Going to be near downtown St. Petersburg this weekend? Take note: The annual St. Pete Pride Parade & Street Festival is Saturday. And whether you'll be headed to the celebration or trying to make your way around it, here's what you need to know.
Participants start assembling at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the parade kickoff at 10 a.m. from Third Avenue N at 31st Street proceeding east on Third Avenue to 30th Street, then south on 30th Street to Central Avenue, then east on Central to 21st Street.
It will be restricted within the Grand Central district for most of the day, including along Central Avenue from 21st to 28th streets between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and along the parade route from 10 a.m. to noon.
What about the big sign I want to bring?
People who want to use amplified sound, hand-held signs or banners that are bigger than their torsos or mounted on sticks will be relegated to 27th Street at Central Avenue or anywhere outside the permitted area.
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