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Welcome to our 3rd Festival!

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"Out and Proud"

August 23, 2022

Free Admission and Parking

Wear your Pride colors, t-shirts, hats, scarfs and even sneakers/shoes to promote "we are here"!

For the first-time ever, we are bringing the Festival to Historic Downtown, Venice.

We are going all out and have a fun event planned. 

Artists, community and local vendors

Kids Korner

Pet Parade and Blessing

Live music and a variety of entertainers

Local leaders will make special appearances ...

Visit our website regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest details.

Musicians, Entertainers & Live Music

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Coming all the way from Detroit ...

A new young artist has been making his way in the music scene – Emmanuelle Jacob. He is a self-made singer from Detroit who first began music activities when he was seven years old. He is known for his eccentric dance moves and his soulful voice. From there, he developed a special love for music which has carried him through his currently thriving musical career.

Louder With Time (Latest Hit)

Shines a light on depression and mental illness that often goes ignored. After “Louder with Time”, Emmanuelle inked a distribution deal with AWAL Music. An Independent Recording Company acquired by Sony Music for $400M in 2021.

Her Savage (Debut Single)

It has gotten the attention of several celebrities in the Music Industry. After emerging online with his Motown veteran, Martha Reeves said, “There hasn’t been anyone as Musically Gifted since Marvin Gaye”.

Also joining us from the Venice-Sarasota Area ...

DJ & Host 

Her sound is the love child of Melissa Etheridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pink and Adele. Powerful vocals, guitar and songwriting gained her a place in the March 2018 Melissa Etheridge Cruise artist lineup.

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An accomplished singer, pianist and entertainer. Tommy performs a wide variety of music, spanning the decades from the early 20th century to the present. For over 18 years, Tommy has been performing interactive shows in the dueling piano industry – including over seven years playing for Howl At The Moon shows on Norwegian Cruise Line.


LGBTQ Friendly Chorus who believes:

  • in affirming the place of LGBT in society
  • music can change lives & build bridges to unite communities
  • there is unity in Diversity


Georgia Moore

Georgia began her career in drag in 2016 and has been tearing down the highways as she performs in St Pete, Sarasota, and all over the Suncoast. She hosts a weekly Bingo in Sarasota while doing another Charity Drag Queen Bingo in St Pete where she has raised OVER $40,000 in the first half of 2022. In her professional capacity, Georgia serves as a High School History teacher where, not only does she insist on a safe space for her students, but believes in

saying gay when she can. 

"Something for Everyone"

Pet Parade & Blessing

"A One of a Kind Experience"

Bring your furry pals for a parade and blessing.

All pets must be on a leash at all times! Remember to clean up after your pets.

Pet scarves and medals will be given out at the Pet Welcome Booth while supplies last. Parade begins at 1:30PM followed by the Blessing. 

We typically collect donations for a Pet Shelter, please consider bringing something. This year's donation will be collected for the Suncoast Humane Society

Kids Korner

"Activities Enjoyed by All Ages"

Enjoy the Kids Korner for some fun activites. Adults welcome too!

There is also a Children's Interactive Fountain near the Gazebo. The free water attraction is open from 9:30AM to 9:30PM daily.

Support our Artists, Community and Local Businesses

Stroll around and check out the displays, information booths, merchandise, crafts and wares. Run into friends you haven’t seen in a while and make new ones too.

Become a Festival Sponsor or Vendor

Range of options to meet your varying needs!

  • Rainbow: $200+
  • Bronze: $500+
  • Silver: $750+
  • Gold: $1,000+

We have limited spaces. Signup soon.

  • For Profit: $125
  • Non Profit: $100

(Registration forms can be downloaded directly from our website on the

Events page.)

Volunteers Make it All Happen

"Meet Marcy Jack - Volunteer Coordinator"

We are excited to introduce you to Marcy Jack. Marcy is our Volunteer Coordinator for the various events and activities hosted by Venice Pride, Inc. Marcy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and she currently resides in Sarasota with her dachshunds, Snickers and Coco. Marcy is a retired Elementary Physical Education teacher with years of experience planning and organizing school and community events. She served on the board of Pennsylvania AAHPERD as the Convention Exhibits Manager. Marcy enjoys beachcombing, kayaking, golfing and playing in the SRQ Kickball LGBTQ League. Join us in welcoming Marcy!!

Many, many hands are needed to coordinate our various activities.

If you are interested, available and want to be a part of making this Festival

the best one yet, contact Marcy at

There are many exciting roles to choose from. Signup today!

Venice Pride, Inc.

4107 S Tamiami Trail

PMB 130

Venice, FL 34293-5109

(941) 271-0818

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