Saturday June 15, 2024
Museum Square, Woodstock 11am – 4pm


Your Host for the day and for our Family dance party
– First Black Canadian Female Children’s Entertainer.
– Motivational Speaker.
– From a desire to make people smile and a wish to build confidence in the younger generation, Saidat’s message of encouragement, self-worth and community-mindedness is also a Motivation for a global audience.

Saidat will also host a family dance party at approximately 12:00 pm

2 Spirit celebration

11:00 am join us for our opening ceremonies and 2 Spirit celebration

Trissa Marshal-Desutter

Ikidowin Ogichidaa Kwe is a proud 2spirit community advocate and local champion for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Reconciliation. They are a mixed heritage individual of Annishaabe, Celtic and German heritage with familial ties to Zhiiabasing and Mishkagomang First Nations. As the Director of ISAN Oxford, Trissa has made monumental progress in the community of Oxford due to their advocacy work. Trissa sits at many different tables within the county ensuring that Indigenous and Queer peoples needs are considered and incorporated into community plans. Trissa is a mother of four and  local artist, spending their free time painting on canvas and writing poetry.

We are a grassroots organization, part of the Ontario Native Women’s Association, and a program of CMHATV-My Sisters’ Place. We are dedicated to keeping our Indigenous culture alive, helping with community events, and spreading Indigenous teachings and songs through drumming and cultural events. 

is  member of Chippewa of the Thames First Nations and London Ontario resident. A Talented Rapper and Hip Hop artist, part of the London Hip Hop network, Zee uses his music to share stories and inspiration for the up and coming BIPOC crowd

Family Dance party

Join Oxford County Pride, Saidat and DJ Kristen for our Family Day dance party

Bob’s Yer Funkle is a band that delivers an electrifying performance of the very best in Motown, Disco, Soul, Top 40, Funk & Pop. The group is led by the talented, humble, and proud LGBTQ2+ member, Shelly Faris, who captivates the audience with her in “yer” face dynamic, energetic stage presence, and fun personality. She sees every performance as an opportunity to connect with the audience and spread the love the world so desperately needs. Her passion for music and desire for togetherness shine through in every note she sings. Chris Norley is a virtuoso on lead guitar and has some mighty harmonies t’boot! If you’re lucky, you may even catch Norley taking the lead on some of the band’s most beloved songs. Dean Harrison is a master on keys, synth, and horn parts, and his skills are matched only by his smooth and soulful backing vocals. Al Richardson is powerhouse on bass, slapping out driving rhythms and providing some pitch-perfect supporting vocal lines. Last but not least, Don McDougall holds it all together with his impeccable drumming, keeping the beat going and the crowd engaged. Together, the Funkles are a force to be reckoned with, and their infectious energy and love of music will keep you dancing, laughing, and loving life throughout every performance! 

Victor Quinlan has had to step away from our event. Chloe Weir will be taking their place.

Chloe Weir is a local singing teacher with a focus on self-awareness and confidence! You can often catch her on stage performing in musicals! Check out Chloe Weir Vocal Studio on Facebook

Patrick Jackson Murphy is a talented local recording artist whose musical style is a mix of rock, blues, jazz, and folk. His debut solo album, “Soften Your Eyes, Liberate Your Soul” was released in December 2023. In addition to his solo work, he features as the lead guitarist in Smile ‘N’ Wave, one of southwestern Ontario’s favourite 80s cover bands, and the recently launched 70s cover band, Hey! Rock Steady.

Drag Queen and King show

Join Sloppy-Jo and other drag queens and kings from around the area as they perform for the whole family.

Henna Tattoo

Mehandi by Maggie offers 100% natural henna body art. Trained in Indian, Arab, Indo-Arab, and African…Maggie has 20 years experience doing Henna/Mehandi and is London’s first and only ICNHA certified henna artist. Offering only 100% natural henna, no black henna and no premade cones. No chemicals means you can rest assured that you are getting the very best and freshest paste ensuring dark, long lasting stains.

Mrs. Sarah Face painting will be on hand for face painting.

Other events in June

Raising of the Pride flag May 31

This year the Pride flag will be flown in all Townships within Oxford County! Check out our events page for all the locations and times.

Flag raising in Woodstock at Museum Square 8:30am
Flag raising in Tillsonburg at the Broadway Parkette 3:00pm
Flag raising in Ingersoll at Dewan Park 12:00pm

Free Event

Drag Storytime

Join us in celebrating 2SLGBTQAI+ inclusion and diversity through connection & story telling.
June 22.2024 at 1pm
Museum Square, Woodstock

Free Event

Pride Church Service June 2

A Pride Service will be held at the Norwich United Church at 10:30am

“Drag Queen ” Bingo June 5 at Upper Thames Brewing

19+ event

We are partnering with “Upper Thames Brewery” and the “Red Light District” to bring you “Drag Queen Bingo”
Bingo starts at 7 pm until 9 pm with Sloppy Joe host.
Drinks and food available for purchase.

Free EventGet there early to get your seat

Pride party June 15 at Nico’s 19+

Nico’s, downtown Woodstock 8pm
Sarah Smith performing with “Sloppy Jo” as your host
Theme is Love is Louder
$20 cover, Tickets are available at Nico’s , Upper Thames Brewing, Early Bird coffee (Dundas Location) and soon in our Pride shop

Pride Open Mic Night at Early bird café on June 27

Come enjoy some late night sips, snacks and creative expression. Specialty drinks, liquor, baked goods and popcorn will be available to order.

Share your acoustic music, poetry, spoken word & art ( must preregister to perform at this event) or just come enjoy the evening.

7pm – 10 pm
Arrive early to get your seat

Free Event

Pride Karaoke at The Jokers Crown June 28

Join us at The Jokers Crown in Ingersoll for a night of singing your heart out!

Tyrell Maas Pride leadership award. Applications are being accepted until June 08, 2024. Click here for more info.

Our annual online Pride auction will return for the month of June. If you want to donate to our online auction, please contact us and we will contact you for details and arrange to pick up the item. All monies raised go back into local events 100%.