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June 13, 2014 Comments Off on A Tisket, A Tasket…Time For A Seattle Pride Parade Picnic Basket! Views: 1689 Arts & Entertainment, Living, Music, News, Seattle Pride 2014

A Tisket, A Tasket…Time For A Seattle Pride Parade Picnic Basket!

Photo: Suzi Pratt

Photo: Suzi Pratt

The annual Seattle Pride Picnic in Volunteer Park is Saturday, June 14 starting at 11 am, and it’s happening regardless of how drippy it might be! (Hopefully, NOT drippy!!!!) It’s a fun, family friendly event for the entire Alphabet Soup Family and their allies. Drag Queen families should come, too! (Except they don’t tend to get out of bed until 2 pm….)

Here’s all the official poo from the Seattle Pride website including the schedule of entertainment. (Why the hell would I take the time to rewrite all that when someone at Seattle Pride has done such a lovely job?) A couple other things to note: you can donate hygiene items and school supplies in lieu of the $1 meal fee…it benefits two great orgs. AND, big Seattle Pride sponsor T-MOBILE will have a booth with employment recruiters, so if you’re looking for a JOB, then check it out!

ALL the skinny you need to know to fill your belly full of picnic wieners…

Join us for The 5th Annual Seattle Pride Picnic! 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.

All the fun begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 14 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

$1 Picnic Meal

Including hot dogs, delicious side dishes, refreshments and desserts (All proceeds to benefit YouthCare)

FREE live entertainment all day
hosted by 2014 Seattle Pride Grand Marshal
Aleksa Manila

All Day

DJ Astrokat

11:00 AM

Sister Wylde Heart

12:00 PM

Scott Crawford, 2013 Seattle Pride Idol

12:15 PM YouthCare Representative speaks
12:20 PM Ruth Soto, 2014 Seattle Idol Winner
12:30 PM Progressive Lenses
1:00 PM Zachary Pullin, 2014 Grand Marshal speaks
1:10 PM Jack Mozie
1:45 PM Meet the Grand Marshal Matchmaker Game
2:00 PM Whitney Mongé
3:00 PM Michael Cagle
3:30 PM Seattle Storm Dance Troop
4:00 PM Lauren Johnson “GOLDEN ”

Meet with T-Mobile recruiters

As a Presenting Sponsor of Seattle Pride, T-Mobile recruiters will be onsite at the picnic from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and available to speak with anyone interested in learning more about available jobs at the company. T-Mobile currently has more than 300 open positions in the Seattle area, across a wide array of headquarters functions including Marketing, Operations, and Technology, as well as in Retail Sales.. As America’s Un-carrier continues to shake up the wireless industry, this is a great time to consider joining T-Mobile. The company has an active employee Pride network, has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 2014, and is a proud sponsor of Seattle Pride.

And even more fun for everyone!

Box Car Derby Races by Rat City Roller Girls
Bouncy Houses
Picnic games
Photo booths
And SO much more!

Check out amazing local non-profit organizations

Equal Rights Washington, PFLAG, Gay City, Babes Network, Allyship, We are Family, OutWatch, Planned Parenthood, UW HIV Trials, Facing Homelessness, Communities in Schools of Seattle, Northwest Network, Social Outreach Seattle, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Legal Voice, Ingersoll Gender Center, Seattle Front Runners and More!

Donation collection for YouthCare and Communities in Schools

Seattle Pride is supporting two amazing youth organizations at the Pride Picnic this year. We will be collecting hygiene items for YouthCare and school supplies for Communities In Schools of Seattle! Attendees are encouraged to bring an in-kind donation item in lieu of buying a meal ticket!


New socks
New underwear
New t-shirts
Deodorant (travel-size)
Razors and shaving cream
African American hair products
Sunscreen (travel-size)

Communities in Schools 

Sturdy Backpacks, Pencil Pouches, Composition Notebooks, Folders
3 Ring Binders(1 3/4 inch spine or smaller) Lined Paper, Pencils, Pens,
Highlighters, Pencil sharpeners, Erasers Glue sticks, Calculators, Rulers, Organizer/planner, Art supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint and paint brushes) Scissors, Pocket dictionary/thesaurus Reams of computer paper, Staplers

Come have a relaxing day with your family or your chosen family in one of Seattle most iconic parks.  Enjoy Seattle’s LGBT community at its finest.

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