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Pridefest Parade with BLAST (Compass 25th Anniversary)

25th Annual Palm Beach County LGBT Pridefest celebration Saturday and Sunday.


• Look for the BLAST contingent (two red Miata convertibles, BLAST banner, lots of wonderful women) somewhere near The Cottage in Lake Worth. The cars will be there starting at about 8:45am. (The streets will be barricaded at 9am with no traffic to go through. There is free parking available at Compass should you need a place to park and then walk to the staging area in front of The Cottage.)
• The parade steps off at 11:30, so allow yourself plenty of time to find parking and locate/get to The Cottage area by about 11am.
• The parade leads right to Bryant Park, where our booth will be set up. Bring your female friends and family members to march with us!

Throwing things to the crowd is not be allowed. If you want to bring small things to hand out, candy, toys, plastic shot glasses, beads, etc. that's great.

• Costumes are always fun in a parade, but not required.
• Hand-made signs are always welcome, but not required.

• Booths – organizations, businesses, publications
• Food & drink for sale
• Live entertainment: Michaela Paige (NBC The Voice); Raejean Cox and the Massengil Sisters; South Florida Pride Marching Band; Teri Catlin Band; and many more!

• Free to be in the parade
• Ticket price to Pridefest at Bryant Park: $8

Find parking on a street in the surrounding neighborhood. Get there early. Carpooling recommended due to Lake Worth being overrun with parade participants.

BLAST Pridefest 2009 photos:
BLAST Pridefest 2010 photos:


Toni Jr: [masked]


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate that I've missed this! I really wanted to go but Family came first. Looks like I'm not the only one who missed out on the I don't feel too bad lol.

    March 25, 2013

  • Cindy p.

    I hate that I missed it. My truck died on way down on 95. Thank goodness for warranty and Tow truck. I will be at the Treasure Coast Pride in a couple of weeks. If coming give me a shout..

    March 25, 2013

  • cheryl s.

    beads and feathers????mmmm wonder what people were thinking!

    March 25, 2013

  • "Ruby" Kathleen P.

    That was great! Still had beads and feathers stuck to me when I walked into Publix...oopsie!

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to have missed this event ..I had a conflict in schedule with the Peace Fest in Hollywood filled with incredible live drumming, classical guitar..and community..I was with you in spirit!

    March 25, 2013

  • Toni Armstrong J.

    Approximately 50 in the BLAST contingent this year, counting 2 Miatas, 6 scooters with BLAST flags, 3 walking flag bearers (American, rainbow, and Navy), the front BLAST banner (carried by 5 members) and about 35 marchers... plus spotted about 20 known BLAST members watching from sidelines. What a great parade day! Thanks, everyone!!!

    3 · March 25, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    It was a lot of fun

    March 25, 2013

  • GoddessGirl

    Bringing my little girl and we will both dress up!!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Toni Armstrong J.

      You and Princess Beeeeeee were adorable! Will send and upload (here) photos in a day or two.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Heather

    My partner and I plus our two girls

    December 9, 2012

    • Toni Armstrong J.

      Hi Heather - I changed you to a +3 since there will be four of you. See you there!

      March 22, 2013

    • Heather

      thanks toni, see you all soon

      March 24, 2013

  • Lena

    Hello Everyone,
    Driving from Broward tomorrow for Pride-fest. It will be nice to finally meet all of you.

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Amy

    I have two kids ages 9 and 11 and would love to meet some other families.

    March 23, 2013

  • Susan the t.

    I'll be there but not for parade.

    March 16, 2013

  • barbara and d.

    we cant wait- had so much fun last year!-- doris and barbara

    March 15, 2013

  • Deborah Q.

    Our fishing trip was cancelled so I am in

    March 14, 2013

  • Thorny R.

    Driving Phoenix, the red Miata!

    February 5, 2013

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