Goddess of The River Challenge Launches Pride Week

Photo credit Nick Adkins

The Goddess of The River Challenge, held Wednesday at Flips Flops Dockside Eatery culminated in a three-way lip-sync battle.

“We had a lot of fun, and we’re excited to be a part of Pride Fort Lauderdale in the future,” said Lauren White, owner of Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures the sponsor of the event.

The Pride Fort Lauderdale kick-off mixer got the community prepared for a week of Pride events with drag stars Kitty Meow, Misty Eyez and Flip Flops’ Queen, Amanda Austin.

The trio held a kiki with guests, posed for photos, and competed in a lip-sync battle to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” together with Fort Lauderdale flair.

Due to some technical difficulties, the evening was kept at Flip Flops’ but the Queens found a way to make it work with a performance that ended in a close three-way draw for the Goddess of The River title.

The mixer was a free event with a suggested donation of $10, with all funds going to Fort Lauderdale Pride.

The event was additionally sponsored by Staying Afloat Party Boat Rental and was organized by Rabble with a Cause.

On Thursday Pride is hosting two events: the Runway Fashion Show at the Hard Rock Event Center starting at 7 p.m. and the Official Thursday Night Party at the Alibi in Wilton Manors starting at 9 p.m.

On Friday the fun stays in Wilton Manors for the  “Pride on the Drive.” The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. as dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops roll out the rainbow carpet. Enjoy drink specials, discounts and live entertainment at participating businesses all night, up and down Wilton Drive.

Visit PrideFortLauderdale.org for a complete listing of events. Visit SFGN.com/FTLpride2019 for ongoing coverage of Pride week.