and Randy Friess
~Vendor and informational booths
~SE Michigan Dyke March
~Rainbow Walk/Run 5k, registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
~Ferndale Pride benefits Affirmations, Project XYZ, Ferndale Community Foundation and Michigan AIDS Coalition

Tie In Events:
~Second Class Citizen Photo Shoot and Ferndale Pride Kick Off Party, May 31, 7-10 p.m. at Affirmations, $25
~Several bar and patio parties around town on May 31-June 2

Sponsors Include: Motor City Casino, Suburban GMC, Garden Fresh, Blue Care Network, Buffalo Wild Wings, Como’s, Dino’s Lounge, Between The Lines

More Info: http://www.ferndalepride.com

Motor City Pride

Date: June 8-9, 2013
Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit

~Four stages of entertainment, Anna Matronic headlining Sunday, Miss Motor City Pride Contest Saturday with Yarrow from Ru Paul Drag Race. Other performers to be announced
~Pride Parade, June 9, 11 a.m.
~Vendor and information booths, food tucks
~Benefits Equality Michigan

Tie In Events:
~Beyond the Bar Graphic Artists Reception and Motor City Launch Party, June 6, 7 p.m. at Start Gallery, 206 E. Grand River

Sponsors Include: 5/3 Bank, Necto, The Detroit Partnership, UAW, Whole Foods, Fuze, Comerica Bank, Barefoot Wine, Chrysler GALA, Ford Globe, GM Plus, Between The Lines

More Info: http://www.motorcitypride.com

Kalamazoo Pride

Date: June 14-16
Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Area

~ White Party, Arcadia Creek Festival Area
~Pride Brunch 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Pride details to be announced
~Entertainment: Kimi Hayes w/Deja Vu, Hannaniah & The Boys
~Recovery Party, details to be announced
~Vendor and informational booths, food trucks
~Benefits Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

Tie In Events:
~ Garden Workshop, May 18, 8-10 a.m. Wenke Greenhouses, 5071 Market St.
~Bowling Extravaganza, June 2, 4-7 p.m., Eastland Bowl, 5570 Gull Rd.
~Doggie Day, June 8, 1-4 p.m., Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center, 629 Pioneer St.

Sponsors: Bell’s Brewery, Bronson, MetroKzoo.com, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MPI Research Lion’s Den, Between The Lines, plus over a dozen “Triangle Level” local sponsors

More Info: http://kglrc.org/pride/#.UYcNc8pTQUg

West Michigan Pride

Date: June 15-16
Location: Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids

~First ever Grand Rapids Parade of Pride, June 16 1-3 p.m., starts at Michigan and Ottawa
~Two drag shows
~Performances by several artists, including Jane De Young Trio, Potatobabies and Bermudas
~Vendor and informational booths, food trucks

Sponsors: Herman Miller, Frito Lay, Rumors Night Club, Gazelle Sports, The Matthew Agency, Diversions, Pub 43, Jeffrey Richard Salon, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Between The Lines

More Info: http://www.grlgbt.org/west-michigan-pride-2013/pride-festival-2013/

Tri-City Pride

Date: June 22
Location: Ojibway Island Park Saginaw

~1-8 p.m., Pride Festival
~Car Show
~Vendor and informational booths, food trucks
~Drag Queen Hostess Asio Aviance
~Performance by Bayside Bombshell’s Burlesque Troup
~Musical performances by Drag King Rebellion, Abbie Stauffer, Sandy Mulligan and Kris Pride

Tie In Events:
~Candlelight Vigil remembering those lost to suicide, June 21, 8 p.m., Borchard Park, Saginaw

Sponsors: Divine Light Interfaith Ministry

More Info: http://www.tricitylgbtpride.com/

Holland Area Pride

Date: June 29
Location: Centennial Park, Park Theatre

~1-6 p.m., at Centennial Park, booths, vendors, musical acts
~6-10 p.m., moves to Park Theatre for comedy show, drag performance and dancing

More info: http://www.hollandareapride.com

Flint Gay Pride In The Park

June 29
Riverbank Park and Univ. of Michigan Pavilion Rink

~Vendor and informational booths, food trucks
~Live Entertainment
~Wrestling Show
~Children’s Activities

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FLINTGAYPRIDE

Hotter Than July

July 27-28
Location: Detroit, mainly Palmer Park

~Candle Light Vigil, July 23, 6 p.m., Palmer Park by Blue Spruce Memorial Tree
~Boat Ride, July 24, Detroit River
~Film Festival, July 25, Cass City Cinema
~Annual Gathering on LGBT Issues, July 26, Univ. of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave.
~Prom, July 26, details to be announced
~Palmer Park Picnic, July 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Palmer Park
~Worship Service, July 28, 10 a.m. location to be announced
~Sunday Brunch, July 28, Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, 1000 River Place, $50 per person or $90 per couple

Sponsors: Community Foundation of SE Michigan, Swerv Magazine, GBM News, Ruth Ellis Center, Michigan AIDS Coalition, Between The Lines

More Info: http://www.hotterthanjuly.org

Michigan Pride

Date: Aug. 24, 2013
Location: Lansing

~ White Party June 7, 6 p.m. at Four Lansing Old Town Locations, $10
~Grand Marshall and Keynote Speaker Ross Matthews
~Rally and March
~Vendor and information booths, food tucks

More Info: http://www.michiganpride.org/

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