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St. Pete Pride 2019 is here: Parking, events, the parade, what to know

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — St. Pete Pride is here!

The Saturday Party kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Tech Data St. Pete Pride Parade beginning at 7:15 p.m. We're expecting 5,000 people to march along Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg, celebrating our diverse community. 

Expect to see more than 200,000 people watching the parade. Your favorite 10News anchors and reporters will be rolling by on a float, decked out in rainbow colors!

The St. Pete Pride Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It's expected to draw more than 50,000 people, who will be able to enjoy live entertainment, art, community booths and incredible food.

Speaking of entertainment, there's still time to buy VIP tickets for Saturday, which will get you front-of-stage access for the North Straub Main Stage in St. Petersburg. Click here to learn more about VIP opportunities.

Click here for a full list of St. Pete Pride events.

St. Pete Pride location:

St. Petersburg Waterfront

375 Bayshore Drive NE 

St. Petersburg, FL 33705 United States

Know before you go

No outside beverages or alcohol can be brought to the parade. But, don't worry: Plenty of water and drinks will be sold at the festival.

Here's a short list of things to keep at home: outside alcohol, inline skates, laser pointers, radios, skateboards/scooters, fireworks, weapons and pets. (We love animals, too, it will just be safer for them at home).

Pride attendees who need accessible viewing: We're so excited to give you a great vantage point. There will be an accessible viewing area located at South Straub Park next to the water fountain.

Interpreting services for the parade will be available by the HCA South Straub Stage.

Parking at St. Pete Pride 2019

We know you're probably nervous about parking with so many thousands of people heading out for a weekend of celebration -- we've got you covered.

Public transportation is a great option this weekend. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is offering free rides to St. Pete Pride, in celebration of Florida's largest Pride celebration. PSTA says it's making "all routes free" to celebrate on June 22. Click here for more information.

You can actually park and ride from St. Pete High School or Tropicana Field. For those who are visiting our great city or just new in town, welcome! Below are the addresses.

St. Pete High School

  • 2501 5th Ave. North
  • Park FREE and catch the route 9 to the parade

Tropicana Field

  • 1 Tropicana Drive
  • $10 parking and catch the route 18 to the parade
  • Noon to midnight

Want to use a ride-sharing service instead? We totally understand. Everybody has their own preference. Lyft is actually donating $1 from every ride to-and-from St. Pete Pride this weekend. That means by using the Lyft app to come celebrate with us, you'll be helping this festival continue to grow in the future. There's even a prime drop-off location for Lyft drivers. Click here to learn more about Lyft.

Was that a lot of information to digest? Check out this map for a more visual explanation of parking and ride options.

How to dress for St. Pete Pride

Wear something that celebrates you! This is an inclusive event but if you're worried about temperatures, that's where we can help! Click here for the latest forecast from our all-star team of meteorologists. And below, we've also got some advice for dealing with the heat. Click here if you can't see the heat advice video below.

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