Toledo Pride to host second annual festivalWritten by Patrick Timmis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo Pride will host its second annual festival on Aug. 27 at Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo in support of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The event will start at 2 p.m. with the inaugural Toledo Pride Parade through Downtown Toledo. It will move to the park at 3 p.m. for family-friendly activities, networking opportunities, vendors and entertainment, according to a release written by Kelly Heuss, the organization’s marketing and communications coordinator.
“We’re just hoping to have a great event where people can come out and have a great time. It’s to raise awareness within the community,” Heuss said.
The festival will be open to all ages until 10 p.m., when it will be limited to guests ages 18 and older. Entertainment from musicians and performers will continue until midnight.
The event drew 2,000 people last year, promoted primarily on Facebook and through word of mouth. This year, Toledo Pride hopes to more than double that number.
Admission to the festival is $5 before 7 p.m. and $7 afterward for guests 18 and older, with free admission for minors. Wristbands will be available at the Promenade Park entrance.
Toledo Free Press Star will be a media sponsor for the event and will publish a guide to the festival in its Aug. 24 issue.