Emerald Coast Pride

June 2023

Thank you to all who supported and attended the Emerald Coast Pride events in 2023!

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PFLAG Niceville along with our sponsors and allies are proud to announce Emerald Coast Pride 2023!

Please mark your calendars and share these events with friends and family. All are welcome as we create a safe space for all. 

Learn about the events, sponsorship, and vendor opportunities below!

Please note that the events will have security and medical personnel to ensure a safe time for all. 

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Pride Prom for all ages

Saturday, June 24, 2023 | The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

Saturday, June 24th, is the totally free Pride Prom for all ages at the Island Resort on Okaloosa Island from 6:30-10:00pm. 

This upscale prom will feature table-service with drinks and elegant food, like gourmet fruit, veggie, and charcuterie platters. Join us on the large dance floor of the Aruba Ballroom where pride anthems will play beneath a shimmering disco ball. DJ Mike Ice will play any song your heart desires. 

Dress up or dress down, you are welcome no matter what you wear. Come solo, with a date, or with friends -- this event is for everyone! 

Important Parking Information: For those attending, please park in The Island Resort's parking garage. You can obtain a free parking pass from the parking attendant in the parking garage or from the front desk manager in the main lobby of The Island Resort.  If you have access to a printer, and would like to print your own parking pass, please see below.

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Crestview, FL: Twin Hills Park

Pride Family Cookout

On Saturday, June 17th, the Pride Family Cookout will be held in Twin Hills Park in Crestview, FL from 4:00-6:00pm. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, and drinks will be provided. This is a family event that will feature 2 cornhole sets, an inflatable dartboard with velcro darts, horseshoes, and a giant Jenga. Feel free to walk around the lake or enjoy the playground and athletic courts. 

Please note that the events will have security to ensure a safe time for all. 

Saturday, June 10, 2023 | Ft. Walton Beach, FL: Liza Jackson Park

Vendor Fair & Pride Walk

Join us for a free family-friendly LGBTQ+ Vendor Fair, Pride Walk,  and more to celebrate pride month and create a safe space for all LGBTQ+ people and allies. 

Participate in our Silent Auction and Pride Raffle to win fun prizes like t-shirts, vacation stays, tattoos, and more! This is part of multiple events in June for Emerald Coast Pride. 

There’s a playground, restrooms/water fountains, and access to the Gulf.  Feel free to park in the parking lots to the west, north, and east of the park. Feel free to bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on, as well as sunscreen and liquids to stay hydrated. Please note that the events will have security and medical personnel to ensure a safe time for all. 


List of Vendors participating in the Vendor Fair:


Pride Walk Notes:

2023 sponsors

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Become a sponsor!

You can help us with our mission by creating safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community. At the same time, you will also be tapping into a lucrative market share.

Purchase sponsorship via PayPal button below and please email Logan at logan@pflagniceville.com with your business name. Thank you!

Vendor Information for June 10th Event

PFLAG Niceville's Emerald Coast Pride consists of several events occurring in the month of June. One such event, the Pride Walk and Vendor Fair, will occur on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Liza Jackson Park (LJP) in Fort Walton Beach from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Historically, this event has attracted 400+ participants!

We are currently accepting applications for vendors interested in advertising their business and selling their merchandise to our numerous constituents! In an effort to encourage businesses serving LGBTQIA+ persons and other underserved populations, we have made securing marketing space at our event affordable and easy! For $50, you can reserve a spot in our vendor fair to popularize your business among the multitude of LGBTQIA+ persons expected to attend our family-oriented pride event! Funds collected from this event will help continue PFLAG Niceville's outreach initiatives centering local LGBTQIA+ advocacy and education. 

There are just two steps involved in booking a 10 x 10 marketing space in our vendor fair: 

For additional information concerning the Vendor Fair and Emerald Coast Pride at large, please email Logan at logan@pflagniceville.com