After a two-year delay, the inaugural Collingwood Pride Festival proved well worth the wait! Downtown was alive with eager participants and guests, the atmosphere was electric and fun-filled, the streets a virtual palette of rainbow colours, and most telling… the air was filled with love! This family-friendly event had something for everyone to enjoy: face painting and activities for the littles, street dances, drag performances, club shows and a tremendous Pride Parade, which brought thousands out on Sunday afternoon. A huge thank you to everyone who came out and to all of the incredible organizations, local businesses, and people that helped make this year’s festival all it could be. 

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