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Updated June 12, 2024

Dates for the next event to be announced. Expired - June 5 - 9, 2024

Welcome to Pride weekend Key West, where the sun shines brighter, the colors pop louder, and LGBTQ+ fabulousness knows no bounds in the heart of sunny Key West, Florida!

Event Details

This annual extravaganza transforms the island into a joyous and inclusive paradise, attracting a diverse range of locals and visitors from every corner of the globe. With a rich history and an atmosphere that is equal parts energetic and laid-back, Pride weekend Key West is an event that promises to ignite your spirit and fill your heart with love.

Key West, known for its idyllic beaches, quirky charm, and accepting community, has long been a haven for those seeking a place to express themselves freely.

History

The origins of Key West Pride can be traced back to the early 1980's when a group of LGBTQ+ activists and allies decided to create a space where individuals could celebrate their identities and promote equality.

Since its inception, Key West Pride has grown in leaps and bounds, becoming one of the most anticipated events on the island's calendar. The festivities kick off with a vibrant opening ceremony that sets the tone for the week-long celebration. Picture a sea of rainbow flags fluttering in the tropical breeze as drag performers, dancers, and performers take the stage, captivating the audience with their dazzling charisma and talent.

Events

One of the highlights of Key West Pride is the iconic Duval Street Parade. This dazzling procession winds its way through the historic streets, engulfing spectators in a whirlwind of music, dance, and vibrant costumes. From flamboyant drag performers and sassy showgirls to leather-clad bikers and enthusiastic locals, the parade showcases the incredible diversity and acceptance that defines the Key West community.

As the sun sets, the party continues with a series of electrifying events and parties held at various venues throughout the island. From energetic parties to beach-side bonfires, there is something for everyone. Revelers can dance the night away to the beats of renowned DJs, indulge in delicious cocktails, or simply bask in the warm glow of camaraderie and acceptance.

Key West Features

Beyond the parties and parades, Key West Pride offers a plethora of enriching experiences. Take a moment to explore the island's vibrant LGBTQ+ history at the Key West AIDS Memorial, a somber yet poignant reminder of the struggles faced by the community. Discover the legendary stories of writers like Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway at local exhibits, who found solace and inspiration in the island's embrace.

For those seeking a respite from the festivities, Key West's pristine beaches beckon. Sink your toes into the powder-soft sand, soak up the sun, and take a dip in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Atlantic. Whether you're sipping on a refreshing cocktail at a beachside bar or snorkeling amidst vibrant coral reefs, Key West Pride ensures there is never a dull moment.

Key West Pride is not just a celebration; it's a powerful testament to the triumphs and progress made by the LGBTQ+ community over the years. It's a chance to come together, united by love and acceptance, and to honor those who fought tirelessly for equality.

So, pack your most dazzling outfits, grab your rainbow flag, and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Key West Pride. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or simply want to show your support, this joyous celebration promises an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, love, and a vibrant kaleidoscope of memories. Key West Pride is not just an event; it's a celebration of life, diversity, and the freedom to be unapologetically yourself.

Festival - June 5 - 9

The festivities will be centered downtown Key West and around Duval Street, where most of the LGBTQ+ venues are located. Key West Pride is a smaller event, but is filled with pride and amazing events throughout the week. There will be dance parties, drag shows, bike and guided tours, tons of water excursions, street fair, pool parties galore, drag brunches, a famous Tea Dance and, of course, the main parade. So get ready for a vibrant and quirky experience under the Florida sun and Key West beaches!

Pride Parade - Sunday, June 9

The pride parade will be its staging at Truman Waterfront Park, winding downtown and finishing around the 1300 block of Duval Street. Afterwards, the festival will continue and the surrounding LGBTQ+ venues will be throwing pride events filled with celebrators and rainbow pride. There will be a jam packed event list for the weekend, so check out the full listings.

Local Hot Spots

La te da, Green Parrot Bar, Bobby's Monkey Bar, and Bourbon Street Pub.

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Key West, Florida
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Local number
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Dialing from abroad
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Crowd

  • Asexual
  • Bears
  • Bisexual
  • Drag
  • Gay
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • Transgender

Music

  • Dance
  • Disco
  • EDM
  • Electropop
  • Hip Hop
  • House
  • Latin
  • Live
  • Pop
  • Techno
  • Top 40

Dates & Hours

Dates for the next event to be announced. Expired - June 5 - 9, 2024

Wednesday
June 5
 
 
Thursday
June 6
 
 
Friday
June 7
 
 
Saturday
June 8
 
 
Sunday
June 9
 
 
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