Toledo Pride : August 18th – 19th, 2017

The Pride of Toledo Foundation is the main host of Toledo Pride, and it is a yearly celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and allied (LGBTQIA) community. The Pride of Toledo Foundation, along with many other area sponsors, welcomes thousands of participants who take part in Toledo Pride every year.

Pride of Toledo hosts Opera Ain’t No Drag in arrangement with Toledo Opera. They bring together the local LGBTQIA and arts communities where hundreds of people fill the Collingwood Arts Center every year. They all take part in an amazing night of live opera, drag queens and kings.

We are thrilled and humbled by the support we are receiving from our community as we get ready for the 8th annual Toledo Pride. In the up and coming years, as the Pride of Toledo Foundation keeps growing. We will aim to financially aid area events, organizations, programs, and businesses that support the LGBTQIA community.


  • Live music from many talented artists and performers
  • Free mammograms from Health Equality for all women in attendance
  • Free private HIV/AIDS test from AIDS Resource Center of Ohio and AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Eye-catching goods available to buy from local vendors and businesses


Toledo Pride Parade 12:00 PM

Toledo Pride will be held at Levis Square in Downtown Toledo. Levis Square is located at Madison ave and N St. Clair Street.

  • Check in @ Bretz Parking Lots
  • Must enter at 21st & Adams Street
  • Please be no later than 11am


Saturday August 19th, 2017

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Identity Unknown. A DJ will be playing music during this time during the parade!
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM – 2:25 PM, 3:15 PM – 3:25 PM, 4:10 PM – 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM – 5:15 PM, 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM – 7:45 PM , 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 10:45 PM – 11:30 PM
A showcase of people in DRAG showing what they’re workin’ with throughout the day!

Sam Tolson
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Sam Tolson is a twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter from Toledo, Ohio.

Angel Tipping
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Angel Tipping is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Toledo, OH. Her main purpose is to help others through the power of music; to show that no matter who you are, where you are, or how old you might be, music is a universal language that can be understood by everyone.

Noisy Neighbors
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM 
Noisy Neighbors is a female fronted Top 40 pop/rock cover band based in Toledo, Ohio. Our high energy show mixes current hits with 80’s/90’s/2000’s that keep the party moving.


Saturday August 19th, 2017
Kids with Knives
4:20 PM – 5:05 PM
Kids With Knives is a cover band from Toledo, Ohio that plays the hits from the 70’s to today. They are known for their energetic sound and eclectic sets.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Dance and Rock Beats of the Hotel Secor.

Alise King (National Act)
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Detroit Native, Alise King better known as The Soulful D.I.V.A is a 3 time Award Winning POWERHOUSE vocalist with IMPECCABLE stage presence! She is the TRUE definition of SOUL!

Flabongo Nation
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM
From Wichita playing music from various genre’s 60’s-Today Pop, Hip-Hop, Country, Indie, Rock, Alternative, R&B

Artic Claim/ Ameila Airharts
10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Arctic Clam is comprised of long time musicians Nicole Khoury and Mick Mason jamming out on everything from Skid Row to Snopp Dogg.
Typically seen around town playing as a duo with acoustic rhythm guitar and electric lead guitar. The Amelia Airharts write and record original music.


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