MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, Florida will come alive with color September 25-27 during the 2015 Annual Space Coast Pride Festival (www.spacecoastpride.org). The weekend-long celebration will include events, entertainment, vendors, food & drink, gatherings, and special kids events—and the area's first-ever Pride street parade. Located one hour east of Orlando, Space Coast Pride expects to draw 2,500 people from across the state and throughout the country.
Saturday afternoon, September 26, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. will be the pinnacle of the weekend—the area's first-ever Pride parade and street festival—with indoor and outdoor areas for merchants, musicians and entertainers, food vendors, and a special area just for kids. Parade participants will carry a 100-foot section of the Key West "sea-to-sea" flag, which was introduced in 2003 and spanned 1.25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean in a showing of openness and pride.
The festival's special guest and parade grand marshal is Barney Frank, the first openly gay Congressman. Additional grand marshals include Mary Meeks, P.A., one of the attorneys instrumental in moving marriage equality forward in Florida; Vicki Nantz, award-winning documentary filmmaker; and Sabrina Taraboletti, who testified before the U.S. Committee on Education and Labor about discrimination against transgender Americans.
Here's what to expect, including event and hotel information, and Pride-themed events leading up to and during the festival weekend: http://www.spacecoastpride.org/2015-pride-schedule.html. Hotel information can be found at: http://www.spacecoastpride.org/hotel-partners.html.
"This year is an amazing year of many 'firsts' for Space Coast Pride," said Lexi Wright, President of Space Coast Pride, Inc. "2015 is the first year we will party in the street during the LGBT Pride parade and street festival, host indoor and outdoor spaces for entertainment and vendors, and offer free admission for all."
About Space Coast Pride
Space Coast Pride, Inc. is the LGBT community organization for Brevard County, Florida and a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Now in its 8th year and centered just one hour east of Orlando, the Space Coast Pride will take place September 25-27, 2015 in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, Florida. For more information, visit www.spacecoastpride.org.
SOURCE Space Coast Pride