St. Pete Pride Events Guide

Exctied for St. Pete Pride? Don't miss a single event during this wonderful week of love and community with this list of events happening around the city:

 

Pride Happy Hour: There's No Place Like Metro at Enigma – June 23
Kickoff St. Pete Pride in grand fashion with a happy hour benefitting METRO at Enigma St. Pete. There's a chance to win prizes and things might get a little messy with jell-o shots! 50/50 Drawing: 1 ticket for a $2 suggested donation, 3 tickets for a $5 suggested donation. Enjoy $3 JELL-O Shots and a Drawing for a liquor basket provided by Enigma. Portion of all proceeds from the drawing and jell-o shots will go to METRO's ongoing capital campaign. 5-8pm. Enigma St. Pete, 1110 Central Avenue. 

 

Diamonds Direct Celebrates Love for All
Last year, Diamonds Direct unveiled their One-Six-15 collection of wedding jewelry to commemorate the day same-sex marriage became legal in the state of Florida. That's when Diamonds Direct owner Gary Sanchez said to the Tampa Bay Times, "We support love, and love always wins." This year, we're introducing a new wedding band to the collection that features two side-by-side diamonds that represent lifelong partnership and devotion. Because love is a force to be reckoned with, and love always wins. Diamonds Direct, 117 2nd Avenue North. 

 

 

 

Monday, June 20 

Pride in the EDGE District (All Week)
The EDGE District Main Street hosts this week-long, district-wide welcome to celebrate Pride! Experience the celebration in ALL areas of our District – Pubs, Restaurants, Retail Shops, and Professional Offices. TWENTY-SIX participating businesses are offering Pride-themed products, specials or activities – everything from live music to art demos to door prizes and raffles! Pick up your Pride in the EDGE button to enjoy discounts and specials at EDGE businesses all weekend long. Click HERE for full details.  

Mimosas for Metro at The Queens Head
Combining a few of everybody's favorite things, The Queens Head will donate $3 for every mimosa sold the month of June to Metro's There's No Place Like METRO capital campaign. Click HERE to learn more about the campaign. Queens Head, 2501 Central Avenue. 

 

Wednesday, June 22

Stonewall Reception at Museum of Fine Arts
Enjoy art at the Stonewall Reception. The event will be the launch to Pride Weekend. It will feature an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres. Reception starts at 6pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 at the door. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

 

Thursday, June 23

St. Pete Pride Flag Raising at City Hall
You are invited to the annual raising of the rainbow pride flag above City Hall. The flag is raised to recognize the many contributions of our LGBT community, to highlight St. Petersburg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to celebrate the start of St. Pete Pride weekend. 10am. City Hall, 175 5th Street North. 

Experience pRIDE at Central Cycling (Thursday through Saturday)
Pride rides happening at Central Cycling! They're kicking things off with a Glow Ride at 7pm on Thursday, June 23. Then they have you covered to sweat it out on Friday before the real shannigans begin with the Spintress, Sean at 11:15am. Join them Saturday with Daryl for their regular awesome cardio spin… with a little bit of PRIDE thrown in. Booking is now open. Click HERE for a full class schedule. Central Cycling, 2055 Central Avenue. 

Pride in Fashion at Macy’s
Join St. Pete Pride for their annual fashion show. Show starts at 6:30pm. Macy’s Tyrone Square, 6901 22nd Avenue North.

Pride Interfaith Service at King of Peace MCC
King of Peace will be hosting a praise and worship service to celebrate humanity, spirituality and diversity in the community. Service starts at 7pm. This is free and open to the public. King of Peace MCC, 3150 5th Avenue North.

Pride Kickoff Rooftop Party at Hotel Zamora Rooftop Bar
Enjoy panoramic views, Cabana Boy Cocktails, tapas along with live entertainment at the Pride Kickoff Party on St. Pete Beach. Begins at 8pm. This is a FREE party. Hotel Zamora’s Castile Rooftop Bar, 3701 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach.

 

Friday, June 24

Pleasure Art Exhibit at The Hollander Hotel
Poolside art show featuring Sebastian Coolidge, Chad Mize, Derek Donnelly, Spathose and more. This is a one night only event. Event starts at 6pm. The Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North. 

LGBTQ+ Film Series at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg celebrates National Pride Month with a mini film festival. At Noon an array of short film will be show and the feature film will start at 1pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Harborwalk Avenue South.

Pride Kabbalat Shabbat
CBI of St. Pete is excited to host Pinellas County’s first Pride Shabbat service! CBI’s Pride Shabbat program is open to the community and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews, friends, and families. The service will feature guest speaker Kevin Lane, co-founder of freeFall Theatre and former President of the Tampa-Orlando-Pinellas Jewish Foundation. CBI’s own Cantor Jonathan Schultz will lead singing with his guitar. Participants will receive kippot (skullcaps) custom-designed for the occasion. Immediately following the service, CBI invites participants to enjoy a festive cocktail oneg reception. 6:30-8pm. CBI, 300 58th Street North. 

St. Pete Pride SP2 Concert
Dance the night away with a performance by Deborah Cox, DJ L-MO, Karmic Tatto, and Jennifer Real. There will be pop-up bar all around the area to keep you cool. Begins at 7pm. This event is free but donations are welcomed. 2600 Central Avenue.

Pride Kickoff with Foxy Friday's at Punky's Bar and Grill
Every Friday night is full of fun and sexy entertainment. Felicia Fox performs from 9-11pm. Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Avenue. 

 

Saturday, June 25

Orlando Strong WOD at Crossfit 9
Join Crossfit 9 for a special partner WOD Saturday June 25 at 7:30am and 9am to honor the memory of the 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims in Orlando. Crossfit 9, 2727 6th Avenue South. 

The Glamstands at Bandit Coffee
Offering the best view of every sequin, every performer and every float, The Glamstands include complete access to full bars and private restrooms so you can view everything in premium comfort. The Glamstands really are the best seats in the house. St Pete Pride has made it easy for you to avoid the crowds and the pushing, the most affordable option to fully experience the parade. The Glamstands are in a centralized and accessible location on Central Avenue, giving a completely unobstructed view of the magic. There are bleacher seating available, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. But don't worry, if you can't catch a seat, we'll still make your viewing experience top-notch! 7-11pm. Click HERE for ticket information. The Glamstands will be located by Bandit Coffee, 2662 Central Avenue. 

Pride Family Friendly Fairy Village at Squeeze Juice Works
Join Squeeze Juice Works for a family friendly fairy village. There will be arts and crafts for young and grown up fairies. Create magical parade attire with sparkles, glitter, wings, masks and wands. Squeeze will be serving their sensational cold press juice, water, plant-based foods and snacks. Proceeds from the event go to benefit OneOrlando Fund. 8am-5pm. Squeeze Juice Works, 18 22nd Street South.

LGBT St. Pete Pride Parade and Block Party
Head over to Historic Kenwood Neighborhood and Grand Central District for one of the largest LGBT Pride Parades in Florida. Prior to the parade, there will be a block party featuring live DJs, food and drinks. Block party begins at 5pm. Parade kicks off when the sunsets in the Grand Central District of St. Pete. 

American Idol's Blake Lewis & Elliott Yamin Give Back to Pride Concert at Flamingo Resort
The Flamingo Resort is Proud to Annouce their Give Back to Pride Concert 2016, featuring Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin from American Idol. A portion of EVERY ticket will go to St. Pete Pride. Begins at midnight. $15 general admission, $25 VIP meet and greet with photo op. Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th Street South. 

 

Sunday, June 26

St. Pete Pride Street Festival
Spend the day enjoying live music, art and food on Central Avenue. There will be over 350 exhibitors spread out over six blocks. If you need help getting there the PSTA buses will be running to and from the event. Grand Central District. 

 

Thursday, June 30

Dine Out for Orlando United in the Burg:

BellaBrava
The restaurant will donate $2 for every burger or pizza sold on June 30. BellaBrava, 204 Beach Drive Northeast. 

Stillwaters Tavern
The restaurant will donate $2 for every pizza sold on June 30. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast. 

Kahwa Coffee
Kahwa Coffee is proudly participating in Dine Out for Orlando United by donating 20% of all sales on Thursday, June 30th to the OneOrlando Fund to help support the families of the victims of the recent tragedy. Drink good coffee. Support an even greater cause. Click HERE to find a KAhwa Coffee near you. 

The Birch and Vine and Hawker's are all also participating in this event. 

 

 

 

*Header Photo via St. Pete Pride

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