Your events guide for 2023 River City Pride 🏳️‍🌈

News4JAX at River City Pride in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Are you ready for the largest community Pride celebration Jacksonville has ever seen?

River City Pride announced a 10-day celebration featuring multiple LGBTQIA+ businesses around Northeast Florida.

Events range from comedy shows, parades, festivals, bingo, parties and more!

Related: River City Pride makes list of ‘best Pride parades and festivals in the U.S. to celebrate LGBTQ rights’

News4JAX has compiled the list of events from River City Pride and has listed them in order by date below.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

A Pride Bingo Night hosted by Karissa Wade will be held at Hamburger Mary’s at 7 p.m. Address: 3333 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Wednesday, Oct. 4

A family pride game night will take place at Dart Bar and Keg & Coin from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A cosplay game night will be held at 9 p.m. Address: 1271 King St, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Florida

Wednesday, Oct. 4

A Pup Pride Party will be held at Boot Rack Saloon at 7 p.m. Address: 4751 Lenox Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Thurs. Oct. 5

JaxRCPride alongside Jax Black Pride announced a Comedy Open Mic Pride Night at The Ritz Theatre and Museum. The show will be hosted by Tanisha Iman and Sondra Todd. The door cost is $10. Address: 829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Friday, Oct. 6

MixHer is hosting a Pride Happy Hour at Alewife Bottleshop and Tasting Room at 6 p.m. Address: 1035 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Friday, Oct. 6

Birdies is hosting a Jack Pride Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Address: 1044 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Friday, Oct. 6

Inchahoots is hosting a Pride Dance Night at 9 p.m. Address: 711 Edison Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Saturday, Oct. 7

River City Pride is hosting its festival and cabaret from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event will feature vendors, food trucks, and performances of all types. Click here for more information. News4JAX and CW17 will be at the festival handing out ‘Swag Bags’ during the community event. Address: 831 College St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Saturday, Oct. 7

Stonewall Sports is hosting a Silent Disco Pride Party at the VyStar Breezway at 10 p.m. More information will become available closer to date.

Sunday, Oct. 8

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Jacksonville’s Pride Parade will be held at 2 p.m. and will feature dozens of floats that will weave through Riverside and 5 Points. Click here for more details.

  • A pride viewing party will be held at Park Place in 5 Points at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 8

An official Jax RCPride Closing Party will be held at Park Place following the parade.

Click here for more information.

WJXT & CW17 are proud media sponsors of the 2023 River City Pride. Those who sign up to become a News4JAX Insider — or show proof they are already one — will receive a Graham Media Group “Swag Bag.”

Jax River City Pride is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit All-Volunteer organization inspired to make a long-lasting impact in Jacksonville’s LGBTQIA+ Community. Celebrated in October, Jax River City Pride welcomes everyone to come together and enjoy the celebration of our diverse community in October.

Jax River City Pride Parade is a 1.5-mile celebration through the most prominent historic LGBTQIA+ community in Jacksonville and past thousands of supporters along the route. The parade ends in the 5 Points business district and is a prime spot to view the parade.

Jax River City Pride Festival includes live entertainment and dozens of local vendors, including artists, businesses, and other non-profits, as well as multiple food vendors. It consists of a Family Fun Zone with face painting, a rock wall, and inflatables.

Jax River City Pride Cabaret is the crown jewel that showcases national acts worldwide and attracts thousands of attendees each year.

In this photo provided by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the Acosta Bridge is illuminated with rainbow lighting in honor of Pride Month, Monday, June 7, 2021, in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. Florida has doused the rainbow lights temporarily decorating the bridge to celebrate gay rights, saying the decision was not motivated by animus but because the display violated regulations. The lights were turned back to blue Tuesday night, June 8. (Fred Ortyl/ Jacksonville Transportation Authority via AP) (Jacksonville Transportation Authority)

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.