Parades are a sure sign that summer is near, just like sunflowers in bloom or snowmen screaming in agony. Celebrate the eternal cycle with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
$5 for general admission for two to the Big Bang (a $10 value)<p>
$15 for a round trip on the Drag Queen Party Bus (a $30 value). This option does not include admission to the Big Bang.<p>
$25 for VIP admission for two to the Big Bang (a $50 value)
- Early entry to the event with a bottomless mimosa brunch buffet, starting at 9 a.m.
- Round-trip on the Drag Queen Party Bus
- VIP swag bag
- Meet-and-greet with Prince Poppycock<p>
On Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to midnight, the Big Bang celebration stretches across an entire city block on the Pride Parade route. Guests watch floats roll by from grand stands or check out the moves of roaming go-go dancers and cabana boys. A beer garden and food vendors keep bodies fueled for the day’s activities, which include carnival games, sun bathing on an Astroturf lawn, zipping down two giant inflatable water slides, and DJ dancing.
Headlining the live performances is Prince Poppycock, the “roguish operatic dandy” who appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2010. Also performing is rock outfit And And And as well as the undead punk rockers of Toxic Zombie. Proceeds from the event will benefit charities that include Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Portland Public Schools.
Aboard the Drag Queen Party Bus, passengers can enjoy an adult beverage as drag queens chauffer them to centralized Pride celebrations.<p>
Hamburger Mary flipped her first burger in 1972 in San Francisco’s SOMA district. From her humble origins as the lovably eccentric icon for a late-night beer-and-burger joint, she has now crisscrossed the nation with her brand of family dining, which welcomes all open-minded people and focuses on members of the LGBT community. With cleverly mismatched dinnerware, diners dig into a menu rooted in Angus beef burgers such as the Buffy the Burger Slayer or the 1-pound Proud Mary. Bold colors splash the walls, and colorful collages and artwork frame a fun, quirky space to encourage diners to get out of their comfort zone and finally attempt to bench-press their family members.
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