JOLIET — Joliet joins the increasingly large list of Illinois communities holding Pride celebrations.
From the Facebook event:
This is the inaugural Joliet PrideFest. It is a family-friendly event for the entire Joliet community to come together to celebrate Pride month.
Some of the events planned are:
Scales and Tales Travelling Zoo (featuring Xena the sloth!)
A resource fair of non-profit organizations
The Joliet Mermaid
Local brewery Elder Oak
Dee J Christa
Story Time with Miss Foozie
Joliet Slammers Mascots
Special Pride Selfie Spots
Touch-a-truck with the City of Joliet
LGBTQ History Display
Past & Present Miss Gay Joliets in a musical revue
The festivities will be at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre at 201 W Jefferson St in Joliet.