There are SO many things happening at PRIDE this Saturday, so here’s my attempt at recapping the big stuff for easy reference:
Meet at the Portsmouth Public Library between 2pm and 3pm, and pick up or purchase a PRIDE shirt! You can also just come in your own colorful attire and march in the color of your choice!
The main program runs 2pm-6pm at Strawbery Banke! Arrive at 2pm for the Mandala Community Weaving (see below), shop the local vendors and eat from tasty food vendors including Vida Cantina, La Maison Navarre, 45 Market Street Bakery and Figtree Kitchen (and get some rainbow bubble tea from Teatotaller!).
The entertainment program for PRIDE is as follows:
3:45pm Music as more marchers arrive, led by the Leftist Marching Band
4:00pm Welcome to PRIDE! — Jen Scumaci & Rebecca Rutter Sanborn
Welcome from the City of Portsmouth — Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock
A word from the Seacoast Outright Founders
4:15pm Musical performance by Patrick Dorrow Productions
Remarks: from Seacoast Outright youth
4:35pm Moment of silence for victims of LGBT violence
Dance for Orlando by Sarah Tubbs
Remarks: Trans organizing in NH — Linds Jakows of Freedom NH
4:45pm Musical performance by NH Gay Men’s Chorus
Remarks: Seacoast Outright parent
5:15pm Musical performance by Emma Gelinas & Friends
5:35pm Musical performance by The Woo! Girls
Join one of the two official PRIDE after parties:
For youth: Portsmouth PRIDE Youth Post Party (21 & Under)
For 21+: Portsmouth PRIDE 21+ After Party & Drag Show
For pretty much all information ever, go to the official Portsmouth PRIDE web page.