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Ventura County Gears Up For 18th Annual Pride Festival

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Diversity is going to be celebrated in a big way on the South Coast this weekend, with Ventura County’s 18th annual Pride Festival.

Thousands are expected for Beachside Pride 2017, in Promenade Park in Ventura.

The event is presented by the non-profit Diversity Collective Ventura County.

There are receptions and a brunch, but the main event is Saturday’s festival. It features vendor booths, food trucks, and entertainment hosted by a legendary performer in the LGBTQ community, drag queen Lady Bunny.

There’s also a new event this year, the Gender Zone area, which will featuring trans and gender non-conforming entertainment and workshops.

The festival takes place from 11-6 Saturday in Promenade Park.