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Embrace the spirit of love and unity at the second annual Put-in-Bay Pride, a vibrant and inclusive event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and allies. This year’s Pride, set against the picturesque backdrop of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, promises a day brimming with laughter, color, and positive energy. Enjoy a variety of activities, including the signature Color Run and an electrifying drag show, all in a safe, welcoming, and family-friendly environment. Whether participating in the festivities, relaxing by the pool, or joining in the parade, Put-in-Bay Pride is an event where everyone can express themselves freely and celebrate diversity in all its forms.
Start with Color: The Pride Color Run
Kick off the celebrations with the Put-in-Bay Pride Color Run at 10 am. This 1-mile fun walk/run is perfect for all ages and starts at The Keys. Participation is open and free, with white t-shirts available for purchase. Get ready to be doused in vibrant, colorful powder, marking the start of a day filled with joy and inclusivity.
Sun, Sand, and Celebration: Sand Bar Pool Party
Continue the festivities at the Sand Bar Pool Party, starting at 12 pm. This 21 and over event is a wonderful opportunity to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy sand volleyball. It’s a chance to meet new friends and bask in the warmth of a community that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
A Parade of Pride
As evening approaches, the Put-in-Bay Pride Parade takes center stage. Beginning at 8 pm, this dazzling procession through downtown Put-in-Bay is a display of the LGBTQ+ community’s solidarity and love. The parade is a visually stunning and emotionally uplifting experience for both participants and onlookers.
The Highlight of the Night: Annual Drag Show
A highlight of Put-in-Bay Pride is the annual drag show at the Round House Bar, starting at 9 pm. This event, a staple of the Pride celebration, features incredible performances that embody the spirit of Pride. Though the special guests for this year are yet to be confirmed, the show promises to be a night of entertainment, laughter, and fabulousness.
Inclusivity and Safety
Put-in-Bay Pride is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. It’s a space where the LGBTQ+ community, along with friends and allies, can come together to celebrate identity and love without fear or judgment. The event organizers are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome and valued.
For those interested in participating or learning more about Put-in-Bay Pride, information is readily available. Keep an eye on the official channels for updates on the event schedule and how to get involved. Volunteers, participants, and attendees are all welcome to join in making this year’s Pride a memorable and meaningful celebration.
Plan Your Visit
With a range of accommodations available in Put-in-Bay, consider turning your Pride celebration into a weekend getaway. From cozy inns to hotels and resorts, the island offers a perfect place to stay and enjoy the full spectrum of Pride events.
A Celebration for Everyone
As we prepare for the second annual Put-in-Bay Pride, we extend a heartfelt invitation to everyone, regardless of how they identify or who they love, to join in this celebration of diversity and inclusivity. This event is more than just a day of fun; it’s a powerful expression of community, acceptance, and the strength that comes from embracing our differences.
Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, an ally, or simply a supporter of love in all its forms, Put-in-Bay Pride is an event where you can show your support, connect with others, and create lasting memories in an atmosphere of joy and acceptance.
Put-in-Bay, OH, USA