Central PA's LGBT News Source
As reported by Central Voice the 26th Pride Festival of Central PA has not been cancelled and will be held Sat., July 28. The only difference is the annual event has been moved from Riverfront Park to the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg.
Brad Martin, president of the executive board of the Pride Festival of Central PA, told Central Voice the move was done due to safety concerns for festival attendees and vendors because of the flooding of the Susquehanna River.
"We would like to thank Governor Wolf, State Representatives Patty Kim and Brian Sims and the entire Capitol Complex Staff for working with us to make this happen," Martin said.
Martin added the festival committee is extremely busy working out the logistics and shifting preparations to the new location. "We ask that everyone be patient with us as we work these details out," he requested.
"We will release more details as they become available, so please stay tuned and get ready for another awesome Pride Festival with our Commonwealth’s beautiful Capitol Building as our backdrop this year," Martin added.
Due to flooding of many streams in Central Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna River rumors flowed over the past several days that the festival would be cancelled. But Martin and fellow members of the festival's committee worked with diligence and dtermination to ensure the event would go on even though its locaton for 2018 would probably change.
Martin reminded supporters of the annual festival to keep stay on top of this story by going to the festival’s web site and on Central Voice’s web site.