Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest presents "Pride Day" that will take place as part of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00pm until 7:00pm at the Riverfront Festival Plaza in Downtown Windsor, Ontario. We are excited to have the entire community come down and enjoy and afternoon of fun and celebration!
After the parade, join 93.9FM and Windsor’s own Dan MacDonald as the official MC for Pride Day! The day will have the Community Champion Award presentation, special performance of " GUYS & DOLLS" by Art Collective Theatre, exciting artists such as BIGG Wiggle (Windsor) and Nikki & The Dirty Elizabeths (Michigan), special drag performances by Bentley James (Detroit), Lita Von Sleaze (London) with Windsor's hometown girl DRO and fantastic mixes by our own DJ Mankind. The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendor marketplace, activities and much more.
Over 30+ vendors will have everything from apparel to gifts, art to food and beverage.
A donation of $2.00 at the gate would be greatly appreciated by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest to help fund the cost of the event.
Performing for 15 years. From Detroit, MI. Top 5 placer 3 times at National Entertainer of the Year. Current reigning Miss Necto in Ann Arbor, MI. Designer of all of my costumes, jewelry, makeup and mixes! Former Windsors Got Talent Winner!.
Juice Boxx, born and raised in Essex County, she relocated to Toronto in 2010 to pursue her career as a makeup artist and performer. Drawing inspiration from world renown queens such as Ru-Paul, she created an alter ego that is the human incarnation of a unicorn. Bright, bubbly, and electrifying are words commonly used to describe Juice Boxx, who began her Drag career in 2014.
A budding queen in the Toronto scene, she has competed in many local Drag competitions, and is a regular performer in the local LGBTQ community. She works at many of Toronto’s Church Street historic locations such as Crews and Tagos, Woody’s, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Juice is excited to take her home town by storm, spread some fairy dust, and celebrate what it means to be proud.
Bio to come.
Windsor native Josh Atkins, better known as Mankind, is a full-stack artist, DJ, and YouTube personality. Well known for his ever-changing dreadlocked rainbow hairstyle, the over 2 inch plugs in his ears, and especially for his mode of transportation, which is exclusively a unicycle. Mankind has always moved to his own beat, and since starting his DJ career at Windsor’s own Boom Boom Room, has moved crowds to his beat as well. Mankind’s career as a DJ began behind the scenes playing paramount operational roles at Windsor’s busiest clubs and at the largest outdoor concert in Windsor’s history, the Coming Home Music Festival. Mankind’s ability to captivate and inspire a room leaves every crowd craving an encore.
DRO (better know as Stephen j Drouin) has presented himself in a multitude of ways in the last 5 years. Highlights including, "The Artist Presents" at the Windsor Arts Council along with the "5k Run for Rocky" in his imfomous garbage bag and rainbow courtier. The artist ventures to go beyond a label or Bran(d) and destroy negative critique while bringing a better understanding of "community."
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