• Joey Amato

Celebrate the Holidays in Florida's Paradise Coast



Florida’s Paradise Coast will be bustling with Pride activities during the month of November. Events are scheduled in Immokalee, Marco Island and Naples. A portion of the proceeds from the events will support Naples Pride initiatives in Southwest Florida. Register for events at www.NaplesPride.org. All events will be following CDC guidelines including the wearing of masks. Attendees are requested to register in advance to manage crowd levels.


Immokalee

Immokalee Visibility Day

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 - 11 a.m.

Immokalee First Street Plaza

The first Visibility Day in Immokalee. Attendees can enjoy snack, drinks, music and Naples Pride Gear. Admission is free. www.naplespride.org.


Marco Island

Dance with Pride

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 - 6 p.m.

Marco Island Center for the Arts

Dance with Pride, an evening of dancing refreshments and merriment, is a collaboration with the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Guests can participate in a Naples Pride Raffle and Naples Pride Wheel. Cost is $15 per person. www.napkespride.org.


Naples

Tea Dance at Celebration Park

Sunday, Nov. 14. 2021 – 1 p.m.

Celebration Park

Naples renowned food truck park will host an afternoon of dancing, drink specials, a drag show, 50/50 raffle, merchandise and the Naples Pride Wheel. Admission is free. www.naplespride.org


Taste the Rainbow

Naples Pride Happy Hour & Silent Auction

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 – 6 p.m.

Staybridge Suites, Naples-Gulf Coast

Staybridge Suites Naples-Gulf Coast is the host hotel for Naples PrideGiving 2021. The Happy Hour will include a silent auction, complimentary appetizers and specialty drinks. Admission is free. www.naplespride.org


Stand Up or Get Dragged Down, “The Ultimate Cabaret Open Mic Night”

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 – 8:30 p.m.

Off the Hook Comedy Club

Get ready for laughs on the open mic night at Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets are $25 and $35.www.naplespride.org


Naples Pride Drag Race

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 – 9 a.m.

Naples Pride Center

Meet at Naples Pride Center to decorate participating vehicles (bring accessories for decorating). At 10 a.m. a caravan will parade through Downtown Naples complete with Cheer Stations along the way. Prize will be awarded for “Best Decorated Car”. Tickets are $20 per vehicle. www.naplespride.org


Flamin’ Backyard BBQ

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 – 11:30 a.m.

Naples Pride Center

After the Naples Drag Race the fun continues with a Flamin’ Backyard BBQ at the Naples Pride Center. Guests will enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, cookies and soft drinks. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy music and dancing in the backyard. Tickets are $10 per person. www.naplespride.org.


Naples Pride Movie Night

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 – 6 p.m.

Cambier Park

Participate in the first Naples Pride Movie Night, honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance that honors the memory of transgender individuals whose lives have been lost. A vigil will be held prior to the start of the movie, “The True Adventures of Wolfboy”. Electronic candles and popcorn will be provided. Tickets are $15 per person. www.naplespride.org.


The Finish Line

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 – 9:30 p.m.

Bambusa Bar & Grill

Enjoy an evening with the Bambusa Babes and DJ Kooshie. A 50/50 raffle will be offered, and Naples Pride Gear will be available for purchase. Reservations are required, please call 239.649.5657 and register on the Naples Pride website. Tickets are $5 per person. www.naplespride.org.


Bistro Drag Brunch

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 – 11 a.m.

Bistro 821

Wrap up Naples PrideGiving 2021 with a Drag Brunch at The Bistro featuring a Drag Queen Show and menu entrees that feature Asian, European and domestic dishes. Reservations required. www.naplespride.org.


For more information about Naples PrideGiving 2021, visit: www.NaplesPride.org.


For more information on Florida’s Paradise Coast, visit www.ParadiseCoast.com.