06/27/2013 01:48 pm ET

Frederick Pride Festival Is This Saturday


Pride festivals aren't just for the big city.

The Frederick Pride celebration takes place Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. in Utica Park, just north of Frederick, Md.

In its second year, Frederick Pride is a smaller alternative to the larger Capital and Baltimore Pride festivals, but will be a good time for anyone looking to celebrate Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings that struck down DOMA and dismissed Prop 8.

The Washington Blade has a rundown of the festival's events:

Sen. Ron Young, Del. Heather Mizeur and Del. Galen Clagett—all sponsors of the marriage equality bill—are scheduled to speak. The Frederick Center Youth Group is once again organizing the activities for Pride. Some of the planned activities include a best pride outfit competition with prize, best pet contest with prize, football, face painting, a pie-eating contest and a balloon toss.

In addition, kid-friendly drag performances sponsored by The Lodge include Ashley Bannks, Araya Sparxx, Dezi Minaj and Jasmine Phoenix.

Alcohol will not be sold, but those 21 and older may bring alcoholic beverages.

Certainly a fun way to celebrate gay pride.



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