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Love is all around at DeLand Pride - Love is Love Pride Fest

Love is Love Pride Fest is happening this weekend. Mark it down in your calendars so you don't miss out on the fun!!

Love is all around at DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest

The annual DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest Celebration returns this weekend, taking place on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

All are welcome with a family-friendly free afternoon of entertainment from 2 pm - 9 pm at Artisan Alley, including live entertainment, youth activities, and the Pride marketplace.

Then from 4 pm - 12 am adults, 18+ can enjoy live music at Cafe DaVinci!

Love is all around at DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest


2pm to 9pm - Pride Marketplace

2pm - Athens Theater Youth Academy Performance

2:30pm - Fairy Tales Family Show

3:30pm - Drag Story Time

4:30pm - Drag Story Time

5:00pm - Orlando Gay Chorus Performance

5:30pm - Drag Story Time

5:45pm - Raffle Drawing

7pm to 9pm - Dance Party with DJ AL

Love is all around at DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest


4:00pm - Colors of the Rainbow Show

6:00pm - Feature Show

9:00pm to 12:00am - Live Music with Sugarvibe Band

DeLand Pride is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation run by a team of volunteer staff. And with a mission is to attract LGBTQ members and their allies to the community by nurturing professional and personal relationships and providing an active and positive force in Volusia County and beyond.

Love is all around at DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest

DeLand Pride was founded by Dagny Robertson in the wake of the Orlando Pulse Shooting in June of 2016.

Dagny and her husband, Tom, have 2 sons that they extremely proud of. Their youngest son came out as gay as a teenager and lost several friends in the Pulse shooting. His entire family supported him when he came out but it was still very hard for him to just be himself and not be afraid of what might happen.

After the Pulse shooting Dagny saw the entire world supporting the LGBTQ community and decided it was the right time to show support and acceptance for the diverse community of DeLand.  

Dagny began working with existing LGBTQ Pride groups in the area, including Collective Cares DeLand, to foster the sense of acceptance and well being in the DeLand community and develop a network of safe spaces where everyone could be themselves without fear. 

They are proud to be able to call Abbey Bar in Downtown DeLand home.  They have given the community a safe and welcoming place to gather, celebrate, grow, and further cement roots in Volusia County.

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Love is all around at DeLand Love is Love Pride Fest

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