About PrideFest

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. St. Pete Pride has worked diligently to design a creative and safe Pride with a twist with the goal of giving our LGBTQIA+ community the opportunity to gather, educate and celebrate while ensuring safety and wellness in the time of COVID-19. This year most events will be ticketed to enforce capacity regulations.

Learn more about our COVID safety measures here.

Read the 2021 Pride Guide here.

2021 Events

Official Pride Flag Raising - Tuesday, June 1

St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th St N, St. Pete. 11am.

PrideFest Kickoff Reception - Thursday, June 3

Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. 6-9pm.
Kick-off Celebration, sunset, beach vibe, limited free apps, drink specials!

PrideFest 2021 Stonewall Reception Sponsored by Raymond James - Friday, June 25

The James Museum, 150 Central Ave, St. Pete. 6pm - 8pm.

The Stonewall Reception is St Pete Pride's annual must-attend reception for sponsors, VIPs, and friends. For this year's Stonewall Reception, we will "Find Our West" as The James Museum hosts St Pete Pride for the first time at a safe, outdoor gathering in downtown St. Pete, just a block from the water. Your ticket will include light hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and access to The James Museum.

 

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transtastic: the sunset edition - Tuesday, June 29

Hotel Zamora 360 Rooftop Lounge, 3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach. 6pm - 9pm.

Our signature event for the transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive community will be at a new location this year overlooking gorgeous Gulf Coast beachfront views.

Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, valet parking, gorgeous rooftop views, drink specials, and music! Only 200 tickets available.

 

Outdoor Adventure Week

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

Our first PrideFest Saturday kicks-off with a waterfront festival along the glistening Tampa Bay. Anchored in Vinoy Park, join us for live music, local vendors and interactive experiences. Participate in a yoga class, or sit back and enjoy a variety of roaming entertainers! Pride OUTside celebrates our LGBTQ+ community while showcasing St. Pete's beautiful natural surroundings.

Start your morning with the Pride Run St Pete: 5K and Diva Dash - Saturday, June 5
Starts/Ends at Vinoy Park, run along the city’s magnificent waterfront. 7-10am. Runners must pre-register. Races include:

  • Timed 5k (with youth category)
  • Virtual 5k
  • Untimed, 100-yard Diva Dash (in heels and your best diva attire!)

Register for PrideOUTside and Pride Run St Pete separately. Find race details here.

Family Week

* Signature Event: We Are Family - Saturday, June 12.
North Straub Park and South Straub Park. 11am - 5pm. $5/ticket.

Join us for a gathering of LGBTQ+ families and allies on the beautiful downtown St. Pete waterfront - North and South Straub Parks! Enjoy family focused vendors, entertainment and activities in this first-of-its-kind Pride event as we celebrate the family culture of St. Pete and beyond. View a full event performance lineup here.

Arts and Music week

* Signature Event: Arts + Qulture - Saturday, June 19.
The Factory, 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Pete. 4pm - 10pm. $5/ticket.

Stroll the grounds of The Factory, a new 8-acre, mixed-use space in the Warehouse Arts District. Soak in music, art and dance around every corner. From main stage performances to wandering musicians and dancers, St Pete Pride will welcome talent from local cultural organizations and beyond to offer visitors an immersive, memorable experience. To honor Juneteenth, the program will include a celebration of Black, Queer culture.

Taste of PrideFest Week

* Signature Event: Pride Picnic - Saturday, June 26.

North Straub Park, South Straub Park. 2pm - 9pm. $5/ticket. Food trucks, festival vendors, Pride Fireworks by Trulieve at dusk (~9pm)!

PrideFest’s final event will invite visitors to spend an evening along the beautiful bayside waterfront, enjoying picnics, musical performances, and a fireworks display that will cap off PrideFest in dramatic fashion.

Throughout the week, Restaurants all over St. Pete will be participating with $5 specials (Bites, Brews and Bevies). View some of those specials here.

 

Volunteer with Pride!

St Pete Pride is a success because of its volunteers. If you’re motivated to do good for the LGBTQ+ community, there are many ways to get involved with St Pete Pride. Contact us for information about how you can help.