Sioux Falls Pride Festival Emcees | Saturday, June 16th

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Blaise

My name is Blaise Keller and I was born and raised in Madison, WI, until about the age of 8… then my mom, sister and I moved across the pond to England where I lived there for two years. We came back to the US in the fall of 2001 (I think) and settled in Zionsville, IN. That’s where I grew up, went to school and made all of my life long friends and memories.

After graduating as a Zionsville Eagle in 2010, I went off to Valparaiso University for 4 years to study meteorology. I had always wanted to be a biologist, specifically a herpetologist but I didn’t think I was smart enough plus I was playing Sims Nightlife and decided on weather randomly.

I went to Valparaiso for 4 years and got my bachelors degree, then I went to work at the NBC affiliate in Waterloo for 2 months before coming to Sioux Falls. I came out a year or so after moving to Sioux Falls and my family was very supportive. It was about a year and a half ago that I decided to once again come out, this time on KDLT News as a way to be more visible to the LGBTQ+ community.

Tasha

Natasha

Natasha is one half of the Local Best morning radio show on Hot 104.7. She is originally from Iowa and has lived in Sioux Falls for almost ten years. A few of her favorite things include chocolate, boy bands, tap dancing, brunch, karaoke, Harry Potter, napping, collecting useless pop culture knowledge, and not wearing pants. She is excited to be a part of SuFu Pride this year!

Beer & Poetry for Pride! | Saturday, June 2nd @ 8:00pm | Monks

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We’re working with friends from the Blot Collective to host an Open Mic Night! Join us and share your poetry. Anyone 21 and over is welcome to attend.

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Pride Ribbon Cutting | Friday, June 8th @ 11:30am | Holiday Inn Downtown City Centre

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Join our crew as we celebrate our organization, recognize the work we’ve accomplished as The Center for Equality and now Sioux Falls Pride. Enjoy a rainbow cupcake from Oh My Cupcakes! and coffee on us!

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Arcade Takeover | Wednesday, June 13th @ 12:00pm - Close| Electric Rainbow Arcade

Arcade

#SuFuPride friends and family are welcome to join us at the Electric Rainbow Arcade for a night of fun and games. All ages welcome, prices vary and game tokens are available for purchase. Never attended a #SuFuPride takeover? It’s simple! Just show up, be yourself and have fun.

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Zilla & Zoey | Wednesday, June 13th @ 7:00pm | Club David

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A thoughtful, witty indie comedy about family, gender identity, and the importance of accepting each other for who we really are.

$8 in advance, $12 at the door. Portion of proceeds benefit Sioux Falls Pride. The show is 21+

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Pride: The Love Cabaret | Thursday, June 14th @ 8:00pm | ICON Lounge

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We’re celebrating Pride Week with a cabaret about love. Bring your spouse, your friends, your family: whomever you love most. This cabaret will be packed with true anthems that were written or performed by LGBTQ artists! This dance-filled season finale will take place on June 14th or June 17th at the ICON Lounge. Get your tickets for the final cabaret of 2017 at goodnighttheatre.com

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Pride Karaoke | Thursday, June 14th @ 9:00pm | Billy Frogs

Open-Mic

We’re coming out for a fabulous night of Pride themed Karaoke! Hosted by Steven Anthony Shakers, meet us at Billy Frogs Bar and Grill on Thursday June 14th.
*Sponsored by Absolute Vodka and Miller/Coors Brewing
*Pride Drink Specials all night

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Rooftop Drag Bingo | Friday, June 15th @ 5:00pm | Club David

Bingo

This Drag Bingo is on another level, the rooftop! Join us at Club David in downtown Sioux Falls for some hilarious, entertaining, emotional, memorable and affordable; Drag Bingo! It’s $1.00 to play and you’ve got multiple chance to take home a multitude of pretty fabulous prizes. Use #SuFuPride to share your photos and stay for the pre-Pride Party at Club David following bingo.
21+

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Friday Night Chalk | Friday, June 15th @ 6:00pm | Downtown Sioux Falls

Chalk

Bring the whole-family to cover downtown Sioux Falls in vibrant colors! Join us as we chalk the sidewalks of Phillips Avenue in rainbows, hearts, and quotes about love and equality. We will meet on the corner of Phillips and 11th Street (outside of the Shriver Building.) We’ll bring the chalk, you bring your creativity!

Chalk donated by JAM Art & Supplies. All ages welcome.

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Drag Queen Story Hour | Saturday, June 16th @ 10:00am | Downtown Sioux Falls Library

Story-time

Because reading is what?

Fundamental!

Your favorite drag queen will recite family focused stories that share tales of diversity, love and inclusion. Join is the morning before Sioux Falls Pride in the Park.

We will gather in Meeting Room B.

Story read by, Georgia Rose Shakers & Gabriela Valentino Shakers!

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Rainbow Con | Saturday, June 16th @ 5:00pm| Varies, Downtown Sioux Falls

Rainbow-Con

All you have to do is meet your group in your best rainbow attire at the first bar. If you’re short on rainbow gear, we’ve got you covered at the Sioux Falls Pride in the park festival! Our Pride Store is PACKED with shirts, bracelets, umbrellas and more. We will have drink specials for everyone covered in rainbows at each stop. Use #SuFuPride to share your night!

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Rainbow at the Falls | Saturday, June 16th @ Sundown | Falls Park

Rainbow-Falls

Take a stroll through Falls Park and enjoy an evening lit with Pride! Rainbowing of the Falls made possible by Vishnu Bunny and the City of Sioux Falls.

Did you know this only happens once a year, and it’s during #SuFuPride? Take a look, take some photos and enjoy!

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Drag Brunch | Sunday, June 17th @ 11:30am | ICON Lounge + Event Hall

Brunch

You’ve been asking for it, and in 2018; we’re serving it. Join us for our first ever #SUFUPRIDE DRAG BRUNCH! Grab a seat at our Post-Pride Party and enjoy some delicious brunch at ICON with your favorite people. 21+

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Pride in the Park | Saturday, June 16th @ 12pm | Terrace Park

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12:00pm Opening Ceremony & National Anthem
12:15pm Welcome Message by event Emcees, Natasha from Hot 104.7 & Blaise Keller from KDLT
12:30pm Word from our Title Sponsor, Sioux Falls Pride and Member of the City Council
12:45pm Drag Show
1:30pm Intermission / Announcements
1:45pm Music: Arlinda Peacock
2:45pm Music: Maddie Todd
3:45pm Final Drag Show
5:00PM Music: Baby D
5:45pm Closing Messages and Announcements
6:00pm Wrap up, and cleanup
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Bounce House | 12pm – 6pm

Boing! Boing! Boing! Bounce away the afternoon at the Kids Zone Bouncy Castle

Rules for Bounce House:
Bare or stocking feet only
No food, drink, toys or sharp objects allowed inside
FLIPS are NOT ALLOWED

Maximum amount of bouncers allowed at once:
8 and younger – up to 10
9-12 – up to 8
Teens – up to 5

JAM


Arts & More with JAM | All day

Show your creative side! Join us in the Kid’s Corner for arts and more provided by JAM Art & Supplies.

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Kids Corner Hosted by the Washington Pavilion | All Day

Special thanks to our friends from the Washington Pavilion for sponsoring activities at Kids Zone!
Join us for some fun and learn more about programs they offer year-round.

Bingo


Drag Bingo | 2:00pm

B4 you leave Pride in the Park you must stop at Drag Bingo hosted by your favorite queens! Come cool off and throw some shade with Sioux Falls’ best entertainers.

Kelly-Sullivan


Kelly Sullivan for District 13 House | 2:30pm

Hear from candidate Kelly Sullivan and her campaign!

Kelly Sullivan is a 5th generation South Dakotan with a deep love for her city of Sioux Falls, as well as for the state of South Dakota. Kelly began her volunteer work in Sioux Falls over 13 years ago, and has a true passion for serving her community. Her journey began at The Center in 2005, which, at the time, was the only resource for LGBT youth in our city. Kelly attended meetings and helped organize gatherings for youth in need. From there, she joined the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz, a nonprofit sports team empowering women and children. There, Kelly served as board member, and head of officials from 2007-2010. Kelly joined the board of the Sioux Falls AIDS Fund in 2011, a nonprofit group raising awareness in the fight against AIDS/HIV.
Kelly is currently a member of the Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys, a local nonprofit empowering women through an educational scholarship program, as well as volunteering and fundraising. She worked on development for the organization from its inception and was a board member from 2013-2015. Kelly recently joined Dakota Rural Action through Homegrown Sioux Empire, an organization that builds community leadership on a grassroots level, with a focus on conservation and the environment. Additionally, Kelly is a board member with LEAD South Dakota (Leaders Engaged and Determined), a nonprofit organization working to empower women and engage them in the political process.
Kelly has excelled in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, more specifically in central Sioux Falls. She has been serving people her entire adult life from all backgrounds and is able to connect with people and find common ground with ease. Kelly is currently pursuing her degree in Sociology and Political Science at SDSU. Kelly enjoys cooking, playing softball and sand volleyball, nature and camping, yoga, coffee, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jeff-Hayward


Jeff Hayward or District 12 House | 3:30pm

Hear from Jeff and his campaign!

Jeff Hayward was born and raised in Pierre, SD, the son of two state employees. His mother was a social worker, which gave Jeff an understanding early on of those less fortunate. She taught him compassion and remains a role model for him still today.

He’s an Eagle Scout who won a National Election in 2004 to serve as the National Youth President, traveling the country and serving as spokesman for the organization. His time in Scouting installed the values of Honesty, Kindness and Hard Work – which guide him still today.

He’s currently the State Director for South Dakota Job Corps, a program that provides low income youth the opportunity to finish their High School Diploma and learn Career Technical Training, and helps them transition to a career.

He was lucky enough to reconnect with his High School girlfriend 10 years later and married his better half, Kristin in 2014. They live in Sioux Falls with their two dogs, Charley and Scooter.

Bingo


Drag Bingo | 4:00pm

Your second chance to hollar out BINGO!

The Official Sioux Falls Pride After Party | Saturday, June 16th @ 9:00pm | Club David

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Clear your calendars for the fiercest night of 2018: The Official Sioux Falls Pride After Party!

Enjoy performances by the following fabulous entertainers in addition to our headliners, Jaidynn Diore Fierce of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dena Cass and Domita Sanchez!

Martina Shakers
Sophia Kennedy
Persphone Shakers
Giselle Jacobs
DeVondra
Brittany Brooks
and more!

Doors open at 8:00 PM event starts at 9:00 PM

21+ Event
General admission at the door – $10.00
Option for VIP Meet & Greet with our entertainers for $20

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Pride After Dark | Saturday, June 16th @ 9:00pm | ICON Lounge

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PRIDE After Dark is proud to bring you The Beauty of Season 8 // Naysha Lopez! Back by popular demand to dance our house down from Laguna, CA // ShaeShae LaReese. From Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Continental 2018 // Ramon Ventura.

Doors open at 9:00 PM

18+ Event ($20 ages 18-20)
$12 Door / $10 Adv.
$40 VIP // Incl. 2 Signature Drink Tickets

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Contact Sioux Falls Pride

 

Sioux Falls Pride
P.O. BOX 2403
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

(605) 610-9206

There are no regular office hours as we are a volunteer board of directors.

Please call or email info@siouxfallspride.org with any questions.