2016's inclusive Tampa Pride Festival has something planned for everyone this year as Tampa celebrates diversity in the Bay area. Kicking off the first of many Pride celebrations scheduled across the country this year, Tampa has the distinction of being the FIRST official Pride event in the U.S. to celebrate love, acceptance, understanding and spark cultural change.


Tampa Celebrates the First Official U.S. Pride Event

Creating a world where everyone can live a life they love without discrimination is the goal of Tampa Pride 2016 and with similar events around the world. Events like Tampa Pride 2016 Masquerade Bingo at Hamburger Mary's on March 8th, the Ybor City Wine Bar Corks & Forks Benefit 2016 on the 20th and the upcoming invitation-only Tampa Pride VIP Sponsor Party Marriott Waterside 2016 on Thursday, March 24th will usher in the 2nd annual Tampa Pride Festival on March 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and the Tampa Pride Parade from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm also on March 26th.

Bigger and better, Tampa Pride will see a HUGE increase in the number of parade floats winding their way through the GaYbor District as well a substantial increase in the number of vendor booths to explore at the Centennial Park Festival, which includes entertainment this year. 

While celebrating the Supreme Court victory for marriage equality with Pride events, truth is housing and job discrimination remain realities for the LGBTA community who continue to fight legalized discrimination. One way you can help is as an 'Extra' during 66 Films, Visit Florida commercial shoot in Ybor City.

Beginning tomorrow, March 18th through Sunday check to see times and which locations are chosen, and become an extra in a commercial designed to show-off our beautiful Ybor District as an LGBTA destination!

Following the Parade and Festival you have several options for continuing the Pride party!

Many establishments in support of Tampa Pride will have special offers for attendees.


If you are looking for distinctive pub food, ice cold craft and domestic brews be sure to stop in to:

The Brass Tap | Centro Ybor

An upscale beer bar boasting 60-80 tapped craft beers with more than 300 bottled varieties of imports, domestics and local craft beers, excellent wines and cigars at a full bar gastropub. 

1600 E 7th Ave Phone 813-241-0000

 If you are ready to go clubbing head to either: 

The Honey Pot

An upscale night club in the heart of GAYbor featuring the best in top 40s dance music, and high energy sound & lighting systems topped off with Las Vegas style burlesque dancers who always keep the party going!

Photo Courtesy of HotGlass Photos  
1507 E 7th Ave. Phone 813-247-4663

Club Prana

Club Prana is Ybor City's only 5 level nightclub including it's rooftop patio! Each level offers different entertainment with VIP options on each level.

1619 E 7th Ave. Phone 813-241-4139

Follow the link for more Restaurants in Ybor and have a great time celebrating Tampa Pride!  Don't forget - BE ON THE LOOKOUT for our photographers who often have special unadvertised offers!  Then download your photos for FREE from 813!