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