Each June many MEA members like to show their support for colleagues and students by attending and participating in some of the PRIDE events around our state.

MEA is registered to have a group march in both the Portland and the Bangor parades, and often has a group march in the Belfast and Lewiston/Auburn (Great Falls) ones as well (no registration needed).

If you want to participate in any of the parades, please let me know asap! I will get back to you with details, such as when and where to meet. (Note: Great Falls Pride is THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd )

And if you attend any of the other events, please share a photo with us, maybe wearing some MEA attire!

Let’s show our PRIDE for all, and for all you do!

Here is a list of the events (parades and festivals)—there may be more, so if we’ve missed one, let us know!

Saturday, June 1
Pride Festivals and Picnics: Ogunquit (11:00 at Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common); Hallowell (12:00 at Granite City Park); Saco (12:00); Yarmouth (12:00 at Royal River Park)

Sunday, June 2
Great Falls Pride—parade participants gather at Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, at 10:30; march ends on Oxford St., Lewiston at noon; festival follows.

Festivals and Picnics:
Windham & Raymond Pride (11:00 at Windham Town Hall); Central Maine Pride (12:00 Head of the Falls Park, Waterville); Sanford

June 7-9
Bar Harbor Pride Festival

Saturday, June 8
Belfast Pride—parade participants gather at the high school at 10:30; march ends at Heritage Park where the festival will be

Brunswick Pride (12:00); Pride in the Bunks (12:00 at South Church River Green, Kennebunkport)

Sunday, June 9
Ellsworth Pridefest (11:30 at Knowlton Park)

Friday, June 14
Bath Pride (4:00-Waterfront Park)

Saturday, June 15
Pride Aroostook (3:00 at Riverside Park, Presque Isle)

Pride Portland—parade participants gather at 11:00 (place TBA); festival follows at Deering Oaks Park)

Saturday, June 22
Bangor Pride—parade participants gather at 9:30 on Front St.; festival follows

Lincoln County and Community Pride—parade participants gather at 9:00 at Veterans Park, Newcastle

Denmark Pride (3:00 at Bicentennial Park)

Saturday, June 29
Downeast Pride-Eastport (12:00 on Water St.)

Farmington Pride (11:00 at Meeting House Park)

Gorham Pride (11:00 at Gorham Gazebo)

Sunday, June 30
Downeast Pride-Lubec–parade participants meet at Lubec Brewing Company at 11:00; festival follows at Stockford Park)

Waldoboro Pride