MEDIA RELEASE | OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton celebrates 9 years this Oct 22 – Nov 1!

Posted by: | Posted on: October 9, 2020

OUTintheOPEN is OPEN to everyone!

Everyone is welcome to join the fun and celebration of diversity with the LGBTIQA+ community. Friends, families and supporters are welcome to 2020’s reimagined OUTintheOPEN Festival. 2020 has of course brought on many challenges for families and communities alike. To help give the situation a bit more shine and sparkle, GV Pride have given their 2020 OUTintheOPEN Festival a shake up and are ready to provide a rainbow of amazing activities to put a spring in everyone’s step.

Speaking of steps, the 2020 Festival brings a new event to the OUTintheOPEN calendar. Registrations are still open for the GV Pride Fun Run/Walk which has been reimagined, becoming a step challenge over the 11 days of the OUTintheOPEN Festival starting October 22nd. No matter what your age or ability, whether you walk, run, roll, dance or sashay, join in to raise awareness and visibility for LGBTIQA+ communities – show your rainbow pride and celebrate diversity as a friend, family member, ally or LGBTIQA+ person.

Many of the activities of the 11 day festival are being offered this year using online platforms which means joining in is easy!! No need to wear a mask while attending the Carnival Day fun as it will be live streamed to wherever you are celebrating. Also back due to popularity is the spectacular kids event, Rainbow Story Time with Frock Hudson brought to you by GV Libraries, this event will also be easy to access from home as it has shifted to an online platform for 2020. For those that need an excuse to get out of your tracksuit pants and dress up these days, get your glam on for Frock up Friday sing along online. Watch out also for the opportunity to learn from the Easy Eye Makeup tutorial or join a forum relating to inclusive practice. To join the fun and find more of the online festival line up check out the OUTintheOPEN website.

If, however, you’re looking for some in person time, the BIG Lemon Tree Brunch is offering two sessions on Sunday the 25th this year to spread things out. For some evening socialising, there is always our Winner, Winner Schnitz for dinner event on Tuesday October 27th.

Check out the full line up of activities included in the OUTintheOPEN Festival and take the opportunity to register. Stay up to date by following the OUTintheOPEN Festival in Shepparton on Facebook.

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