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Pride Family Fun Day on Main Street kicks off Pride week in Cambridge

Face painting and pride week, the community turns out to enjoy the warm weather and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community

The warm weather is here and Main Street in downtown Galt is officially closed on the weekends for businesses and residents to enjoy activities and partake in an extra special Pride themed Family Fun Day. 

Families were out and taking advantage of face painting booths, rock painting stations and a kid's fun zone provided by Encore Threads and Treasures. 

The Matheson family told CambridgeToday they wanted to show support for the LQBTQ+ community and enjoy some of the nice weather. 

"It's so much nicer when we come together and spread love instead of bickering and being negative," Sherry Matheson said. "The kids are loving it out here too, I don't think my son has sat down since we got here."

Face painters were painting everything from Spider-Man to skeletons as children of all ages were invited to get a some face art. 

The Morrison family took some time to paint some rocks and the tiger face paint got every ones attention. 

"She's had like five, six photos taken of her so she's been pretty popular today," said Morrison. 

The Downtown Cambridge BIA has brought back family fun days to the downtown core to bring the community together to celebrate the city's 50th. 

Brian Kennedy, executive director for the Downtown Cambridge BIA previously told CambridgeToday that this will be one of the biggest years for the street closure to promote businesses and get the community involved in activities. With over 100 events planned until Oct. 9, the biggest one, Grand River Pride Week is currently underway. 

“The largest event that’s going to be coming up now is Grand River Pride Week,” said Kennedy. “Their event is on June 10 and is going to take place right here on the street. We are really excited for that, it’s going to be a really fun event.”

During the main event on June 10, drag queen Tynomi Banks will be performing in the evening with various other performances taking place earlier in the day. 

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