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In this September 15, 2019 photo, Elon student Ashley Billie from Charlotte dances to music at the Greensboro Pride Festival in downtown Greensboro.

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GREENSBORO – Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART), the nonprofit that produces Greensboro Pride, announced Wednesday that it will host the Greensboro Pride Festival on September 19, according to a press release from the organization.

The festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro.

This year’s event celebrates the festival’s 15th anniversary, which has been postponed from the previous year due to COVID-19.

“We are very excited to be returning to our annual festival,” said Paul Marshall, chairman of the event, in the press release. “2020 was a tough year and we’re ready to celebrate anything in 2021 that has to do with pride. We had a lot of questions about whether we would do the festival this year and our answer is a resounding yes. ‘”

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The 2019 festival drew an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people to downtown Greensboro, the organization said in its press release. ART expects an even larger audience in 2021.

The festival started as Triad Pride with around 400 participants and a handful of stalls. In addition to the largest audience in Greensboro Pride history, the 2019 festival featured 160 vendors and 40 artists, around 95% of whom were local.

Entry to the festival is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to take part.

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