Downeast Pride 2023 will be:
June 24th & 25th!
Downeast Pride 2022 was able to reach 500 people aged 0-95 in Eastport & Lubec this past year, with a special focus on LGBTQ2IA+ teens in our area. We partnered with Eastport ArtWalk and LAMPS to expand our audience and to give our local arts organizations a boost from our community.
There was silkscreening sponsored by Little Chair Printing of Portland and the following partner organizations joined us with tabling to increase their impact: WSHD radio station, NextStep, OutMaine, Maine Family Planing, MaineTransNet and Maine Youth Power!
We were also able to spread the news about about our Traveling Rainbow Project. This helps us increase Allyship in our community and support PRIDE all year long.
With Gratitude to our 2022 Sponsors:
Thank you for supporting this life saving work.
Past Downeast Prides:
Downeast Pride 2021 focused on raising funds for partner organizations, such as: MsineTransNet, Next Step, OutMaine, Healthy Acadia, Wabanaki Youth Council and The Tides Institute & Museum of Art. We partnered with Eastport ArtWalk for 3 Fridays throughout the summer. DRA hosted music from Beach Trash and The Huntley Brook Singers.
Pop-up Pride 2020 featured socially distant experiences across Eastport/Moose Island it was a covid safe success! We were so grateful to partner with Little Chair Printing, Pride Across Maine, The Bazaar, The Tides Institute, Eastport Gallery, Quoddy Bay Lobster & The Eastport Arts Center to create such an incredible day for all ages. CLICK HERE to watch the full 2020 concert!
Downeast Pride 2019 attracted over 300 community members to our 3 fabulous events at University of Maine at Machias, The Eastport Arts Center & The Chowderhouse. The feedback was overwhelming! MaineTransNet named DRA as one of 6 organizations that changed Maine for Trans people in 2019 and cited that our hard working volunteers planned “arguably the most family oriented pride festival in Maine.”