By Paul Schmitt
The Open Door Pride is planning a festival to celebrate diversity and Pride Month in June. Last year, the inaugural event was called a picnic and featured live music, art activities, and LGBTQ friendly vendors. The second annual event will again be held at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Set for Saturday, June 23 from 11 am until 5 pm the Open Door Pride festival looks to grow slowly, according to founder and musician Cathy Grier. She says this year’s musical line-up will include a headliner.
Other performers will include local talents like Dorothy Scott, Jeanne Kuhns and Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers. The plan is to have a Pride Week of free activities including a movie night, a “What’s my Pride” project and a writers night showcased as well as a dance night the Friday before the Open Door Pride Festival.
(photo of Megan Lundahl, Kelly Catarozoli, and Cathy Grier at last year’s Open Door Pride Picnic with Sturgeon Bay’s proclamation plaque declaring it Open Door Pride Day in Sturgeon Bay on June 24, 2017)