The Schedule


9:00AM - NOON

Sangha Studio Yoga Pride Celebration

Located at Battery Park in Burlington

**We encourage the community to join our friends at Sangha Studio for their morning of yoga in Battery Park. There will be a carpool from their event in Burlington to Essex Pride, so you'll arrive on time for the start of the Festival. For more info, visit 

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Pride Hike

Located at Woodside Natural Area

**Join our friends at Aududon Vermont for a morning Pride Month Hike at the Woodside Natural Area in Colchester. Pride outfits are encouraged! You can also join the carpool over to Essex Pride after your hike. To sign up, visit 


Inaugural Essex Pride Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Parade

Located at East entrance to Park, next to basketball courts

**Anyone in attendance can join us for a walking/rolling parade from the entrance to the festival site as we kick off the day**


Opening Remarks

Led by John Killacky -  Artist, Advocate and Political Figure


Drag Story Hour

With Emoji Nightmare and Katniss Everqueer


Pride Roller Disco Skate Party

Bring your own wheels and skate with our friends at Vermont Skate Society 

2:15 - 4:15pm

Live Performances from Local Artists

Starting with performances by Essex High School and The Vermont Freedom and Unity Chorus, followed by a bevy of performance styles from Vermont artists

4:15 - 5:00pm

Dance Party