Welcome to the Official Website of the
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally

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The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore - Organizers and Fiscal Agent of the Festival March & Rally
along with Broadway Businesses, LGBT organizations Sponsors and Supporters
are preparing for the seventh annual 

 Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2015
The largest Pride Street Festival in the Northwest! Join us again on
Sat. June 27, 2015 
10am-11pm

Six blocks on Broadway of food, vendors and entertainment
featuring Revisit Steppenwolf 8-10pm Main Stage

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A community festival march and rally celebrating diversity and community pride, remembering Stonewall and local history.
The festival is open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background.
Live local Music, Food and Entertainment with over 150 booths of restaurants
non-profits, businesses and artists.
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Come take a bite of Seattle's Capitol Hill!
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Announcement
1/27/2015

The Capitol Hill Pride Festival announces its annual event in its seventh year for 2015
celebrating Pride history and the 46th anniversary of Stonewall and new features.

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Annual Features:
The annual Capitol Hill Pride Festival Doggie Drag Costume Contest to benefit the Seattle Humane Society's Pet Project
The Rainbow Women's Health Fair
Julia's Restaurant and LaCocina Entertainment Stages
Pony Rides - Professional rides by Seattle Pony Party planned on the West side street of Harrison and Broadway with four live ponies and two horses.

Tentative  Schedule 2015
(subject to change)

10-11am Capitol Hill Pride Festival March  -  from Seattle Central Campus to Main Stage on Harrison. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and history. Dan Kemmis Speaker.
Seattle Central Campus to Main Stage on Harrison St. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and history.
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival March will be an all ages, all orientations, all gender/transgender civic march with no fees open to the public.
The march has no fees as the Directors of the festival feel an individual should not have to pay a fee to march, demonstrate or show civic and community pride.
Seattle has not had an all gender inclusive LGBT march for many years since the Parade started charging fees thereby shutting out individuals and low budget organizations.
Marchers are encouraged to bring hand written signs.

10-11am Capitol Hill Pride March 10-11am from Seattle Central Campus to Main Stage on Harrison. “Never Forget” 1969 Stonewall with speakers and history. Participants: Trent Davis MC, Laura Ingles Wilder representing Intersex gender, Dan Kemmis

11am Opening, Rainbow City Band , Trent Davis MC, Speakers
12:00-12:30 Wedding officiated at Main Stage
12:30 – 1pm Puddletown Squares
1-2pm Capitol Hill Pride Festival Doggie Drag Costume Contest benefitting Seattle Humane Society Pet Project.
2-4pm “Broadway’s Got Talent” Talent Contest at Main Stage. MC Dan Kemmis
Twelve amateur contestants or up and coming artists will demonstrate their talent with an LGBT or Pride theme in front of four local judges. Registration required and winner receives a cash prize.
4-5 Karaoki – Songs: Take Me To Church
5-7pm Vince Rubio MC, bands
8:00-10pm Born to be Wild Band
10-11pm “Rainbow Light Art Walk” on Broadway. Demonstrate your pride with a rainbow of lights.
Light art work on display and Festival attendees are encouraged to wear lights and show their true colors.
11pm Tribute and Closing

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Booths and Ad Applications Available for
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2015!
Booth space is expected to sell out early for 2015 so
Reserve soon for space availabilty

Click HERE for 2015 Word Form of Booth and Ad Application
Click HERE for 2015 PDF Form of Booth and Ad Application
CLICK HERE
for Sponsorship Information and Levels

Call Philip Lipson at:
206-465-9601

10 x 10 Booth (Space only, Vendor is responsible for their tables/chairs/canopy)
Final deadline is June 15

To book booth spaces - e-mail information to: capitolhillfestival@gmail.com  
Questions? Call: Philip Lipson at 206-465-9601 or Charlette LeFevre 206-523-6348 

2014 Vendor Statistics
43 N. Broadway Business      8 Capitol Hill    26 Seattle    35 Non-profits   
26
Broadway Food    4 Non-local food    6 National business 
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is proud to register more local businesses and
non-profits than any other Pride festival in the Northwest!  

Visitor attendance in 2014 was estimated by SPD at 25,000 throughout the day. 


Well's Fargo Jack and Adrian at the 2014 Festival

Thank you Supporters of Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2014!
SPD is placing attendance at a record 25,000!

2014 Capitol Hill Pride Festival Brought to you by Sponsors and Supporters:

Wells Fargo Logo  Wells Fargo

Offical Bank Sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 Capitol Hill Pride Festival

NW Museum Logo    Kelcema Productions  BBOA

Video and Highlights from 2014
New this year - Seattle Pony Party! Pony rides on West Harrison 1-4pm

  
Eric Johnson of Seattle Pony Party shows off the ponies
Torgney

Torgeny Vlamis wins the Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2014 Gift Basket!
Certificates and Gift Cards from:
Gold’s Gym, Under U4Men, Tatyana, Zip Car and Lexicon
Congratulations!



Nasty Habits Transgender Band covers Nirvana's Teen Spirit
 as one of the highlights of the night.

One of the best talents in the Northwest. Indecent Liberty Christi Michelle and Mark Johnston perform "I've been Bad" and cover "Royals" with Bluesy notes and growls at the 2014 Capitol Hill Pride Festival.
An amazing singer, newly discovered Christi Michelle's powerful jazzy voice with an occassional growl is having listeners liken her to Adele.


Ayron Jones, considered one of the best guitarists in the Northwest at the main stage.
Greatness comes once in a blue moon and you will see this in Ayron Jones.
Seattle singer, songwriter, guitarist Ayron Jones (pronounced "A"-ron), describes his music as "Urban Rock" - blues with Hip-Hop, think Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.
If you want to see a better video of his song "My Love Remains" or help Ayron Jones and the Way
www.ajandtheway.com or kickstart their World Tour, visit:  Kickstarter Campaign
Ayron Jones, once opening up for B.B King, Ayron is described by Sir-Mix-a-Lot as "Easily the best talent in Seattle right now.” - Sir Mix-a-Lot If you can catch a performance, don't walk, RUN to see this Hard Blues Artist.
If you want to see a better video of his song "My Love Remains" or help Ayron Jones and the Way kickstart a World Tour, visit:  Kickstarter Campaign
www.ajandtheway.com


Niccolo Chopper (Tin Man) Joshua Sibley braves the Seattle rain and belts out an original song from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz - A New Musical at the 2014 Capitol Hill Pride Festival main stage.
The new musical is set for a full theater performance at the Historical Everett Theater Oct. 31-Nov. 23, 2014. Get your tickets soon for what is sure to be a sold out showing!
www.historiceveretttheatre.org     I hope he doesn't rust!




Winner of the 2014 Capitol Hill Pride Festival Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Best in Show
Professor - a Pekingnese and owner Blake Lovel at Rex
Who has the largest smile? Congratulations!


The top five winners with judges and MC Gina of the Seattle Humane Society. More information below.

One of the winning contestants

Additional Photos from 2014


Rainbow City Band opened the festival while a small rider watches.

Samurai Bon Dancers sponsored by Samurai Noodles
perform a traditional Bon dance
at the main stage

Ayron Jones, considered one of the best guitarists in the Northwest at the main stage literally stopped traffic and attendees with his performance. 
Swords for Arrows
Swords for Arrows Band

Noah the Knight rides a Seattle Pony Party pony

The Nasty Habits 
The Nasty Habits have entertained bar, private event, and casino audiences for over 10 years. They return to the festival again this year with high energy rock, glam, new wave, and punk dance covers from the 80's and beyond. 

Dorothy Olivia Heale and Fritz asToto get ready to perform

Lion and Dorothy
The Cowardly Lion Matt Glazner meets Dorothy played by Olivia Heale

Indecent Liberty's Christi Michelle and Mark Johnston perform

Keith London, a former contestant on American Idol made an appearance

Julia's Stage always draws a crowd

Nasty Habits band packs the street with their 80s renditions and Nirvana's Teen Spirit.

Dames for Dreams

2013 Best in Show makes an
appearance with his winning mohawk

Nasty Habits transgender band

Small and Big at the diversity festival




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Volunteers Needed for 2015!
Email capitolhillfestival@gmail.com with VOLUNTEER in the Subject line

Stop by the Rainbow Health Fair!
Rainbow Health Fair

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New  - from Seattle Pony Party!
Pony rides on West Harrison 1-4pm
Attention all kids, parents, unicorns and My Pony fans!
$5 ride

Pony Unicorn

Pony Mom..PonyGrp

More information at:

www.seattleponyparty.com

Rainbow Health Fair
Rainbow Health Fair
ywcaworks.org 

Volunteers Needed for 2015!
Email capitolhillfestival@gmail.com with VOLUNTEER in the Subject line

Booths Applications Available for
Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2015!
Booth space is expected to sell out early for 2015 so
Reserve soon for space availabilty

Click HERE for 2015 Word Form of Booth and Ad Application
Click HERE for 2015 PDF Form of Booth and Ad Application
CLICK HERE
for Sponsorship Information and Levels

Call Philip Lipson at:
206-465-9601

10 x 10 Booth (Space only, Vendor is responsible for their tables/chairs/canopy)
Final deadline is June 25

To book booth spaces - e-mail information to: capitolhillfestival@gmail.com  
Questions? Call: Philip Lipson at 206-465-9601 or Charlette LeFevre 206-523-6348 

2014 Vendor Statistics
43 N. Broadway Business      8 Capitol Hill    26 Seattle    35 Non-profits   
26
Broadway Food    4 Non-local food    6 National business 
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is proud to register more local businesses and
non-profits than any other Pride festival in the Northwest!  

Visitor attendance in 2014 was estimated by SPD at 25,000 throughout the day. 


Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
The Seattle Westminster of Pride!
Sign your dog up before 11:30am
at Seattle Humane Society booth near the Main Stage - corner of Broadway and Harrison at the
Capitol Hill Pride Festival

$5 sugg. donation per dog
to benefit Seattle Humane Society Pet Project

Doggie Parade 11:30pm-Noon at the Main Stage
between Roy and Mercer St.
Five Best in Category and of the five, one Best in Show Winner
will be chosen announced right after the judging!
Safely and responsibly dress your dog!



Pet Project - Helping Clients with AIDS  
Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to individuals disabled by AIDS. 
Pet Project matches volunteers one-on-one with clients, handling most of their pet care needs on a monthly basis, and enables clients to keep their pets while spending their limited resources on food and other living expenses for themselves. All services and supplies are donated or purchased with donated funds.
Individuals disabled by AIDS should contact Pet Project at (425) 649-7566 to be considered for Pet Project services.

Pet Project is funded in part with a grant from the Pride Foundation.

Judges for Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest 2014

Gina
Gina Tzodikov, Doggie Drag Contest MC and Judge

Gina is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Seattle Humane Society. She oversees the Pet Food Bank, Pet Project, Visiting Pet Friends and Pet Loss Support Group. Her favorite companion animals are small Dachshunds aka wiener dogs and Siamese mix cats.




Jeffrey Hedgepeth, far left- Seattle Pride Foundation



Jocelyn Shope
Jocelyn Shope of the Seattle Humane Society MC's the Doggie Drag Costume Contest 2013
Doggie Line Up photo courtesy of Jennifer Durham
Contestants line up including the Wells Fargo Dog.
More photos coming soon!

Much thanks in 2912 to Hostess Rebecca Murray and MC Julie Forbes, Andrea Rouleau of arouleaudesign.com
for the design and banner and Colin Miller and Judge Jeffrey Hedgepeth for the platform


Winner of the 2009
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
.....

Akasha - Pomeranian
owned by Christina Thomas.

Photo by Celine LeFevre
Winner of the 2010
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!

 Beatrice
Congratulations! Photo by Jake Varga.

Winner of the 2011
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!

Brooklyn and Jersey 
Photo by Jake Varga.
Winner of the 2012
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!


   Paige aka 'Poodle Pride'
Owner Rebecca Roase
Winner of the 201
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!

Barita takes Best in Show for the 2013 Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Durham.

Videos of the Doggie Drag Costume Contests
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View Rebecca Murray's Video of the 2011 and 2012 Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
http://youtu.be/R5wHrrpzN1A

  Barita Winner 2013 photo courtesy of Jennifer Durham
Judges for the 2011 and 2012 Doggie Drag Costume Contest
Jeff Hedgepeth of Seattle Pride Foundation, Julie Forbes of dogtalkshow.com, Amy Castaneda of Seattle Humane Society, Tara Champion of Mudbay, Count Cody Tuwaletstiwa of CountKody.com Entertainment Design
Congressman Jim McDermott awarded the trophies.


Letter from the Organizers
Thank you all for a wonderful event in 2013!
Pride History has been made!
For the first time in Northwest Pride History the US Navy made an appearance in uniform!
NavySeattle Navy photo courtesy of Jennifer Durham|
Volunteer Robin watches as the Rainbow City Band plays
in front of the Navy making a
historical first appearance at the Capitol Hill Pride Festival.
Doggie Drag Contest winners with judges
Doggie Drag Contest winners with judges.
Best in Show for 2013 is Barita - the pink attired mohawk pooch in the middle. 
Judges Jeff Hedgepeth of the Seattle Pride Foundation, Joey Reiter of the Seattle Humane Society and Count Kody.
Thank you to Jocelyn Shope of the Seattle Humane Society for hosting and MCing!  More photos below!



"Same Love" singer Mary Lambert makes a surprise appearance!




Mary Lambert joins in on the Sing Along to her own song with Takeshia Seward.
 "Same Love" made number one in Australia and has become a strong song for the LGBT community
 

Mary Lambert shared her experiences and spoken word.  She encourages everyone to "Hold hands"!


2013 Festival Photos

 

DJ John Judge
DJ John Judge at the Main Stage
LaCocina
Performers at the La Cocina Santiago stage
Dennis Saxman
Dennis Saxman who was key in starting the Capitol Hill Pride Festival
checks out the main stage (performer Bryn King in background)
Wells Fargo coach
A couple enjoy the Wells Fargo Coach.
Wells Fargo was the official bank for the 2013 Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Napoleon
Even the birds were enjoying Pride
Volunteer David with Napoleon
Thanks to DJ Kenneth "Double "O" Soul" Hylbak
DJ Kenneth Hylbak

Puddletown Squares
Puddletown Squares performs

Gift Basket
Kathleen Fitzgerald of Phoenix won the Capitol Hill Pride Festival Gift Basket


Safety Announcement
Following protective Measures Guide for the U.S. Outdoor Venues, the organizers of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be coordinating
communicating, operating, training and establishing a detailed safety plan for this event.
We ask business owners and attendees to watch for strong suspicious activity and to help protect your community festival.
Unauthorized sales and soliciting will not be allowed inside festival area.

Information, Announcement and Signage
Large concealed trash cans will be moved to the side streets.
Signs will be placed at entrances of Festival and at information booth
“For your safety, please do not bring in backpacks and large bags.  If you see something, say something”

Any strong suspicious activity observed or perceived should be reported immediately to 9-1-1 and then the directors.
Issues or concerns should be immediate relayed to:
Event Directors:
Charlette 206-523-6348, Philip Lipson 206-465-9061

We want to assure that every step is taken to assure the safety of businesses and attendees during one
of  Capitol Hill's largest events so we can celebrate this social justice equality festival




Click on Video above to watch.
Massive Monkees performs at the 2010 Capitol Hill Pride Festival demonstrating their Internationally award winning style.
One of their best street performances as the stage was too small, the group performed for the crowd on the street.
 
Volunteers Needed for 2015!
Email capitolhillfestival@gmail.com with VOLUNTEER in the Subject line

Contact Information:
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Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally Organizers
Charlette LeFevre - Festival and Entertainment Development
Philip Lipson - Booth and Volunteer Coordination
The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore and its Directors are the fiscal agents and organizers of theCapitol Hill Pride Festival.
The museum as a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit
supporting humanities and has been scheduling events in Seattle since 1998 including events on Capitol Hill, Seattle Center and Volunteer Park.

Festival Development and Media Inquiries contact:
Charlette LeFevre

Mary Lambert and Charlette LeFevre

Singer Mary Lambert and Festival Director Charlette LeFevre in 2013
capitolhillfestival@gmail.com





206-523-6348
Philip Lipson
Booth Coordinator
206-465-9601


Who We Are in Supporting the Humanities

The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is a 501(c) 3 educational non-profit supporting the humanities and established its first six years on Capitol Hill and is sponsored in part by the Raynier Foundation founded by museum supporter James W. Ray - a Capitol Hill Gay Philanthropist who supported the Humanities and created the Raynier Foundation and namesake of the James W. Ray Orion Center Youth Center for homeless youth.
The museum has scheduled events in the Northwest for the past fourteen years hosting many authors and lectures and cultural arts groups including conferences at Seattle Center and most recently the Seattle Faerie Festival. The museum still conducts the Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tour with an extensive knowlege of the area and history highlighting the famous legends of Capitol Hill such as Bruce Lee, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Henrix, Frances Farmer and historical figures such as Bertha Knight Landes- Seattle's first woman Mayor, Roy Olmstead and many others.
Now shifting to online, the museum remains active with the community and the Broadway Business Owners Association (BBOA) and has established the first Pride Asia at Hing Hay park in the International District. Occassionally, the museum can be seen on current Travel Channel shows such as "Mysteries at the Museum" and the Discovery Channel.

Festival History
Director Charlette LeFevre as elected Vice-President of the Capitol Hill Community Council in 2008 and Chair of the Arts and Events Committee ran on a platform of establishing LGBT events and organized the first Capitol Hill Pride Festival in 2009 as a two block festival. That year the museum became the fiscal agent and organizers for the festival as the Community Council lacked a business license and even though approved by a community vote opposed the start fearing parking meter fees. Despite obstacles, its first year, the festival drew 5,000 in attendance and in 2010 and 2011 the festival became a five block festival drawing an estimate of 30,000 throughout the day.  
The event has become the largest single day event for Capitol Hill and Seattle's and the Northwest's largest Pride Street festival.
The festival Directors are committed to keeping the festival a grass roots social justice community festival on Capitol Hill as a fiscally responsible agent and stewardship and showcasing new and emerging artist on the festival stages
as well as furthering the recognition of the Art of Drag as a cultural art form.
New for 2013:
The festival is the new site of the Rainbow Women's Health Fair in its 15th year and for the first time  the Navy and SPD will be boothing
as well as site of the ongoing Julia's Block Party and the LaCocina Stage.

Directors photo courtesy of Jennifer Durham
Directors, Philip Lipson and Charlette LeFevre 2013

Charlette LeFevre - is current Director of the Northwest Museum of Legend and Lore since 2004.
Combining science and events, Charlette shares a social justice interest in her activities and writings. Charlette has a BA in Research and Design from Wright State University.

Past positions: 2008 Capitol Hill Community Council VP and currently writes for the Seattle PI Capitol Hill Community Blog under Charlette Report.
Accomplishments: Saving four large trees on Capitol Hill's Broadway and helping establish the Seattle city ordianance that bans the display of
human remains without the deceased's consent.

Philip Lipson - Librarian has a Master's degree in Library Science from Wayne State University in Detroit and has had experience in both public and academic libraries. Co-Director of the museum since 2004, Philip Lipson is writing a book on the Air Force's first military plane crash in Kelso and is Booth Director for the Capitol Hill Pride Festival. Philip Lipson has worked for the IRS and has helped organized the budgets for many conferences.  In 1980 Philip ran for Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, Libertarian Party. Lucky for the library he lost. His slogan was "Behave Yourself", a motto he still lives by today - or so he says.


Pride Asia
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Hing Hay Park, Chinatown/International District

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THANK YOU!
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The name "Capitol Hill Pride Festival" is a registered trademark and tradename of the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore within the State of Washington.
The name "Pride Asia" is a registered trademark and tradename of the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore within the State of Washington.
No persons or organization are authorized to use the name, logo or to solicite on behalf of the events without explicit, prior authorization in writing from
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