COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

OVERVIEW

Capital City Pride hosts the largest small-town pride festival in the Pacific Northwest. Pride brings together the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and allied communities to affirm and celebrate LGBTQ identity. The Capital City Pride Parade & Festival are family-friendly events that are free and open to the public.

Entertainment in 2018 includes The Sexbots, an artist who combines neoclassical and modern dance. Also returning this year will be the vaudevillean drag troupe Caravan of GLAM from Portland, which recently appeared on America’s Got Talent.

Pride Parade, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, is always the highlight of Pride. Entries will include flashy floats, marching contingents representing various segments of the LGBTQ community, drag queens, such faith groups as local churches, and families and allies who support equality and respect for the LGBTQ community.

The Pride Festival, at Heritage Park near Capital Lake, will host a variety of vendors, 100 food and craft booths and a colorful family-activity center.

EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

7 p.m.: Pride Interfaith Service

Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

 

9 p.m.: Pride Power-Up Dance (21 and older)

Jakes on 4th, 311 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

3 p.m.: Rainbow Block Party and drag show (all ages)

Speakeasy Salon, 325 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

 

7 p.m.: Rainbow Bingo Night hosted by Elizabeth Lord (21 and older)

Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia

 

9 p.m.: Dance Party (21 and older)

Jakes on 4th, 311 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

 

11 a.m.: Pre-parade show with DJ Aaron Fury and breakdancer Thunder Raj

Fifth Ave. E and Water St., Olympia

 

Noon: annual Pride Parade from the Capitol to Heritage Park

Viewing stand, Legion Way and Capital Way

 

Heritage Park festivities, Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia:

1 p.m.: welcome from cohosts Dr. Lauren and Elizabeth Lord

1:15 p.m.: Caravan of Glam

2:15 p.m.: speeches

2:20 p.m.: drag performers Marlena McBride & the Fabulous Jakettes!

2:40 p.m.: drag performer and Miss Gay Olympia, Miss Tina Turntable

2:45 p.m.: 2018 Pride Activist Award to Leslie Cushman of De-Escalate Washington,

2018 honorary marshal award to Parkland High School activist Emma González,

2018 Pride Day Award to Theresa Guajardo

3 p.m.: drag performers Victoria Eyeslie & The Court of Tacoma

3:20 p.m.: drag performers The Varsity Sisters

3:30 p.m.: king and queen of Pride

4 p.m.: dance performer The Sexbots

4:30 p.m.: masters of ceremonies and guests

4:35 p.m.: drag performers Speakeasy Coven Queens featuring Selena Synthetic

4:55 p.m.: closing

 

8 p.m.: Dance Party (21 and older)

Jakes on 4th, 311 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

 

LEARN MORE

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