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Jacksonville Gay Pride 2014 - River City Pride 2014

Celebrating Jacksonville Pride


Formerly known as First Coast Pride, this celebration has been renamed and rescheduled to take place in the fall - it's now called River City Pride Festival and the dates are October 4 and 5, 2014.

There are two key events to this major celebration for the GLBT community in Jacksonville: the Gay Pride Parade (held on October 4, at 4 pm) takes place in the historic Riverside neighborhood, starting at Boone Park and ending in 5 Points Business District.

The second major component of this celebration is the Riverfront Gay Pride Festival, held Sunday, October 5, from 11 am until 8 pm, at the Riverside Arts Market, at 715 Riverside Avenue. The festival features vendors and community organizations and also entertainment from a number of notables. 

Also, the city holds Jacksonville Black Pride in mid-August.

Additionally, numerous gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops in Jacksonville have special events and parties throughout Pride Week. Check local gay papers and websites, such as MyGayJacksonville.com for details. Also take a look at the excellent travel site produced by the city's official tourism organization, the Jacksonville CVB.

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