Capitol Pride Parade & Rally
The Parade: Is set to kick off at 1:00 PM at the end of State Street near Library Mall. The procession will continue up State Street, around the Capitol Square counterclockwise and end at the rally location.
The Rally Celebration: Will take place on the Capitol Square, on the corner of W. Mifflin & N. Carroll streets, right at the top of State Street.
Just Added! Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has been added to the speaker line up for the rally! She joins; Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, 78th Assembly District Representative Mark Pocan, and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi! The rally celebration will directly follow the parade from 2:00-5:00 PM.
Entertainment! Featuring DJ-JP, and a special performance by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Sound on the WCP stage & float donated by Stingray Productions.
Vendors: There will be food, retail, and informational vendor booths set up on the square. Booths will open between 10:00 AM and Noon. WCP will feature several Health related tents hosted by GHC, Outreach LGBT Center, and other local & state groups. Retail includes everything pride, jewelry, books, t-shirts, photography and more. Enjoy Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, smoothies, Café Costarica and more!
The Pride Raffle is in Full Swing! Each person who purchases one or more raffle tickets will receive one FREE dance lesson from Fred Astaire Dance Studios! Buy your tickets now for the WCP raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LGBT scholarships and will be dispersed through GSAFE. You could Win; IPad2- donated by UW Credit Union, $250 COLD HARD CASH! 3 Night Stay at Captain Dix Rainbow Valley Resort ($460 value), Free Ballroom Dance Lessons from Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Food from Famous Dave’s, Talula, Granite City..and more! You may purchase raffle tickets at Out Reach on Williamson Street, any WCP team member or online. Visit our website for an updated list of raffle prizes and to purchase tickets.
Pride City Wide! You will find all Pride related events and activities scheduled all across the city and sponsored by various groups and businesses posted on our website. Please help support all of our LGBT Businesses and Allies.
The “Big Gay Brunch”! In support of Pride, restaurants all over the city will serve breakfast/brunch on Sunday before the parade from 9:00 AM-1:00Pm. Visit our website for a full list of participating restaurants!
The Parade is also looking for volunteers. We will need help with set up/ tear down for the rally on the square as well as closing streets and monitoring intersections. We will also need a few CPR Certified volunteers to help in the first aide booth, along with volunteers for Security. Please visit our website or contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information at: email@example.com
The WCP Pride Parade & Rally is a LGBT family oriented event. It is currently in its 3rd consecutive year of operation. Feel free to bring the entire family. There will be games and activities for the kids. For more information, to purchase raffle tickets, to donate or to volunteer, please visit our website www.wisconsincapitolpride.org, follow us on Face Book and Twitter. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on August 15, 2011 at 8:32 am in Upcoming Events.