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Pride in your business
Pride in Downtown Ferndale
Pride in your support for the LGBTQA community

Decorate your business using Pride Rainbow colors, flags, décor or anything fun and colorful you like!
This year there will be CASH prizes! Participation is free!

Judged: Most Creative, Most Prideful and Most Ferndale ($100 each)
People’s Choice ($200)

Window Contest poster 2019JUDGING/VOTING:

• Local VIP Judges will decide which window is Most Creative, Most Prideful, and Most Ferndale
• People’s Choice will be voted on by visitors and fans of Downtown Ferndale and your businesses in two ways

Online – via Facebook on the Downtown Ferndale page
Ballot boxes* in businesses – draw visitors into your business! Have them fill out a brief form (this is a great way for you to build your mailing list, too!) and all votes cast will be added to the online totals.
*businesses are responsible for providing their own ballot box/collection method

• Keep it family-friendly!
• If you use lights, please only use non-blinking ones
• Decorated windows should be viewable from the sidewalk but must not obstruct the sidewalk and/or pedestrian right of way
• Businesses are required to register for the competition by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Businesses must display signage for contest (to be supplied by DDA)
• Businesses must be within the DDA-boundaries. Businesses outside the DDA are also encouraged to decorate their windows for Pride month
• Windows must be decorated by May 30th and should stay up the entire month of June to celebrate Pride
• Businesses must sign up by May 16th in order to be eligible for prizes

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“Participating in Ferndale Pride is critical for Candle Wick Shoppe. It’s the biggest sales day of the year for us.” She went on to say, “We get to meet new customers, thank our regulars and celebrate with our employees.”
"Ferndale Pride is so crucial unlike other prides it really focuses on diversity. As Executive Director of Transgender Michigan I so appreciate it's support of the Transgender Community."- Rachel Crandall-Crocker Executive Director of Transgender Michigan and Founder of the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Rachel Crandall-Crocker
Rachel Crandall-Crocker
I am co owner of Detroit Respect clothing company and we have been a proud vendor of the Ferndale Pride for the past five years. It is by far our favorite event of the year and something we look forward too. The coordinators are by far some of the nicest people we have had the pleasure working with and the volunteers are always smiling and asking how they can help us. The people who have put on the event and the people in attendance have been like a family for us and can’t wait for the 2019 Pride
Colin McConnell
Colin McConnell
Just wanted to say Thank you again for inviting Finch Finery back to Ferndale Pride. This festival is our favorite. Everyone is so incredibly kind and positive. We love seeing happy people being themselves. Products we have purchased and worn outside of the festival bring us many compliments and open many positive discussions and greetings. Thanks again! - The feather girls.
Megan Amadon
Megan Amadon