JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – River City Pride has postponed its parade on Saturday due to Hurricane Ian.
The announcement was made on Wednesday ahead of local impacts from Hurricane Ian.
“We have been asked by the city to postpone the Pride parade scheduled this Saturday, October 1,” the announcement read. “We will work with the city on a possible new date.”
The following events will still go on:
- Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7 p.m.: The official #JaxRCPride Kickoff Party will take place at The GlassFactory (601 Myrtle Ave N 32204) - this is a 21+ event, with internationally known DJ Drew G from DirtyPop. Tickets $10 - https://jaxrcpride.org/kickoff-party
- Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 PM: Comedy for Pride featuring Jessica Kirson. Sun-Ray Cinema’s Pizza Cave presents Comedy for Pride with the hilarious Jessica Kirson
- Sunday, October 2 at 11:00 AM: #JaxRCPride Festival & Cabaret will take place at Riverside Park in 5 Points and includes live entertainment, vendors, artists, non-profits, a kid zone, and food trucks. https://jaxrcpride.org/festivalcabaret
The pride board is devoted to creating a new pride that is not only a source of events that provide a safe space but also a resource center for the LGBTQIA community. As such, it rebranded to reflect that drive to be a bigger part of the community. This rebranding includes a new website that was launched to tell its story better, provide community resources, information and much more.
As part of expanding its vision, JAX River City Pride elected a new board last December and has been continuously growing its committee members. We also recently partnered with Visit Jacksonville to create a deeper sense of community and to showcase Jacksonville as a welcoming and diverse destination.
“We understand that by making Jacksonville a destination spot for Pride, we are helping the overall economy of Jacksonville and its inhabitants, but also changing the image of our city to one of diversity and inclusion.”, said Travis Guthrie, President of Jax River City Pride. He went on to say,” This is a win-win for our community and our local businesses. It is our turn to show the rest of the world, all the beauty Jacksonville has to offer and that we truly are a welcoming and diverse city”.