Updated: Feb 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Kenosha Pride, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a successful Pride
Celebration took place on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Celebrating the 5th Anniversary in a new
location and with new attractions, over 500 people came out to support the mission of
Kenosha Pride, where acceptance and inclusion are the foundation of all we do.
This year’s events would not have been possible without the countless hours put in by the all
volunteer Board of Director. Their guidance and work led to the largest number of event
volunteers in Kenosha Pride history. These volunteers were the rocks that held the event down.
Manning several different areas of responsibility, many worked all day to make sure everyone
was safe, having fun, and that the grounds remained clean.
With over 500 people in attendance throughout the day, the 5th Anniversary of Kenosha Pride
was the largest yet.The day started with a welcome by Kenosha Pride President Dan Seaver.
The day’s entertainment contained a Zumba Demonstration by Isaac Catalan, 2 drag shows
highlighting those new to the art and those who have honed their talents, 2 comedy shows,
Ventriloquist Woodi Bruce, Ariel Silks presented by Chris Stone, an interactive session with
Miss Pole, and live performances by Color Me Once and New York based musician Chad Mica.
The entertainment was hosted by local drag star NaTasha Roberts with music by DJ Lorax.
New this year was a beer tent, sponsored by Club ICON and Agadore Park, a pet comfort area.
As in previous years, attendees were encouraged to bring their pets-but this year they were
given an area with water and pet specific vendors/exhibitors. Both new areas were a huge
success and will be back for years to come. Our vending area grew to include not only local,
but regional and national vendors/exhibitors, including the Human Rights Campaign. Food was
served by local restaurants Trolley Dogs and DeLaRosa Food Truck.
Thank you to the Kenosha Police Department for escorting our march through the streets of
Kenosha and keeping the event safe, the Kenosha Fire Department for coming out to support
our event and allowing people to look at your trucks, Tactical Response Private Police for
providing security and tactical response vehicle demonstrations, and the City of Kenosha for all
their help in planning and executing the event. A special thank you to our donors: Club ICON,
Bradford Community Church congregation, Educator’s Credit Union, Birchwood Foods, Dr.
Steven Platt, Neil Zeltinger, Nicole Kevo, and the gracious beer tent staff. Most importantly,
thank you to all who came out to support Kenosha Pride 2017.
SAVE THE DATE: Kenosha Pride 2018 will take place on Sunday, July 15, 2018.