If there’s ever a place to spend Pride, Key West is it. Key West is open, inviting, and always a good time. And that’s on a normal day. During Pride, Key West comes alive. From the vibrant street fair in Old Town to the coast-to-coast parade, Key West knows how to do Pride right. Here, we answer some frequently asked questions and round up the events we’re especially looking forward to during Pride 2022.
When is Key West Pride 2022?
Key West Pride 2022 will take place from June 1 - 5.
Where is Key West Pride?
Key West Pride is an island-wide celebration, with events taking place at venues like Bourbon Street Pub, Aqua Nightclub, and the Waterfront Playhouse. Duval Street will see the most action, with events like the Street Fair and Pride Parade happening throughout the weekend.
Where can I purchase tickets to select Key West Pride events?
For purchasing tickets, visit the Events page and select the desired event.
How do I sign up to Volunteer for Key West Pride?
Pride Parade organizers are always looking for volunteers who want to be included or help carry the 100-foot section of the iconic rainbow flag. Sign up here.
Where is the Key West Pride Parade?
The Key West Gay Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 5 and start at 5 p.m. The parade will progress along Duval Street, followed by a post-Pride wind-down party at Saloon 1.
Where is the Best Place to Watch the Key West Pride Parade?
Anywhere along Duval Street is prime viewing, but if you can secure a spot on a bar or restaurant’s balcony overlooking the street (try The Bull & Whistle Bar, Nine One Five, and Pinchers Crab Shack), you’ll have an excellent vantage point of the enormous Sea-to-Sea Flag.
Where should I stay in Key West for Key West Pride?
Check out 24 North Hotel for some great deals on your stay in Key West. Florida residents can take advantage of our Florida Residents Escape limited time offer, which includes a special nightly rate, free parking, and two welcome cocktails from Republica Bar & Lounge, our on-site Cuban-inspired craft cocktail lounge.
Photo courtesy of the Florida Keys Tourism Council
Can’t-Miss Key West Pride Events
Key West Pride Pregame Party - Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11 a.m, 801 Bourbon Bar
Break out the rainbows and get the festivities started at Pride’s very first event of the year. The funky Duval Street bar is featuring drink specials until 4 a.m.
Key West Pride Street Fair - Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 10 a.m., Duval Street
Get into the spirit on the gay strip of Duval. This annual street fair has everything you would expect from Key West - food, fun, live music, and plenty of souvenirs to take home as reminders. The Street Fair will take place in the 600 - 900 blocks of Duval Street until 5 p.m. The Inaugural Disco Block Party will immediately follow the fair, in the 700 block of Duval.
Pride Drunken Drag Brunch - Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 12 p.m., Mangoes
Brunch includes bottomless mimosas and drag performances for a killer deal of $50 per person. Stick around for the Pride Parade viewing party to immediately follow. Get your tickets to the Mangoes show here. Select Key West venues are also hosting drag shows every night during Pride! Check the Events page to see where.
Key West Pride Parade - Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 5 p.m., Duval Street
Our favorite part of Pride each year, the Key West Pride Parade is truly unique. From the performers to the floats and the mile-long rainbow Sea-to-Sea Diversity Flag, this is one event that is sure to fill you with pride. It’s a must see, year after year.
Get a head start on Pride Parade shenanigans. Places like 801 Bourbon Bar and Mary Ellens are hosting pre-parade parties and parade viewings on the big day.