Thursday, July 1, 2021

Pride OUTside

First-ever Canton LGBTQ event set at amphitheater July 9

Canton Pride OUTside will take place from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.

The community event is open to all area residents, hosted by Canton Township and organized by the Leisure Services Department, to support and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community at large. Sponsors of the event include Sweetwater Coffee and Tea and The Red Head Salon. 

“We are excited to host this special event, where Canton will join with its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community members, to applaud their strength, courage, and perseverance,” stated Laura Mortier, Canton recreation specialist. “This special event will celebrate the impact LGBTQ+ people have made not only in our community but also regionally and globally.” 

Featured presentations will include keynote speaker Jay Kaplan from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, a performance by the Sing Out Detroit Choir; and additional musical entertainment provided by DJ Zaneta.

There will also be merchandise from local vendors and community resources on sale including  Bobcat Bonnie's, Maraschinos Pub, Rainbow Love Novelties, Queer Comic Peddler and others.

For more information about this free, inclusive special event, visit, or call (734) 394-5460.