ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Pete Pride is a month-long festival held in June.
The city has held several events this month to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the LGBT community of the Tampa Bay area.
Here’s a guide to this weekend’s festivities:
Mayor Rick Kriseman raised a rainbow flag over city hall on Thursday morning to herald the city’s annual Pride weekend festivities.
It marked the fourth consecutive year Kriseman raised the rainbow flag over city hall.
Some 5,000 people will walk in the parade along Bayshore Drive with "sequins, beads, leathers and feathers."
This year's parade starts at 5th Avenue North and Bayshore Drive at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It goes south on Bayshore Drive to Dali Boulevard.
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the 15th annual Pride Parade.
This year’s festival is expected to draw more than 50,000 people.
The free festival at Grand Central District will feature live music performances, entertainment, community booths, art and food.
It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.