Pride month has returned to St. Pete and it’s bigger, brighter, and busier than ever! Though the city won’t be hosting its legendary pride parade this year, there are still tons of local events to help spread the love all month long. Mark your calendars, because the City of St. Pete and its businesses have so much in store for everyone to celebrate Pride 2021.
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As this year begins to breathe life back into St. Pete, the events and experiences that help to make the Sunshine City shine have returned in full force – especially St. Pete PrideFest. To make sure you don’t miss out on a single moment of the fun, check out this list of some of the city’s upcoming events that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.
In addition to events hosted by St. Pete’s local businesses, the City of St. Petersburg is hosting themed signature events every weekend in June. Various safety measures will be in place, including advanced ticketing for each event. Tickets can be purchased and additional donations to St. Pete Pride can be made online.
Have loads of bold, colorful fun at Rainbros Pride Party in Downtown St. Pete. The wild Pride party has officially returned, offering a night filled with cocktails and lively DJs, performers, and dancers. Admission includes 4 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket, and a Rainbros T-shirt. The party is on from 6 to 10 p.m.
- 4 drink tickets
- 1 raffle ticket
- Rainbros T-shirt (shirt size guaranteed if ordered before June 10)
- DJ + Performers + Dancers
One of Downtown St. Pete’s newest restaurants will have plenty of craft cocktails on hand during its two Drag Shows this month. On June 17, the party starts at 8 p.m., so stop in for a drink or two and enjoy the show hosted by local drag artists. On June 20 beginning at noon, the Social Roost will have you feeling groovy during its first Disco Drag Brunch. Grab a seat, order up some classic chicken and waffles, and do Sunday brunch the Pride Month way!
See the dazzling beauty of the Chihuly Collection through a lens of infinite colors. Ms. Bak Lava will escort you and your friends through a fun and fanciful museum experience. Planned accordingly so attendees can enjoy the closing St. Pete Pride Picnic celebration and Fireworks at Straub Park immediately following. ONE VERY SPECIAL PERSON can be Ms. Bak Lava’s date for the evening for just $150. A romantic date with Ms. Bak Lava is nothing short of hilarious and full of surprises around ever corner, literally, you better watch out! A portion of the proceeds will support the St. Pete Pride organization.
June 19: Arts + Qulture at The Factory
The Sunshine City’s vibrant arts scene will light up the Warehouse Arts District with live music, dance performances, and local art displays during Arts + Qulture. Local talent from St. Pete’s cultural organizations will fill every corner of The Factory’s 8-acre space for an unforgettable immersive experience. In honor of Juneteenth, the event will spotlight Black, Queer culture. Arts + Qulture is from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.
June 26: Pride Picnic at Straub Park
To ensure PrideFest 2021 goes out with a bang, the city will host Pride Picnic along the St. Pete waterfront. Grab a blanket and enjoy festive vendors, live music, and food trucks before the celebration closes with a fantastic firework display over the bay. Because it’s Taste of PrideFest Week, participating St. Pete restaurants and bars will also offer $5 specials in the days leading up to the event! The Pride Picnic fun begins at 2 p.m. and ends at approximately 9 p.m. after the fireworks. Tickets are $5 each.
June 26: Pride on Central
“Wear your Rainbow colors and safely show your Pride up and down Central! Shop and support our local brick + mortar shops, visit some fun pop-ups and enjoy deals, discounts and drink specials at participating locations,” wrote the Pride Central organizers on the main event page. “Our local business will be practicing proper social distancing guidelines for everyone’s safety.
Participating businesses include Atlas Body + Home, Brutique, The Fashion Spot Boutique, Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, Plant Love Ice Cream, Lida’s Jungle, Rays Vegan Soul, Matter Of Fact, Pizza Box, Ashe Couture Boutique and more!
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