PRIDE Cape Coral kicks off at 4pm Saturday and kicks into high gear with the PRIDE Parade, followed by live entertainment on the big stage. The evening features a wide range of talent from local and national performers.
Cape Coral’s inaugural PRIDE celebration takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2019. Hosted by South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Associations, in conjunction with PRIDE SWFL, this two-day celebration happens on SE 47th Terrace.
Featuring Special Guest: SONIQUE!
Best known for competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sonique is a nationally-known drag queen, dancer and transgender activist. Most recently she appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular and was a backup dancer for Christina Aguilera at LA Pride.
The parade and entertainment is FREE to attend!
SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
4PM: Food trucks, beer tents and vendor village open. Grab a snack and pick up your official PRIDE Cape Coral merchandise and get ready for the parade!
4:30PM: TUTU DRAG RACE (stay tuned for details)
5:30PM: PRIDE Cape Coral Parade! This takes place on SE 47th Terrace, from SE 15th Ave to SE 8th Court. Grand Marshal: SONIQUE!
If your organization is interested in being part of the parade, you can grab an application right here!
7PM-10PM: Live entertainment on the big stage. Schedule to be announced. Performers include local and national talent, including:
SHEENA BROOK – SINGER/MUSICIAN
A SWFL native who was hand-picked by Adam Levine on season 12 of The Voice.
MADISON – SINGER/SONGWRITER
Madison most recently appeared on season 15 of The Voice. But she’s no stranger to the stage. Her band, American Beauty, has played venues across California and Nashville, as well as in Tokyo. Her subsequent band, Madison Avenue, played the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after show. And her single, “Dirt,” hit number 14 on Sirius/XM’s 20 on 20.
SKYE STRICKLER – SINGER/SONGRWITER
Austin’s emerging pop artist Skye Strickler is breaking barriers with his cross-pop, genre-bending songwriting skills. His EP “DNA” has won him the John Lennon Songwriting Contest twice this year, and Austin.com & The Orange County Register both called him a “rising star” last month. He’s been named Austin Music Foundation’s May Artist of the Month, headlined Portland Pride Festival, and is partnering with Facebook at Austin Pride this August.
Chloe Bone Cicconi
PRIDE Cape Coral EMCEE: MAD MEL from B103.9!
Stay tuned for more guest and performer announcements! Visit the official Facebook event!
SUNDAY BRUNCH IN THE STREET
Quite possibly the biggest drag show brunch in Florida! Sit back and enjoy fare from local eateries while performers take to the big stage! Sunday Brunch will take place on SE 10th Place, as it intersects with SE 47th Terrace. Two 2-hour seatings are available: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm.
You’ll start with coffee and pastries from Perk & Brew, followed by a buffet featuring a selection of awesome tastes from local restaurants, including Big Blue Brewing, Nice Guys and Ralph’s Place. Also included is one mimosa, Absolut bloody mary or Absolut screwdriver. Additional alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.
PREORDER YOUR PRIDE Cape Coral T-SHIRT!
Make sure you get the size and style you want! Plus, you’ll be able to pick up your shirt prior to the event.
WHERE TO STAY
Dolphin Key Resort has a special room rate of $135/night. This locally-owned hotel is located at 1502 Miramar Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Transportation from the hotel to the event is available via Nickel Ride (free – just tip the driver) and ride apps like Uber and Lyft. Too book at the discounted rate, call (239) 945-0600 and use code CAPE PRIDE.
IN THE NEWS…
Shortly after its announcement, PRIDE Cape Coral starting making headlines. Check out the latest in the news:
- Cape Coral to have first LGBT Pride parade – News-Press – 03/13/2019
- Cape Coral to host first-ever Pride event – Watermark Online – 03/06/2019
- Cape Coral will be coming out in full force for its first-ever pride parade – NBC2 – 03/01/2019
- First LGBTQ ‘Pride’ event coming to Cape Coral – FOX4 – 02/27/2019
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