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Casper Pride, NIC Fest events continue today; sunny, breezy conditions expected

John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters perform onstage during NIC Fest 2022. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Celebrations of art and individuality that brought people by the hundreds to downtown Casper this weekend will continue today as temperatures return to the low 90s.

The National Weather Service in Riverton forecasts a high of 92 today under mostly sunny skies. Breezy conditions are expected as winds settle from the west-southwest between 17 and 22 mph in the morning. Gusts may reach 33 mph, the station warns.

NIC Fest’s final day will start around 10 a.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 E. Collins Drive, with vendors, artists and food trucks returning. Family Fun Zone activities will also continue.

Magician Daniel Quintana is set to perform in the Family Fun Zone at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Muralists will continue their pieces if they’re not yet done, and a full schedule of live music between noon and 4:15 p.m. includes Amy Geiske and Cory McDaniel, Red Butte Music, Casper Pride, Natrona County High School Commercial Band, and Zack Scott.

Flag-wearing patrons check out the Starbucks booth. (Sara Sammons/Oil City News)

Casper Pride gets going again at 10:30 a.m. with its Drag Church Brunch at 303 S. Wolcott St. The Good Christian Woman and the Rev. Dee Lundberg of the United Church of Christ will be offering words and songs during brunch.

The annual Pride March is scheduled for 1:15 to 2 p.m. at 321 W. Midwest Ave., followed by A Queer Cheer @ Backwards Distilling, 214 S. Wolcott St., from 4 to 6 p.m. for adults 21 and up.