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P.E.I. Pride festival features 'prom night'

The first ever Pride Masquerade Prom will be held July 30 as part of the P.E.I. Pride Festival.

Annual festival runs from July 24-30

The festival will culminate on Saturday, July 30, with the annual Pride Parade in Charlottetown. (Canadian Press)

The first ever Pride Masquerade Prom will be held July 30 as part of the P.E.I. Pride Festival.

It's billed as "an opportunity for all of those in the LGBTQ+ community to relive their prom 'out'" as well as "celebrate and dance with other members of the community and our allies."

The prom will be held at Red Shores Race Track and Casino. It fits with this year's theme of Pride: Then. Now. Always.

The 22nd annual festival kicks off July 24 with a church service at Trinity United Churches in Charlottetown and Summerside.

Parade set for July 30

P.E.I. Pride Parade

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P.E.I.'s Pride Parade takes to the sunny streets of Charlottetown on Saturday. 0:45

Events during the week include a barbecue July 25, a poetry slam July 26; a coffee house with Charlottetown MP Sean Casey July 27 and the Upstreet social July 29.

The Pride Parade will be held July 30 beginning at 1 p.m., followed by an all-ages party at Rochford Square.

For more information, visit Pride P.E.I.

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