Event PickNext month L.A. will see a plethora of Pride events, but not all of them are necessarily family-friendly. Getting an early start on the LGBTQ+ celebrations to come, PROUD! at the LA County Fair promises a colorful, inclusive and multi-faceted event for all ages this Memorial Day weekend. The event happens during, within, and concurrent with the LA County Fair, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

After a year off, expect excitement for all the fair fun: the fried food array, the shopping for crafts and household merchandise, and the thrill rides. Proud! adds an extra element this weekend, with a full schedule of entertainment on the Community Stage next to the yellow gate Main Entrance of the fair. Live shows take place Saturday & Sunday afternoon until closing time with drag performers, bands, games, DJs and more.

Local performer Leopold Nunan (pictured) will do double duty this weekend– with “All Star Queernaval” and Brazilian band led by “Leo from Rio” himself (Sat.) and with his curated “Queer Cabaret Spectacular” featuring singers, dancers, and other LGBTQ artists including Alan Ishii, Chanel & The Circus, Delia Rawdon, Didi T. Sunami, Exotik, Ian MacKinnon & Travis Wood, Flora MMA, Robbie McDonald and many more.

DJ Don French and Miss Scarlett Letters host daily “Dragstravaganzas” with Paradisa Lahore, Charles Galin, Juana Smoke, Siri, Major, Kiki Krazier and JJ the Qween, while Chris Riley and Francesca DeCoster present “Geek Chic” featuring cosplayers and drag artists including Bonnie Gordon, Dylan Bartholomew, Blanche Bourgeois, Kirby LaBrea, Jimmy Sherfy, Countess Autumn Lynn, King Phantom, and Mariah Monroe.There will also be Pride Dance Party (for 18+ only) at Expo Hall, Building 5 with DJ Ray Rhodes (Tiger Heat), Tiffany Vogue and Whisper.

Proud! at the LA County Fair, at the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.; $13 adults, $8 for kids and seniors with our password “Proud2022.” Tickets and full line-up with set times at lacountyfair.com/proud. 


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