Four Corners Pride Festival expands

The Four Corners Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 12-4 p.m. in Durango, Colo. When the festival first launched it attracted 800 attendees and grew to attract more than 1,200 its second year. Now in its third year, organizers are planning the biggest event yet with a new float parade down the Animas River and a family-friendly festival.

The festival is designed as an outreach for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies in the surrounding community. Festivities include food, music, a children’s booth and an information area to raise awareness and create a stronger sense of community within the Four Corners.

“Taking the time to celebrate life with friends and loved ones is a human need, and I am especially happy that the Four Corners LGBTQ Community is continuing the Pride tradition this year. Thank you everyone who contributed to its realization,” said Violette Chair, the festival chair.

“Our annual Pride Festival helps to bring awareness to the LGBTQ community, as well as helping to raises awareness about issues of relevance to both the LGBTQ community and the community at large,” stated Barbara Blundell, festival committee member.

While the official festival is on June 23, in Rotary Park, there are additional Pride-related events from June 22-23. For more information and a complete schedule of events, go to 4cglad.org or call 970-688-0679.


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