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5 TIPS To Having A Blast At #YSPRIDE2021

Updated: Jun 20

It is almost time for one of the largest events of 2021 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. With the quick pivot after new COVID-19 safety measures were released, the abbreviated 10th Annual Celebration has opened to include more in-person options for all attendees.


But, what does this mean for the Village that has been coined "Everyone's Favorite Place?" How does one have a successful "#PRIDE" experience this year? Below are 5 Things You Should Know To Have A Blast at #YSPride2021."



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  1. EARLY RISERS $AVE MORE: YS PRIDE GUIDE The YS Pride Guide provides local savings from participating businesses that begins at open of business, and ends at close of business. The earlier that your shopping begins, the more you will save. Participating locations range from coffee shops, to apparel retailers, to hardware stores. This shopping experience does not have to include "impulse purchases only," but also can include larger ticket or bulk items from stores where you normally would not receive a VIP discount. • Replace home-n-garden tools & supplies. • Save on gifts for friends and family. • Get a jump start on wardrobe and jewelry additions. • Grab your coffee & breakfast downtown before the crowd arrives.

  2. REGISTER FOR A CONTEST: Total of 9 prizes to give away! There are three major contests this year that are sure to excite! • YS PRIDE ROYALTY CONTEST: This contest is open to ALL people who want to dress their PRIDE BEST and be completely X-TRA! The kings and queens of the royal court. Extravaganza Eleganza. From dressed to drag. It all has a place in this contest. • YS HOME DECORATING CONTEST: Display your pride and enter your home in this contest. Use flags. Posters. Paint. Chalk. WHATEVER! Be creative and X-TRA! :-) • YS PETS GOT PRIDE CONTEST: Put those paws in pride gear, snap a photo, and and enter your furry family member. This is BY FAR the most adorable contest around! :-) All voting begins on June 20th, so be sure to register today.

  3. VISIT VENDOR PARK Vendor Park at Antioch Midwest will be open while the parade is under way. Browse the booths. Speak with the non-profit representatives. Then, stay for the Tailgate immediately after the parade, featuring: • LGBTQ+ Advocates • Live Performances • Contest Winner Announcements • Live DJ • ...and more...

  4. SPEND THE EVENING IN YELLOW SPRINGS Make a day of it! After the Tailgate Party, venture to downtown Yellow Springs to enjoy your dinner at local establishments. Be sure to check your PRIDE GUIDE and see which locations have something special for you! Be sure to check out the DAY'S EVENT LIST for special happenings, such as Organic Wine Tastings, or Kelly Zullo & Cappuccinos: A Musical Oasis

  5. JOIN THE PARTY: Don't Stay Silent Dance Party Fun • Excitement • DJ • Pride • SWAG Closeout #YSPride2021 in style, with a Silent Dance Party, hosted by DJ Chill @ Peach's Grill. End this year with a silent BANG!

There are many more things to do in and around town. So, make a day of it at this year's 10th Anniversary Yellow Springs Pride 2021 on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. #BeYourselfHere



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