It is with a heavy heart, and after much consideration, that the board of Frederick Pagan Pride Day is canceling our 2021 festival originally slated for September 18th. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our festival attendees, staff, presenters, performers, and vendors. Due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, 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 17th, 2022. 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 with fewer vending opportunities is extremely hard on artists, artisans, and purveyors of beauty and magick. Visit our vendor page here: https://frederickpaganpride.com/vendors-groups/
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. The whiplash of pandemic concerns is making late summer into autumn challenging, 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
Frederick Pagan Pride Day offers a wide variety of entertainment. Past performances at the festival have included Luna Aerial Dance and Performing Arts, Anam Cara Belly Dance, Kindred Crow, Stephen Darnell and Sea Raven, Anahita’s Divine Belly Dance, Pyrophoric, Private Story, and more.
The Mighty Kelltones Guitarist Ralph Lillie and multi-instrumentalist Kathie Lillie are a Howard county band featuring Celtic, Folk & Traditional music. They will be offering acoustic performances throughout the day at their booth in the Vendor Village.
Kindred Crow is a Pagan Folk project featuring Irene Glasse, Chris Kackley, percussionist Rachel Elizabeth, didgeridoo player Caine Dreamwalker, and late band member singer songwriter Kat Gray (Kat Savery, Twelve Days Dry). Kindred Crow is an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth, and mirth: a little bit Celtic, a little bit Tribal, and a ton of fun. The Crows are excited to be sharing the stage with Luna Aerial Dance and Performing Arts this year!
Luna Aerial Dance is an aerial dance school and performance company open to curious minds of all ages, gender identities, and body types. We offer group classes, privates, semi-privates, parties, event performers… but most importantly we offer a safe space to make friends and express your truth.
Troupe Anam Cara. Lindsey McCormick is the founder of Anam Cara Dance in Frederick, MD. She teaches classical belly dance technique with a fusion flare, blending elements from dance styles learned throughout her life, as well as Romany skirt dancing. Her goal is to help the belly dance scene in Frederick flourish, and to educate the public on the true nature of this beautiful art form. She is the director of Troupe Anam Cara, formed through the bonds of sisterhood and a deep love for the dance. This is a group of incredibly hard-working dancers who somehow manage to juggle life, careers and children to foster their passion. They are all thrilled to be dancing at Pagan Pride again with special invited dance guests from around the area.