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Woonsocket Pride Festival draws bigger crowds than ever before

Performer Valerie Joy hits the stage for guest at the Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket on Sunday afternoon.
Performer Valerie Joy hits the stage for guest at the Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket on Sunday afternoon.
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Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
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Drag performer Batley Contagious watches from the side as others perform while waiting their turn to take the stage at the Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park.
Drag performer Batley Contagious watches from the side as others perform while waiting their turn to take the stage at the Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park.
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Asher Nichols looks up at mom after adding some artwork to an open canvas at the Rebuild Woonsocket booth, one of the many at the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
Asher Nichols looks up at mom after adding some artwork to an open canvas at the Rebuild Woonsocket booth, one of the many at the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
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Stevie D. Savage performs on stage Sunday during the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
Stevie D. Savage performs on stage Sunday during the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
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Andrew Paradise and boyfriend Thomas Sneed take a selfie to capture the day while attending the Woonsocket Pride Fest Sunday afternoon.
Andrew Paradise and boyfriend Thomas Sneed take a selfie to capture the day while attending the Woonsocket Pride Fest Sunday afternoon.
Kris Craig/The Providence Journal
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Kris Craig/The Providence Journal
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
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McKayla Savage works the crowd during a drag performance at the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
McKayla Savage works the crowd during a drag performance at the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
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Angela Kue holds keeps out of the late day sun under a custom umbrella a friend designed.
Angela Kue holds keeps out of the late day sun under a custom umbrella a friend designed.
Kris Craig/The Providence Journal
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Woonsocket Pride Festival at River Island Park in Woonsocket Sunday afternoon featured drag performances, local artistic talent, community leaders, food trucks and vendors, tables for local organizations, a performance with the LGBTQIA+ flags, and other activities.
Kris Craig/The Providence Journal
Face painter Jill Sparaco holds up a mirror for D.J. Fresh so he can see his face painted results.
Face painter Jill Sparaco holds up a mirror for D.J. Fresh so he can see his face painted results.
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LoveJake singing and playing guitar for guest.
LoveJake singing and playing guitar for guest.
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Stevie D. Savage performs on stage Sunday during the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
Stevie D. Savage performs on stage Sunday during the Woonsocket Pride Festival.
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