Saugatuck/Douglas Commercial Record

Community Pride Week fun June 1-4 welcomes all

The fifth annual Community Pride Week based in downtown Douglas June 1-4 will celebrate our diverse community with fun events.

Top sponsors include Biggby Coffee and the Saugauck-Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Drag Bowling will kick off fun Thursday, June 1, at kicks off the events at Alleys Pizza at Lakeview Lanes from 6 to 9 p.m. Expect surprise appearances. If you are not on a team, come, cheer on bowlers and enjoy the show.  

The Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, 174 Center St., will host a free panel discussion on "Book Banning and its Impact on the LGBTQ Community” Friday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Pride Week’s traditional Care-A-Van Parade Saturday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. lineup at Saugatuck High School, 401 Elizabeth St., Saugatuck, promenading at 11:15 through downtown Saugatuck, will kick off Pride in the Park Beery Field Festivities from noon to 6 p.m.. Local artist and advocate Ruth E. Crowe will be grand marshal.

In the park NAIH Band will perform, followed by Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras. There will be vendors, food, beverages and classic cars. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and relax — or get up and dance.  

Closing ceremonies will continue there Sunday, June 4, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be more food, beverages and live music by the local band Random Play. 

Entry will be free, donations welcome. For more information visit

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