August 2023 is SLV Pride Month!
The 2023 SLV PrideFest is back and better than ever! Here is a list of activities that you can participate in for PrideFest 2023!
August 1-31, 2023 - Come see art from local LGBTQ+ artists at Milagros Coffee House 529 Main Street in Alamosa (corner of State Ave. & Main St.) The art show will hang all month! There will be a special reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. Come out and meet your next favorite artist!
August 18th, 2023 - Join us at the Trading Post in Del Norte for an evening of music through the decades, relaxing, connecting with the community, and fun. 6:30pm-9pm 578 Grande Ave Del Norte
August 25, 2023 - All are welcome! Enjoy games, music , comedy and some amazing beer at Spare Keg Brewerks in Alamosa from 7 p.m. until closing! Dress in your best Lavender outfit!
August 26th, 2023 - Dress up in your favorite Pride gear and get ready to celebrate! Compete to be the Best Dressed parade participant to win a ticket to Drag Brunch and to have bragging rights for the next year! Location meet up at the Alamosa Library parking lot. This is a walking parade, and the kick off starts at 10 a.m.
August 26, 2023 - Come out and support the local LGBTQ+ community in a joyful celebration of love! This is will held at Cole Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-oriented event will have a DJ, drag, comedy, food, beer, vendors and more!
Well behaved leashed dogs welcome!
August 27, 2023 - Come out and enjoy a post PrideFest Drag Brunch at The San Luis Valley Brewing Co! Buffet style brunch is included and a cash bar will be available. Tickets on sale now!
Aluna Del Rey
Aluna Del Rey is "The Moon Goddess" from the "4 Corners" area. She came here on a shooting star to dazzle the world with her art. She has the drag title "Miss
Dragrango 2018". She has been performing for over 6 years all over Colorado, New Mexico and parts of Washington. On the side she has been modeling for over 5 years, modeling for major companies like Instagram and Facebook. Her hobbies are collecting vinyl records and playing video games.
SLV Pride! DaVaiVai, The Farmington Drag Monster Is Back!! From performing all around Colorado and New Mexico to winning lip sync battles and titles. This stunt performer will leave you gagging and asking, “Is She Going To Jump From There!?!” Don’t let her scary looks fool you, because she Has A Heart Of Gold. DaVaiVai is ready to make SLV Pride a Scary Good Time!
Dominque "DMINQ" Robbins
Dominque DMINQ Robbins is an LGBTQ R&B artist coming to you from Rocky Ford, CO. Dominque began his music journey at the age of two years young singing and showing an interest in music. Dominque grew up singing in church, playing multiple instruments in church and school and even getting opportunities to play and sing for many gospel and Christian artists. After leaving the church Dominque began writing and producing music on his own and in 2010 released his first mixtape under record label Confidential Records. Since then Dominque has released a total of four mixtapes, over 20 singles, two albums and currently working on album number three as well as producing, writing, and singing for other artists around the country. Dominque now holds the title for being the first black and lgbtq radio show host on La junta, Colorados radio station Thunder Media with the show Soulful Expressions. He has done all of this and still found time to open the first arts and entertainment production company and recording studio in Rocky Ford named ART MATTERS PRODUCTIONS, which has now been in business for one year and is now a Certified LGBTQ Business Enterprise registered under the National LGBTQ Chamber Of Commerce.
MaveRick is a dapper, suave and sexy Drag King. He is Northern Rocky Shining Star 2016, Mister Rocky Mountain Shining Star 2017 & Mister Gay Pride of All Colorado 2018-19. MaveRick has performed all over the state of Colorado and parts of Wyoming. He is a family man, both in real life and in Drag Life. He performs monthly with the Glitter Drag Troupe and is a guest for many monthly and special shows throughout the year.
From the start of the seed in California to their uproot and transplanted into New Mexico. She struck down making her shocking impact on the four corners and now bolting up to Seattle for her west coast take over.
She is light, she is energy, she is power and drive, they are Electra Fie.
Hi Everyone! It's me Miss Jessica! And I see you came to learn more about what I do!
Miss Jessica was created in 2018. She is the all ages family friendly personality that inspires and advocates for people of all ages, especially our youth and queer youth.
Miss Jessica was first born after visiting Rocky Top Middle school for literacy day. Where she talked about how going to school helped her find her current career, Drag! She spoke on the importance of reading and eduction, answered a few questions from the students, and read a book about not bullying others.
This gained A LOT of attention, and with a huge controversy surrounding drag being appropriate to be around kids continued since 2018. I’m here to provide a shining example and real life representation that it IS appropriate. Drag is for everyone, drag influences everyone, drag is representation that matters, and drag saves lives!
G/PG events, drag story time, visits to GSAs and so much more! Drag inspires people to live their happiest and most authentic lives. Miss Jessica is also the founder and creator of the ‘Drag For All Ages Show’, which created a space for up and coming youth drag superstars.
Absolution is a rock band formed in 2017 in Antonito consisting of Liz Samora (vocals), Erik Lucero (Guitar), Alex Flores (Bass) and Matt Samora (Drums). Each band member has been playing multiple instruments since they were around 12 years old and has developed a unique sound that is characterized by heavy guitar riffs, powerful drumming, and emotive lyrics and explore themes of love, loss, and empowerment. Absolution has had multiple releases and success on social media and radio and can be found on all streaming platforms including Spotify and ITunes.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
We would like to thank the City of Alamosa and the Alamosa County Local Marketing District for their generous sponsorships so that we were able make Pride happen, and keep it free for everyone!
If you would like to donate to SLV Pride to help support our activities and programming which help our LGBTQ+ community members, we would appreciate it.
Donations can be mailed to:
San Luis Valley Pride
P. O. Box 1948
Alamosa, CO 81101
To donate electronically, we do accept PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Venmo.
SLV Pride is looking to build a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the San Luis Valley and surrounding areas.