The Durango Pride Festival is this weekend, and events are scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Durango, such as a drag show and dance, a march on Main Avenue, a party in Buckley Park, after-party events, Sunday brunch and an Animas River float.
The first Pride march was held in New York City in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York. Often marked as the event that started the contemporary LGBTQ-rights movement, the riots between demonstrators and law enforcement in Greenwich Village lasted three days.
Pride was a political effort to express demands for equal rights and social justice that expanded throughout the AIDS epidemic and grew into the celebration of LGBTQ lifestyle seen today. Pride events aim to bring awareness to efforts to achieve full equality for all LGBTQ people.
FridayDurango Pride cocktail reception, 5 p.m., $15, Rochester Hotel, Secret Garden,✮726 East Second Ave., bit.ly/PrideCocktailReceptionFB.Durango Pride “Glamazonia” drag show and dance (18 and older), 8 p.m., $10-$20, Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, bit.ly/Glamazonia.SaturdayDurango Pride March: railroad depot to Buckley Park, 1:30 p.m., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot, 479 Main Ave., bit.ly/DurangoPrideMarch.Durango Pride Festival, 3 p.m., Buckley Park, 1250 Main Ave., https://www.facebook.com/events/185693098927386/.Durango Pride after-party (21 and older), 9 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., bit.ly/DurangoPrideAfterParty.Durango Pride karaoke (21 and older), 9 p.m., Eighth Avenue Tavern, 509 East Eighth Ave., bit.ly/DurangoPrideKaraoke.Durango Pride social (21 and older), 9 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., bit.ly/DurangoPrideSocial.SundayDurango Pride brunch, 9 a.m., El Moro Spirits and Tavern, 945 Main Ave., bit.ly/DurangoPrideBrunch.Durango Pride Animas River float, 2 p.m., $20, Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, 50 Animas View Drive, bit.ly/PrideRiverFloat.For more information about Durango Pride Festival, visit www.facebook.com/durangopride.
“Despicable Me 3” free outdoor movie, 8:30 p.m., Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St., 764-6000.
Home Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity building supply yard sale, 8 a.m., Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St., 764-6000.
“Lifting the Fog: Navigating the Impact of Cancer Treatment” presentation, 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive.
Free comedy show with Adam Cayton-Holland, 9 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.
The More Music Festival, 8:45 a.m. $38.75, Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave., https://bit.ly/2M51F3X.