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Tampa to hold inaugural Pride on the River event

Join Tampa’s first end-of-summer celebration.
Joseph Speicher watches as the floats pass by during the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade. Tampa is set to hold its inaugural Pride on the River on Sept. 18.
Joseph Speicher watches as the floats pass by during the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade. Tampa is set to hold its inaugural Pride on the River on Sept. 18. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Aug. 18
Updated Aug. 18

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.