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Tenth annual Pridefest to celebrate Bloomington’s LGBTQ+ community Saturday

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The 10th annual Pridefest will showcase 145 vendors and 21 drag performers from 2-11 p.m. Saturday on Kirkwood Ave.  

The vendors will be selling items ranging from bath accessories, clothing, artwork and more. Organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association, Baxter Healthcare, ACLU of Indiana and All Options will also have booths at the event.

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Quarryland Men’s Chorus will perform at 2:10 p.m., followed by a poetry and story hour hosted by Peacock the Phoenix. Kid Kazooey will perform at 3 p.m.

There will be three main drag shows throughout the day. The first, at 4 p.m., will feature Jizzelle Vontrell, Oliver Closeoff, Juniper Peron and more. The evening show will showcase Mocha Debeautte, Beelzebabe and Ida Kay and others. DJ MADDØG, a Bloomington DJ, will put on a show at 8 p.m.  

At 9 p.m., the final drag show of the day will consist of many drag performers, including Jasmine Kennedie, Irregular Girl and Peter Von Teaser. 

Jasmine Kennedie, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 contestant, will be available for a meet and greet and photo opportunity. Tickets are limited and available for $10. At 6 p.m., the drag queen will be in the Pointdexter Café, located inside of the Graduate Hotel.

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