TARRANT COUNTY GAY PRIDE WEEK ASSOCIATION
Reach the LGBT Community
Fort Worth, Tarrant County Pride
2018 Theme: “Remember The Past, Create The Future”
October 4th, Thursday, to October 14th, Sunday
• 4th - Kick Off Meet & Greet
• 6th - Pride Parade & Water Garden Festival
• 7th - Pride Picnic
• 11th - National Coming Out Day
TCGPWA produces the largest LGBT & LGBT Community attended events in Tarrant County. Pride Week is held in October when we have the Pride Parade, Water Garden Festival and Pride Picnic but, there are also Pride events and activities throughout the year. Our Treasure Hunt & Pet Fest event is an opportunity for our families and allies with children and fur babies to get together and celebrate each other. Donations and proceeds directly fund infrastructure services, organization development and annual special events for our; LGBT+ & Community At Large, supporters and visitors to Fort Worth & Tarrant County.
TCGPWA is the 2nd oldest Pride organization, in the Great State of Texas. Established in 1981, Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association is organized to produce and facilitate a family friendly, safe environment. “Pride” celebrations and events are to promote a positive image for the community regarding LGBT individuals. As well as educate and celebrate the diversity of the LGBT Community of Tarrant County, its Families, Friends, and Supporters.
If you would like to contribute: http://www.tcgpwa.org/donate.html
Treasure Hunt & Pet Fest
Established in 2012, this event is family friendly fun for the traditional and non traditional families. Throughout, there are retail and service vendors. At the central area will be entertainment, games & contests for the kids and food & beverage concessions. To the east are the bounce house, slide and piñata swing. To the west is the Treasure Hunt area. Our Pets area fun and activities include a “Best In Theme” Contest, Pet Parade with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prize Winners. Your pet will have the opportunity to show their stuff in the Best Trained and Best Tricks Competitions. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride 2018 celebrates: “Remember The Past, Create The Future” as we welcome folks to Fort Worth and Tarrant County for the largest LGBT+ attended events and activities. The annual souvenir booklet promises to be the go-to guide for all things Pride. The program will include details about all events, including maps and the “Official Pride Schedule”.
The guide offers full color digital advertising opportunities, top-notch printing and design. Distribution begins in September, locally and throughout the State of Texas, via our Pride cross marketing campaign with LGBT+ Communities, organizations, churches, high traffic businesses and at all Pride Events in October. That means for your business, organization, cause or event, this year’s souvenir booklet is certain to be the best, most visible platform to reach the lucrative LGBT+ market.
If you sign on as a Pride Vendor the Souvenir Booklet can generate traffic to your business or vendor location. A proven advertising suggestion: Coupons for discounts, free items or drawings are a great way to utilize your ad space. Don’t miss your chance to reach out to one of the most sought-after demographics. Advertising Deadline is August 19th. To place an ad or more information, email: email@example.com
In 2011, Pride made downtown Fort Worth home for the parade and festival. For 2016, the Pride Parade Route was increased to 17 blocks long with individual, organization and local to national business & corporate entries. The route begins at W. Weatherford St & Commerce St. Proceeds south on Commerce St. to Lancaster St. where it disburses. Parade starts at 11 AM and line up begins at 8 AM on Taylor St at W 3rd St. Entry Check In / Info Station is located on Taylor St at W 2nd St. Parade Awards Presentation will be at the Water Garden Festival Mainstage at 4PM on the day of the parade, Parade entry deadline is August 19th. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Garden Festival
“You never know who might show up”. For 35th Anniversary, the Fort Worth Water Gardens was chosen as our new venue for the festival in 2016. The Water Garden Festival was a huge success for attendees to enjoy shopping in the vendors market, take in the entertainment, join in activities and take in the beauty of the venue, in a family friendly environment. There are several areas to the venue; Events Plaza is the north entrances to the gardens and home to our vendors market, Central Plaza is the location for our Mainstage entertainment, Parade Awards at 4PM, food & beverage concessions and dance area. At the southern end, Amphitheater has a built in stage, DJ entertainment, family friendly activities as well as, fun & games for the kids & pets. Festival Hours are 12PM - 6PM. For more information, email: email@example.com
Pride weekend culminates at the Pride Picnic in beautiful Trinity Park. The picnic is the longest established Pride event. It is evolved from community leader, Raina Lea’s outdoor LGBT Community gatherings held at Forest Park, in the 1970’s. Picnic areas of interest include; Vendors Market on the Green for your shopping pleasure, Health & Wellness information, service providers and up to date education related to the LGBT Community, Outdoor Events with pet activities and contests, field games and family interactive activities, “Kids Zone” for our Pride Kids with bounce house, slide, games, activities and events,. The Mainstage entertainment includes bands, live performances, DJ entertainment and much more. There is a variety of food and beverage concessions for all tastes. Picnic Hours are12PM - 6PM. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to market your business, group or cause to the LGBT+ Community, Pride vendor opportunities are a great source to convey your message, one on one. Pride Week and Pride Events throughout the year are estimated to draw over 20,000 + people from Tarrant County, across the state and beyond. Our PRIDE cannot be contained locally. Ongoing, there will be articles, advertisements, pings, postings, tweets, etc generated locally, nationally & internationally thru print, online and social media to promote attendance. For retail and service vendor opportunity information at Treasure Hunt & Pet Fest, Water Garden Festival and Pride Picnic, contact: email@example.com
Food Concessionaire Vendors are also welcome. For this inquiry, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support TCGPWA yearly goals. Weather you are an individual, business, group, organization, or corporation you can be a Pride Community or Corporate Partner. Our Partner Program has many levels and is structured for donation support of goods, services, monetary and gifts in kind donations. Gifts in Kind are needed year round for silent and live auction fundraising. All donations are appreciated equally, great and small. To be a partner or for more information, email: email@example.com
Volunteers are needed year round. Weather you’d like to staff one of our Pride Booths at our events or sit on an event or service committee throughout the year, we need you. It takes many hands to produce successful events and activities. Volunteer Orientation for Pride events will be monthly, June - September. Some orientations will be onsite at our venues. For more information and orientation schedules, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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