Emerald Coast Pride
Thank you to all who supported and attended the Emerald Coast Pride events in 2023!
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 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.
7:00am -- Setup
8:00am -- Vendor Fair, Silent Auction, and Pride Raffle with DJ and food trucks (around the Big Pavilion): this will continue until 2:00pm.
9:00am -- Sponsorship recognition and event agenda review
9:10am -- Performance by Unity Chorus of Northwest Florida
9:20am -- Pride Walk inspirational speech by Dr. David Simmons, the President of PFLAG Niceville
9:30am -- Pride Walk: from Liza Jackson Park to Sound Park (where there will be Mom Hugs and free water) and back to Liza Jackson.
10:30am -- Open Mic Time (Big Pavilion): feel free to share your story with us
1:00pm: Silent Auction and Pride Raffle winners announced
2:00pm -- Clean up
List of Vendors participating in the Vendor Fair:
Food Trucks -- Emerald Coast Kettle Corn, Waffle Boutique, Taste the Rainbow, and Bun for the Road
Service Organizations -- PFLAG Niceville, Bridgeway Center, Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program, Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast, Free Mom Hugs, Okaloosa Democrats, OASIS, and Shelter House
Private Businesses -- Risque Moments, Mosaic Production Company, Scentsy, Jardin Du Chat, Merriment Photography, Maria's Face Painting, Sew Swanky, Gulf Coast Henna Tattoos and Hair Wraps, Handmade Huggables, I've Been Painting, Head & Heart, Heart Strings, Skyla's Beauty and Barber Lounge, Mary Kay, Be Kind to All, Pensacola Opera, and Eliza Dalton.
Pride Walk Notes:
Bring LGBTQ+ flags and hand-made signs to wave as we walk. We’ll march both directions on the sidewalk on the south side of Miracle Strip Parkway (about 1 mile there and 1 mile back). Those with mobility issues are warmly welcomed to join us for whatever part you want; we also need volunteers to help pass out water at Sound Park.
Become a sponsor!
Bronze Sponsors of $100 or more will receive a certificate of sponsorship and a rainbow flag flyer you can hand in your window as a sign that you are an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Silver Sponsors of $250 or more will receive the aforementioned items along with their business logo and information on our website.
Gold Sponsors of $500 or more will receive all of the aforementioned items, 2 free Niceville Pride t-shirts, and a space at our events to display marketing materials for your business.
Rainbow Sponsors of $1000 or more will receive all of the aforementioned items. Additionally, Rainbow Sponsors will be centered at each of our events. As such, Rainbow Sponsors will be given an opportunity to advertise their unique services and goals to our LGBTQIA+ constituents at the Pride Walk.
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.
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 email@example.com