Lebanon celebrated its first ever Pride festival on Saturday, June 26, with organizers saying that event turnout exceeded their expectations.
From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the block of S. 8th Street home to Scott Church’s art complex and the historic Lebanon Farmers Market was made over into a celebration plaza the likes of which Lebanon had never seen before.
With music, potluck food and BYOB drinks, plus games, free books, and plenty of other activities, the afternoon was cool and perfect weather for hanging out thanks to a strong breeze.
A drag show began at 8 p.m., and although there was a $10 cover charge, so many people bought tickets that the event was forced to relocate outside to the sidewalk.
The road had opened up again by that point, but a number of passing cars joined in the fun and waved flags of support out their windows.
The show ran until about 10:30 p.m.
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