Pride Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. At The Apothecarium, we are proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community and are thrilled to announce our participation in Pride events across our stores in California, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. From vibrant parades to collaborative partnerships, we have a range of exciting activities planned to honor Pride Month. Join us as we come together to celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity!
Collaborations at our California Stores:
During Pride Month, we have partnered with various community organizations, brands, and personalities to amplify the spirit of unity and inclusivity.
Events Across The USA
We have organized a series of events and specials to celebrate Pride month throughout the states we are located, and you don’t want to miss out!
We will also mark our presence across some Pride Parades and Festivals, so be sure to check our list below:
Northeast Pride Support:
We are excited to be part of Pride festivities in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Here’s a breakdown of our Northeast Pride activations:
Annapolis Pride Festival on June 3rd: Kind Tree, our partner, will have a table at the festival. They will provide valuable information and support to attendees, fostering a sense of community and acceptance.
The Annapolis Pride Festival has as its goals to build visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, create safe and affirming spaces where all people feel welcome, and connect the LGBTQ+ community with allies and resources!
Cumberland Pride on June 4th: Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary, our sponsor, will have a vendor table at the festival, spreading awareness and promoting inclusivity.
“The festival will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Canal Place in downtown Cumberland, MD. The festival will be from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. filled with music, drag performances, and unity in our community. We will have limited vendors with priority for our LGBTQ+ members for booth/table space at this year’s celebration. Our event series will kick off on Thursday June 1, 2023.”
North Jersey Pride – June 11th: The Apothecarium is proud to be a sponsor of this event. Visit our table at the festival for educational materials and exciting activations.
“North Jersey Pride, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces events and activities to promote inclusivity and equality. NJP produces the North Jersey Pride Festival on the second Sunday in June, the North Jersey Pride Run on the first Sunday in June and a variety of other activities during the month of June and throughout the year.” (New Jersey Pride)
Boonton Rainbow Pride on June 17th: With the support of TerrAscend (hyperlink: https://terrascend.com/), we plan to participate as a supporting sponsor. Stay tuned for updates on our presence at this event!
“Boonton Rainbow Pride is a grassroots collaboration of Boonton residents and business owners with varying connections to the LGBTQIA+ community! This is an opportunity to bring folks to Boonton to support the businesses on Main Street while celebrating our diverse community! The focus of Boonton Rainbow Pride is on education and community pride- with a splash of fun and celebration!”
Lancaster Pride on June 17th: The Apothecarium is honored to be a sponsor of this event. Visit our table at the festival for educational resources and engaging activities.
“Lancaster Pride is a celebration of the progress that the local LGBTQ+ community has made toward achieving visibility, acceptance and equality within Lancaster County As an organization, Lancaster Pride is committed to producing a vibrant festival that honors these achievements. We want to educate, collaborate, and build partnerships with our allies, associations, and other organizations that directly support the LGBTQ+ population.”
California Pride Events:
Our California stores will be celebrating and supporting the Pride Parades and Festivals around us. Make sure to mark the below events on your calendar:
San Francisco Pride Parade: The iconic San Francisco Pride Parade will be happening on Sunday, June 25th, spreading love and support throughout the city.
The San Francisco Pride Parade organization is dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. As the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the nation, their annual celebration brings together over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors and features many community-run stages and venues.
Santa Crus Parade / Capitola Waves of Pride: The Santa Cruz Pride is the largest LGBTQ+ event on the Central Coast (the third oldest annual Pride Parade and Festival celebrated in California), attracting more than 7,000 participants every year since June 1975. They are an all-volunteer organization. We are funded through the support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Pride on Plaza: The Pride on Plaza is an annual fun-filled Pride event, that will be happening in Downtown Berkeley on June 29, 2023, from 3pm to 7pm. The event is family-friendly and features a range of live entertainment and vendors.
Join Us in Celebrating Pride:
We extend a warm invitation to all to join us at our various Pride events and celebrations. Let’s come together to honor the LGBTQ+ community, promote equality, and spread love and acceptance. Pride is not only a celebration of identity; it’s a reminder of the progress we have made and the work that lies ahead.
At The Apothecarium, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive space for all individuals. We believe that love is love, and together, we can create a world where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. We look forward to celebrating Pride Month with you!
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