Ferndale Pride is June 2, Here’s the Schedule, Plus Pre-Festival Events

Ferndale Pride is June 2, Here’s the Schedule, Plus Pre-Festival Events

Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Pride is June 2 in Downtown Ferndale. “Since 2011, Ferndale has kicked off summer with its annual pride festival. Listed on the website After Ellen as a ‘Small City Pride That is Worth the Trip,’ Ferndale Pride draws more than 15,000 attendees for a full week of events leading up to Pride’s premiere event the daylong street fair. At one end of the fair, the mainstage entertains crowds with internationally known artists, such as The Clicks, Goddess & She, Tony Lucca and Sick of Sarah.  The dance stage keeps the crowd boogying as Detroit’s best DJs spin into the evening. Over a hundred booths line the streets as sponsors and vendors create a festive mood for the participants,” says the Ferndale Pride website.

Event Listings:

Wed. May 2, Rosie O’ Grady’s 1st Wed. Gayest Tin Can Raffle, 7-11 p.m., 279 W. Nine Mile

Sat. May 5, The Eagle of Detroit, Get Your Taco Smashed, 3-8 p.m.,  950 W. McNichols, Detroit

Fri. May 11, Live Band Karaoke at Dino’s, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.22740 Woodward

Sat. May 19, Soho’s 5th Hot Daddies Contest, 8-11 p.m., 205 W. Nine Mile

Wed. May 23, Pontchartrain at Otus Supply, doors at 8 p.m., 345 E. Nine Mile

Mon. May 28, Thinking About Quitting: Tobacco Cessation Training, 6 to 8 p.m., Affirmations

Tues. May 29, A Boy Called Ricky: Storytelling event with Erica Carter 6:30 to 8:30 Affirmations

Wed. May 30, Movie Screening: Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, 7 to 9 p.m. Affirmations

Thurs. May 31st, Water is Life, Water for Flint Collection, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Affirmations

Finding Our Strength Research Exhibition by Transcend the Binary, 5 to 8 p.m, Affirmations

Fri., June 1,  Moon1Luv, featuring Erica Carter, 6:30 to 8:30 Affirmations

 

Saturday June 2

10:00 a.m. Rainbow Run 5k, E. Nine Mile behind the Ferndale Library

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Youth Recess Cafe, Affirmations

11 a.m. to 4 p.m Aff’ Groups Meet & Greet, Affirmations

12:30 p.m.Wedding, The Motor City Casino Hotel Mainstage

12:45 p.m. Opening ceremony The Motor City Casino Hotel Mainstage

1:00 p.m. Vendors open

1:00 p.m. Blue Care Network of Michigan Children’s Area opens

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. HIV/STI Testing with Matrix MAC Health, Affirmations

1:00-5:00 p.m. Hepatitis A Vaccinations with Oakland County Health Division, Affirmations

1:15 p.m. Genisys Credit Union DJ/Dance Stage opens  

4 p.m.-6 p.m. Unified, free confidential/anonymous HIV testing, Affirmations

6:00 p.m-8 p.m. A Mystery Most Queer- A Youth Prom Experience, Affirmations Ages 13-20, Affirmations

10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Sponsoring bars and restaurants continue the celebration

Sun., June 3, Rosie O’ Grady’s Drag Brunch, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., 279 W. Nine Mile

Sun, June 1-3, Axle’s First Birthday, 567 Livernois

Sat., June 9, Bears in Speedos Car Wash, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 22635 Woodward

More info:  www.ferndalepride.com

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