This year’s festivities include a parade in the Grand Central District on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The parade begins at approximately 20th Street and heads west on Central Avenue. A custom rainbow flag, one city block in length, will be unfurled along the route.
“The St. Pete LGBTQ+ Community passionately shows an abundance of PRIDE year-round. They’ve expressed their desire to have a daytime parade during a cooler month on Central Avenue. This provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate National Coming OUT Day in October. We’re so grateful for our community’s support and sponsorship which makes it possible for us to do this for them,” states COSP Board Co-Chair Jimmy Biascan.
The parade will be followed by the Grand Central Proud Market — on Central Avenue between 22nd and 31st Streets — where local small businesses, artists and makers will be selling their goods and services.
Many of the businesses in the district will be providing live entertainment and special performances during and after the market. Parade entries and vendor pricing start at just $25 to ensure that local, small businesses can participate.
For Profit: $50
Artists & Crafters: $25
All artists accepted into the Come OUT St Pete Art Exhibit will receive a free booth space at the Grand Central Proud Festival.
Vendor setup must be completed by 9:30 am before the parade starts at 10 am.
Vendor Registration: https://www.comeoutstpete.org/product-category/festival-vendor/
Parade Registration: https://www.comeoutstpete.org/product-category/parade/
Volunteer Registration: https://www.comeoutstpete.org/volunteer/
Become a Sponsor: https://www.comeoutstpete.org/become-a-sponsor/
Come OUT St Pete Events: https://www.comeoutstpete.org/event-schedule/