The dates have been set for Norman’s first LGBTQ Pride celebration party, with a parade to follow. Family-friendly fun and live music will kick off the festivities Aug. 25.
Outdoor Zumba and yoga classes will be available in the morning, leading into a festival filled with family-friendly fun, live music and drag performances, surrounded by ample food and drink offerings, according to Norman Pride founder Andrew Coulter.
“During the day, we will have a family area including a kids’ stage for performances. At night, we’ll have more of an outdoor club feel,” he says.
On Sunday, a party will be held at Toly Park, 227 W Main, before the parade starts at 7 p.m.
Coulter says the event has families and the town of Norman in mind: “We are aiming to keep everything Norman; all local bands, acts and food.”
The idea came about following the LGBTQ nights held at Louie’s Grill and Bar on the University of Oklahoma’s Campus Corner.
“I saw the amount of attention it was drawing and started to receive interest from other bars that also wanted to host drag shows,” says Coulter. “It was close to Halloween, and I wasn’t making much progress, so I planned the first meeting (for this event) and some amazing people showed up to help me.”
T-shirts have been designed for Norman Pride, with the theme “Norman Pride – No Problem."
A Pride Prom will be held June 30 to raise money for the event; to register for tickets and for more information, click here.
To register as a vendor or parade entry and for more details on Norman Pride, click here.
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