Boulder Pridefest 2017 is THIS SUNDAY! (September 10th)
We hope to see you there for Boulder's biggest celebration of the year! This blog post has all the important details about the Big Gay 5K run, the Visibility March, and the Pridefest event itself.
Sunday, 9/10: Big Gay 5K! The Big Gay 5K in Boulder is going to be, well, BIG!
The Big Gay 5K-Boulder helps support Boulder Pride dba Out Boulder County. Out Boulder County’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide services, programs and support for Boulder County’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities.
Please consider making a contribution directly to Out Boulder County during your registration for the fun-run!
Course: The Big Gay 5K will start on the east side of Central Park & Civic Area near 13th Street. We will run west along Boulder Creek for 1.55 miles, loop back and head back towards the finish line to join the Pridefest activities!
Parking: As with all PrideFest activities parking is going to be tight. Look for street parking in and around Central Park & Civic Area or one of the nearby parking lots or garages.
T-shirt: All participants will receive a Big Gay 5K t-shirt!
Packet Pick-Up: Participants can pick up their bibs, timing chips, t-shirts, and goody bags at the OutBoulder office ( 2132 14th St., Boulder, CO 80302) on Saturday, September 9 from 2pm to 4pm.
This fun-run is for everyone; walkers, runners, kids, adults, gay and straight. Come to run. Come to have fun. Come to support. Come to show your PRIDE! Costumes and prideful, colorful clothing are encouraged.
Sunday 9/10: LGBTQ Visibility March
Let's start off Boulder Pridefest with joy and visibility! Come show your pride and be a part of Out Boulder County's Visibility March!
All LGBTQ+ identities and allies are welcome to come march and show your pride for our wonderful community. Festive, colorful dress is encouraged! If you're part of an LGBTQ-affirming organization, place of worship, volunteer group, or any other group, feel free to bring a banner or sign to represent your organization!
Sunday 9/10: Boulder Pridefest is Sunday, September 10th, 2017 from 11:30am to 6:30pm at Boulder Central Park
Pridefest is Boulder County's largest LGBTQ event of the year, featuring vendor booths, a youth and family area, a health and wellness area, musical guests, food trucks, and more. Come early and stay late! Meet new friends and connect with ones you haven't seen all year.
Who is performing at Pridefest this year? Check it out!
Marcie Smith - 12:45 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
To start the day of festivities, Marcie Smith will be performing first! She was in Top 40 Contestant on American Idol, performs with The Reall Deall band, 1 Dude and a Chick, and had Solo Acts in and all around Los Angeles; House of Blues, Viper Room, Witzend, The Mint, The Temecula Wine and Balloon Festival, San Diego Pride, many Palm Springs casinos, and venues throughout Hollywood! She's also involved with writing songs for Artists, TV/Film, and Independent projects. She was also Assistant Music Supervisor on the web series Fake it til You Make It, featuring Jaleel White!
Gora Gora Orkestar - 1:45 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Gora Gora Orkestar brings the sounds of the World to the Rockies with high energy performances. Formed in the fall of 2009, this 10 piece brass band is dedicated to making the audience dance with its infectious rhythm and own brand of feel-good music. The sound is an eclectic mix, blending Old World melodies of Eastern European Balkan folk and New Orleans second-line, with the back beat of American funk and the sultry sway of South American tango.
This happy caravan of musicians is comprised of seasoned veterans in the performance, education, and composition of music. The band has released two EP recordings, "2015" and “Infinite Swag”, with a follow-up record slated for release in 2016
Haus of FishCandy - 2:45 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Right in the middle of the day, Haus of FishCandy returning for another year for Boulder Pridefest 2017! Join us for fabulous drag performances and beautiful costumes that have empowered and inspired audiences everywhere in Colorado. They're here to initiate Drag Theater and to recreate antiquities of where Drag comes from...and then some!
Samba Colorado - 3:45 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Samba Colorado is Colorado's 1st Brazilian Dance School and Company founded and directed by Kebrina Josefina De Jesus in 2013. We are devoted to bringing together people from all walks of life in an artistic, educational, positive community by sharing the joy and beauty of Brazilian music, culture and dance. We offer weekly classes, workshops, dance residencies, as well as energetic and exciting performances for both community and private events. Visit our website at www.sambacolorado.com to learn more!
DJ Sosan - 4:45 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
DJ Sosan is a purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere. Her eclectic sound comes from R&B, dance, and house genres, as she mixes mood with deep, hypnotic grooves.
ONDA American Salsa - 5:45 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
ONDA's sound is a wonderful mix of originals,traditional Latin standards and afro-cuban rhythms blended with funk,salsa,R+B,cumbia,boogaloo,reggae,boleros and modern jam arrangements.The set is diverse and eclectic,interesting and easy on the ear and the feet! ONDA's reputation as a top shelf dance band and performance experience is well founded.An explosive horn section,tight rhythm section,seductive vocals and percussion all contribute to the irresistable ONDA groove!