Media Advisory: Jim Toy Community Center Announces 2017 OUTFest & Pride Picnic

ANN ARBOR - This year marks the 23rd anniversary of OUTFest — a pride celebration that will return to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown District August 4-6 to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community and our allies, and to support the Jim Toy Community Center. The three-day festival begins on Friday night, with a screening of Hairspray in Kerrytown, Pride Night at Necto with Katya, and continues with an all-day street festival on Saturday, which includes a Beer & Wine Garden, drag revue, live music and a performance by special guest Todrick Hall on the main stage in Braun Court parking lot. Festivities also include a poetry slam, kid zone with bounce house, yoga, food trucks and much more. Finally, for the second year, the weekend concludes on Sunday with the annual Washtenaw County Pride Picnic in Ann Arbor’s Wheeler Park.

2017 OUTFest & Pride Picnic

Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, 2017

Braun Court, Kerrytown & Wheeler Park

*detailed schedule of events attached*

OUTFest is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse Southeast Michigan LGBTQ community and our accomplishments, as well as, an opportunity to build on the LGBTQ movement’s success and to re-focus on what comes next. This celebration is meant to be inclusive of people from all walks of life - including our dedicated allies.

For more information about the weekend of events, please visit

All OUTFest proceeds benefit the Jim Toy Community Center, a non-profit dedicated to provide information, education, social events, and advocacy for and by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied residents of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and greater Washtenaw County. JTCC envisions an inclusive community where people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity are visible and live together in equality, respect and happiness.



~~ Friday, August 4, 2017 ~~

Movie Night: Hairspray at Kerrytown Catherine St.: 9:00 PM

Necto Pride Night at Necto: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

~~ Saturday, August 5, 2017 ~~

Festival Booths & Exhibits at Kerrytown Catherine St.: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Underground Yoga at Kerrytown Parking Lot Main Stage: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kid Zone in Braun Court at Kerrytown County Parking Lot: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Music & Entertainment at Main Stage: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

DJ Selina Style Performs at Main Stage: 11:00 AM

Beer and Wine Garden at Kerrytown Parking Lot: Noon - 11:00 PM

Redi and the Midnight Hour Perform at Main Stage: 1:00 PM

Poetry at Main Stage: 3:00, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45 & 7:00 PM

Drag Revue at Main Stage: 3:15 PM

Out Loud Chorus at Main Stage: 4:30 PM

Unveiled Dance/Belly Dance Performance at Main Stage: 5:15 PM

Queen of Cups Burlesque at Main Stage: 6:00 PM

Drag Revue hosted by Jadein Black & Sabin at Main Stage: 7:15 PM

Special Guest Todrick Hall at Main Stage: 8:30 PM

DJ Digi Mark at Main Stage: 9:15 PM

~~ Sunday, August 7, 2017 ~~

Washtenaw County Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park: Noon - 4:00 PM

For a complete and evolving schedule of events, visit


OUTFest & Pride Picnic 2017

Community Sponsor List

Presenting ​Sponsor

Necto Night Club




VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System



Blue Cross Complete of Michigan


Ann Arbor Area CVB

Between The Lines

Out Post


BareFoot Wine

Bank of Ann Arbor

Wolverine State Brewing Company


Ruth Ellis Center

Trillium Real Estate


Whole Foods Market

Underground Printing

Planned Parenthood

Aut Bar

Underground Yoga

Casey’s Head Graphic Design

For a complete listing of Business and Community Supporters, please visit