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Live Music, Vendors, Food Trucks, Kids Zone, Raffles, Games, Beer, & More!

The LGBTQ Center of Bay County is proud to sponsor the FIRST Bay Pride Festival in downtown Panama City, Florida.


The Festival in McKenzie Park (12-6PM) is open to the public, family friendly and FREE! Enjoy live music, DJs, craft and merchandise vendors, beer tent, food trucks, raffles, kid zone, stilt walker, face painter, balloon twister artist and free health screening by the Bay County Health Department.

Join us at The Panama City Center for the ARTS for 'Center Stage' from 4-9pm where we will be having a Q&A/Presentation by local author, Jerry Watkins. He will be discussing his book: Queering the Redneck Riviera, followed by a video produced by local GCSC students featuring local LGBTQ individuals, history and personal stories. This will be followed by our feature presentation: Stonewall Uprising.

Top the night off with the Bay Pride After-Party! (6-10PM) at The Funky Mermaid downtown for drinks, food and fun with our festival MCs Ambrosia Starling and Anastasya Leigh Valentine performing.

(After Party is strictly 18+)