New Date for the 2022 Venice Pride Festival
While the annual Pride Festival is one of the most important events we host for the LGBTQ+ community and allies, we are postponing our upcoming Saturday, February 19, 2022 Pride Festival. The new date is Saturday, November 12, 2022.
This was a tough decision, however we take the challenges presented by COVID-19 seriously and do not believe the timing is right to host the Pride Festival at this time. If you have registered as a sponsor or vendor for the Pride Festival, we will be contacting you directly.
The New Reality is Clear
During the pandemic, we have had to postpone our Pride Festival several times, yet we sucessfully held two car parades, awarded a youth scholarship, hosted a holiday tree lighting in Venice and participated in the Sarasota Holiday parade. Behind the scenes, we completed our strategic plan, launched a new website and a newsletter and reached out to several groups to get to know each other better.
Only because of you ― our supporters, volunteers and partners have we been able to stay engaged. We expect to see further movement down this path in 2022 and beyond and will continue to find new and different ways to continue to be a voice for you ― our community & allies in the Suncoast region.
Thank you. We appreciate your support and understanding. Don't forget ... save the date ― Saturday, November 12, 2022 and stay tuned for what's next.
Your Friends at Venice Pride, Inc.