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It’s officially June, which means two things: This video will once again be in constant rotation and it’s the start of Pride month! Orlando has a large LGBTQ+ community, so celebrating their essential impact on our city is a must.

Now, full disclosure, Orlando has their yearly Pride parade in October, but that just means we get to celebrate Pride twice every year! With last year being a quarantined bust, it’s time to get out and have fun. Check out some great ways to celebrate Pride in Orlando this year.

Pride Events This Month

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Magical Artisan Market – Pride Edition

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company will be home to a Pride-centric market on Saturday, June 19th. This event will feature products, artwork, and treats whose proceeds benefit cast members and hospitality industry workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will feature live performances and special raffles. Proceeds from raffle tickets will benefit the local LGBTQ+ community. This is a great way to not only help out the Orlando queer community, but also pick-up some unique gifts! 

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 19 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

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Drag Queen Beer & Bingo

Why not celebrate Pride in Orlando by taking part in a fun and distinctly queer event? MAM is presenting this evening of drag bingo, hosted by Taffy, at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. Grab a card, grab a beer, and have a ball! (A bingo ball, that is.)

All cards are $1 donations, with proceeds benefitting Equality Florida. Local small shops and vendors will be in attendance as well to sell their wares. A fun night to support the community and take part in some friendly competition. Don’t miss out “B4” it’s too late!

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 21 | 6PM–9:30PM
📍 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

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PRIDE Full Body Flow & Sunday B-RUN-ch

Orlando Brewing is celebrating Pride with a big ‘ole bucket of wellness. Join the ALE Running Group and Melyssa with a WHY for a musical yoga flow experience. After the class, enjoy a brunch spread from Colom Catering and a free 5oz. Orlando Brewing sample. 

Tickets are $10 and 50% of proceeds will benefit the Zebra Coalition. This organization “assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.” Help benefit this phenomenal organization with a by rolling out your yoga mat at Orlando Brewing.

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 27 | 10:30AM
📍 Orlando Brewing

Restaurants to Check Out

Island Time

If you’re in the mood for Caribbean favorites with a Southern flair, Island Time is ready to serve! This delicious restaurant started in 2014 as a local wine and beer hangout. In 2019, owner Devon Tillman purchased the location and revamped it into the Caribbean-inspired hot spot that it is today.

Every week expect great specials, “Fish Fry Fridays,” weekend brunch, and consistent drag shows. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 winner Trinity the Tuck is a frequent performer, so get those dollar bills ready! Be sure to check out Island Time during Pride in Orlando (or any other day of the year!)

The Hammered Lamb

Positioned across from Lake Ivanhoe, this restaurant has quickly become a local favorite for their delicious and diverse menu, great bar selection, and whimsical events. From tacos to fried chicken, grilled cheese to “buddha bowls,” there is something for everyone on their daily and brunch menus. 

Be sure to stay up-to-date with their tons of events to add a bit of fun to your dining experience. Their calendar is frequently filled with live music, drag brunches, and more. They are also known to give back to the community, specifically to the onePulse Foundation. Grab a bite, drink a beer, and help a great cause!

Hamburger Mary’s

A Pride in Orlando restaurant guide is nothing without a mention of Hamburger Mary’s. While this is a chain, with locations across the country, Hamburger Mary’s is known for becoming a key part of the local queer community, no matter where they are located. Not only can you go for great burgers, you also get to connect with other LGBTQ+ people from around Orlando.

Of course, you can’t go and miss out on their phenomenal line-up of drag performances. Whether it be a musical theater brunch, bingo, or a divine cabaret spectacular, you also know you’ll be getting a serving of great entertainment every visit!

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Marshal Knight

Marshal Knight

Marshal is a writer for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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