Yachats Pride 2018 Is Even More Fabulous
with its New Disco Whale
June 1, 2 & 3
Come celebrate your Pride at the Second Annual Yachats Pride in beautiful Yachats, OR, on June 1-3, 2018. We have expanded to a three-day event and added a food court, beer garden, and hang out area that will be open all day Saturday starting at 10 am. The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition, and Sweet Homes Rentals are making the event possible through their generous grants and contributions.
On Friday, we kickoff Pride with a Dance and Cabaret at 6:00 pm. DJ Vera Ruben will mix spin dance music from the 80s, 90s, and more and take your requests. Daniel Surreal Foxx (Mr. Gay Oregon XLIV), the Surreal Jenuwine Beauté (Miss Gay Oregon XLV), Diva Disaster (Empress XLIII of Eugene), and Bill Spencer (Rose Emperor XLI of Portland) will be enthralling the crowd with their wry wit and sass. As a special treat, we will unveil our Disco Whale. Entry is free. We will be selling beer and wine and offering snacks.
Saturday is a full day starting with a free Transgender Tea Party at 11:30 am with coffee, tea, light fare nibbles, and sandwiches where a panel of transgender folks will share their experiences and answer your questions about the trans spectrum. The panelists are Joe LeBlanc (Portland), Alison Davison (Seattle), and two Upstanders from Waldport High. You can ask them anything! This event is a wonderful opportunity to become a better ally to trans folks and to connect with others in the trans community. The event is free and at the Yachats Lion’s Club at 344 West 4thStreet, just west of the Commons.
Cris Williamson will take the stage again at 2:00 pm on Saturday in the Commons multipurpose room. Cris is excited to return to Yachats and take you along her adventure in becoming a women’s music icon. Her music and stories will make you remember, laugh, cry, and feel proud of who you are. Cris will be available for conversation and photos after the concert. Tickets are $20 for VIP, $10 for general admission, and are available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Our Pride Feast will be catered by the Drift Inn. Dine on scrumptious delectable and pick your table for Bingo. We will be selling beer and wine. The cost is $12 for a scrumptious meal. You can prepay online through our website or at the door (cash, check, or card).
Our Gay Bingo Extravaganza is returning with ample game cards and serious prizes. Come pick your favorite party hat and enjoy Yachats’ own Jessa as host. We will have entertainment breaks featuring performances by local talent and the Waldport High School Upstanders group. Game cards will be sold for 25 cents each. We will have snacks available and will sell beer and wine. Entry is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm and games begin at 7:00 pm.
The energizing and sensuous dance band HURTR will take the stage at 9:00 pm following Bingo. The dance and performance is free.
Sunday presents opportunities to walk, learn, eat, and laugh. At 10:00 am, people will gather at Smelt Sands State Park for a Pride Hike along the 804 Trail. At 11:00 am in Room 3 of the Commons, Leland will teach a class on Negotiation and Consent. She will provide tools for helping your set boundaries while realizing ways to experience your desires. After class, pop outside for the Pride Family Picnic at noon. We’ll have free burgers, dogs, sides, and drinks. We’ll also have real dogs at 1:00 pm on the ballfield for our first Pride Puppy Parade. Bring Fido to the ballfield in costume and compete for fabulous prizes donated by local merchants. Audience applause will determine the winners. Everyone will get a treat!
Resource agencies will have tables in the Picnic Shelter throughout the event. We will have a revised Pride Guide for you to take with you.
Please thank all of our business supporters who have donated goods and services.
Yachats Pride, Inc.
Yachats Pride, Inc is now a 501(c)3 organization established to celebrate the free expression of gender, culture, and sexual orientation of LGBTQ people and their Allies by hosting fund and educational events that celebrate diversity and help to eradicate discrimination and violence.
441 Highway 101 N
PO Box 314
Yachats, OR 97498
Friday, June 1, 2018
6:00 pm – Kickoff Dance and Cabaret
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:30 am – Transgender Tea Party
2:00 pm – Cris Williamson in Concert
5:30 pm – Pride Feast
7:00 pm – Gay Bingo Extravaganza
Sunday, June 3, 2018
10:00 am – Pride Hike
11:00 am – Negotiation and Consent Class
Noon – Pride Family Picnic
1:00 pm – Puppy Parade & Costume Contest