2019 APF Drag Crawl
Jul
27
to Jul 28

2019 APF Drag Crawl

Performances by our Akron Pride Festival Kings & Queens

Scheduled arrivals at each bar are below:Cocktails Akron 2.0 (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
Tear-Ez (7 pm - 8 pm)

Lock 3 Downtown Akron(8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

(Opening for Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night)

Square Nightclub (10 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Interbelt Nite Club (11:30 p.m. to Close.)
**********THIS IS A 21 and OVER EVENT!**********

VIP Ticket for $45

*Transportation to each venue

*Transportation includes fun and games with our Kings and Queens along the way.

* Akron Pride T-Shirt

*VIP area with Food and Beverage at our Lock 3

*Safe travel to see all shows up close and personal!

Limited availability this will sell out quick!

4:30 - 5 PM Meet at Interbelt Nite Club

VIP party bus leaves promptly at 5 PM

Travel

Cocktails Akron 2.0 (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)

Tear-Ez (7 pm - 8 pm)

Travel

Lock 3 Downtown Akron(8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

(Opening for Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night)

Travel

Square Nightclub (10 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Travel

Interbelt Nite Club (11:30 p.m. to Close.)

The Crawl will conclude at 12:30 a.m.

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Akron Pride Festival Equality March
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Akron Pride Festival Equality March

Equality March to Akron Pride Festival
A March of Equality for ALL!
Step off is at 10 a.m.

The 1.5-mile march will begin in Highland Square on W. Market St. at N. Highland at 10 am and proceeds to Hardesty Park, the site of the Akron Pride festival. The March registration is required at akronpridefestival.org/march.

Do you own a business? Go to a supportive church? Are you in a community group? Are you an individual that believes in equality for ALL? If so, grab a few friends and join us for Akron's third annual Equality March! The 2019 Akron Pride Festival will begin with march step off at 10:00 AM in Highland Square, leading to Hardesty Park and we invite you to be part of the celebration! When registering as individual, please type individual in as your name of organization or group.

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AKRON PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019 - Hardesty Park
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

AKRON PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019 - Hardesty Park

We celebrate Akron LGBTQ Pride 2019
Join us at Hardesty Park- Akron, Ohio

Food trucks, exhibitors, children's area, local talent, entertainment with national acts including award winning artists Deborah Cox & Steve Grand!

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Vendor and Volunteer Opportunites are now open. Visit our site for upcoming events.
www.akronpridefestival.org

We respectfully remember the
50th Anniversary of Stonewall.

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Brave and Crazy Pride Brunch
Jul
21
11:30 AM11:30

Brave and Crazy Pride Brunch

Join us for our Pride Brunch! Fantastic Bloody Mary bar, Mimosas and more! Our incredible band and staff at Jilly's Music Room serve it up just right! Reservations are suggested.

Brave and Crazy - Melissa Etheridge Tribute Will rock the afternoon! There will be awesome cocktail specials and the best brunch in town. Call Jilly's to reserve your space NOW!

NO cover charge ever!

Akron Pride Merchandise will be available to purchase! Join the fun!

Brought to you by Akron Pride Festival~Jilly's~White Claw

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Rave on Main - Glow with Pride
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Rave on Main - Glow with Pride

Glow with Pride at the #RaveonMain benefiting the Akron Pride Festival.

The event will include a DJ, food and drinks, glow in the dark art and other fun activities for all ages!

Costumes and glow sticks are encouraged.

The Cascade Parking deck (below the plaza) is open and free starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. Other parking options can be found on our downtown parking map: www.downtownakron.com/getting-around/parking

Event support provided by the Knight Foundation and Akron Civic Commons.

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Chipotle - Eat for Change
Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

Chipotle - Eat for Change

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 825 W Market Ave. in Akron for our fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We're raising money to support Akron Pride Festival, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 825 W Market Ave. in Akron for our fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We're raising money to support Akron Pride Festival, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

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2019 APF Drag Battle
Jun
7
8:30 PM20:30

2019 APF Drag Battle

Kick off Pride season at the Akron Civic Theatre as local kings and queens will go head to head (and heel to heel) to claim the titles of Mr. & Miss Akron Pride Festival 2019!

The featured King & Queen and runner-ups will have the opportunity to perform at this year’s Akron Pride Festival taking place August 24th at Hardesty Park. Judges will evaluate performers on costume design, runway lip sync performance and questions from our host, Nina West of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

We are offering guests a VIP Meet & Greet with early access this year! Don’t miss out on this unique evening of glitz and laughs all in support of the 2019 Akron Pride Festival.

Tickets can be purchased at the Civic box office or through Ticketmaster.
General Admission - $20
VIP Meet & Greet - $45

Contestant registration HERE!

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CANAPI  Race at the Raffle
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

CANAPI Race at the Raffle

Race at the Raffle is CANAPI's signature fundraising event. The event features pre-recorded horse races selected at random; participants may purchase or sponsor (and name, for better or worse) horses in several races or simply bet on a predicted victor. A race announcer hilariously narrates races using names chosen by participants. Event tickets correspond to an ongoing reverse raffle. Spice it up further with our 50/50 raffle, sideboard, silent auction and live auction. To the victor go the spoils! Open bar, hors d'oeuvres offered.

Come dressed in your best derby outfit! The best outfit will win 50/50 raffle tickets and a secret prize compliments of CANAPI.

Money raised at Race at the Raffle goes directly to CANAPI programming. Must be present or represented to win 50/50 or reverse raffle.

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RuPaul Drag Race Season 11 Premier Party!
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

RuPaul Drag Race Season 11 Premier Party!

Get ready!
Square Nightclub along with Akron Pride Festival are happy to partner for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Premier Watch Party!
Along with the premier show, we will have performances featuring APF Queen Alejandra J- Love and the incomparable Veronika Katrell!

Drink specials, and surprises throughout the watch party!

Get to Square Nightclub! Thursday, February 28! 8 pm!

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NYE Rainbow Ball
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE Rainbow Ball

Everyone is invited to the most glittering, colorful, inclusive NYE party ever!
Step into the historic Akron Civic Theatre and enjoy the first of its kind! A celebration of the rainbow to benefit Akron Pride Festival.

Your $100 entry includes: Entertainment, NYE party food by Moe’s Restaurant, 5 hour open bar, DJ NYE dance party, queen appearances by Cherry Veneer & 2018 Miss Akron Pride Festival Alejandra J-Love, midnight celebration and party wear. This is your chance to celebrate in style and so much more! 

Ticket sales begin November 1st at the Civic Theater Box Office and through Ticketmaster (fees apply). Sponsorship opportunities available here!

This is an over 21 yrs of age event.

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Christmas Drag Brunch at Jilly's
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Drag Brunch at Jilly's

Please join us for a festive, fun brunch! Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more! Always served up right by our incredible cast and incredible staff at Jilly's Music Room! Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Musical performance by Natalie Martin. Cherry Veneer and Denise Russell take the stage for a festive drag performance. Don't forget there will be awesome cocktail specials and the best gluten free brunch in Akron. Call Jilly's to reserve your space NOW!
As always NO COVER charge!

Akron Pride Merch will be available to purchase for your holiday needs!

Brought to you by Akron Pride Festival~Jilly's ~LGBT Fest

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APF Rubber Ducks Night Out!
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

APF Rubber Ducks Night Out!

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There are many reason you should enjoy Akron Rubber Ducks baseball in the summer! 
Akron Pride Festival’s Night Out on June 21 is one of the best! 
June is official Pride month and we want to celebrate the first day of summer at the ballpark!
Don’t forget, Thursday at the stadium is alway Yingling Dollar Beer Night! There’s always room for popcorn, peanuts and a hotdog or two! 

Watch our beloved Rubber Ducks beat the Hartford Yard Goats! Bound to be a hooooot a nanny!

Show your PRIDE and join us! 
Get Tickets here! 

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

APF'S 2018 DRAG BATTLE

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Akron Civic Theatre | 182 S. Main Street | Akron, OH 44308

Kick off the pride season at the Akron Civic Theatre as 15 drag queens fight heel to heel for a chance to win Miss Akron Pride Festival 2018!

The featured queen and runner-ups will have an opportunity to perform at this year's Akron Pride Festival taking place August 25th at Hardesty Park. Judges will evaluate performers on costume design, runway lip sync, questions from our host, as well as crowd following. The show will be hosted by Raven of RuPaul's Drag Race. Don't miss out on this unique evening of glitz and laughs all in support of Akron Pride Festival.

Tickets can be purchased at The Civic box office or through Ticketmaster (available March 6th).

QUEENS REGISTER HERE!

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Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

CANAPI'S RACE AT THE RAFFLE 2018

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Tangier | 532 W. Market Street | Akron, OH 44303

Race at the Raffle is CANAPI's signature fundraising event. The event features pre-recorded horse races selected at random; participants may purchase or sponsor (and name, for better or worse) horses in several races or simply bet on a predicted victor. A race announcer hilariously narrates races using names chosen by participants. Event tickets correspond to an ongoing reverse raffle. Spice it up further with the 50/50 raffle, sideboard, silent auction and live auction. To the victor go the spoils! Open bar, hors d'oeuvres offered.

Come dressed in your best derby outfit! The best outfit will win 50/50 raffle tickets and a secret prize compliments of CANAPI.

Money raised at Race at the Raffle goes directly to CANAPI programming. Must be present or represented to win 50/50 or reverse raffle.

Visit www.canapi.org/events to purchase tickets (available March 23rd).

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