4th Annual Fernandina Beach Pride Parade & Festival to be held June 8th

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Fernandina Beach Pride Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting the Nassau County LGBTQ+ community, will host its fourth annual Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Central Park. This year’s event is presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.


“We are excited and honored to put on the largest Pride celebration in the city’s almost 200-year-old history,” said Jordan Morris, president of Fernandina Beach Pride. “It will be a day full of love, acceptance, and celebration of being your authentic self.”

The event will feature over 50 parade entries, 100 vendors, and is expected to attract 3,000 visitors, marking a significant increase from 2023.

Event Highlights:
  • Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Route: From Central Park, down Ash St., to Centre St. via 2nd St., and back to Central Park.
  • Entries: Over 50 parade entries.
  • Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Features:
    • Largest “Vendor Village” to date with 100 vendors.
    • Seven food trucks.
    • “Family Fun Zone” with face painting and games.
    • Live music from Jacksonville-based 7 Street Band.
Special Guests:
  • Parade Grand Marshal: Cindy Watson, founder and recently retired CEO of JASMYN.
  • Keynote Speaker: Meteorologist Trevor Gibbs from Action News Jax.
Additional Events:
  • Pride Afterparty:
    • Location: The Palace Saloon’s Outdoor Shipyard.
    • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Age: 21+
    • Performers: Local acts Brian Ernst and Honey Deacon.

  • Drag Brunch:
    • Date: Sunday, June 9.
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: Disco Witch Brewing, Yulee.
    • Age: 18+
    • Performers: Four local drag acts.
    • Catering: Luxe Picnics by Les.
    • Tickets: $45, available on Humanitix
    • Proceeds: Benefit the Fernandina Beach Pride Scholarship Fund, which has awarded $23,000 to Nassau County high school seniors since 2020.

For more information or to donate to the Fernandina Beach Pride Scholarship Fund, please visit www.fernandinabeachpride.com.

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