Save the date this upcoming Saturday and join Middletown’s first Pride Parade!
The town will also be hosting a festival to celebrate and raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community. Thousands are expected to attend.
Middletown will show its support to the community, according to Mayor Drew. This is an open and welcoming city and does not support its LGBTQ+ living in the shadows. It is time a light was shone on the matter, and the whole town is onboard with that.
This is truly a historic event, and Middletown is the only place in Connecticut to host a parade and festival this June, which is the month of pride.
The inclusive event is set to start at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Square which is on Main Street, and the love train will continue down Union Street to South Green.
The actual festival will be on South Green for refreshments and entertainment after the Parade. There will be live music, food trucks, and vendors of all kinds. Pride events will be hosted all weekend long in businesses along Main Street, so you’ll have plenty of time to learn about the movement.
Middletown’s own La Boca restaurant will host the afterparty festivities when the Parade is done. There will be go-go dancers, a live DJ, and 5 drag queens on hand for entertainment. Also, the Forbidden City Bistro will have pride flags up and will have a special cocktail menu for the day to show their support.
Middletown, along with Wesleyan University and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, is the organizer of the event.
Roads will be closed for the event. Apart from the mentioned streets, High Street all the way up to deKoven Drive will be closed come 1 p.m.
All of Middletown is excited to join the party.