What you need to know
The LGBT Pride Parade will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 in St Pete. The Saturday night Block Party begins at 5pm, with the Parade kicking off at Sunset.
About the LGBT Pride Parade
New for 2017, the St. Petersburg Downtown Waterfront will play host to Florida's largest LGBT Pride Parade. The St Pete Pride Parade features more than 150 organizations and businesses and over 4,500 marchers supporting and celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The Parade draws more than 200,000 people in total, making it the large LGBT Pride Parade in Florida and largest overall in St Petersburg. The Saturday Block Party begins at 5:00 p.m. along Bay Shore Dr NE between 1st Ave S and 5th Ave N, featuring DJs, food and beverages. The Parade will roll off at Sunset.
Bleacher seating is available in The Glamstands located in North Straub Park (seating, private restrooms, complimentary food, cocktails and water are available) Glamstand tickets will be made available Spring 2017
No outside beverages or alcohol may be brought to the Parade. Water and other beverages will be sold throughout the parade route viewing area. In the interest of general safety, please refrain from bringing in the following to the Parade:
- Alcohol (open container laws and city ordinances still apply)
- Inline Skates
- Laser pointers
- Pets or animals (we love animals, but for their safety, leave them at home)
There are several options when coming to St Pete Pride. And as with any large event, parking can always be a challenge. If you plan on driving, we recommend you carpool. St Pete Pride recommends parking in one of the several parking garages in the downtown area. St Pete Pride operates no official lot and cautions against parking in uncontrolled paid lots.
PSTA buses will be running frequently along 1st Avenues North and South – parallel to events – making it easy to leave your car at home or in an outlying parking spot while PSTA chauffeurs you to and from the celebrations.
PSTA operates several routes along the parade and festival corridor, which will give revelers easy and frequent access to cool, comfortable buses throughout the day and well into the evening. Among the routes serving the celebration in the Grand Central District will be the Central Avenue Trolley, Routes 7, 18, 20 and 52. Several routes will also be detoured to accommodate the celebrations and those detours can be found at the PSTA Rider Alert webpage.
This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (727-342-0084) or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY