Rydges Hotel in Rotorua
272 Fenton Street, Rotorua,
+64 7 349 0099
Bay Pride Festival 2012, 12pm - 5pm, 50-58 Lee Road. The Pride festival is not only a festival for the gay community, but celebrates the diverse nature of our wider community. Anyone is welcome to attend, so invite your family and friends… anyone important to you, that you would like to share this day with.
The Pride festival is most importantly all about having fun, our community being able to laugh at itself, sharing, being more open minded and a little bit educational in a light-hearted way.
As well as having a laugh at ourselves and each other, this festival is also about raising awareness of two serious issues facing our community:
Youth well being
Safe sex message
The day will be filled with performances on stage, competitions, beautiful Drag Queens and activities to keep the young ones entertained. Face painting, best dressed fairies / princesses and a best dressed pet competition / fashion show.
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation are supporting the event with their "get it on" campaign promoting safe sex. The Pride festival is based loosely on the "Big Gay Out" event held in Auckland each February.
The day festival will end around 6.00pm. However, the celebrations will continue into the early hours of the following morning with a dance party in town, DJ and drag show performances. For those "young at heart", a second venue will provide a quieter space.
The Bay Pride Festival Charitable Trust are organising the event, and are inviting expressions of interest from stall holders, food stands, entertainers, buskers and other community organisations.
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