Polk Pride is back: Here’s the 2023 event roundup

From family-friendly events in the park to interfaith celebrations, Pride on Tap, and other events

People attend a Polk Pride event with a rainbow Polk Pride FL banner in the background

There’s plenty to be proud of in Polk.

Photo by Polk Pride FL

Polk Pride is back and prouder than ever. From June 10-17, Polk will be rocking rainbows and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. If you want to keep up with all the pride around Swan City this month, we’ve got the rundown on everything you need to know.

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With a week full of events, there’s something for everyone.

Photo via Polk Pride FL

Pride in Polk
Polk Pride is an event of the Lakeland Youth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth. The annual Polk Pride event works towards that mission by raising awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

Event round-up

  • Pride on Tap | Saturday, June 10 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St., Lakeland | Free entry | The whole family can join in on raffles and auction items to benefit Polk Pride
  • Pride for Youth | Wednesday, June 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | United Women’s Club, 1515 Williamsburg Sq., Lakeland | Free | Those ages 11-17 are welcome to join the Lakeland Youth Alliance Pride Party.
  • Pride in Faith | Thursday, June 15 | 7 p.m. | Beacon Hill Fellowship, 220 W. Beacon Rd., Lakeland | Free | All faiths are welcome at this service hosted by faith partners who stand in support of Pride.
  • Pride Kickoff | Friday, June 16 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Parrot, 1030 E. Main St., Lakeland | Free entry | Get Pride weekend going with drinks, dancing, and drag.
  • Pride in the Park | Saturday, June 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Munn Park | Free entry | The whole family is welcome at this festival with live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors.
  • Pride After Dark | Saturday, June 17 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Lkld Live at Rec Room, 202 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland | $15 | Close out Pride with this after party — 21+ only, please.
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Grab your besties and head to a Polk Pride event this June. | Photo via Polk Pride FL

Events are still being updated. Follow Polk Pride on Instagram or Facebook to stay in the know.

How to get involved
We love a party, but Pride is also prime time to give back. Donations to the Youth Alliance help provide life-saving support to LGBTQ+ youth in our community.

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