Pride on the Block is back for 2021 and is the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month.
On June 26, attendees will have the opportunity to see live music performances, participate in dance parties, attend art workshops, and even see a furry parade.
Admission is free, but wristbands will be sold for discounted drinks. All proceeds will go to Transpire Help, a non-profit organization that connects the LGBT community to resources to overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
The festivities begin at 2 p.m. at 500 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, and won’t end until midnight.
“This event is so vital to the LGBTQIA+ community because it is the ONLY Pride Festival in Palm Beach County this year,” event organizer Adam Sessa said.
Sessa said that COVID-19 separated the LGBT community and that Pride on the Block is a way to unite the community once again by celebrating Pride Month.
“This is going to be an amazing day filled with family-friendly and inclusive activities during the day and more fierce entertainment at night!” he said.
At 2 p.m., attendees will be able to browse through the In the Mix Pride Market before heading to the Pajaro Pride Art Show and Workshop.
All sorts of vendors will be present at the market, such as Osiris Crystals, Broom Closet Crafts, and Sassy’s Box.
There are a few spots open for vendors who would like to rent a booth, but there are no more open spots for musicians.
Starting at 2:30 p.m., the Over the Rainbow Family Drag Show will begin. Following the show is Doggie Style: a canine fashion show at 3:30 p.m.
At 4 p.m., guests can see the furry parade and celebrate the LGBT community with a dance party at the 500 Block Stage.
Speed dating will be available at 5 p.m., then live music performances begin at 6 p.m.
Pride on the Block will feature more than 20 performances from many musicians and artists, including Yoko Oso, Anita Buffet, and more.
Around 7:30 p.m., Queer-aoke will begin. Attendees will have the opportunity to sing karaoke to their favorite songs at Hullabaloo.
At 8 p.m., the event becomes less family-friendly and more adult-oriented.
A second drag show will take place at 9 p.m. followed by entertainment called Leather Night at the Subculture Alley.
“We're here to love, dance, live, and to celebrate our accomplishments as a whole. Everyone is welcomed to be part of this community,” Sessa said. “It doesn't matter as long as we have respect!”