Alaska Pride: A Week of Fun!

It’s not just one day

We have a whole week of special activities planned for you. If you haven’t been to the website recently, I encourage you to go check it out because we have a lot of new content up. I especially encourage you to check out the events tab to see what will be going down all week long.

A huge thank you to Kirt Beck and Roger Crandy, our wonderful web gurus, for making the website look fabulous!

Week at a Glance

Saturday, June 2: Stop by the Identity Inc. booth at the Downtown Market and Festival from 11am to 6pm to get your 2012 Alaska Pride T-shirt and other brand new Alaska Pride Swag. It’s Gay Day at the Zoo at 2pm with fun for the whole family. Then wrap up your evening with the ICOAA Annual Pageant at 7pm to see the new Mr. and Ms. Gay Alaska crowning at Mad Myrna’s.

Sunday, June 3: Another chance for you to get your Alaska Pride Swag at the Identity Inc. booth at the Downtown Market and Festival from 11am to 6pm.

Tuesday, June 5: Hit up Mad Myrna’s for a Karaoke Contest starting at 9pm.

Wednesday, June 6: Head over to Out North at 6pm for a back-to-back celebration of Pride. The Pride Poetry Parley starts at 6pm and then stick around for a showing of On These Shoulders We Stand at 7pm. Afterwards, head downtown to The Raven for the ever popular Lube Wrestling from 8pm to 10pm.

Thursday, June 7: The Four A’s 9th Annual Drag Queen Bingo starting at 7pm is taking over the block again. Then head over to Mad Myrna’s for a Karaoke Contest at 9pm.

Friday, June 8: It’s a special performance of the Diva Variety Show at 9pm at Mad Myrna’s. Come see the queens kicking up their heels for Pride.

Saturday, June 9: The Alaska Pride Parade kicks off at 11am with the amazing Trevor Storrs as Grand Marshal (check out the new parade route here) followed by Alaska Pride Fest from noon to 5pm on the Rose Block of the Delaney Park Strip (between L Street and P Street). Check back on the website frequently for updates on new events, the entertainment lineup, and more. Don’t forget to head over to the after party at Mad Myrna’s for Kristara Live and in the Raw, with doors at 8pm and show at 9pm. All the proceeds from the show are donated to Identity, Inc. and Alaska Pride.

Sunday, June 10: The Wrap-Up BBQ at 4pm at Mad Myrna’s is free. What better way to wrap up the week?

There’s plenty more events on the website, so go check it out.

A shout out and a big thank you to our fantastic event organizers this year, RJ Haywood and Mikel Wiles, who have been working hard to bring you a week full of fun!

What events are you most excited about this year? Any activities that you’re planning for Pride Week that you would like up on the website? Let us know and we can post them under “Events in Honor of Pride Week”.


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