The City of Oneonta, NY will be holding its very first Pridefest on June 11th thanks to a dedicated and committed group of passionate volunteers! The event will be complete with a rally, sidewalk march, and family-friendly festival for the community. Everyone is invited! Pridefest is a time to celebrate diversity, have fun, and bring awareness to issues facing the LGBTQ community. If you are interested in donating time and/or talent please do so, as the planning committee is looking for all kinds of performers and entertainers to create a really fun festival!
As is the case with any event, it takes financial resources to make it happen! The committee has set a goal of $2500.00 which will fund all planned events and help to sustain Pridefest for years to come. In order to raise needed revenue, there is a GoFundMe Campaign underway! Please consider contributing!
A fundraising event is being planned as well to be held on Friday, April 21st, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Roots Brewing Company, located at 175 Main Street, Oneonta, NY. There will be a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle to help raise funds for the main event to be held on June 11th. Roots will also donate $1 to Pridefest for every beer/wine/cider sold at the event. If any business owner/merchant wishes to donate a silent auction item, please contact Jim Koury at 607.435.1587 or by email at the following email address:
When final approval is granted by the City of Oneonta for the event, more details will be forthcoming about Pridefest on June 11th. Mark your calendars though RIGHT NOW and don’t miss this historic first for the City of Oneonta.
Pride celebrations are needed more than ever now, given the toxic political environment for LGBTQ folks in this country. We need to let them know we are here, and that we are NOT going anywhere!
BE PROUD, BE LOUD!