Cooperstown Pride Weekend
Cooperstown’s First LGBTQ+ Pride Weekend! June 1st – 4th
June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQ+ self-identity, inclusivity, and equality. To celebrate, local businesses have partnered with Otsego Pride Alliance to present Cooperstown’s first ever Pride Weekend. Celebrating what makes Cooperstown unique, Cooperstown Pride Weekend is a way to gather the entire community to promote equality and celebrate diversity. The festivities begin Thursday morning, June 1, and continue through Sunday, June 4.
Thursday, June 1
Cooperstown Pride Flag Raising
Cooperstown will celebrate Pride Month with the raising of the Pride flag at Village Hall. Former Cooperstown Trustee MacGuire Benton will be in attendance to kick-off the first ever Cooperstown Pride Weekend with a special performance by students from the Cooperstown Central School’s Identity Alliance organization. Complimentary hot chocolate and coffee will be provided by Stagecoach Coffee. Be sure to stop by Mel’s at 22 for dinner, as they will be donating a portion of their sales that evening to the Identity Alliance.
Friday, June 2
7pm – 10pm
Fire Pit Friday: Pride Celebration
Brewery Ommegang – 656 Co Hwy 33, Cooperstown
Ommegang will be presenting a special Fire Pit Friday celebrating Pride Month. The all-ages event will feature drinks, food and a bonfire! The evening will also include a special welcome address by Cooperstown’s Mayor, Ellen Tillapaugh, a live DJ-set by DJ TRUMASTR and a spectacular fireworks display. Local businesses will be onsite selling special Cooperstown Pride Weekend merchandise with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Identity Alliance. Free to attend, beer and food will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds from Neon Rainbows sales that evening donated to Otsego Pride Alliance.
Saturday, June 3
Pridefest: Block Party
Main Street in Oneonta
Presented by Otsego Pride Alliance, this year’s Pridefest will kick-off with a parade starting at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center leading up to a special Block Party on Main Street in Oneonta! Live music, family-friendly drag shows, kids’ activities, vendors, speakers, yoga, community recources and much more. To see the full schedule of events, visit: www.otsegopridealliance.org/pridefest-2023/
Sunday, June 4
Noon – 3pm
Family Pride Day
Barnyard Swing – 4604 NY-28, Milford
The Landmark Inn partners with Barnyard Swing to present Family Pride Day. The fun-filled event will include family-friendly activties such as face painting, spin art, fossil safari, miniature golf, music by DJ Raphael, a special appearance by Rapunzel and much more. Hot dogs and beverages will also be available for purchase. Be sure to come dressed in your favorite rainbow colors and receive a free soft serve ice cream. The Susquehanna SPCA will be in attendance with pets available for adoption. A portion of the proceeds from Family Pride Day will be donated to the Identity Alliance.