Celebrate St. Pete Pride all week with special activities in the area, all leading up to an amazing event-filled weekend with Florida’s biggest LGBTQ Pride event! Throughout the week an abundance of activities dot the calendar and give you ample options to show your pride. All the events culminate into a weekend packed with a parade, concerts and a street fest. Here are the must-see events happening during Pride Week.
Prelude to Pride – The Golden Gurlz Live
Monday, June 19 and 26, 7pm – 9pm
Raymond James Theatre
Enjoy this parody/tribute to TV’s favorite geriatric funny ladies as the Suncoast AIDS Project presents The Golden Gurlz Live at the American Stage Theatre Company. In addition to the 70-minute show, a Golden Girls inspired art auction fundraiser will be held in the American Stage lobby to benefit Metro Wellness. Tickets start at $20.
Pints & Pride
Wednesday, June 21, 3pm – 12am
Independent Bar St. Petersburg
Celebrate the diversity of the Pride community while exploring the diversity of exceptional beer at Independent Bar. Enjoy tastings, flights, and pints of limited release beers from local breweries created specifically for the event. More info.
Fresh Start: Drag Showcase
Wednesday, June 21, 11:30pm – 2am
SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Have you ever wanted to strut your stuff in drag? Fresh Start: Drag Showcase is open to ALL Queens and Kings. Whether your looking to dust off your heals or give it a try for the first time, or if you’re just looking for the best LGBTQ Wednesday night in St. Pete, this is the event for you. All performers receive 50% off food and drinks, and admission is free. More info.
The SP2 Concert
Friday, June 23, 7pm – 10pm
North Straub Park
Dance or sing the night away to a mix of various bands and local singers featuring Melissa Crispo, Geri X, and The Spazmatics at the SP2 Concert. As the bands heat up, concert goers can cool down with a choice of refreshing Bud Lite or Absolut Vodka beverages. This fundraising event it free and beverage sales will benefit the St. Pete Pride Community Grants Program. More info.
St. Pete Pride Parade
Saturday, June 24, 2pm – 10pm
St. Pete Downtown Waterfront Area
Imagine 5,000 people swirling and strutting their way down St. Pete’s Bayshore Drive in a glittering and sparkling display of sequins, beads, leathers and feathers, all to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity in front of over 200,000 on-lookers cheering them on. The St. Pete Pride Parade continues its amazing tradition as it shows the state the beauty of our community. Begin the party before the parade at 2pm at the Wells Fargo Stage with an amazing line-up of performers leading up to the 6:30pm kick-off of the parade. More info.
Sunday, June 25, 9am – 4pm
St. Pete Grand Central District
St. Pete Pride Festival-goers enjoy a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and delicious food at the largest community event of the season. Expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees, the Pride Street Fest promises there’s something for everyone. More info.
Feature Image Credit: St Pete Pride