Ferndale Pride is summer's first LGBTQAI festival in the state of Michigan. Free to the public, the event unites community and businesses for the biggest party of the year. Join us, this year, on June 1st to feel the love that is Ferndale Pride.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Ferndale will kick off summer with Ferndale Pride. Ferndale long has served as the GLBTQAI celebratory capital of Michigan, drawing more than 15,000 into downtown to party, shop and dine during Pride. By becoming a pride sponsor and/or vendor you will help our crew create the biggest and best Ferndale Pride ever.
Below you will find links to vendor and sponsorship packets.
Work already is underway for Ferndale Pride 2017. As the kick-off event to summer, Pride is a great way to showcase your company as a sponsor and proud supporter of our diverse community.
Last year, we had several sponsors request sponsorship materials in December. As a former sponsor, you are receiving the 2017 information in advance of the public, allowing you to secure the best benefits for your dollars.
Pride’s street fair will take place Saturday, June 3, on West Nine Mile Road, Allen Street and West Troy Street in downtown Ferndale. Pride also hosts parties and events for weeks leading up to the street fair that will bring thousands of participants to Ferndale.
For 2017, we have new sponsorship options available, including sober spaces, main and DJ stage options, and more opportunities to participate in the children’s area.
The information packet is attached in this email or you can view sponsorship levels and pay online.
DJ Octavia will perform on the Dance Stage from 6:15-8:00 on June 4th at Ferndale Pride! She's a Michigan native from Ferndale who's been spinning since 2014. She's been seen DJing at the Temple Bar and the Hamtramck Music Festival. Come see her at Ferndale Pride on June 4th!
Natalie Cole's Drag Show will perform 6:45-7:45 on the Main Stage proudly presented by MotorCity Casino Hotel on June 4th! They have hosted and co-hosted Ferndale Pride for nine years! Natalie Cole has received numerous Performance Awards of Detroit including Best Emcee, Most Respected, and the LaSalle/Moore Impressionist/Illusionist Award. She even holds the title of Miss Motor City Continental Elite! Come see Miss Cole on June 4th!
DJ Ace Franco will turn the Dance Stage from 2:00-3:45 on June 4th at the Ferndale Pride Festival. Born in the Bronx and raised in Warren and Eastpointe, MI, he's worked to top Reverberation's charts. He's claimed his title as the #1 DJ in Michigan and the #7 DJ Nationwide. See him perform at Ferndale Pride!
Level One Bank proudly presents Married and Proud. This year, get LEGALLY married in style at pride. Level One Bank will host wedding ceremonies in their gallery room. Participants will be surrounded by the artwork in the beautifully lit gallery. The ceremony will be officiated by one Independent Catholic deacon, a rabbi and a Mayor David Coulter. The ceremony includes a champagne toast, cake, corsage/boutonniere and other fun surprises.
Get married at 2:30 on June 4th and have the biggest reception ever at Ferndale Pride! Register here until May 20th.
The deadline for apps is right around the corner. Get your apps in now!
Fill out your Ferndale Pride Performer Application here.
Deadline is March 30th.
Ferndale will kick off its most fabulous season early this year. Residents and visitors will take to the streets on June 4th for Ferndale Pride's street fair. The weekend will include the return of the Ferndale Chamber's 5k rainbow run and 2k fun run, Rosie O' Grady's Sunday morning drag show, parties at Ferndale's bars and clubs and the fantastic food and shopping Ferndale is known for. Ferndale Pride attracts 10,000 to 15,000 participants yearly so join the fun and show your LGBTQA pride and love for the City of Ferndale.
On June 4, 2016 Ferndale will kick-off summer with Ferndale Pride! Ferndale has long served as the GLBTQAI celebratory capital of Michigan drawing more than 12,500 into Downtown to party, shop and dine during Pride. By becoming a pride sponsor and/or vendor you will help our crew create the biggest and best Ferndale Pride ever.
A big shout out to all of our sponsors who keep this event going and are welcoming of people no matter who they are all year round. We would love to give a big shout out and thank you to all of our sponsors.
Please remember to shop our sponsors first!
Thank you to our naming rights sponsor:
MotorCity Casio Hotel
Between the Line Magazine
The Rainbow Run
Tami Jo Urban Tattoos
Suburban Buick GMC of Ferndale
One Eyed Betty’s and Rosie O’ Grady’s
Oakland County 115
Visions of Canada
Garden Fresh Gourmet
Dino’s & MBrew
The Candle Wick Shop
Suburban Ford of Ferndale
Children’s Area Sponsor
Blue Care Network of Michigan
For a complete listing of our sponsors please click on our website at:
Modern Natural Baby loves Pride! Take a picture with our Pride window display and tag Modern Natural Baby either on Facebook or Instagram and with every tag we will enter you in our contest to win a $100 gift card to Modern Natural Baby. Contest starts Thursday and ends May 31st, in addition to tagging Modern Natural Baby make sure to use #modernnaturalbaby and #MNBlovesPride so we are sure to get your entry in.