Memorial Park is going to be a busy place when this year’s fifth Delta Pride Picnic takes place on Sunday, Aug. 20.
Entertainment, food, and information tents and just plain fun are part of the lineup for the late-summer event that starts at 11 a.m. and continues to 3 p.m.
This year’s picnic will have food trucks, vendors, support organizations, and a variety of performers, including a drag show and dancers.
“It’s going to be fabulous. We’re really looking forward to it,” said Delta Pride Society board member Christa Horita Kadach.
The first year of the event was in 2018, when fewer than 200 people showed up.
Last year, more than 500 people were in the park.
The event is a picnic after all, so don’t bother bringing sandwiches. Instead, snacks will be available from food trucks such as Skyye Thai, Pork Mafia, Cookie’s Ice Cream, and Peace Sweetz (Hawaiian shaved ice), while Four Winds Brewing will have its picnic baskets available for those who’ve ordered online.
As for the entertainment, the acrobat team Straight Guy Fantasy will take to the stage, and there will be a drag show by Justin Abit. The band, Fallen Stars, will play and there’s also the Waackingdom Dance Troupe.
Community partners and vendors will set up in tents while in the gazebo, the Delta Pride Society will offer raffle prizes. There will also be face painting, character art, cookie decorating, colouring, beading and bracelet making.
Horita Kadach said they’re also trying to make the event more accessible for everyone. Sign language interpretation will be available and the layout will be adjusted to make the resource tents easier to get to.
“This has been a really good community to do this work in because it’s been so welcomed … the support of the city has been incredible,” she said.
For more information see: deltapridesociety.ca.