St. Pete Pride - June 30, 2012
St. Petersburg, Florida has been celebrating its LGBT community with a Pride Parade since 1993. Within this relatively short amount of time, St. Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest Pride events in the southeast and is the largest Pride event in the state of Florida. What started as a few thousand native Floridians and a couple city blocks on beautiful Central Avenue has become an international attraction, spanning seven blocks and attracting tens of thousands of people. In 2011, attendance broke all records with an estimated 85,000 - 90,000 people. This year, St. Pete Pride will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with "Carnivale - 10 Years of Pride in Paradise."
Parade & Festival – SATURDAY
10th Annual St. Pete Pride Promenade & Street Festival
Grand Central District, 21st to 28th Streets, with parade route from Georgie’s Alibi, through Kenwood and along Central Ave.
Parade is 9:00am – 10:30am
Street Festival "Paradise Vendors" until 3:00pm
Free entry with donation requested. VIP tickets are $50.00 and include catered food, VIP area and celebrity "meet & greet".
Parking near the festival fills up quickly with most spots found on the street. Be aware that paid lots, even though unattended are managed by private organizations and often open later in the afternoon, unless otherwise designated.
Headlining this year's event is perennial gay favorite and multi-platinum selling entertainer, Deborah Cox.
Jagermeister Pride Pre-Party – FRIDAY
3100 3rd Avenue North, St. Pete
Friday: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
For more information and a complete schedule of events visit St.PetePride.com and watch the official video promo below.