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Jun
05
2015

Department for Culture & Creative Development Hosts Inaugural ‘SA Family Pride Fair’ in Celebration of LGBTQ Pride

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Contact: 
Javier Flores
, Department & Creative Development
210-207-6960, Javier.Flores@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO (June 5, 2015) – Tomorrow, the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development will host the inaugural SA Family Pride Fair – a celebration in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month in June. The SA Family Pride Fair on Saturday, June 6, 2015 is a free, family-friendly event that will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about LGBTQ programs and resources available to the community. 

For the first time ever, LGBTQ pride banners will adorn light posts throughout Market Square in commemoration of the event and LGBTQ Pride Month. This inaugural event is expected to draw close to 1,000 attendees to downtown San Antonio. 

“The City of San Antonio is proud to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our LGBTQ community during this very first SA Family Pride Fair,” said District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño. “Market Square, in the heart of our city and with a long history of being a crossroads that brings together people of all backgrounds, is the perfect setting for this historic event.” 

The SA Family Pride Fair will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. More than 50 booths representing non-profit groups, LGBTQ resource organizations, local artists, City of San Antonio departments, and others will provide information, give-aways, items for sale as fundraisers or offer activities for all ages. Event-goers can enjoy a family fun zone, artist gallery areas, music, food booths, as well as shopping at the facility’s renowned Farmer’s Market Plaza and El Mercado. 

Scheduled performers for the event include: Azul, Pink Leche, Saakred, Bianca Sapet, Los de Esta Noche, DJ Neto, DJ Celeste Le Sneak, Foxxy Blue Orchid, and with a special appearance by Mr. Piñata. 

Historic Market Square has been a favorite of locals and visitors to San Antonio for generations. With more than 100 locally-owned shops, Historic Market Square has been famously described as the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. 

For more information on the SA Family Pride Fair, visit www.getcreativesanantonio.com or call 210-207-8600. 

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