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Boston Pride Weekend Festivities Are Underway

The event Saturday features a full day of family fun and entertainment

Boston Pride day is scheduled for this weekend at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The event Saturday features a full day of family fun and entertainment, including Zumba classes, music and dance performances, drag queens and for the first time this year a High Heel Dash for Charity.

Participants, all wearing high-heel shoes, dashed down Union Street and arrived at the finish line at the Marketplace. Entry fees from the dash benefitted the Boston Pride Community Fund which offers financial support to small, grassroots organizations through annual grants.

The theme this year is "Stronger Together," which highlights the support the LGBTQ community gets from their friends.

The events are free and open to the public.

This is the 17th year Faneuil Hall Marketplace has hosted the event.

“Faneuil Hall Marketplace is excited for this year’s Pride Day at Faneuil Hall,” said Carol Troxell, President of Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association. “Our merchants are thrilled to return as part of Pride Week as we honor and celebrate the local LGBTQ community.”

Drag entertainers such as Nikita Le Femme and Kamden T. Rage are performing, as well as such musicians as Kevin Hamel and Iyadonna.

Mr. Gay Boston 2016, Mr. Worcester Pride 2016, and the burlesque troupe Shirlesque are also appearing.

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