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Dallas Arboretum's Pride in Bloom Sabina Carr, Gary Sanchez

DALLAS, Texas, June 12, 2024 – The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicked off the third annual Pride in Bloom weekend-long event on June 8. The celebration, presented by Polestar Grapevine, highlighted local LGBTQ+ artisans, entertainers, chefs, and small businesses.

The festivities began Saturday morning with a welcome reception held in the DeGolyer House. Sabina Carr, Dallas Arboretum president and CEO, David Sassano, Pride in Bloom chair and Dallas Arboretum board member, Gary Sanchez, director of public affairs at VisitDallas, and Seth Levin, VP, marketing at Polestar Grapevine all shared remarks, welcoming everyone and thanking them for their support.

Throughout the day, events included cooking demonstrations, musical performances, and a curated vendor market featuring LGBTQ+ artisans. Polestar Grapevine, the presenting sponsor, also brought out an electric car guests could decorate and share what pride means to them. Pride in Bloom kicks off Summer at the Arboretum: Endless Summer featuring 150 hammocks for people to relax in at the Pecan Grove. 

A special thanks to the 2024 Pride in Bloom Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Polestar Grapevine
Apogee Supply, LLC, Apex Fence and Iron, McDonald’s of North Texas
Friend: Carole Braden, The Vennerberg Boys, IRRI TECH, LLC, John C. Weber Real Estate Group, BDO, Priority Trees and Shrubs
Supporting: Cotton Mendenhall, Realtor, Ebby, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Jim Pitts, The Nan Faith Arnold Company, SHM Architects, Land Systems, Inc., Tenet, David Sassano and Don Tapani, MoneyGram International
Patron: Leslie Garner & Chris LaBove, Classic Chassis Car Club, Fossil, Mesa Design Group, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Media Sponsors: NBC 5/ Telemundo 39

Photos courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.