It is with a heavy heart, and after much consideration, that the board of Frederick Pagan Pride Day is canceling our 2020 festival originally slated for September 12th. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our festival attendees, staff, presenters, performers, and vendors. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is not possible to make our event safe enough for our wonderful community. We are heartbroken to miss you this year.
Next year’s Frederick Pagan Pride Day is slated for Saturday, September 11th, 2021. Most of our vendors are simply shifting their registration to that date. Many of our wonderful vendors offer online stores. If you can support them, please do so. A year without festivals is extremely hard on artists, artisans, and purveyors of beauty and magick. Visit our vendor page here.
Although we cannot gather in person, we do not need to go through this strange time of physical distancing alone. Frederick CUUPS, the organization that puts on the Frederick Pagan Pride Day, is offering robust online programming to help keep us all connected. See the listing of upcoming events, gatherings, rituals and more here. We hope to see you online!
Every year, Frederick Pagan Pride Day has been able to make a sizeable donation of food to the Frederick Food Bank and a donation of food and supplies to the Animal Shelter at Frederick Country Animal Control. If you are able, please donate to these wonderful organizations.
We hope you are well, safe, and continuing to practice good pandemic protocols. This year is ridiculously hard, but we honestly believe that this strange time will pass. We will come together in community again. We will sing, drum, dance, learn, laugh, and grow with each other. By making the safe choices now, it ensures that we are all present for that bright future.
In love and service,
The Board of the Frederick, Maryland, Pagan Pride Day