St. Pete Pride returns for a month of events this June

Pride Mural on Central Avenue featuring 11 different colors

St. Pete Pride has announced its plans for a month of celebrations this June in the Sunshine City. While it won’t be the typical extravaganza many are accustomed to, organizers are working with myriad local businesses to make this a safe and sensational occasion.

“Our Pride celebration may look a little different this year, but we’re proud to announce: WE’RE BACK!” That is the message Pride organizers posted on the event’s Facebook page Monday, April 12.

Throughout the month of June, St Pete Pride will host 4 themed weeks to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community while showcasing the best of St. Pete.

Each weekend, thousands of people will (safely) gather for signature events hosted in outdoor locations, while all month long, over a hundred participating St. Pete restaurants, cultural institutions and retail partners will attract guests with events, discounts and Pride-friendly offerings.

From Outdoor Adventure Week, to Family Week, Arts & Qulture and Taste of PrideFest, St Pete Pride has worked diligently to design a creative and safe Pride with a twist.

“We’re giving our LGBTQIA+ community the opportunity to gather, educate and celebrate while ensuring safety and wellness in the time of COVID-19,” wrote St. Pete Pride organizers. This year most events will be ticketed to enforce capacity regulations. Tickets go on sale May 1, 2021.

Learn more on St. Pete Pride’s website.

Here’s a full list of kickoff events to keep on your radar:

Kickoff Events

𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝘀𝘁 – 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝗴 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴. St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th St N, St. Pete. 10am.

𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟯𝗿𝗱 – 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗞𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. 6-9pm. $10/ticket.

Outdoor Adventure Week

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟱𝘁𝗵 – 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗢𝗨𝗧𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲. Vinoy Park. 7am-2pm. $5/ticket. Waterfront Festival highlighting St. Pete’s Great Outdoors!

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟱𝘁𝗵 – 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗥𝘂𝗻 𝗦𝘁 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲: 𝟱𝗞 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗗𝗮𝘀𝗵. Starts/Ends at Vinoy Park, run along the city’s magnificent waterfront. 7-10am.

Family Week

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵 – 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗪𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆. St. Pete Pier, North Straub Park, South Straub Park. 11am – 5pm. $5/ticket.

Arts & Music Week

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 – 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 + 𝗤𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲. The Factory, 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Pete. (Afternoon event.) $5/ticket.

Taste of PrideFest Week

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲𝘁𝗵 – 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗻𝗶𝗰. North Straub Park, South Straub Park. 2pm – 9pm. $5/ticket. Food trucks, festival vendors, Pride Fireworks by Trulieve at dusk (~9pm)!

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