Greater Napanee Pride unveils lineup of events for June 1’s Pride 2024

Drag queen Rowena Whey served as both a host and performer during the second annual Pride in the Country, held at the SPC in 2023. The event returns June 1. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Greater Napanee Pride announced its lineup and event details for Pride 2024, which is set to be its biggest celebration yet. Scheduled for June 1, this year’s event promises an array of activities, performances, and community engagements that highlight the diversity and spirit of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

It all kicks off at 10:30 a.m. in Conservation Park with the Pride March, a parade along the scenic waterfront trail. Following the parade, Conservation Park will host an afternoon filled with live music performances, a variety of food vendors, children’s activities and much more. Notable artists such as Teagan McLaren, Kris & Dee, Bon Evans and Stephen Medd will grace the pavilion (Stage A), bringing thrilling live music to the event.

 A tent on the west side of the park (Stage B) will feature Queer History Time with Tyffanie Morgan, dancing with author Catherine Hernandez, Storytime with Milky the Cow, Gamer Girl Drag Artist Joy Stix, music by Tianna Miller and fun activities hosted by the L&A Library.

In the evening the celebrations shift to the Strathcona Paper Centre for Pride in the County, which features dancing and drag featuring headliner Suki Doll from season two of Canada’s Drag Race, along with Sonny Rayz, Ethan, Rowena Whey, Oktavia, Shay Dee, Renona, Jezebel Bardot, Fifi Morgan and JD Merciii.

An accessible bus will run every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the Strathcona Paper Centre and Conservation Park, ensuring that everyone can participate in the day’s activities.

The Napanee Legion will host a fundraising barbecue in the park.

This year’s event is made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including Diamond Sponsors Amherst Island Radio and TD, along with a host of others who have come together to support inclusivity and diversity.

“Greater Napanee has demonstrated that small-town pride is not only possible but can also flourish, creating a thriving and inclusive community for the 2SLGBTQIA+ population,” reads a release from Greater Napanee Pride. “We have been proving that everyone can enjoy rural life, regardless of their background or identity. As we prepare to celebrate our third annual pride festival, we continue to showcase that small towns like Napanee can lead the way in championing inclusivity and embracing diversity. We invite everyone to join us for this day of celebration and community.”

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