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Fort Wayne Pride Fest back for its 18th year
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:39:55 am by Holley T.
Pride has been celebrated in Fort Wayne for decades, but the festival we know today was born in 1997. Since then, Pride Fest has grown in size and popularity. This year, there is even more to enjoy with a week of events! Pride Fest will host events from July 23 - July 28. Stop by Snickerz Comedy Club on Wednesday night, July 23, for Pride night. Headliner Kristen Key is sure to keep the audience in stitches. Best known for being a fan favorite on season four of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Key employs music, scripted comedy, and her spontaneous sense of humor to make each one of her shows unique and staggeringly funny. There will also be a silent auction taking place at the comedy show to benefit Fort Wayne Pride's year-round youth programming. Then, on Friday, July 25, the real festivities begin. The Kick-off party will start at 7:00 p.m. at Headwaters Park. Admission is just $3 and that earns you entrance to a night long concert, which includes performances by two local bands and a DJ dance party at the end of the night. There will also be food available, vendors' booths, and a beer tent on site. TinCaps game on Monday, July 28, for Pride Night. Wear Red and look for the Pride section. You can even purchase your tickets during the festival the weekend before. Come out to any or all of the Pride Fest activities and help to promote tolerance and equality. Check out Fort Wayne Pride's webpage for more details about their other events and their organization.