First official Pride Week underway in Baton Rouge

Food, artwork, bowling, a festival, and even a drag brunch are at the center of Baton Rouge’s first official pride week celebration. (Source: MGN)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Food, artwork, bowling, a festival, and even a drag brunch are at the center of Baton Rouge’s first official pride week celebration.

Celebrate Pride Month in the capital city with a week of events leading up to the annual Baton Rouge Pride Fest, which will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Grammy-nominated Frenchie Davis, along with Pepper MaShay and more will be performing. You can see a list of events here.

Festivities get underway Tuesday, June 11 in Perkins Rowe with an evening of wine and art during POP with Pride. Artwork from local LGBT+ artists will be on display from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local businesses will provide items for a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. Tickets include wine, food, a free wine glass and a bag.

If bowling is your thing, Bowling with PRIDE will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Circle Bowl, located at 8878 Florida Boulevard.

A full list of of events is available at BatonRougePride.org.

All proceeds from this week’s events will go towards keeping the annual fest free to the public.

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