Sleepy Augusta, Ga., presents its first-ever Pride festival, featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Thelma Houston and Frenchie Davis of “American Idol” fame.

The Pride parade takes place on Broad St. at 10:30 a.m. and the “Augusta Commons Festival” follows at 11 a.m.-7 p.m., where Houston and Davis are slated to perform.

Marriott is the official hotel of Augusta Pride. You can get more information about the festival and other events, and make hotel reservations, through : :

Photo, right: Thelma Houston at Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Parade. Photo Credit: Jyothis, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under Creative Commons.