Originally scheduled for June 6 through 7 at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Motor City Pride 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Festival representatives released an official statement on their site explaining the decision. Read it below.
Motor City Pride is announcing the postponement of the 2020 Pride Festival and Parade originally scheduled for June 6-7 at Hart Plaza. Planning is continuing with cautious optimism for a festival to be held later in the summer. This decision was based on reviewing CDC reports and guidance for public events, along with initial comments from Governor Whitmer on the reopening of the state's economy. Motor City Pride is working with city representatives on alternate dates to hold the festival later this summer. New dates will be announced as soon as we gain a clearer understanding of the timeline for the return of safe public gatherings.
As members of the LGBTQ community, we are united in our movement, we are united in ensuring the health and well-being of each other, those dear to us, and of our attendees as we plan this year's festival. During this time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
Motor City Pride's underlining goal is to support each other. We wish everyone well during this uncertain time and look forward to seeing you at the festival and parade.
– Motor City Pride Team