If you are burned out by the shock and awe of a big city mega-Pride, you just might love Ferndale’s celebration.
Since 2011, Ferndale, Mich. (just outside Detroit), has kicked off summer with its annual Pride festival. After Ellen called it a ”Small City Pride That is Worth the Trip,” Ferndale Pride draws more than 15,000 attendees for a full week of events leading up to Pride’s premier event, the day-long street fair. At one end of the fair, the mainstage entertains crowds with internationally known artists, such as yhe Clicks, God-Dess & She, Tony Lucca, and Sick of Sarah. The dance stage keeps the crowd boogying as Detroit’s best DJs spin into the evening. Over a hundred booths line the streets as sponsors and vendors create a festive mood for the participants.