Hoquiam welcomes the 3rd Annual Grays Harbor Pride Festival Saturday.
The festival kicks off on Levee Street in Hoquiam at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. This year’s activities feature a Walk-a-Mile sexual assault awareness event, and later in the evening a street dance style drag show featuring 47 performers from all over the state.
Event goers will be able to enjoy live music throughout the day, and there will be face painting and glitter tattoos along with lots of good eats.
Hoquiam joins the worldwide community pride events that typically happen throughout the summer. Modern day pride festivals are a community celebration of acceptance and respect, honoring the lives of community members who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual or who identify as queer (or who are questioning their sexuality), commonly what’s referred to as LGBTQ.
The Grays Harbor Pride Festival is made possible through the partnership of Harbor’s Out and Proud Coalition and Beyond Survival Sexual Assault Advocacy Center.