Garrett County Pride Festival

Leo Martin Memorial Park Mountain Lake Park, MD, United States

Garrett County Pride, Inc. (GCP), a newly incorporated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is excited to announce its first-ever Pride Festival, a landmark event scheduled for June 15, 2024, at Leo Martin Memorial Park in Mountain Lake Park in Garrett County, Maryland. This festival marks a significant milestone in supporting and enhancing visibility for the LGBTQIA+ community in Western Maryland. The day’s festivities will begin with a Pride Ride from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, followed by the main celebration from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, featuring an array of food and beverage vendors, DJ music, live entertainment, and information booths. The event will conclude with a vibrant After-Party held from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Downtown Oakland on a closed Alder Street. The event also includes a Pride Art Contest with the theme “What Pride Means to You,” showcasing winning entries at the $MART ART space through mid-July. The festival not only celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community but also serves as a platform for education and advocacy, with an aim to foster a more inclusive and accepting environment throughout the region. Safety is a top priority for the organizers, who have collaborated with local law enforcement and security volunteers to ensure […]