Long Island Pride kicks off in Long Beach June 8-10, 2018 for the biggest weekend of events in its 28-year history! This year’s theme – Brave. Strong. United. – will honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance with 25 students and five school officials named as the Grand Marshal for the annual Pride Parade. With over 30+ events over the course of the weekend, here is a list of our top picks for event goers and locals alike. For a full schedule of events, visit https://prideonthebeach.org/
Must Attend Events
June 8-10: Pride Carnival
For those of all ages, unleash your inner kid at the Newton Shows Carnival. Experience thrill rides, classic favorites and carnival games each day of Pride on the Beach.
June 8-10: A Taste of Long Beach
Cool off from the beach and stroll the boardwalk. Participating restaurants and bars will be offering specials weekend-long. From exclusive discounts to top-notch entertainment including karaoke, drag queen shows and live music – these spots are sure to be a buzz.
June 8: Kick-off Party at Junction
Start Pride Weekend with tasty bites and brews. From 7:30 pm-11:00 pm gather at Junction for the official kickoff party with DJs, live music and drinks. Recently opened in March 2017, Junction is Long Beach’s first live music venue.
31 Likes, 2 Comments – The LGBT Network (@lgbtnetwork) on Instagram: “Enjoying Pride on the Beach Kick-Off at Junction #lgbtnetwork #prideonthebeach #lipride”
June 9: Boat Parade
Experience the waterfront backdrop at the Pride Boat Parade at Reynold’s Channel. Decked out with Pride flags, the Knickerbocker Sailing Association will sail their fleet of boats and cruisers as participants cheer them on by the pier.
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5 Likes, 1 Comments – LGBT (@lgbt._.love4ever) on Instagram: “Prepare to take in the view as the rainbow adorned fleet of sailboats and cruisers are set brighten…”
June 9: Pride Beach Party & Fashion Show
From 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, take to the sand at the Pride beach party. Dance away with live DJs creating the ultimate beach party. Attend as a VIP for special access to cabanas and VIP amenities. While there, don’t miss the Pride Swimsuit Fashion Show for the latest beach fashions.
June 10: 28th Annual Long Island Pride Parade
March Brave. Strong. United. Celebrating pride on Long Island.
@lb_of_lb great pic of the Pride Parade #prideonthebeach #11561summer #lbny #longbeachnynotcalifornia
368 Likes, 7 Comments – Project 11561 (@project11561) on Instagram: “@lb_of_lb great pic of the Pride Parade #prideonthebeach #11561summer #lbny…”
June 10: Concert on the Beach
As the Pride Parade makes way to the sand, the Concert on the Beach begins. Concert on the Beach makes for the perfect beach day paired with events on the boardwalk all day long. The concert will feature Grammy® Award-nominated, R&B recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox, Billboard Chart topping Steve Grand and the Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl.
11.8k Likes, 72 Comments – Rachel Platten (@rachelplatten) on Instagram: “Yes Long Island pride. Yes. #PrideOnTheBeach”
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