Sarasota looks to “Color the World with Pride”

Sarasota celebrates the 26th annual Pridefest in J.D. Hamel Park Saturday, Oct. 17.

Themed “Color the World with Pride,” this year’s festival will kick off at high noon with a performance from the all-female troupe The Cheaters.

The opening ceremonies for Sarasota Pride start at 2 p.m. and the festival will last until 6:00 p.m. with live performances from Kelly Neff, Diversity, DeLaran Withers and Lisa Noe Band with Jami Gee.

“There’s a beer garden, Tiki bar, a kids’ zone. We are up to almost a hundred vendors,” says Sarasota Pride chairman Cindy Barnes. “It’s going to be a busy day, and there is something there for everybody to enjoy.”

Food trucks for Perry’s BarBQ, Purple Belle ice cream and Moe’s Treat Wagon will be also be at the festival.

Full schedule
Cheaters – 12:00-2:00
Opening Ceremonies – 2:00-2:20
Kelly Neff – 12:20-3:15
Diversity – 3:15-3:35
DeLaran Withers – 3:35-4:00
Lisa Noe Band (with Jami Gee) – 4:00-6:00

Read the full, official Sarasota Pride Guide


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