On June 5 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth, Compass will once again host a gathering for the LGBT community.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend our free admission Pride Market, a family-friendly, pet-friendly, open-air event with 75+ vendors, entertainment...and mimosas!
Julia Murphy, chief development officer for Compass Community Center explains, "This will be the first LGBTQ in-person event we have hosted since last March, and our community is very excited to have something to look forward to. We are thrilled to be able to partner with the City of Lake Worth Beach to produce the Palm Beach Pride Market. It is going to be a reunion of our friends and chosen families.”
There will be a DJ playing music on stage all day with some of Palm Beach County’s favorite drag performers on hand, because what is Pride without some drag? Melissa St. John, RaeJean Cox, Velvet Lenore, and Rianna Petrone will all be there to emcee and entertain guests shopping at the market.
And what will people be able to shop for?
They can expect to see some of their favorite Pride vendors, along with many new ones, who will offer quality products, prepared foods, arts, plants, animal treats, handicrafts and more.
In true brunch style, mimosas, rosé, and coffee will be available for purchase, along with many yummy things to eat. We will have Barky Pines Animal Rescue onsite with animals available for adoption. As a family friendly event, the Pride Market will feature a Kids’ Zone managed by Compass’ Youth Department staff and our newly launched Transgender Economic Empowerment Program staff with be there in collaboration with Macy’s Fashion Truck and Starbucks.
For some real WOW factor, Palm Tran will be showing off their rainbow-wrapped Pride Bus, which will be circulating around Palm Beach County throughout Pride Month. Get your camera ready to take those Instagram photos. And of course, who wouldn’t enjoy a morning on the water in our beautiful Bryant Park, reuniting with the friends you haven’t been able to see for the past year?
Please join us at the Pride Market on June 5. You can sip some coffee, nosh on breakfast, pet some dogs, shop more than 75 unique vendors, and support Compass all at the same time. And it’s all outdoors, for everyone’s health and safety!
This Pride Market would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Lake Worth Beach and our sponsors: CAN Community Health, Gilead, PNC, Comcast, Justin & Greg's Beauty, Kravis Center, Tropical RV Adventures, Seacoast Bank, VidaCann, Palms Pharmacy, Discover The Palm Beaches, Office Depot, Mittleman Eye, Walgreens, Palm Beach Mask, Equality Florida, Florida Weekly, WMEG Inc., Hotspots Media Inc., Hubbard Radio West Palm Beach, WPBF 25, and The SMART Ride.