The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore -
Organizers and Fiscal Agent of the Festival,
along with Broadway Businesses, LGBT organizations Sponsors and
are preparing for the six annual
Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2014
The largest Pride Street Festival in the
Northwest! Join us Sat. June 28, 2014 Festival
A community festival celebrating diversity and community pride,
remembering Stonewall and local history.
The festival is open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any
Live local Music, Food and Entertainment with over 100 booths of
non-profits, businesses and artists.
Come take a bite of Seattle's Capitol Hill!
Activism at its finest!
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Seattle Faerie Festival
Sat. Oct 5, 2013
Seattle, WA Free Conservatory Free admission all day
Come for a
Faerie Good Time!
Live Music, Talent Contest, Theater, Vendors and Food
project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund
the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
all faeries, fairies, gnomes, elves, fauns,
fae, goblins, wizards, magicians, queens, sorcerers, green men,
pirates, brownies, sprites, lost boys, lost girls,
dragons, pans, knights and ladies, pixies, changelings, genies,
angels, nature spirits, elementals and hobbits and anything else of
nature and magic.
Booths and Program Ad
Space now Available for Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2014
Booth space is expected
to sell out early for 2014 so
Reserve now for best rates before Sept. 1
for 2014 PDF of
Booth and Ad Rates and Application
HERE for Sponsorship Information and
E-mail for inquiries on website ads
Call Philip Lipson at:
Sorry, but we are now closed for Mobile FOOD
10 Booth (Space only,
Vendor is responsible for their tables/chairs/canopy)
Booth and Ad discounts deadlines are
April 15, final deadline is June 15
before April 15 $100
after April 15 Broadway Businesses: $100/Booth
before April 15 $150
after April 15 w/alcohol service:$$150/Booth
before April 15 $200
after April 15 General:
before April 15$250
after April 15
To book booth spaces - e-mail information to: email@example.com Questions? Call: Philip Lipson at 206-465-9601
or Charlette LeFevre 206-523-6348
42 Broadway Business 9 Capitol
Hill 25 Seattle
17 Broadway business
Food 2 Seattle
food 3 National business
The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is proud to register more local
non-profits than any other Pride festival in the Northwest!
Visitor attendance in
2009 was 5,000. In 2010 it was 15,000 and in 2011
Attendance for 2012 and 2013 estimated at 25-30,000
throughout the day. Attendance for 2014 is est. over 35,000
Capitol Hill Pride Festival Brought
to you by Sponsors and Supporters:
Offical Bank Sponsor of the 2013 Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Thank you all for a wonderful
Pride History has been made!
For the first time in Northwest Pride History the US Navy made an
appearance in uniform!
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.
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
joins in on the Sing Along to her own song.
"Same Love" made number one in Australia and has become a
strong song for the LGBT community
Mary Lambert share her experiences and spoken word. She
encourages everyone to "Hold hands"!
Bryn King introduces Mary Lambert, singer and co-writer of
Takeshia, Bryn King and Ready Ron
Takeshia Seward joins Mary Lambert in the
chorus of "Same Love"
Sarey Savy performs on the main stage.
Of Cambodian background, Sarey is an openly gay singer and actor at age
is considered one of Seattle's top up and coming artists.
To Say Goodbye” was #2 on “The Top 10 Most Played Songs” for 2 whole
years (2010-2012). He is often described as “Seattle’s
Recording Artist” from notable sources like Yahoo News, SFGate, NY
Times Union and many more media outlets. To date, Sarey is the youngest
artist to be a finalist in Anthem IMF’s national and international
singing competition for the West Coast region.
DJ John Judge at the Main Stage
Performers at the La Cocina Santiago stage
Dennis Saxman who was key in starting the Capitol Hill Pride Festival
checks out the main stage (performer Bryn King in background)
A couple enjoy the Wells Fargo Coach.
Wells Fargo was the official bank for the 2013 Capitol Hill Pride
Even the birds were enjoying Pride
Volunteer David with Napoleon
Kathleen Fitzgerald of Phoenix won the Capitol Hill Pride Festival Gift
AND MORE PHOTOS COMING!
for 2013, the main stage near the intersection of Broadway and Roy will
be in the middle of Broadway allowing greater visibility down the
entire street both for viewers and performers while
firelanes on both sides for access. It will be decorated in a wedding
theme courtesy of Count Kody as this is the first year in the State of
WA gay marriage has
Also new this year the festival is glad to welcome
the Rainbow Women's Fair which is returning back to its former location
with All Pilgrims Church.
Also for a first this year the Seattle
Police Dept. will be boothing and we welcome this milestone in Pride
history as this Pride weekend remembers
Stonewall in which youth, women
and dragqueens challenged police arrests. We've come a long ways and we
are proud this community festival in just its fifth
year has become not
only Capitol Hill's largest event but the Northwest's largest Pride
Welcome to all, please support your community with this safe and fun
festival while celebrating diversity.
- Directors, Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson
protective Measures Guide for the U.S. Outdoor
Venues, the organizers of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival will be
communicating, operating, training and establishing a detailed safety
We ask business owners and attendees to watch for strong suspicious
activity and to help protect your community festival.
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
your safety, please do not bring in backpacks and large bags.If you see something, say
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:
Charlette 206-523-6348, Philip Lipson 206-465-9061
We want to assure that every
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.
Doggie Drag Costume
The Seattle Westminster of Pride!
Sign your dog up at Seattle Humane
Society booth near the Main Stage at the
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
$5 sugg. donation
to benefit Seattle Humane Society Pet Project
Doggie Parade 12:30pm-1pm 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!
Barita takes Best in Show for the 2013 Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Durham.
Jocelyn Shope of the Seattle Humane Society MC's the Doggie Drag
Contestants line up including the Wells Fargo Dog.
More photos coming soon!
thanks in 2912 to Hostess
Rebecca Murray and MC Julie Forbes, Andrea Rouleau of
for the design and banner and Colin Miller and Judge Jeffrey Hedgepeth
for the platform
of the 2009
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!.....
owned by Christina Thomas.
Photo by Celine LeFevre
of the 2010
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
Congratulations! Photo by Jake Varga.
Winner of the 2011
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
Brooklyn and Jersey Photo by Jake Varga.
Winner of the 20012
Doggie Drag Costume Contest!
Paige aka 'Poodle Pride' Owner Rebecca Roase
of the Doggie Drag Costume Contests
Click on windows
View Rebecca Murray's Video of the 2011 and 2012 Doggie Drag Costume
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.
- 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
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
for Capitol Hill Doggie Drag Costume Contest 2013
Jeffrey Hedgepeth - Seattle Pride Foundation
Count Kody Tuwaletstiwa
Entertaining and Event Stylist
A Capitol Hill resident and business owner, Count Kody¹s passion is
Entertainment Design and Event Planning.
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.
Sun. June 23, 2013
Hing Hay Park, Chinatown/International District
Noon - 8pm
We want to hear your
suggestions for Next Year's Festival!
Please take a Post Survey of the 2013 Festival
so we can serve you better.
HERE for Expenses / Financial Statement
from past Capitol Hill Pride Festivals
Budget on file for 2010 festival with Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods.
HERE for Sponsorship Information and
Hill Pride Festival Organizers Charlette LeFevre - Festival and
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
Development and Media Inquiries contact: Charlette LeFevre
Please place Capitol Hill
Pride Festival in subject line.
Booth Information and Volunteer Coodinator Philip Lipson
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Volunteer in subject line.
Who We Are in Supporting the Humanities
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
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.
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.
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
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
as well as site of the ongoing Julia's Block Party and the LaCocina
Directors, Philip Lipson and Charlette LeFevre 2013
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.
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.