Greensboro Pleasure broadcasts the primary Greensboro Pleasure Parade: the group will maintain its 15th anniversary competition in 2020 | information
GREENSBORO, NC – Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART), the 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that produces Greensboro Pride, is excited to announce the very first Greensboro Pride Parade. The parade takes place on Saturday, June 27, 2020, the day before the 51st Stonewall Riots Memorial Service in downtown Greensboro.
“Greensboro is a long time coming for this parade,” said ART co-chair Paul Marshall. “2020 is our 15th anniversary and we thought this was the perfect time to add a Pride Parade to Greensboro’s list of cultural events. We decided to hold the parade in June to celebrate Pride Month. “
The parade takes place at 6:00 p.m. and culminates in a block party at the end of the parade route along Lewis Street between Elm Street and Arlington Street.
Alternative Resources of the Triad also announces its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Greensboro Pride plans to make this their biggest festival to date.
“The addition of a parade in June is a great start to our 15th anniversary festival year,” says ART Co-Chair Kayt (pr. Katie) Stewart. “We always strive to excel the year before and our team is working hard to make this our best festival ever.”
The 2019 Greensboro Pride Festival drew an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people to downtown Greensboro. ART expects an even larger audience for 2020.
The festival began as Triad Pride with around 400 participants and a handful of stalls. In addition to the largest crowd in Greensboro Pride history, the 2019 festival featured 160 vendors and 40 artists, around 95% of whom were local.
Registration for the Greensboro Pride Parade and Greensboro Pride Festival is now open. You can apply on their website, GreensboroPride.org.
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About alternative resources of the triad:
The Greensboro Pride Festival is the main annual event for Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. ART’s mission is to actively engage with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) community of the Triad. ART works to support the emotional, social and mental health needs of the GLBTQ community by maintaining a continuous, visible, positive, educational and supportive presence in the community.