Polk Pride 2022 event roundup

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There’s a lot to be proud of in Polk. | Photo via Polk Pride FL.

Polk Pride is back and prouder than ever. From June 11-18, 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 | Sat., June 11 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free entry | The whole family can join in on raffles and auction items to benefit Polk Pride
  • Pride for Youth | Wed., June 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Skate World, 911 N. Lake Parker Ave. | Free | Those ages 11-20 are welcome to join the Lakeland Youth Alliance Pride Party.
  • Pride in Faith | Thurs., June 16 | 7 p.m. | Beacon Hill Fellowship, 220 W. Beacon Rd. | Free | All faiths are welcome at this service hosted by faith partners who stand in support of Pride.
  • Pride Weekend Kickoff | Fri., June 17 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Parrot, 1030 E. Main St. | Free entry | Get Pride weekend going with drinks, dancing, and drag.
  • Pride in the Park | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Munn Park | Free entry | A large festival for the whole family with live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors.
  • Pride After Dark | Sat., June 18 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | The Parrot, 1030 E. Main St. | Free entry | 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 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+ youths in our community.