Tampa Pride returns with diversity street parade, food truck alley, vendor fair

Tampa Pride officially returns to the city of Tampa on March 26 with a full day of celebrations. Festivities for Tampa Pride 2022 include a vendor and wellness fair, a full local food truck alley, a big street parade, and a Pride at Night Party at The Cuban Club in Historic Ybor City. Bands will perform at the Cuban Club Main Stage every hour beginning at 11:30am.

The vendor festival and health and wellness fair at HCC Ybor, Presented by CAN (Community Action Network), begins at 11am and will run until 4pm on March 26. HCC Ybor is located at 2112 N 15th Street. Myriad local businesses will be out celebrating this diverse community. Shop small, support local, and enjoy a day of love in beautiful Ybor.

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Huge parade planned for Tampa Pride 2022

The 7th annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade will march through historic Ybor City, also known as the GaYBOR District. This parade will wind its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and E 7th Avenue, down E 7th Avenue to N 20th Street where it will turn north to disperse. It all begins promptly at 4pm. The parade received a huge volume of interest, and spaces in it sold out swiftly. Get ready for some extravagant displays.

Get ready for the Tampa Pride After Party at The Cuban Club Main Stage. This After Party features local and national headlining artists, a laser light show, and international DJ Matt Suave.

Aja Labeija, Kezra Leon, Niomi Onassis Knight, Orusha San Miguel & Co., House of Ninja, Don Delion will perform on the stage beginning at 7pm. At 9pm, Niomi Onassis Knight and Kandy Muse take over the stage and will be joined by House of West, and Yummy Prodigy & Co.

You can learn all about Tampa Pride 2022 by visiting the official event site.

Before the major festivities, an art and music festival is in the works.

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Art and music festival returns to Ybor City

Tampa Bay’s very own Tampa Bay Pride Band is hosting the 5th Annual Pride Music and Art Festival. The festival takes place on Saturday March 12 from 5:00pm–9pm at HCC in Ybor City in the Performing Arts Building. The Art Festival will begin at 5pm with artists around the Tampa Bay area.

The artwork presentation is created, procured, and coordinated by David Rule from Created.Rule. There will be refreshments, live music, raffles and silent auction. The festival will conclude with Tampa Bay Pride Band’s very own Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds and feature Tampa Bay’s own Lumina Youth Choir.

They will take the stage at 7:30pm performing “Let Them Hear You!” The Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds contribution to the 2022 Pride Music and Arts Festival is centered around a musical interpretation of the diversity of our band, the LGBTQIA+ Community, and the Tampa Bay Area itself. Tickets for the festival are $20 and can be reserved in advance online.

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