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In light of coronavirus-related public safety concerns, the 10th-annual Ferndale Pride event has been rescheduled to Sept. 26, 2020. Event Chair Julia Music released a letter to the community today explaining this decision. Read it below:
Dear Ferndale Pride Fans, Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers,
Thank you all for your patience as we navigate a world with COVID-19. Many of you have inquired about what will happen with Ferndale Pride. Until a few days ago, frankly we were unsure. Today, I have some good news. Working with the City of Ferndale, we were able to set a rescheduled date.
The new date for the 10th annual Ferndale Pride Festival is Saturday, September 26, 2020.
As of now, we plan to continue almost all aspects of the festival with some additional safety measures in place. Additional hand-sanitizing stations have been added to the footprint. “Hugs! You Matter!” is revising how to show the community love while not hugging. We continue to look for more ways to increase safety while bringing you a quality event. If September rolls around and we still are under a “stay at home” situation – we hope that is unlikely — we will be in touch about the impact to Ferndale Pride.
Sponsors: If you qualified for an ad, turn it in ASAP. If you haven’t yet submitted your logo, make sure to do that, as well. Be in contact with us if you now are able to attend the event and need booth space or you no longer are able to attend the event and would like to donate your booth space back.
Vendors: If you intend to vend on the new date, you don’t have to do anything. If this date is now in conflict with your schedule, you may apply for a refund by May 7. The refund won’t include the $5 Events Local charge or the credit card fees associated with the transaction. If you purchased additional advertising, turn your ad in ASAP.
Volunteers: The dates on the Volunteer Sign Up Page have been updated. Make adjustments as needed.
Fundraising events are on hold. Follow our Ferndale Pride Facebook page or follow us on Instagram (@FerndalePride) for event updates. We also will send monthly eblasts to share events and news with you.
Finally, we would like to thank you all for your patience and kind words. We are lucky to live in a time and a place where the LGBTQAI community is supported and celebrated. This year, more than ever, we can’t wait to celebrate with you.