Celebrating Pride in Riverside Avondale

For the LGBTQIA+ community, the Riverside Avondale neighborhoods have been a longstanding and supportive place to work, live and play.

In 1978, just four years after Riverside Avondale Preservation was founded, a Pride picnic was hosted in Willowbranch Park, marking what would later become the homebase for Jacksonville’s annual Pride Parade and Festival.

This month, join us in participating in some of the pride events hosted at RAM or throughout the neighborhood to learn how you can support the LGBTQI+ community as an ally and friend.

We also want to elevate the ongoing work of fantastic community partners in Riverside and Avondale that work to foster a community of pride in our neighborhood for all people.  Nonprofits like JASMYN, the AIDS Memorial Project of Northeast Florida, River City Pride and several local businesses provide resources, information and a sense of place for everyone to be their true self.

Pride Tree at RAM

Every Saturday | 10 to 3 p.m.

Produced by Riverside Arts Market artist, Kathleen Hill of Kismet Art Studios, the Pride Tree at RAM was created on October 29, 2022 and has become a must-see each Saturday. Every weekend in June you can find a new theme, decorations, Free Mom Hugs, and activities geared to show support to the LGBTQIA+ community. Come say hi!

Pride Month Cleanup in Historic 5 Points

Friday, June 9th | 1 to 4 p.m.

Duval Folx: Dance Party

Friday, June 9th | 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Pride Month and dance under the starlight in the Cummer Gardens. Duval Folx, created by GeeXella, is an inclusive dance party for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Admission is free and registration is recommended. Save your spot here.


In partnership with Camp Out Florida, Cultivate is collecting donations for extra art supplies and more items to support the Camp Out’s Summer Camp for LGBTQ+ youth. Stop by Cultivate and look for the rainbow bag to drop off your supplies!

Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room

Located in historic Five Points, Alewife is not only an LQBTQ+ owned and operated craft beer and cider bar, but a neighborhood staple that hosts events all year long that invites creating a safe space to enjoy some tasty brews. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming popular events like Adult Coloring Night: Pride Edition, Queer Ladies Night and more.

First F-Ride-Day: Pride Edition

Join RAP for a special First F-Ride-Day: Pride Edition on 6/2 with Art Bikes Jax! We’ll be hitting the streets at 6pm and touring the neighborhood. Our bike rides are great way for you to learn all about what’s happening in the neighborhood as well as ask questions directly to our Executive Director, Shannon Blankinship.⁠