To celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride across the Cape, the Cape Cod Pride Festival will be held July 22, 2023 from 11:00 to 3:00 at the Hyannis Village Green, located at 367 Main Street. The rain date is July 23.
The festival is coordinated by Cape Cod Pride, Inc. and co-sponsored by Fenway Health, C&I, Trans Resource Fund and We Thrive. Additional sponsors include Coxswain Media, Cape Cod 5, Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, Eastern Bank, Falmouth Toyota and the Falmouth Jewish Congregation.
Local food trucks will be on hand and about 70 vendors will display their services, arts and crafts. There will be a kid’s tent with activities, games and fun giveaways. A raffle will be held with prizes provided by local businesses.
The event will kick off with Lady Di, the day’s Mistress of Ceremonies. Performances will include Zoe Lewis, Out Late with Diana and Club 9 Ball. Lady Di is a radio personality and talk show host. She has hosted programs on WOMR.FM and was featured on TV’s “Chronicle” as “Lady Di –Provincetown’s Sweetheart.” Zoe Lewis is a singer-songwriter specializing in vintage jazz and swing. She has provided entertainment on Olivia ocean cruises as well as writing music for the Netflix program “Ask the Story Bots. The Out Late trio showcases Diana DiGioia’s songs that celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives. The band moves smoothly from rock to blues to folk-pop. Club 9 Ball is a hard-driving rock band from the Cape comprised of three brothers who write their own music and have a robust following on the Cape, in Boston and the North Shore.
Scheduled speakers for the day include Congressman Bill Keating, State Senator Julian Cyr and Scott Fitzmaurice, Executive Director of We Thrive, an organization that works with LGBTQ+ youth. Charles Evans, a participant in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, and Paul Glass, Program Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Elders of Color, will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTQIA+ community.
This event is pet friendly. For further information and a complete schedule of performances, visit capecodpride.org.