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Because the health, well-being and security of our community is first and foremost, in an abundance of caution, and, in keeping with government’s directives to avoid mass gatherings in light of the coronavirus, we postponed the 7th Annual Manatee Pride Festival, however, we cancelled the event, since the government did not lift the order to ‘distance’ and prohibiting groups of more than 10 to congregate. And we don’t know if/or/when those orders will be lifted. We know that this may disappoint and inconvenience some, but we must be responsible. In the meanwhile, please, be safe, and make plans to celebrate with us in 2021. PRIDE ON!!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS because they support our community
2020 Manatee Pride Festival is CANCELLED
The festival will be located at the
Pavilion and Events area of the
Bradenton Downtown Riverwalk
452 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205.  

Visit our Manatee Pride Festival  Press Reports page for past Manatee Pride reviews

Feel Free to take our survey to let us know what you found best about Manatee Pride 2019 and what we can do better next time to make the event more exciting and enjoyable. Manatee Pride Festival 2019 Survey

Manatee Pride 2020 Information Page

Sponsor and Vendor Information Page 2020 Manatee Pride

Manatee Pride! Celebrating LGBTQ Pride in the Bradenton and Manatee area


visit our 
Sponsor and Vendor Information Page

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Manatee Pride Festival in 2019 and look forward to seeing your again in 2020!

For information about our past supporters, please see our Archive pages. 

Manatee Pride is held annually in sunny Bradenton, Florida, along the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk at the Pavilion and Event Area (See Getting here on this site).

Pavilion & Event Area
452 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205.

Manatee Pride is a program of Prism Youth Initiative, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the state of Florida dedicated to supporting, affirming, encouraging, enabling, and empowering LBGTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth, ages 13-23, in Manatee County, Florida. All proceeds from Manatee Pride go to benefit Prism programs. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.

Prism Youth Initiative, Inc. is registered with and maintains a reviewed, public profile with The Giving Partner, a charitable partnership between the Manatee, Sarasota, and Gulf Coast Community Foundations and the Patterson Foundation.

Prism Youth Initiative, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act. A copy of the registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services, using the FDACS’s online Gift Givers’ Guide at, or by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Registration Number: CH36645.