Intermezzo plans huge pre-pride party with drag shows, a dunk tank and a night market

Can you feel it, St. Pete? Pride is in the air. Before the massive Pride parade and festivities take over Central Avenue, the EDGE District’s own Intermezzo and the Royal Palm Night Market plans to go all out ahead of the city’s huge LGBTQ+ celebration. This is Pride Weekend Kickoff at Mezzo.

The festivities begin on Thursday, June 20 during the Royal Palm Night Market from 6-10pm. A wide swath of LGBTQ+ vendors will be in attendance showcasing their handmade, local goods. You can shop for rainbow-themed jewelry, pottery, artwork, burnt wood, vintage clothes, and indulgent snacks all under the stars in St. Pete.

Can you say dunk tank? Yea, that’s happening during the event, too. Guests at the pre-Pride event will have a chance to dunk a queen with all proceeds benefiting Metro Inclusive Health.

You can even get a haircut. Billy’s Corner Barbershop will be cutting hair from 6-10pm with all proceeds benefiting Metro Inclusive Health as well.

It’s time for a drag show, St. Pete! Get ready to sashay the night away, or at least from 8-10pm, with craft cocktails and six food vendors serving everything from oysters to asian

Right next door, Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails will be hosting after-parties Thursday through Saturday with live music all night long from DJ SugarBear.

Want the full event details? Click HERE to read all about it on Intermezzo’s page.

Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, 1111 Central Avenue

Written by Andrew Harlan

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