June 29, 2017 at 11:40 am EDT | by Steve Charing
Huge crowds flock to Frederick Pride
Frederick Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

Roughly 8,000 attended Frederick Pride last weekend. (Photo by Dan Brace)

Organizers of Frederick Pride reported that anywhere between 7,000 and 9,000 attended the sixth annual event on June 24. They had anticipated 6,000.

A total of 110 vendors, both for profit and non-profit, were on hand at the festival’s venue at Carroll Creek Linear Park.

Attendees received a Frederick Pride rainbow bracelet from welcome stations at each major entry to the park. Businesses were afforded an opportunity to offer discounts/specials to anyone wearing one of these bracelets. This “Buy Pride” program was free to any area business.

The festival featured bands, drag, DJs, dancing, and other live acts at the amphitheater with smaller acts and dancing at the Market Street location.

“Frederick Pride continued its unbelievable growth in 2017,” Kris Fair, chair of The Frederick Center board, told the Blade.

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