Hastings rings in its 3rd annual Pride celebration this year on June 3. Celebrating the third year of a successful Pride festival is no small feat, and the activities planned this year represent the tremendous community support toward the LGBTQ+ community.
The Pride festival launches fun-filled activities on June 3. The public is invited to an endless array of talent demonstrations, food trucks, business vendors, community outreach booths, games, open mics, and live performers.
However, the peak of the festivities lies in the Pride parade. On Saturday, June 3, walkers, marchers, performers, and guests collide for a community-backed parade with lots and lots and lots of floats dedicated to backing the LGBTQ community in Hastings. Anyone can participate in the parade as long as they fill out a liability waiver.
While exploring the Pride offerings in Hastings, don’t forget to check out the other amenities offered in the city. Extreme Sandbox allows adults to tap into their inner child by riding in real excavator machines on obstacle courses or regular sand. If you’re not feeling up for the adrenaline surge, opt in for a walking tour of the Victorian city. Stop for lunch at Froth and Cork, an LGBTQ+-friendly business doubling as a cutesy coffee and sandwich shop with beer and wine options. For an authentic Mexican meal, dine in at El Mexican and feast on delicious enchiladas and quesadillas, and after, take a stroll to Schoolhouse Scoop to satiate that sweet tooth.