Tampa is set to host Pride on the River, an inaugural end-of-summer celebration held at various locations along the Hillsborough River on Sept. 18. It’s put on by Tampa Pride, whose goal is to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Tampa Bay.
Activities include a drag brunch, boat parade and family festival. Starting the festivities, Brianna Summers serves as host for a drag brunch at 1 p.m. at Anchor and Brine, 505 Water St., Tampa. $30, $50 with unlimited mimosas.
The Diversity Boat Parade follows on the Hillsborough River. It kicks off at 3 p.m. in Garrison Channel between the Marriott Water Street and Harbour Island and heads down the river to Armature Works. Boats are welcome to join the parade for a $90 registration fee.
The parade culminates at the pier at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., where the Riverside Festival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy a day of music, live performances, activities and fireworks. Admission is free.
For more information, call the Tampa Pride office at 813-777-4832.