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The Second Annual Middletown Pride celebration has been re-scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020

Submitted by Sierra Lopez, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.

(Middletown, CT)– The City of Middletown, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and Wesleyan University are proud to announce that the second annual Middletown Pride celebration has been re-scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020 in downtown Middletown.

The event will once again be a demonstration and celebration of the history, lives and contributions of Middletown’s LGBTQIA residents.

Middletown Pride will consist of a parade down Main Street, followed by a festival on the South Green and its surrounding areas. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m., the festival will kick-off immediately after its conclusion and will run until 8:00 p.m. The festival will once again feature live entertainment, delicious food, a wide variety of vendors, information booths, and a lot of family friendly fun.

Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim noted, “After just one year, Middletown Pride has become a signature event for our city, and I could not be more excited for this year’s celebration of our inclusive, open, and affirming community.  I am grateful to everyone who made this day such a tremendous success in 2019 and look forward to an even bigger, better, and prouder Pride in 2020.”

Chamber President Larry McHugh noted, “The day of the inaugural Middletown Pride event held last June was a fabulous day in Middletown. The event had a strong economic impact, but more importantly, Middletown Pride showed the world that Middletown is a vibrant and inclusive community, a community that we are proud to be a part of. We look forward to expanding its impact in 2020, and thank the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University for their collaboration and support.”

Wesleyan University President Michael Roth noted, said, “Wesleyan is honored to partner with the City and the Chamber on this important event. The energy and enthusiasm on display at last year’s Pride event was an inspiration, and we’re excited to see it continue to grow.”

Middletown Pride will continue to monitor the situation presented by COVID-19 and will take appropriate action in light of all federal, state and local guidelines to safeguard the well-being of its participants.

Individuals interested in marching in the parade, participating in the festival as a vendor, or applying to perform at the event can visit Sponsorship information is also available on the website.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Haley Stafford at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce at 860-347-6924 or

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