ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The city of Aberdeen is preparing for its first LGBTQ pride events on Saturday night.

The Aberdeen News reported Thursday that events will include live music and karaoke outside the Red Rooster Coffee House and a drag show at Slackers bar. The show is open to anyone 21 and older. About 10 performers from the Black Hills and Sioux City, Iowa, are signed up. Attendees will be asked to wear facemasks to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Organizer Megan Snow said it seems “silly” that Aberdeen, the third-largest city in North Dakota and a college town, has never celebrated LGBTQ pride in the past.

Snow spearheaded efforts to organize Pierre's first Pride Fest in July 2018.

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