Organizers gearing up for Muskoka Pride Festival

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CONCERTS

On Thursday, July 25 the Huntsville Festival of the Arts has The Queer Songbook Orchestra playing at the Algonquin Theatre (tickets online). The Toronto based group is a 12-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting LGBTA+ narrative through the lens of popular music.

On Friday, July 26, Bracebridge Memorial Arena plays host to Night Fever. Come and dance to the music of the Bee Gees and Freddie Mercury, performed by North America’s number one touring tribute band. Fresh off of appearances in the US and sold-out performances at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, this will be a show you won’t forget. Tickets are available online for $25

PICNIC and PARADE

The Muskoka Pride Festival will come to a close on Sunday, July 28 with the eleventh annual Muskoka Pride Picnic and the Muskoka Pride Parade.

The Parade will start at 11:30 a.m. along Manitoba Street (between Anne Street and Memorial Park), finishing at Memorial Park. Many groups have already signed up, but there is still time for additional groups to register online at www.muskokapride.com

The 11th annual Picnic takes place this year at Memorial Park in downtown Bracebridge from noon – 4 p.m.

This year’s Picnic will feature live music by local band, “The Dirty Little Swing Thing.” Local duet “Hot Pink” will play during the band’s intermissions. There will be over 35 vendors and community booths. There will be many children’s activities, including: Drag Queen story time, Home Depot kids building tent, face painting, and crafts.

The public is invited to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket as they enjoy this relaxed afternoon event. Food and beverages will be provided at this free family event. The Bracebridge Fire Department will be cooking at the BBQ again this year.

Everyone, no matter how you identify, is welcome to attend all Muskoka Pride events.

The Muskoka Pride would like to thank its numerous sponsors, including Festival Sponsors: The Town of Bracebridge, Boink Boutique, and Delta Bingo & Gaming. Signature Sponsors: McMaster’s Muskoka, Bala Cranberry Festival, TD Bank, and Walmart Canada. Media Sponsors: Star Metroland Media, Moose FM, Xtra.

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