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Collier County, the most southern on Florida’s west coast has not necessarily been the most diverse or supportive for the LGBTQ+ community. It makes Pride more important than ever. Naples Pride is bringing the eagerly awaited 6th annual Naples Pride from June 7 through June 9 in a groundbreaking collaboration with their Presenting Sponsor, Bayshore District. Themed “Be Brave – Be Bold – Be Proud – Be You,” the pride kicks off with the Official Kickoff Party on June 7 at The Real Macaw in the Bayshore District. Saturday, June 8, marks the highlight of the event, with the Pride Fest taking place at Cambier Park, Naples. The festival, renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere, serves as a vibrant tribute to the culture, achievements, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Attendees can expect a captivating lineup of entertainers, speakers, musicians, performers, vendors, and exhibitors, alongside engaging kids’ activities and a delectable array of food and beverages. Headlining the main stage are esteemed acts, including The Collaboration Band, Gil’s Zumba Studio, L-Yen, the Calendar Girls, Flodivinas, DJ Kooshie, and the dynamic MC Liquid. An 18+ VIP Experience awaits at the Naples Women’s Club, featuring national and local drag icons such as India Ferrah, TP Lords, Drag Clyo Lords, and the newly crowned 2024 Miss Naples Pride, Rianna Petrone. The fun is not over yet! As the sun sets, the celebration continues with the Naples Pride Official After Party at The Bayshore Warehouse in the Bayshore District. The festivities draw to a close on Sunday, June 9, with the Naples Pride Official T-Dance hosted at The Gardenia House, promising a finale filled with music, joy, and camaraderie. Further details are available on naplespride.org.