Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is proud to host


Community Awards Dinner

Friday, Oct. 12th, 6:00 pm 

The Annual Spirit of Pride Community Awards Dinner officially kicks off the 2018 Gainesville Pride Days festivities. We are delighted to have Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell as our keynote speaker and former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan as the emcee. The celebration begins with a Social Mixer and Silent Auction at 6:00 pm. The buffet-style dinner starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance at the Pride Center or online at The Awards Dinner will be held at Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave. Don’t miss our fabulous silent auction and the opportunity to find out who will receive the 2018 Spirit of Pride Awards!


Trinity MCC Pride Service

Sunday, Oct. 14th, 11:00 am

Start your Pride Week off in a spiritual space where you are celebrated and embraced.  At Trinity MCC, 11604 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville. For more information email:


UUFG Pride Service

Sunday, Oct. 14th, 11:00 am

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville’s Pride Service features a special sermon, “Standing on the Side of Love.” UUFG, 4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville.


Holy Trinity Pride Eucharist

Sunday, Oct. 14th, 6:00 pm

Join Love Out Loud (L.O.L.) at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 100 NE 1st St, Gainesville. We are an inclusive community of LGBTQ+, friends, and allies extending love to all God’s children through this Pride Days Service including communion. For more information email:


Queer Agenda: Potluck Brunch &

Bike Ride To Pride

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10:30 am

Bring a blanket, dish, or bottle to share! Thomas Center Garden, 302 NE 6th Ave. Come on wheels if you’d like to join us for a group bicycle ride to Pride Fest following brunch.


Gainesville Pride Parade

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 12:00 pm

Preceding the Festival is the Annual Pride Parade which begins at 7th Street and W University Ave before proceeding east on University Ave to S 1st Street and the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Feel free to join the march to show your PRIDE or cheer them on as a spectator! Sign up at to be a part of the parade.



Saturday, Oct. 20th, 1-9pm

Don’t miss the annual Pride Festival in Downtown Gainesville’s Bo Diddley Plaza and on the surrounding streets. The Festival, which is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs, will have dozens of local musical acts and over one hundred vendors. A “Kids Space” will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.

We need lots of volunteers to make the event a success.  Please sign up to share a little of your time to make this a great Pride Event


We are still accepting Vendor Applications


UCG Gay Pride Sunday Services

Sunday, Oct. 21st

The United Church of Gainesville (1624 NW 5th Ave) dedicates this special Sunday each year to celebrate our diverse community.  We will worship at Pride-themed services at 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., led by Associate Minister Talia Raymond.  Don’t miss the special Pride seminar, “Linda and Karen: Creating Understanding One Conversation At A Time” at 10:15.


Annual Gainesville Pride Brunch

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 10:30 am

Come celebrate with us at Emiliano’s Café and bring the 2018 Pride Celebration to a savory and delicious conclusion. Co-hosted by Gainesville Community Alliance and PCCNCF. $23.50 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by Oct 15th – available from GCA and PCCNCF.