Pride festivities continue in the region throughout the coming months.
Next up is this weekend’s Frederick Pride Festival Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Frederick Pride will begin with an ecumenical Pride service at Grace United Church of Christ (25 E. 2nd St., Frederick, Md.) at 11 a.m. At noon, the festival begins at Carroll Creek Park (44 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md.). There will be music, games, a beer and wine garden, a pie-eating contest and an appearance by Miss Gay Maryland America Alondra Sancheez.
Keynote speakers will be the Point Foundation’s Sharon Brackett and Chris Lynch, a transgender student from Brunswick High School. Visit thefrederickcenter.org for details.
A new event is planned for nearby West Virginia. The Eastern Panhandle LGBTQ Pride in the Park is planned for Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on July 12. Details available on the Facebook page of the Eastern Panhandle LGBTQ Alliance of West Virginia.
The Chesapeake Pride Festival set for Aug. 2 from noon-6 p.m. at Mayo Beach Park (4150 Honeysuckle Dr., Mayo, Md.) in Anne Arundel County. More information at chesapeakepridefestival.org.
Also on Aug. 2, the Delaware Pride Festival will be in front of Legislative Hall in Dover, Del., from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It will be hosted by Miss Reading Pride Celebration 2013 Gracie Freebush and there will be a performance by Miss Delaware Pride 2013 Ivy Profen. More details will be released closer to the event date. Visit delawarepride.org for details.
These events are free.