Lancaster Pride Festival returned Sunday with 100+ vendors, local entertainment


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The Lancaster Pride Festival was back this weekend. It featured local and regional entertainers and musicians, a drag story hour for kids and families, and hundreds of vendors.

“Ms. Amy is a local drag queen that does storytime and reads children’s books to children and their parents,” Alex Otthofer, president of Lancaster Pride Board of Directors, said.

Clipper Magazine Stadium hosted the event, which is designed to bring visibility to the LGBTQ community.

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“It’s extremely important for our community. It’s a time for us to come back together after a really tough 18 months during the COVID pandemic, to be able to come together and unite in a safe way and to celebrate our diversity and our wonderful LGBTQ+ community,” Alex Otthofer, Lancaster Pride president, said.

More than 100 vendors along with dozens of regional musicians and entertainers took part in the festival. Organizers say it is a great opportunity to celebrate diversity in the region and raise awareness that more needs to be done to support the LGBTQ+ allies.

More than three thousand attended Sunday’s event. Last year’s festival was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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