We are NOT enjoying “June-uary” in Seattle this year…May was largely delightful with several days of sunshine and warmth and so far June has sucked monkey balls. Mr. Strangeways is VERY bitter that he’s sitting inside wearing multiple layers of clothing with the space heater on a few days before Summer Solstice.
Whatever happened to global warming?
Regardless of the weather, the 2012 Pride Picnic organized by Seattle Out & Proud and presented by BECU is going on as scheduled this coming Saturday, June 16th starting at 11am. Here’s what to expect from the family friendly event:
The Seattle Pride Picnic is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks and celebrate our amazing community. This annual event will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The fun and food starts at 11:00 AM and goes to 4:00 PM with proceeds going to Food LifeLine. There will be live entertainment and games for the kids so bring your family and your friends. There is a $1.00 per person charge and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh fruit, salads and beverages.
- Groovin music from MOVIN 92.5
- Boxcar Derby Races – Run by Rat City Roller Girls
- Live Entertainment
- Live Entertainment – local bands and the Seattle Storm dance troop
- YMCA of Greater Seattle will be hosting a ZUMBA class
- $1 per person proceeds donated to Food LifeLine
Our Stage Line up!
- Senator Ed Murry will be our welcoming speaker
- Ten Man Brass Band is kicking us off at 11-11:30
- Tamara Power-Drutis 12-12:30
- Whitney Mongé 12:30-1pm
- YMCA Zumba 1:00-1:30 with Dance Troop
- Diverse Harmony 2-2:20
- Seattle Storm Dance Troop 2:30
- Naomi 3-3:30
Meanwhile, the weather forecast is iffy…warmish with a chance of showers and it might hit 70.
Though, if it’s raining maybe the body paint will wash off the nude bicyclists over in Fremont’s Solstice Day Parade, going on at the same time…we can get behind that.
Side Note: Who knew the term “gay picnic” had dirty implications? According to Urban Dictionary and my Google Image search results, not all “gay picnics” are family friendly…