Pride is an annual event celebrating the LGBTQ community and culture. St Pete Pride 2021, will be a three-day celebration starting on Friday, June 25th – Sunday, June 27th with activities including:
- Drag Brunch at Icon Nightclub
- Pool Party at Tropicana Field
- and Concerts in the Park throughout pride weekend. Main Event
The mayor of St Petersburg states that “It is an exciting time for the LGBTQ community in St. Petersburg, Fl” because this month marks the 8 year anniversary of when Mayor Rick Kriseman signed a proclamation recognizing June as ‘Pride Month’ and he set a goal to make St. Petersburg “the most LGBTQ friendly city in America.”
Pride weekend is Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 27, 2021. Main Event: Saturday, see details below
He quickly accomplished his goal in his last term as mayor and at the 2021, pride flag raising at city hall, the Mayor “This is my last Pride flag raising – the first one feels like it was yesterday….and it’s one I’ll always cherish because we weren’t just raising a flag…we were turning the page to a new chapter in St. Pete.”
The Mayor was quite emotional making his statement who was accompanied to the pride flag-raising ceremony by his spouse who was spotted wearing a stylish yellow dress and boss like sunglasses. Learn more about the Pride Flag raising at City hall with Mayor Kriseman at his last pride ceremony as mayor St Petersburg, Fl.
St Pete: Pride Flag
Pride Weekend: PrideFest 2021
St Pete Pride 2021, be held in the Waterfront district of St Pete andwill include local food trucks, Pride festival vendors, and Pride Fireworks by Trulieve at dusk (~9 pm)! 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.
- St Pete Pride: Picnic in the Park – waterfront
- Saturday, Jun 26, 2:00 PM – Jun 26, 9:00 PM
- Pride Picnic + Fireworks by Trulieve
- $5 entrance fee
- Location: 375 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
[Use the Central Ave trolly or pay-to-park at Sundail]
Directions to St Pete Pride 2021
St Pete Mayor
The St. Pete Mayor has made it his mission to do the LGBTQ community a service by making the city more inclusive. This is an important issue for many residents and visitors of St. Petersburg, as well as those who are just passing through on vacation or business trips. Mayor Kriseman in his annual budget media statement “eight years ago, in February of 2013, I launched a campaign for mayor…I walked up these very steps to file my paperwork. I promised to Listen, Learn, and Lead, because I knew that politicians don’t have all the answers. Eight years later, I still know that. Politicians may each have their own values and beliefs, and certainly no shortage of opinions, but they don’t know everything. And in order to truly lead, you have to be willing to listen and learn.” As such, we have decided to treat this unique opportunity a bit differently than we do our annual budget, for example.”
Rick Kriseman is the current mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida since being elected in February 2013. He was born in Michigan and has spent most of his life living in St Petersburg Fl. The Kriseman Family moved to Florida in 1972 where Rick as a young man attended high school in St Petersburg, Fl and eventually going to to law school and then taking jobs with law firms located throughout Tampa Bay as an attorney specializing in civil litigation and trial work.
After practicing law for ten years, Mr. Kriseman left the private sector to become involved with public service through elected office and community service organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way & March of Dimes. His current term as Mayor ends in 2021, and his friendship to the LGBTQ community will follow him as he considers running for Congressman Charlie Crists’ seat in the House of Representatives. On the Mayor personal web page he announced that he is not running for Charlie’s seat in the house.
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