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Since 2011, Ferndale has kicked off summer with its annual pride festival. Listed on the website After Ellen as a ”Small City Pride That is Worth the Trip,” Ferndale Pride draws more than 15,000 attendees for a full week of events leading up to Pride’s premiere event the daylong street fair. At one end of the fair, the mainstage entertains crowds with internationally known artists, such as The Clicks, Goddess & She, Tony Lucca and Sick of Sarah.  The dance stage keeps the crowd boogying as Detroit’s best DJs spin into the evening. Over a hundred booths line the streets as sponsors and vendors create a festive mood for the participants.  

 

 

Ferndale Pride in the news

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FERNDALE PRIDE DOUBLES DOWN ON TRANSGENDER INCLUSION

Ferndale, MI – With flags of many color combinations fluttering around downtown along with the traditional LGBTQ rainbow ones, Ferndale Pride set a conscious scene of inclusion for many groups at the diversity-themed festival June 4.

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Ferndale Wedding a First for a Pride Festival in Michigan

Three couples wed Saturday at the Married With Pride ceremony in the Community Art Gallery of Ferndale. Organizers of Ferndale Pride say they are the first to be wed at a Michigan Pride event since the Supreme Court granted marriage equality for gays last June. The ceremony was performed jointly by Mayor Dave Coulter and Deacon Angela Lippard of Christ the Good Shepherd Independent Catholic Community.

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