Thousands Celebrate at the Fourth Annual PrideFest and March in Middletown

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Saturday is a day full of activities in Middletown as people are celebrating the city's fourth annual PrideFest.

The day kicked off at 2 p.m. with a Pride March. It's the state's largest Pride March and more than 50 groups participated. It started in Middletown's North End, continued down Main Street and stopped near the South Green.

Middletown kicked off its PrideFest Wednesday to coincide with the start of Pride Month.

After that, state and local leaders joined together for a Pride Rally at 4 p.m. on the South Green.

Thousands of people are expected to come out to the Middletown Pride March and Festival this weekend.

Then there will also be a drag show and concert at night on the South Green with activities ending at 10 p.m.

"We have more people signed up for our march than ever before, more vendors signed up for the South Green than ever before so I think our Pride Fest on June 4 is really gonna be spectacular this year," said Middletown Pride Founder Christopher Forte.

Founder of Middletown Pride Chris Forte discusses what events you can expect at Middletown Pride Fest 2022 and how the event hopes to celebrate and advocate for equality.

"We’re telling the community you are safe, you’re accepted, you are loved and you are welcome here in Middletown and it’s just so important to have that to continue to show our support," Forte added.

NBC Connecticut, Telemundo Connecticut and OUT Hartford are proud partners of the fourth annual Middletown PrideFest, March and Festival.

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