Pensacola Gay Pride Week is the place to be for everything Pride on the Emerald Coast!
Developing as an increasingly gay-friendly destination over the recent past, Pensacola has become the site of one of the nation’s biggest LGBT gatherings each Memorial Day Weekend. Gay-themed bashes like Pensacola Unleashed and Sexacola Beach are for queer-folk only!
Watch the panhandle’s largest city change overnight from culturally conservative to full-on fun-a-thon! For most of the week leading up to Memorial Day, guys and gals from all over the world descend upon our fair city to the tune of 200,000+, jump-starting the annual summertime boom times for hotels and restaurants on the beach and surrounding areas.
Roundup and Cabaret are some of the most popular destinations for the boys, with great drinks, dancing, and even karaoke! Want a chill spot where you can bring your own brews? Located downtown, just blocks from the shoreline, Bedlam is a high-energy nightclub that’s open late, and offers a BYOB policy!
Meanwhile, stops such as My Sister’s Room and Pensacola Unleashed appeal mostly to the girls. Pensacola Unleashed is four nights of action-packed concerts and great music live from Flounder’s Chowder House.
Pensacola Gay Pride Week Highlights:
- Guy-centric five-day Gay Memorial Day Weekend party produced by Ambush Magazine and MORE
- Two events geared to the lesbian community (but open to all!) including Pensacola Unleashed and Sexacola Beach
- 2018 Dates: May 21-27
- Roundup: 560 E Heinberg St, Pensacola, FL
- Cabaret: 101 S Jefferson St E, Pensacola, FL
- Bedlam: 15 E Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL
- Flounder’s Chowder House: 800 Quietwater Beach Rd, Gulf Breeze, FL
- Captain Fun Beach Club: 400 Quietwater Beach Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL
Please keep in mind that all beach related activities are subject to Escambia County’s “Leave No Trace” ordinance, which requires beach gear (chairs, tents, umbrellas, coolers, etc.) be removed from all area beaches at sunset. Do yourself and the community a big favor and observe these rules, and remember there is no camping allowed on the beach at any time.