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Parade, festival part of ADA anniversary events

A three-day disability pride parade and festival will be held starting this weekend to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act's passage.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at City Hall and ends at Coca-Cola Field, where the festival begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Adaptive water sports will be the focus at Canalside from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The events conclude at 7:05 p.m. Monday at a Bisons game at Coca-Cola Field. Tickets to the game will be given to the first 250 attendees at the festival.

More information can be found online.

“The passage of the ADA was a watershed moment in America, for the first time ever extending equal protections under the law to individuals with disabilities and ensuring that they enjoy the same rights as nondisabled Americans do,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.

Smiles at Disability Parade and Fest at Coca-Cola Field

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