Phoenix Pagan Pride to share Steele Indian School Park with Phoenix Pride.

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat and the cancellation of events across the country, Phoenix Pagan Pride will be co-hosting their event at Steele Indian School Park with Phoenix Pride.

Good morning everyone! 19th Annual Phoenix Pagan Pride Day will be on Saturday November 7th from 9 am to 5 pm at Steele Indian School Park. Reminder tickets are available through Eventbrite **the event is still free** and we are once again requesting food and clothing donations for our friends at St. Vincent de Paul. We are adding another food truck and this time around we are renting a water station, and we will of course have vendors, artists, free workshops, readers, healers, the kids craft area, live music, and much more!

This year will be a little different, as we will be sharing the park with our friends at Phoenix Pride You are all aware that several events for the next few months have either cancelled, or postponed due to COVID-19. I can tell you as an event coordinator, it is an absolute nightmare to have to even THINK about making the difficult decision to change the date last minute, especially if you have a LOT of folks who have already purchased tickets, requested time off from work, etc specifically to go to your event. Worse still, is the public backlash that comes, regardless that it was the right decision in order to look out for your event goers, because as always, your health, well-being, and safety is our first priority. That was a decision made recently by Phoenix Pride. They hold their event at Steele Indian School Park as well, marching their parade right up 3rd St into the park to start the event. Because Phoenix Pagan Pride had already signed for that day, I was asked by Parks N Rec if we would consider changing locations, or the date, but all that was available was October 24th ( still hot as all get out ) or Halloween, which I won't do for reasons that should be obvious. The alternate location was central Phoenix for the 7th, but we were too worried about possibly being overlooked, as Phoenix Pride has an annual attendance of over 40,000. After several days of discussion with my group, Phoenix Pride and Parks and Recreation, we have decided to share the park for Saturday the 7th. Phoenix Pride will be in the Phoenix Green, and we will still be at Circle of Life. There will be a LOT of challenges, but we believe this was the best decision given the circumstances, and we are committed to bring you the best, safest events possible, so please bear with us as we move forward. Please make sure you keep an eye on our pages for updates, and as always, if you have any questions, please ask. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Lara Schneider Local Coordinator Phoenix Pagan Pride

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