Kriseman Raises Rainbow Flag over St. Pete City Hall
The flag raising officially kicks off Pride Weekend, the largest LGBT Pride fest in the state.
ST. PETERSBURG – Mayor Rick Kriseman raised the rainbow flag – the symbol of gay pride – over the St. Petersburg City Hall this morning (June 22).
The event heralds Pride Weekend, which is the culmination of the month-long St. Pete Pride. One of the highlights of the weekend is an illuminated night parade on Bayshore Drive in downton St. Petersburg. The Saturday Party (June 24) begins at 2 p.m.with the Parade kicking off at 6:30 p.m.
Events continue Sunday (June 25) with, among other activities, the St. Pete Pride Street Festival, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Expected to draw more than 50,000., the St Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise.
For a full list of events and more information, go to stpetepride.com.
Photos courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.
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