It’s that time of year again for the Treasure Island hotels and Tampa, Florida beaches! Every June, tens of thousands of visitors make their way to Treasure Island Florida hotels and beach resorts in Florida for St. Pete’s Pride Weekend. Billed as the state’s largest LGBTQ celebration, St. Pete’s Pride Weekend is not one to miss if you are staying at Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina or other Treasure Island hotels over the weekend of June 22nd – 24th. Complete with parades, live music events, and a full day festival there is something for everyone. If you haven’t booked your beach resorts in Florida for this weekend yet, do so soon – rooms are filling up quick! If you need more convincing, read on to see what St. Pete’s Pride weekend will bring to town.
St. Pete Pride Reception and Kick-Off Party
Head over to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg on June 20th from 7pm to 9pm and take part in a growing tradition. The St. Pete Pride Reception is a great way to meet people, enjoy some fine drinks and hors d’oeuvres, explore some of the Museum of Fine Arts, and get the weekend celebrations off to a great start. Only a short drive from most Treasure Island hotels, this reception is a great way to spend a Wednesday night on vacation.
The SP2 Concert
Held on Friday June 22nd starting at 7pm, The SP2 Concert is a favorite of many weekend attendees. This free concert is held at North Straub Park and features a wide array of bands and singers that are sure to help you dance the night away. Bud Light and Absolut Vodka beverages will be served, and all proceeds go to various Tampa Bay community organizations. For years, the SP2 Concert has proven to be both a fun and well-founded event for locals and visitors to Treasure Island Florida hotels alike.
Arguably the biggest event of St. Pete’s Pride weekend is the parade. This LGBT Pride Parade will be held on June 23rd with the party commencing at 2pm and parade to follow at 7:15pm. You can expect everything from glittering costumes to leather and feathers as over 5,000 people dance down the street amidst over 200,000 onlookers. Whether you are staying on Tampa Bay beaches or local Treasure Island Florida hotels this is certainly a celebration in which to participate.
The St. Pete Pride Festival
Finally, on Sunday June 24th, the biggest party of the weekend blasts off. Historically, the St. Pete Pride Street Festival is the largest local event of the summer. Attendees to this free celebration enjoy arts and crafts booths, delicious food, live music and entertainment, drinks, and plenty of fun and activities to fill an entire day. Once again, if your beach resorts in Florida are within driving distance of St. Petersburg this weekend, you should consider altering you plans to fit this festival into your calendar.
Summer is a season full of festivals around Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, and we couldn’t be more excited. The season starts off with a bang with St. Pete Pride Weekend, and if you are looking for a way to spice up your Florida vacation there simply isn’t a better event in town that weekend!