Fourth Annual Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival This Saturday In Havre De Grace

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HAVRE DE GRACE - The Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Festival is returning to Concord Point Park in Havre de Grace this Saturday.

This family-friendly event will feature booths from over 85 local artists, vendors, and non-profits. There will also be a variety of performances, including live music by “Middle of Nowhere” and drag shows.

Guests can also register for a “Pet Pride Contest” where entrants can win prizes for best dressed big pet, small pet, and group.

The Pride Festival is operated by the Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Association, which “provides unwavering advocacy and support for queer (LGBTQIA+) people, communities, and their families in Cecil and Harford Counties.

The Keynote speaker at this year’s event is Paula M. Neira, a retired navy veteran who now works as a nurse. Neira currently serves as Johns Hopkins’s Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity program.

Niara is famous for spearheading the efforts to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. She was also the first transgender Navy veteran to have her discharge document use her updated name.

The festival will be held at Concord Point Park from 2 to 6 p.m.

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