Seattle Parks and Recreation recently supported the sixth annual South Park Queer Pride Picnic, a community event for the LGBTQ community, friends and neighbors. The event featured live music, drag performances, activities for kids, and free food.
The picnic kicked off with a variety of lively drag performances, including a performance by local belly dancer Chucho. Audience members participated in the dancing and enjoyed the sunny day outdoors, as well as delicious complimentary tamales. Kids gathered around the craft table and played in the grass with artistic rainbow balloons.
“It’s important to have events like this in places to show that we respect each other, and that we are all one family, brothers and sisters,” said Martha, a member of Entre Hermanos, which helped organize the picnic.
This event was supported in part by the Seattle Park District’s Put the Arts in Parks initiative, which supports new and established community festivals, art happenings, and music concerts that are seeking to enliven Seattle parks by promoting arts and culture, celebrating diversity, building community connections, and energizing parks while connecting with underserved communities.