Sequim Pride Weekend to begin Thursday

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SEQUIM — Sequim Pride Weekend, a celebration of the LGBTQIA community, is set for Thursday through next Saturday, and will feature a variety of events including a happy hour, a ceremony, a Pride day at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market and a march.

The weekend kicks off with a happy hour starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at Salty Girls Seafood, 210 W. Washington St., featuring food, drinks and networking.

At 6 p.m. Friday, a Pride Ceremony is scheduled at the Sequim Civic Center plaza, 152 W. Cedar St. The ceremony will feature speakers from the community, including Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias and Sequim City Council member Vicki Lowe. After the ceremony will be a Pride March on Washington Street, starting and ending at the plaza.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market (at the Sequim Civic Center plaza, 152 W. Cedar St.) hosts Pride Market Day, featuring a poetry reading by Clallam County Poet Laureate Jaiden Dokken and a Pride flag giveaway.

Sequim Pride is a volunteer group of community members “working to promote the visibility and acceptance of the LGBTQIA community in Sequim and the surrounding area.” The events are aimed to welcome everyone in the community to join together to celebrate diversity in the community.

For more information about Sequim Pride Weekend, visit instagram.com/sequimpride or write to sequimpride@gmail.com.

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