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Key West Pride

Celebrate PRIDE on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style and its open and accepting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to party with friends, travel with family, or get lost in the magic of our tropical island, rediscover Key West and discover how one island’s One Human Family philosophy has created one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world. Show us your pride, we will show you our Key West Pride!

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Full Pride 2024 Schedule of Events

Happy Pride Month – June 1st

7 pmKey West Pride Follies. The Key West Business Guild opens This year’s PRIDE month with Pride Follies, showing at the Key West Theater – 512 Eaton St. Pride Follies began seventeen years ago to give Key West performers who usually perform in bars and restaurants the chance to appear on the professional stage. 2017 Fantasy Fest Queen Destiny Montgomery again directs this year’s production. She has assembled an array of acts with comedy, singing, and dancing. Full bar service will be available. After party at Mangoes to follow. Tickets are available HERE.

Monday, June 3rd

5 pm Pride Sip & Paint with artist, Sean Callahan. One Fish, Two Fish Studio – 1107 Whitehead St. Your experience includes: All supplies, personal instruction, and wine & light fare. This event is extremely limited due to space. Please contact the Key West Business Guild to sign up, if interested – (305) 294-4603. This event is 21+.

6 pm –It’s Official! Real Men Do Drag returns as an Official Gay Pride Kick-Off Event! Mark your calendars. Hosted at AquaPlex – 711 Duval St. A charitable fundraiser benefiting our Community’s newest 501(c)(3) charity, Key West Mile Markers, Inc. Reserved seating tickets go on sale in late April. ♥️🚴‍♂️♥️🚴‍♀️. Since 2017, The Key West Mile Markers have raised $1,276,450 for HIV health services and affordable housing. Tickets are available HERE.

Tuesday, June 4th

5:30 pm Pride Dinner and a Movie. The exquisite, Red Shoe Island Bistro located at 411 Petronia St is generously providing a 3-course, prefix menu to pair with our movie showing immediately following. There will be a cash bar available, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers before the showing. Experience a captivating night at the Tropic Cinema – 416 Eaton St, with ‘Rink & Ring: Stories of Strength and Identity’. The event will feature two profound films exploring personal journeys’ trials and triumphs. The first film, ‘SKATE’,  is a short 15 minute film that follows a young man as he seeks solace in the roller skating world while caring for his ailing father. The second film, ‘CLOCKED’, follows the gripping tale of Adolfo Rivera, an undefeated boxer grappling with his identity and familial expectations in a conservative Miami community. Together, these films celebrate resilience and the courage to embrace one’s truth. The evening will include a Q&A session with the filmmakers. Dinner is limited to only 40 people and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is only $100 per person. For those not interested in dinner, the movie is free and open to the public and will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are available HERE. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night!

Wednesday, June 5th

Noon – Key West Pride Kick-off Luncheon “Celebrating Key West’s 70’s Disco Era and its contribution to Pride” with special presentations. Hosted at the Beachside Key West – 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd. Entry is $35 for KWBG members and $45 for non-members. Sign-up will be available soon!

5:30 pmKey West Pride 2024 Kickoff hosted by Hard Rock Café Key West – 313 Duval St. Key West Pride Festival is taking you back in time, to the 70s to be exact when Disco was King(or Queen)! Your entry includes open bar service including Stoli cocktails, wine and beer, an array of appetizers & desserts, and a local DJ, Soundwave, and Top Jimmy. The cost is $20 if you prepay or $25 at the door. This event is for 21+ only. Tickets are available HERE.

7 pm A HARD GAYs NIGHT at Island House Key West– 1129 Fleming St. After kickoff, and before bed, comes Island House! Splash into some clothing-optional fun for a PRIDE-THEMED NIGHTTIME NAKED POOL PARTY! Admission includes 3 FREE Stoli cocktails, gourmet appetizers, and resort access until 4 AM! $20 donation benefits Womankind, offering high-quality health care to Key’s residents of all income levels. All gay, bi, queer, trans + brothers welcome.

9 pm“Prouder Together” Charity Disco Ball at The Birdcage – 504 Angela St. hosted by Tina Burner & Epiphany Get Paid featuring The Divas & The Aquanettes!

Thursday, June 6th

11 am“Pride Fest’s Taste the Rainbow Tour” hosted by Key West Food Tours. Join us for a Pride pre-game like no other! Drink tasty cocktails & a couple brunchy bites with the gals at 4 Key West gay-owned and friendly bars. We’ll tour you through the neighborhood, share gay history, and line up some Instagram-worthy shots to make everyone who missed out jealous. Leave loose and ready to parade away! 4 FAB stops • 4 drinks & 2 food tastings • 2 hours of Gayity. Tickets available HERE.

4-6 pm –  Pride Wine Tasting  hosted by The Gardens Hotel – 526 Angela St. Taste five wines from around the world and a great rose plus 20% off bottle purchases!

6 pmFury “Tea on the Sea” sunset sail, which promises to be a fantastic floating tea dance experience. Please check-in at Opal Key Marina located at 241 Front St.  Tickets are available HERE.

9 pmKey West Local Bartender Competition sponsored by Stoli. Join us at  Bourbon St. Pub – 724 Duval St. Join us as local bars compete to be crowned the Ultimate Bartender Champion for Pride 2024, and bragging rights, of course! ALL WELCOME, 21+.

10 pmGoGo Boy Party feat. The Men of SPUNK: NYC’s most popular GoGo Party.  All are welcome at the Birdcage Cabaret – 504 Angela St. for a night of fun and dancing. Hosted by Holly Dae. $10 cover, $5 with KW local ID. This is a 21+ event!

Friday, June 7th

10 am – Pride Week Brunch Sail Fundraiser – A more ‘colorful’ version of our weekly Sunday brunch sail aboard the SV Argo Navis – 0 (zero) Margaret St. Come out sailing in support of Gay Key West and Key West Pride Week!  We’re hosting a ’70s disco swimsuit contest at this festive fundraiser ~ $30 from every ticket sold goes back to Gay Key West to help support future Pride Week activities. So, dig deep in your closet or visit a vintage shop and get ready to show off your Pride at the Argo Navis disco swimsuit contest!  The winner receives a bunch of cool schwag plus a gift certificate for a sunset sail for two that’s good for a year. This is a 21+ event! Pups are welcome. Tickets are available HERE.

11 am“Pride Fest’s Taste the Rainbow Tour” hosted by Key West Food Tours. Join us for a Pride pre-game like no other! Drink tasty cocktails & a couple brunchy bites with the gals at 4 Key West gay-owned and friendly bars. We’ll tour you through the neighborhood, share gay history, and line up some Instagram-worthy shots to make everyone who missed out jealous. Leave loose and ready to parade away! 4 FAB stops • 4 drinks & 2 food tastings • 2 hours of Gayity. Tickets available HERE.

Noon – All welcome R U WET YET Pool Party, hosted by Kat D and DJ Erika spinning at Alexander’s Guesthouse – 1118 Fleming St. Enjoy $5 drink specials, complimentary food, raffle prizes & games. $10 donation at the door benefitting KWBG.

NoonSAUSAGE FEST POOL PARTY at Island House Key West – 1129 Fleming St. The title says it all! The real deal! Join the boyz of Island House for a naked sausage party like no other! Gourmet sausage flavors from around the world, friendly pool boyz, signature Stoli frozen drinks, & food specials! Frolic in some clothing-optional fun! All gay, bi, queer, trans + brothers welcome.

1:30 pmDrag Story Time. Join local drag legend Puddin’ Taine and special guests for a Drag Story Time at the Fringe Theater in the Key West Armory – 600 White St. Puddin’ and friends will read an array of stories for the young and the young at heart. All will be invited to participate in crafts provided by the folks at Project Lighthouse to enhance the lessons learned in each story. Drag Story Time is a collaboration between Queer Keys, Project Lighthouse, the Fringe Theater, and the Key West Business Guild. Light snacks will be served.

6 pm “We Love Our Allies Pride Party” returns with DJ Mira at 22 & Co. – 504 Angela St. Ally: an LGBTQIA+ ally is someone who supports and educates themselves about and speaks out and advocates for LGBTQIA+ people and/or community. Join us for an evening of celebration and support for our allies. 21+ event.

7:30 pmI FEEL LOVE: A Queer Disco Revue presented by The Crown & Anchor and La Te Da – 1125 Duval St.
Benefitting Key West Business Guild and PROUDER TOGETHER. Hosted by La Te Da’s Randy Roberts and The Crown & Anchor’s Jonathan Hawkins featuring RuPaul Drag Race’s Tina Burner with a cast of your favorite local Key West, South Florida, and P-Town Talent! Ticket are available HERE!

9 pm –Get ready to boogie the night away at the Mangoes – 700 Duval St. “70’s Retro Disco Party” in the exclusive upstairs Ricky Ricardo Room. For just $25, you get entrance to the party, one well-brand drink, and a night of fabulous DJ-spun dance tunes. Dress up in your best 70s-themed attire and participate in the costume contest for a chance to win exciting prizes for first, second, and third place. It’s going to be an unforgettable night of dancing, fun, and laughter! Hurry, space is limited, so grab your tickets now before they sell out. Don’t miss out on this incredible 21+ Pride event! Tickets are available HERE.

Saturday, June 8th

11 amOpen to All Sandbar Snorkel Trip aboard Blu Q. Experience the ultimate freedom with a Blu Q trip. Our Open to All Sandbar Snorkel trips are designed to offer a unique and exhilarating experience where you can truly be yourself. Feel free to wear as much or as little clothing as you like and enjoy the company of like-minded people in a safe and welcoming environment. Blu Q is Located three blocks North of the intersection at Fleming and Margaret Street – at the Key West Historic Seaport in Old Town – 120 Margaret St. Ages 21+ • 4 Hours • BYOB  Book HERE.

10:30amPre Disco Bar Roll Brunch, hosted by Big Cheezees– 404 Southard St. Enjoy a great breakfast menu before embarking on our epic bar stroll(NOT INCLUDED IN BAR CRAWL TICKET PRICE)!

Key West Pride DISCO-THEMED PUB ROLL- Sponsored by Hear 4u Audiologylogy. Hop on the Old Town trolley and enjoy an array of Pride drinks curated specially for this event. Your ticket allows for one drink at each stop. Meet us at La Concha Key West- 430 Duval Street. Please check in no later than 1:00 pm, the crawl will kick off promptly at 1:30 PM. Grab your friends and dress in your best summertime disco 70s attire to party with us! This event is strictly for ages21+ The person with the best-dressed costume will be crowned the CO-GRAND Marshall at the Pride Parade Alongside local celebrity, Q mitch! PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE PLAN TO WALK OR RIDE SHARE AS THE DROP-OFF POINT WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE STARTING POINT. Tickets are limited and are available HERE.

4 pm – Come and join us at Key West Pride’s “We Are Family” Street Fair and Disco Party on the 700, 800, & 900 blocks of Duval St! This year, to beat the predicted heat, we will be hosting the street fair in the evening! The event will feature a wide range of performances and vendors hosted by a local favorite and will run until 8 pm. After that, a disco party led by a local DJ, DJ Mr. Enjoy, will take over until 11 pm. This year, we are excited to introduce the Boogie Down Café which will be in the 800 block of the street fair! Allow us to take care of your food needs, so you don’t have to worry about that appetite you are sure to gain from all the boogieing! You can prepay for your meal in advance, and every purchase will include a meal selection from five vendors and an alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) drink of your choice. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GAY Key West, so your attendance will help support a great cause. There will be seating provided under a tent with jumbo fans to keep you cool. Tickets are available HERE.

9:30 pmGlitter and Diamonds at 22 & Co. and the Birdcage – 504 Angela St. Costumes? Glitter?! Diamonds?!
Who says we have to wait until Fantasy Fest to sharpen our costume knives? Join 22&Co., the Birdcage (formerly Side Bar) & Tony Baltimore for the First Annual GLITTER & DIAMONDS party on the last night of PRIDE IN KEY WEST!  The best DJs around, chic costumes galore & more dancing than you could ever wish for! Let’s celebrate KEY WEST PRIDE the best way we know how; with GLITTER & DIAMONDS!

10 pmPurgatory All Welcome Party – Adult-themed party where bad boys and bad girls come to play! Hosted by Bourbon St. Pub- 724 Duval St. Cover charge at the door. This event is 21+.

Sunday, June 9

10 am – MCC Church Pride Service -1215 Petronia St.

10 am – St Paul’s Church – PRIDE Mass – 401 Duval Street

11 am – Unity of the Keys Pride Service – 1011 Virginia St.

11 am – One island Family Pride Service – 801 Georgia St

NoonKey West Pride Drunken’ Drag Brunch at Mangoes – 700 Duval St. Celebrate Sunday Funday Key West style at Mangoes Drag Brunch Show. Mangoes Drag Brunch has been voted in the Top 10 Drag Brunch Shows in the USA by the Miami Herald. VIP tickets & General Admission tickets include: a fabulous Drag show, a live DJ, bottomless mimosas, & a portion of each ticket goes to the nonprofit partner. (VIP tickets have the best view of the show.) Mangoes offers a special a la carte brunch menu with delicious brunch specials. Stay after the show ends for the After Party to get your picture taken with the beautiful drag queens and keep dancing to DJ Jeff’s tunes. A portion of each ticket sold will go to our nonprofit partner for this month. THIS EVENT IS A 21+ EVENT. Tickets are available HERE.

NoonHOT NAKED SUNDAY POOL PARTY at Island House Key West – 1129 Fleming St. After church, and before tea dance, comes Island House! Music Videos! Giveaways! Free Stoli shots! Pool boyz! A Gay Key West tradition for 2 decades! All gay, bi, queer, trans + brothers welcome.

4 pmPride Edition – Disco Tea Dance at La Te Da – 1125 Duval St. LaTeDa has the honor of hosting the closing event of Key West Pride 2024! Every Sunday since 1977 LaTeDa has hosted its famous Tea Dance. Tea Dance takes on epic proportions to celebrate the culmination of Key West Pride week! Local icon DJ Rude Girl will be spinning classic Disco tunes for four hours, so make sure you wear your dancing shoes and be ready to party. Socialize and revel with tourists and locals alike. Tea Dance at LaTeDa embraces the One Human Family attitude and is a window into the slightly raucous attitude of Old Key West.

5 pmKey West Pride Parade – Celebrating the 70’s Disco Era. The parade will start at the Quay located at the Truman Waterfront, to Whitehead St, left on Whitehead to Front St., then right onto Duval Street, ending on United Street( ultimately Tea Dance).

8 pmDrag Battle Royale Crown & Anchor Divas join the Aquanettes at Aqua Key West – 711 Duval St. Drag Queen Karaoke immediately following at 11 pm.

Daily Activities

Museums: Key West Butterfly Conservatory, Little White House, Key West Aquarium, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West Firehouse Museum, Key West Light House, Key West Ship Wreck Museum,  Audubon House, Oldest House, and Garden Museum, USCGC Ingham Museum, Tennessee Williams Museum

Land Activities: Key West Food Tours,  Up the Keys Eco Tour, Fort Zachary State Park, West Martello Tower, A & M Scooter Rental, KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Key West Cemetery, Key West Adventures, Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Ghost Hunt, Old Town Trolley Tours, Conch Tour Train, Haunted Key West, Ghosts and Mysteries, Ghosts and Gravestones, D’vine Wine Gallery, Key West Fine Wine, Key West Wildlife Center, Perky’s Key West Excursion.

Water Activities: Argo Navis, Blu Q, Classic Harbor Lines, Cruisin’ Tikis, Danger Charters, Fish N Chicks, Fury, Island Vibe Charters, Island Vibe Charters, Java Cat, Jolly Rover II, Key West Eco Tours, Key West Sailing Center, Key West Snorkeling. Land Boat Charters, Off the Charts, Schooner America, Sunset Sail Key West, Sunset Watersports, SV Argo Navis, Yankee Freedom III

Future Pride Dates

2024: 6/5 – 6/9
2025: 6/4 – 6/8
2026: 6/3 – 6/7
2027: 6/2 – 6/6
2028: 6/7 – 6/11