Oneonta Pridefest To Commemorate Stonewall Uprising 50th Anniversary
Otsego Pride Alliance will be presenting the third annual Pridefest this Saturday. This celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which took place on June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Uprising lead to the birth of the modern LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus) rights movement.
Pridefest kicks off with a Pride Parade through downtown Oneonta at 2:00 p.m. which will lead into a family friendly festival in Neahwa Park featuring entertainment, merchandise and food vendors, kids activities, family-friendly drag performers, and more. The day will be capped off with fireworks donated by First Night Oneonta at 8:30 p.m.
Here's a look at the schedule of events:
2:00 PM - Pride Parade
2:30 PM - Family Friendly Festival: Opening Ceremony
3:00 PM - Rickety Fence
3:00 PM - TRIBE Yoga (on the grass)
3:45 PM - Remembrance
4:00 PM - Family Friendly Drag Show
5:00 PM - Evvergreen
5:30 PM - Zumba
6:00 PM - Priscilla Bow Burlesque
6:30 PM - Bold Theatrics
7:00 PM - Drag Show
8:30 PM - Fireworks @ dusk
Oneonta Pridefest, like its counterparts all over the world, provides a safe, supportive space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, their friends, family and allies. To find out more visit Otsegopridealliance.org.