Charlottesville Hosts Cville Pride Festival Saturday
Charlottesville is about to host its first ever gay rights festival. Event planners say they hope to bring awareness, resources and entertainment to people of all sexual orientations.
Organizers say there have been talks of having this type of event for years. Saturday, the Cville Pride Festival will finally be a reality.
The event takes place in Lee Park and it's hosted by Charlottesville City Councilor Dave Norris. Friday, organizers got together to work over some final details. There will be poetry, vendors and performances by drag kings and queens and local musicians.
"We have had an amazing response," Cville Pride President Amy Marshall said. "I cannot tell you how many people have come out of the woodwork - my daughter's bus driver, random people off the street are just so excited to show up and support equality and the celebration of everybody."
Marshall says she originally thought they would have about 100 people attending, but now they're expecting at least 1,000.
The Cville Pride Festival kicks off Saturday at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
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