June 26, 2013 | by Steve Charing
Frederick Pride set for Saturday
Frederick, Maryland, Pride, Gay News, Washington Blade

Downtown Frederick, Md. (Photo courtesy Damien Salas)

With Capital Pride and Baltimore Pride celebrations in the rear-view mirror, the second annual Frederick Pride festival will take place on Saturday between 12-6 p.m. rain or shine. The event will be held at Utica Park in Frederick County, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, Md.

Sen. Ron Young, Del. Heather Mizeur and Del. Galen Clagett—all sponsors of the marriage equality bill—are scheduled to speak. The Frederick Center Youth Group is once again organizing the activities for Pride. Some of the planned activities include a best pride outfit competition with prize, best pet contest with prize, football, face painting, a pie-eating contest and a balloon toss.

In addition, kid-friendly drag performances sponsored by The Lodge include Ashley Bannks, Araya Sparxx, Dezi Minaj and Jasmine Phoenix.

Alcohol will not be sold, but those 21 and older may bring alcoholic beverages.

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